L’appareil de télétransmission permet d’examiner un malade par vidéo, à distance. Installé samedi 6 décembre dans le service des urgences du CHIC (Centre hospitalier intercommunal) Alençon-Mamers, il est utilisé pour les patients venant de faire un AVC (Accident vasculaire cérébral).
In a report from global market research company IHS, telemedicine, which is defined as "the use of medical devices and communication technology together to monitor diseases and symptoms," is predicted to grow at a cumulative annual growth rate of...
This MTM intervention may not be effective for all home health patients; however, for those patients with the lowest-risk profile, the MTM intervention prevented patients from being hospitalized at 60 days.
Industrie et Technologies Suivre sa maladie à domicile grâce à l'informatique Industrie et Technologies Un système d'assistance et surveillance à domicile basé sur les TIC a été développé par un projet de l'Union européenne.
Most healthcare practitioners are either using telemedicine or planning to use it soon, but less than a fifth of them are being paid for those services.
That’s according to a survey recently conducted at the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) annual conference in San Diego. AIHM surveyed 754 practitioners, 78 percent of whom were physicians. Neither the academy nor the conference is specifically focused on telemedicine or technology, but rather on acute care, a spokesperson told MobiHealthNews, so there is no obvious sampling bias toward telemedicine.
Overall, 33 percent of physicians surveyed said they were using some form of telemedicine and another 29 percent said they were planning to, making a total of 62 either using or considering telemedicine, defined as “care via telephone, video visits, web cam visits – or other consultations not in person”.
However, when practitioners were asked “[d]o you have a mechanism to get paid for telemedicine services — are you in a network that will reimburse for that?”, only 19 percent said yes.
“When we have technology that can drive down the cost of health, and help improve patient outcomes, providers need to be reimbursed,” Nick Jacobs, a board member of AIHM, said in a statement. “In this case, 33 percent of physicians are delivering service using telemedicine right now, yet just 19 percent say the service is covered. We find the same issue in integrative care – where for example, acupuncture, proven effective, is not covered by some health insurance providers. We need to open up all the options for healthcare to providers and patients. It drives down costs and improves patient outcomes.”
Survey participants were asked whether they thought telemedicine technology was ahead of the state medical board guidelines used to regulate it. A majority — 56 percent — said it was, 34 percent said it wasn’t, and 10 percent weren’t sure.
Additionally, doctors were asked what percentage of initial and follow-up visits they conduct are appropriate for telemedicine. Doctors were much more likely to consider telemedicine for follow-up visits — 68 percent of doctors said that zero percent of initial visits were appropriate for telemedicine, and another 18 percent said one fifth or less of initial visits were appropriate for telemedicine, whereas only 8 percent said zero follow-up visits were appropriate. A plurality (29 percent) said between 1 and 20 percent of visits were appropriate for telemedicine, 24 percent said 21 to 40 percent would be appropriate, and 21 percent said 41 to 60 percent would be appropriate.
Telemedicine reimbursement is gradually gaining steam. Just this month CMS released a final rule that will expand the range of telehealth services that can be reimbursed under Medicare starting in 2015. In July a House bill was proposed that would also expand reimbursement by Medicare; it’s currently in committee.
Les nouvelles technologies liées à internet impactent tous les domaines de notre vie, y compris la médecine. Quatre ans après la publication du décret sur la télémédecine, l’Université Lille 2 organisait un colloque le 17 octobre pour faire le point sur les enjeux médicaux et juridiques en la matière. À cette occasion, le professeur Charlotte Cordonnier, neurologue spécialiste des pathologies vasculaires du cerveau a présenté les résultats du dispositif Télé-AVC mis en place dans la région. « Lors d’un accident vasculaire cérébral, chaque minute compte, rappelle en introduction le professeur Cordonnier. Le traitement administré par thrombolyse détruit le caillot dans l’artère. Plus il est injecté tôt, plus il est efficace. Plus il est injecté tard, plus il entraîne d’effets indésirables. »
Entrepreneurs are finding business opportunities for providing on-demand healthcare through mobile medical apps. A report by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions anticipates nearly a third of smartphone owners will have a healthcare app by 2015, increasing the value of the health applications industry by $34.5 million.
Executives in the healthcare industry are not shying away from implementing telemedicine policies, despite setbacks caused by regulations and reimbursement policies, according to a new survey from Foley & Lardner LLP.
For the study, 57 C-level execs from for-profit and nonprofit healthcare providers were surveyed.
Ninety percent of respondents said they had started to develop or implement a telemedicine program, while 84 percent cited the technology as very important to their organizations. Only 3 percent considered telemedicine to be unimportant for healthcare.
In addition, 8 percent of respondents said they had no telemedicine programs at all.
The shift to increased use of telemedicine could be attributed to the Affordable Care Act, according to the report's authors.
"As healthcare providers move from a fee-for-service model to one that reimburses based on positive patient outcomes, providers bear a greater share of the risk--and potential reward--for keeping their patients healthy," the authors said.
"The reimbursement landscape is already changing, and there are many viable options for getting compensated for practicing telemedicine," Larry Vernaglia, chair of Foley's Health Care Practice, said in an announcement. "The smartest thing organizations can do now is to continue developing programs, and be ready for the law to catch up--because it will."
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