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UMaine students help rural clients to overcome speech challenges virtually

UMaine students help rural clients to overcome speech challenges virtually | Telemedicine Today | Scoop.it
ORONO, Maine — Graduate students at the University of Maine are reaching out to provide speech therapy services to underserved children and adults in rural areas.
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Telehealth sees explosive growth | Healthcare IT News

Telemedicine patient monitoring market grew from $4.2 billion in 2007 to more than $10 billion in 2012. http://t.co/4aYAg84NQa
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World Mobile Healthcare (mHealth) Market 2013-2018 - eHealth, Telemedicine ... - PR Newswire (press release)

World Mobile Healthcare (mHealth) Market 2013-2018 - eHealth, Telemedicine ...
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The recent explosion in mobile communications has been driven by increased uptake of devices such as the smartphone and tablet.
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Telemedicine is effective and cheap | The Connectivist

Telemedicine is effective and cheap | The Connectivist | Telemedicine Today | Scoop.it
Treating Convicts Just Got Cheaper. Medical treatment for prison inmates isn't only expensive, at times it can be risky for the doctors and nurses, but telemedicine could be a valid alternative. Many people would do almost ...
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Telemedicine Revenues Grew 237 Percent in Five Years, According to a New ... - PR Web (press release)

Telemedicine Revenues Grew 237 Percent in Five Years, According to a New ...
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The telemedicine patient monitoring market grew from 4.2 billion in 2007 to over 10 billion dollars in 2012, according to Kalorama Information.
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Change Can Happen... Telemedicine is Slowly Coming of Age

Change Can Happen... Telemedicine is Slowly Coming of Age | Telemedicine Today | Scoop.it

As the US moves forward in healthcare reform, increasing accessibility via technology will beome part of the solution; telemedicine use will be ubiquitous.  

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Early adopters of telemedicine and telehealth already know the benefits of extended physician care in areas of prison healthcare populations, demeratology consults, radiology consults, psychiatric care, specialty consulting, and rural care.  As the US moves forward in healthcare reform, increasing accessibility via technology will beome part of the solution; telemedicine will be ubiquitous... as common as phone consults of the past.  

Give us time... change can happen.

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Why telemedicine must become 'integral' to mainstream care efforts

Why telemedicine must become 'integral' to mainstream care efforts | Telemedicine Today | Scoop.it
Telemedicine must move to the forefront of medical efforts in the U.S.
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Monetizing Physician Time & Effort for Telehealth | HealthWorks ...

Monetizing Physician Time & Effort for Telehealth | HealthWorks ... | Telemedicine Today | Scoop.it
Until now, healthcare providers have avoided or resisted the various forms of “telehealth” because there's no obvious path to monetize the time and effort.
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Telemedicine program with Va. ties expanding - WTOP

Telemedicine program with Va. ties expanding - WTOP | Telemedicine Today | Scoop.it
Telemedicine program with Va. ties expanding
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A program that connects rural communities to doctors from Virginia and around the globe is expanding.
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Seniors & Health Care: Telemedicine as an Answer, Licensure as a Problem - iHealthBeat

Seniors & Health Care: Telemedicine as an Answer, Licensure as a Problem - iHealthBeat | Telemedicine Today | Scoop.it
Seniors & Health Care: Telemedicine as an Answer, Licensure as a Problem
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The current consumer landscape is inundated with technology and applications enabled by broadband.
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New Report Indicates Telehealth Market Accelerating - HITECH Answers

New Report Indicates Telehealth Market Accelerating - HITECH Answers | Telemedicine Today | Scoop.it
Aging Populations and Increased Healthcare Costs Driving Growth of Telehealth Healthcare providers in the U.S.
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Pilot Program Using Telemedicine to Decrease Emergency Room Wait Times - UCSD Medical Center

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Emergency department (ED) overcrowding has been a major issue nationally for 20 years and continues to increase in severity.
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Telehealth takes the lead in rural, urban post-discharge care - EHRIntelligence.com

Telehealth takes the lead in rural, urban post-discharge care - EHRIntelligence.com | Telemedicine Today | Scoop.it
Telehealth takes the lead in rural, urban post-discharge care EHRIntelligence.com Treatment for many serious conditions doesn't end once a patient is discharged from the hospital, but that doesn't mean it's always easy for those patients to keep in...
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Digital Health goes global - mHIMSS

