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Telemedicine market could grow by $5 billion in next five years

Telemedicine market could grow by $5 billion in next five years | 8- TELEMEDECINE & TELEHEALTH by PHARMAGEEK | Scoop.it

By the year 2020, the patient monitoring market in the U.S. is expected to grow by about $5 billion--mostly because of the expansion of telemedicine use, according to a reportby iData Research.

The report also looks at the impact vital sign monitors, fetal and neonatal monitors, cardiac output monitoring devices and blood pressure monitors will have on the market, among others. In addition, the telehealth market in the U.S. is projected to grow in double digits in the next five years, according to an announcement on the report, with telehealth for disease conditions management set to make up more than half of that market. 

Public and private organizations will also help telemedicine grow as they budget more funds for the technology in the ensuing years, according to the announcement.  

Another industry report also says major growth in telemedicine is on its way, predicting the market will double in the next four years, FierceHealthIT previously reported. The market will see growth at 18.88 percent CAGR, from 2014 to 2019, according to ReportsnReports.com.

Other factors moving telemedicine forward are changes in reimbursement and healthcare policies, which will increase physician confidence in spending money on the technology. according to the iData report.



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A Multicenter Study of ICU Telemedicine Reengineering of Adult Critical Care | CHEST Journal

A Multicenter Study of ICU Telemedicine Reengineering of Adult Critical Care | CHEST Journal | 8- TELEMEDECINE & TELEHEALTH by PHARMAGEEK | Scoop.it

Background:  Few studies have evaluated both the overall effect of ICU telemedicine programs and the effect of individual components of the intervention on clinical outcomes.

Methods:  The effects of nonrandomized ICU telemedicine interventions on crude and adjusted mortality and length of stay (LOS) were measured. Additionally, individual intervention components related to process and setting of care were evaluated for their association with mortality and LOS.


Results:  Overall, 118,990 adult patients (11,558 control subjects, 107,432 intervention group patients) from 56 ICUs in 32 hospitals from 19 US health-care systems were included. After statistical adjustment, hospital (hazard ratio [HR] = 0.84; 95% CI, 0.78-0.89; P < .001) and ICU (HR = 0.74; 95% CI, 0.68-0.79; P < .001) mortality in the ICU telemedicine intervention group was significantly better than that of control subjects. Moreover, adjusted hospital LOS was reduced, on average, by 0.5 (95% CI, 0.4-0.5), 1.0 (95% CI, 0.7-1.3), and 3.6 (95% CI, 2.3-4.8) days, and adjusted ICU LOS was reduced by 1.1 (95% CI, 0.8-1.4), 2.5 (95% CI, 1.6-3.4), and 4.5 (95% CI, 1.5-7.2) days among those who stayed in the ICU for ≥ 7, ≥ 14, and ≥ 30 days, respectively. Individual components of the interventions that were associated with lower mortality, reduced LOS, or both included (1) intensivist case review within 1 h of admission, (2) timely use of performance data, (3) adherence to ICU best practices, and (4) quicker alert response times.


Conclusions:  ICU telemedicine interventions, specifically interventions that increase early intensivist case involvement, improve adherence to ICU best practices, reduce response times to alarms, and encourage the use of performance data, were associated with lower mortality and LOS.


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rob halkes's curator insight, March 5, 2014 8:54 AM

Here's the research demonstrating value of ICU telemedicine reengineering of adult critical care.



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Medicare to Expand Telemedicine Use

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WASHINGTON -- Medicare officials and members of Congress are taking steps to expand the use of telemedicine services by dropping -- or proposing to drop -- restrictions on their use.

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Seventy per cent of chronic patients willing to use telemedicine – study - Mobile World Live

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A clear majority of both patients with chronic diseases and the health professionals who treat them are in favour of the remote monitoring of patients’ conditions, according to the first ever study in Spain of the practice conducted by the IESE...

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rob halkes's curator insight, November 4, 2013 2:02 PM

Patient People have discovered the functionality of telemedicine to their specific needs in a chronic condition. I foresee a steay increase of grow of its use. Yet, pharma is, again, "slightly" behind its development of added value to their drugs. ;-)

Here's the link to the report: http://bit.ly/HCGg0L

 

"Remote patient management: A study if the attitutdes of patients and professionals in Spain."

Elena Reutskaja, Jaume Ribera, IESE Professors, Barcelona, 2013.

