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Georgia Partnership Uses Telemedicine to Significantly Decrease Preterm Labor Birth Rate in High Risk Areas

Georgia Partnership Uses Telemedicine to Significantly Decrease Preterm Labor Birth Rate in High Risk Areas | Trends in Retail Health Clinics  and telemedicine | Scoop.it

Following the launch of the first-of-its-kind partnership between group prenatal care and maternal-fetal telemedicine, the percentage of pre-term deliveries and low birth-weight babies continues to be well below baseline rates in target populations.


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Could The Future Of Health Care Mean No Waits In Hospitals?

Could The Future Of Health Care Mean No Waits In Hospitals? | Trends in Retail Health Clinics  and telemedicine | Scoop.it

As medical treatment is impacted by technology, consumerization, and the mobile revolution, we may see a world where your doctor already knows why you’re sick and can treat you over the phone--leaving the hospitals for the true emergencies.

 

Editor’s Note: This post is part of Co.Exist’s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading futurists about what the world will look like in the near and distant future, and how you can improve how you navigate future scenarios...


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There is massive away from the hospital to the home and treatment outside the hospital like retail health clinics

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ET Russell's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:03 AM

Dr. Nick van Terheyden, is CMIO at Nuance offers his thoughts on the hospital of the future and the top three transformations that will drive the next generation of patient-centric care.

1- Technology that works for physicians vs against them.

2. The consumerisation of health care

3. Fewer patients waiting in the hospital

 

Includes reference to sense.ly [An avatar-based telehealth platform that enables continuity of care for chronic diseases, leading to improved patient outcomes and reduced costs.]

 
eMedToday's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:06 PM

Key point

 

Part of this movement to shift responsibility to the patient means hospitals, which have for years measured financial success based on the number of filled beds, will have to adjust to a new health care system that values empty beds and healthier patients.