Digital Health goes global - mHIMSS | Telemedicine Today | Scoop.it
Digital Health goes global mHIMSS "The receptivity to telemedicine, to connected health, is really at an all-time high," offered Yulun Wang, chairman and CEO of InTouch Health and a vice president of the American Telemedicine Association, whose...
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Dr. Ron Weinstein - Hands On Telehealth

Dr. Ron Weinstein - Hands On Telehealth | Telemedicine Today | Scoop.it
Dr. Ron Weinstein is Director of one of the largest telehealth programs in the US – the award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program. They have handled over 1.3 million cases via telemedicine.
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Telehealth Can Give Patients Better Care | Support Solutions

Telehealth Can Give Patients Better Care | Support Solutions | Telemedicine Today | Scoop.it
Telehealth is more likely to achieve better and faster health outcomes, and gives patients more responsibility over their health.
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Encompass HealthCare's curator insight, May 1, 2014 3:56 PM

Telehealth and telemedicine are hot topics and they are creating quite a stir.  Telehealth is the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies. Telehealth could be as simple as two health professionals discussing a case over a video chat or as sophisticated as doing robotic surgery between facilities at different ends of the globe.


What are the implications of telemedicine? In some cases, the ability to send images quickly over the internet sidesteps the time-lag that older technological modes presented. Waiting for a fax can now seem eternal as compared to one physician emailing a report or Face-timing in order to discuss a patient's case.


Is it all beneficial, however? Time may be saved, but patient-to-patient contact may be lost, as some physician's offices are, for instance, entertaining "office visits" via Face-time, Skype, and other video chat services. And this is just the beginning.


To what lengths is telemedicine beneficial? And who gets to weigh in on this? Each patient? Or just the doctors running the offices?  And what, if any, protocol will become the standard of patient treatment?


These questions knock on the already-fragile door of compromised service across most industries, especially in healthcare. In a field where patients are sick, vulnerable, and often scared, what is needed is more patient-centered focus. More handholding. 


This issue begs the question of balance.  How much technology is the "right" amount, as to not compromise patient care? How far is too far? These questions have yet to be answered.


What do you think? Respond by clicking "reply" and feel free to share this.


Encompass HealthCare's curator insight, May 1, 2014 4:06 PM

Telehealth and telemedicine are hot topics and they are creating quite a stir.  Telehealth is the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies. Telehealth could be as simple as two health professionals discussing a case over a video chat or as sophisticated as doing robotic surgery between facilities at different ends of the globe.


What are the implications of telemedicine? In some cases, the ability to send images quickly over the internet sidesteps the time-lag that older technological modes presented. Waiting for a fax can now seem eternal as compared to one physician emailing a report or Face-timing in order to discuss a patient's case.


Is it all beneficial, however? Time may be saved, but patient-to-patient contact may be lost, as some physician's offices are, for instance, entertaining "office visits" via Face-time, Skype, and other video chat services. And this is just the beginning.


To what lengths is telemedicine beneficial? And who gets to weigh in on this? Each patient? Or just the doctors running the offices?  And what, if any, protocol will become the standard of patient treatment?


These questions knock on the already-fragile door of compromised service across most industries, especially in healthcare. In a field where patients are sick, vulnerable, and often scared, what is needed is more patient-centered focus. More handholding. 


This issue begs the question of balance.  How much technology is the "right" amount, as to not compromise patient care? How far is too far? These questions have yet to be answered.


What do you think? Respond by clicking "reply" and feel free to share this.

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WebRTC Hype Check - No Jitter

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WebRTC Hype Check
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WebRTC chatter continues to increase, but let's try to keep it down to a dull roar. Here's four facts about WebRTC to consider before completely revamping a communications strategy.
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State laws vary widely on telehealth insurance coverage - EHRIntelligence.com

State laws vary widely on telehealth insurance coverage - EHRIntelligence.com | Telemedicine Today | Scoop.it
State laws vary widely on telehealth insurance coverage EHRIntelligence.com Telehealth is nothing new, but it's becoming increasingly popular with Medicare and with private insurers as a way to conduct mental health screenings, basic pre-natal...
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With WebRTC, Real-Time Communications Come to the Browser - CIO Magazine

With WebRTC, Real-Time Communications Come to the Browser
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Contrast this current state of affairs with a vision of what's possible with WebRTC.
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Expect disruption in telemedicine arena.

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