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Telemedicine – The Next Healthcare Solution healthPERX Offers Convenience & Savings

Telemedicine – The Next Healthcare Solution healthPERX Offers Convenience & Savings | 8- TELEMEDECINE & TELEHEALTH by PHARMAGEEK | Scoop.it
Telemedicine – The Next Healthcare Solution healthPERX Offers Convenience & Savings - on PR.com

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eMedToday's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:13 AM

“Telemedicine, also called telehealth, should be part of every company’s cost containment strategy,” said Marks. “Companies have saved tens of thousands of dollars using the service with reduced time out, more productive employees and a healthier workplace overall. Furthermore, employees have saved thousands of dollars from their own out-of-pocket expenses.”

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'Perfect storm' for potential telemedicine success

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Telemedicine could prove instrumental in helping to keep healthcare costs stable as the Affordable Care Act takes hold, according to Mario Gutierrez, executive director for the Center for Connected Health Policy.

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eMedToday's curator insight, September 20, 2013 7:51 PM

David Gordon, director of the office of telemedicine and rural network development at the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth (UVA), told Time that telemedicine "saves lives" and "functions," while lowering costs.


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E.U. Way Ahead of the Game on Telehealth | TechHealth Perspectives

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Telehealth reduces hospital mortality rates | Articles | Physicians

Telehealth reduces hospital mortality rates | Articles | Physicians | 8- TELEMEDECINE & TELEHEALTH by PHARMAGEEK | Scoop.it
A study finds that remote monitoring increases the efficiency and effectiveness of hospitals.
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5 recommendations for telehealth success

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Recognizing that licensing and regulation has not kept pace with the growth of telemedicine applications, a new report offers five recommendations for the successful adoption of telehealth.

The recommendations, made by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a District of Columbia-based think tank, include:

Adoption of a standard definition for telehealth: While a recently published study found there to be seven different federal definitions of telehealth, the report's authors stress that H.R. 3750, the Telehealth Modernization Act of 2013, can remedy that "by defining telehealth to include healthcare delivered by real-time video, secure chat, secure email or telephone. ...Establishment of a single, national license for telehealth providers  ...Creation of technology- and location-neutral insurance policies ...Collaboration by state prescription drug monitoring programs ...Funding of research to boost quality and lower costs of telehealth programs

 

A framework for evaluating telehealth programs must consider socioeconomic aspects--not just the technological--argue researchers in an article published online recently in Telemedicine and e-Health. Costs, benefits, barriers and outcomes, including clinical outcomes, are among the integral socioeconomic factors at play in telehealth implementations, they say.

Meanwhile, the American Telemedicine Association has suggested some changes to the Federation of State Medical Board's (FSMB) proposed regulation of telemedicine. Among the suggestions: Don't make remote consults more cumbersome than in-person treatment and clear the way for docs to practice across state lines.
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Read more: 5 recommendations for telehealth success - FierceHealthIT http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/5-recommendations-telehealth-success/2014-05-14#ixzz31slImddj


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rob halkes's curator insight, May 16, 2014 8:54 AM

Great blog and great report: concluding about the necessary steps to enable the development and implementation if ehealth over multistakeholders, health care providers and industry.

Not all have been copied here. so do read the report and the blog..!

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Comparing the Effectiveness of Telemedicine and Traditional Surveillance in Providing Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

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From "Telemedicine and e-Health"

Comparing the Effectiveness of Telemedicine and Traditional Surveillance in Providing Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Examinations: A Randomized Controlled Trial

To cite this article:
Steven L. Mansberger, Ken Gleitsmann, Stuart Gardiner, Christina Sheppler, Shaban Demirel, Kathleen Wooten, and Thomas M. Becker. Telemedicine and e-Health. December 2013, 19(12): 942-948. doi:10.1089/tmj.2012.0313.

