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Telemedicine May Reduce ER Crowding, Wait Times

Telemedicine May Reduce ER Crowding, Wait Times | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

A new pilot program announced by the UC San Diego Health System will explore how telemedicine can potentially address and mitigate overcrowding and patient wait times in the emergency room.

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the result will more than not support the conclusion that telemedicine will reduce ER crowding. 

 

This supports the conclusion of having convenient care centers with telemedicine capability

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Many patients prefer telehealth to the doctor’s office for getting bad news

Many patients prefer telehealth to the doctor’s office for getting bad news | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
A new report concludes that patients generally would use telehealth as a regular alternative to office visits—and to receive bad news.

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Art Jones's curator insight, June 14, 4:59 PM

Digital health technologies are changing the way practitioners and patients collaborate to manage the process of maximizing wellness and optimizing the delivery of healthcare when it is required.

 

This post shares an interesting and unexpected side benefit realized by users of telehealth tech.

 

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"Our findings suggest that some patients may prefer receiving serious news remotely via video visit for reasons of comfort, social support and privacy." 

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Smartphone case that allows parents to stop children becoming addicted to devices

Smartphone case that allows parents to stop children becoming addicted to devices | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
A Japanese company has created a smartphone case to help parents prevent their children from becoming addicted to their mobile devices.
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Using Tech to Empower Healthcare in Remote Communities With Limited Access

Using Tech to Empower Healthcare in Remote Communities With Limited Access | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Access to healthcare is a hot topic in mainstream politics, but few in the West know what it's like to actually live in truly remote places where even access to running water is an issue.
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Mobile phone use when pregnant is linked to hyperactivity

Mobile phone use when pregnant is linked to hyperactivity | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
This may be due to the phone's electromagnetic radiation or mothers who spend more time on their mobiles being less responsive to their children, according to a scientist at the University of California.
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How Cleveland Clinic uses telehealth to introduce new dimensions of care

How Cleveland Clinic uses telehealth to introduce new dimensions of care | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
In 2014, Cleveland Clinic initiated its consumer telehealth strategy, and since then has introduced new dimensions of care to engage its patients.
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Doctor on Call: Centre mulls 24-hour national health helpline

Doctor on Call: Centre mulls 24-hour national health helpline | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel said that the facility- called 'Doctor on Call' -will reduce the need to pay personal visit to healthcare centres and thus decrease the load on government hospitals.
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How You Can Save Over $1,000 by Not Getting Sick | GOBankingRates

How You Can Save Over $1,000 by Not Getting Sick | GOBankingRates | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
You might think a $1,000 bill for the common cold is outlandish, but when you look at the numbers, it's actually surprising that the cost of getting sick isn't higher. According to the Center
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This startup is one stop platform to compare & find best hospitals & doctors-Letsmd.com - KnowStartup

This startup is one stop platform to compare & find best hospitals & doctors-Letsmd.com - KnowStartup | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Seeking to help patients get cheaper hospital treatment and loans to cover the cost, a group of entrepreneurs has launched an online aggregator. LetsMD is an integrated classified allowing users to compare surgery prices of hospitals. It addresses the discovery, transparency, and affordability problem in healthcare through a marketplace-based approach. LetsMD was founded in DecemberRead More
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10 Ways Technology Is Changing Healthcare - The Medical Futurist

10 Ways Technology Is Changing Healthcare - The Medical Futurist | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
The future of healthcare is shaping up in front of our eyes mainly through digital technologies, such as AI, VR/AR, 3D-printing, robotics or nanotechnology.
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Best Ages to Peak at Everything in Life | Reader's Digest

Best Ages to Peak at Everything in Life | Reader's Digest | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
It's all downhill as we age, right? Not so fast. These studies show that we go on to excel at various skills well into our golden years.
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Healthcare pros increasingly using tablets, smartphones for job functions

Healthcare pros increasingly using tablets, smartphones for job functions | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Execs, IT pros and clinicians are using mobile devices to access clinical information and EHRs, a new HIMSS Analytics study says.
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Report reveals distance is key to becoming an avid gym goer

Report reveals distance is key to becoming an avid gym goer | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
A New York firm observed anonymized location data from 7.5m mobile devices and found the average gym goer does not travel more than 4 miles to work out - they also went 5 times or more a month.
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Being close to your gym is key to your success.  Find one on near your office to jumpstart the day.

Halo Health's curator insight, April 3, 2:37 PM

Living close to your gym is key to going.  Making it near work is also a great plan.