Published in Volume: 19 Issue 12: December 4, 2013


Abstract

Objective: To determine the effectiveness of telemedicine for providing diabetic retinopathy screening examinations compared with the effectiveness of traditional surveillance in community health clinics with a high proportion of minorities, including American Indian/Alaska Natives. Subjects and Methods: We conducted a multicenter, randomized controlled trial and assigned diabetic participants to one of two groups: (1) telemedicine with a nonmydriatic camera or (2) traditional surveillance with an eye care provider. For those receiving telemedicine, the criteria for requiring follow-up with an eye care provider were (1) moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy or higher, (2) presence of clinically significant macular edema, or (3) “unable to grade” result for diabetic retinopathy or macular edema. Results: The telemedicine group (n=296) was more likely to receive a diabetic retinopathy screening examination within the first year of enrollment compared with the traditional surveillance group (n=271) (94% versus 56%, p<0.001). The overall prevalence of diabetic retinopathy at baseline was 21.4%, and macular edema was present in 1.4% of participants. In the telemedicine group, 20.5% would require further evaluation with an eye care provider, and 86% of these referrals were because of poor-quality digital images. Conclusions: Telemedicine using nonmydriatic cameras increased the proportion of participants who obtained diabetic retinopathy screening examinations, and most did not require follow-up with an eye care provider. Telemedicine may be a more effective way to screen patients for diabetic retinopathy and to triage further evaluation with an eye care provider. Methods to decrease poor quality imaging would improve the effectiveness of telemedicine for diabetic retinopathy screening examinations.


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rob halkes's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:47 AM

Gr8 research of effects of telemedicine and ehealth. Imagine the outcomes if applied generally to patients; both for their health condition and costs..

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A Multi-center Study of ICU Telemedicine Reengineering of Adult Critical Care

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By Craig M. Lilly, MD; John M. McLaughlin, PhD, MSPH; Huifang Zhao; Stephen P. Baker, MScPH, (abd); Shawn Cody, RN, MSN, MBA; Richard S. Irwin, MD; on behalf of for the UMass Memorial Critical Care Operations Group

Abstract 

Background  Few studies have evaluated both the overall effect of intensive care unit (ICU) telemedicine programs and the effect of individual components of the intervention on clinical outcomes.

Methods  The effects of non-randomized ICU telemedicine interventions on crude and adjusted mortality and length of stay (LOS) were measured. Additionally, individual intervention components related to process and setting of care, were evaluated for their association with mortality and LOS.

Results  Overall, 118,990 (11,558 control; 107,432 intervention) adult patients from 56 ICUs in 32 hospitals from 19 US health care systems were included. After statistical adjustment, hospital (HR=0.84, 95%CI: 0.78-0.89, p<.001) and ICU (HR=0.74, 95%CI: 0.68-0.79, p<.001) mortality in the ICU telemedicine intervention group was significantly better than that of controls. Moreover, adjusted hospital LOS was reduced, on average, by 0.5 (95%CI: 0.4-0.5), 1.0 (95%CI: 0.7-1.3), and 3.6 (95%CI: 2.3-4.8) days, and adjusted ICU LOS was reduced by 1.1 (95%CI: 0.8-1.4), 2.5 (95%CI: 1.6-3.4), and 4.5 (95%CI: 1.5-7.2) days among those who stayed in the ICU for ≥7, ≥14, and ≥30 days, respectively. Individual components of the interventions that were associated with lower mortality and/or reduced LOS included: i) intensivist case review within 1 hour of admission, ii) timely use of performance data, iii) adherence to ICU best practices, and iv) quicker alert response times.

Conclusions  ICU telemedicine interventions, specifically interventions that increase early intensivist case involvement, improve adherence to ICU best practices, reduce response times to alarms, and encourage the use of performance data were associated with lower mortality and LOS.

 


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rob halkes's curator insight, January 7, 2014 8:16 AM

The article proves the trend in telemedicine and ehealth findings that technology is one thing but that crucial factors in implementation need to be accommodated for success to QoL and/or outcomes and/or cost effects.

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9 steps to telemedicine in developing nations « Science Spot

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North Country HealthCare: Breaking New Ground in Telemedicine

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“Over the last few weeks, we've used this blog to shine a light on some organizations that are on the video conferencing vanguard, and today we'll continue our series of profiles by spotlighting North Country HealthCare ...”


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eMedToday's curator insight, September 24, 2013 8:38 PM

“For us, it’s all about convenience and accessibility,” concluded Hales. “Our goal is to provide primary care services to anyone, regardless of where they may be. That’s the future of healthcare as I see it, and I am confident that LifeSize ClearSea will help get us there.”

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Telemedicine For Developing Countries

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eMedToday's curator insight, June 4, 2013 3:41 AM

Hospitals with center of excellence need to develop a way to share that knowledge outside their halls via telemedicine. 

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Telemedicine as beneficial as in-person visits for Parkinson's patients

Telemedicine as beneficial as in-person visits for Parkinson's patients | 8- TELEMEDECINE & TELEHEALTH by PHARMAGEEK | Scoop.it

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