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Doctors' new recommendations for screen time -- how long, and what kinds

Doctors' new recommendations for screen time -- how long, and what kinds | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
How much screen time is too much -- and is it always necessary to keep it at zero?
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Apple is quietly working on turning your iPhone into the one-stop shop for all your medical info

Apple is quietly working on turning your iPhone into the one-stop shop for all your medical info | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Apple wants the iPhone to be the central bank for storing medical information.
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Behold, The Machine: The largest single-memory computer ever built

Behold, The Machine: The largest single-memory computer ever built | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
While quantum is seen as the future of computing, HP Enterprise has unveiled the largest single-memory computer ever built.
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Some cling to landlines, but cell-only homes now dominate

Some cling to landlines, but cell-only homes now dominate | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Study co-author Stephen J. Blumberg - a landline user - said: 'There certainly is something about giving up a landline that appeals to the same people who may engage in risky behavior.'
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Using telehealth to fight infectious disease

Using telehealth to fight infectious disease | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

Ronald Cobbley woke up with a stiff neck. It got worse and worse, so he went to the emergency department at Intermountain Riverton Hospital in Riverton, Utah. He was diagnosed with a staph infection in his collarbone and admitted. Surgery followed. Nothing unusual about his story.

Until, that is, he was sitting in his hospital bed watching TV. The screen blinked, and his program was replaced by the smiling face of Todd J. Vento, M.D., the medical director of Intermountain Healthcare's Infectious Diseases Telehealth program.

“It was odd at first," says Cobbley, 74, of South Jordan, Utah. “I had never met him before."

Odder still, says Cobbley, was when “he was able to use this softball-shaped gizmo that hangs off the television to focus in on my wife and I, and look at where the operation had been performed."

 


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Mobile health scheme M-TIBA reaches half a million Kenyans in six months - Capital Business

Mobile health scheme M-TIBA reaches half a million Kenyans in six months - Capital Business | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 - M-TIBA has registered 500,000 users on the mobile health platform six months after launch, with an average of 4,000 people signing Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today |
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Most of Us Don't Need a Fitness Tracker

Most of Us Don't Need a Fitness Tracker | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Your phone can do an awful lot of the same stuff.
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For a trip to the ER, some are opting for Uber over an ambulance

For a trip to the ER, some are opting for Uber over an ambulance | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Ride-hailing services may be cheaper and allow riders to choose the hospital they’re taken to, but emergency Uber and Lyft rides come with risks.

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The widespread use of ride hailing services to get to the hospital is growing. What follows are comments made by the leadership in a major US city and their encouraging constituents to use ride hailing vs. ambulance.

 

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Some emergency departments are even beginning to embrace the idea. Last summer, Washington, D.C., city officials began studying the use of ride-hailing to respond to what they describe as “non-emergency, low-acuity” calls, which accounted for nearly half the city’s 911 calls in 2015, according to a report released in February.

 

“In our research, we found that many of these calls did not require an ambulance,” said District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department spokesperson Doug Buchanan. In fact, he added, it would be better if more people used ride-hailing services instead of an ambulance.

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Scientists Are Developing a Contact Lens That Tells You When You're Sick

Scientists Are Developing a Contact Lens That Tells You When You're Sick | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Imagine a biosensing contact lens that can tell when your blood sugar is getting too low, or if there’s something wrong with one of your organs. By leveraging the power of ultra-thin transistor technology, researchers from Oregon State University have taken us a step closer to achieving that goal.

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It’ll be a few years before we see such futuristic contact lenses on pharmacy shelves, but the technologies required to build this noninvasive diagnostic device largely exists today.

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Computers can now read your emotions. Here’s why that’s not as scary as it sounds

Computers can now read your emotions. Here’s why that’s not as scary as it sounds | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Computers can read your emotions. That sounds scary, but the technology is being used in ways that will improve our lives.
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Incredible powercell can convert BODY HEAT into electrical energy 

Incredible powercell can convert BODY HEAT into electrical energy  | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China have created a wearable patch that generate electricity through body heat.
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Playing games is serious with medical education

Playing games is serious with medical education | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Professional games used in medical education can make learning effortless. New information is retained, leading to improved patient care and outcomes.

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3D printed pills: interview with FabRx at University College London

3D printed pills: interview with FabRx at University College London | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Are 3D printed pills the future? We visited a London laboratory to find out.Established by academics from University College London (UCL) in 2014, FabRx is a company seeking commercialize 3D printed medicines and devices. On the principle that everyone is different, the vision of 3D printed pills it to be able to provide more

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Why would 3D printed medicines be a good idea? here is an excerpt from the article: "On the principle that everyone is different, the vision of 3D printed pills it to be able to provide more personal and specific care to patients in need."