Tag: telehealth telemedicine

Results from a large mHealth chronic disease program in rural italy

Managing chronic disease in rural areas is a challenge for all countries. Increased travel time and costs to reach health providers potentially decrease access and can negatively impact health status. Telemedicine offers one solution to this ongoing challenge by reducing the effect of distance. With these thoughts in mind, researchers in Italy recently performed a […]

Telemedicine can help address unique health needs of Native American veterans

Although American Indians make up less than 2% of the US population, certain individuals of this extremely diverse ethnic group may be a significant target market for telemedicine interventions. Researchers from different universities recently published an article summarizing their experiences offering this group of Americans telemental health services for over a decade. The researchers summarized […]

Recent report on tele-health suggests it may soon become part of day-to-day practice

A recent report by BCC Research outlines some interesting trends in the telemedicine and telehealth market. Telehealth, as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services, is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. While still an emerging market, with the advent of reliable and cheap video conferencing technologies the global telemedicine market grew from $9.8 billion in 2010 to $11.6 billion in 2011 and will almost triple to $27.3 billion in 2016.

Geisinger Health finds home patient monitoring reduces readmissions

Geisinger Health Plan (GHP), using interactive voice response (IVR) and other innovative telemonitoring technology and solutions provided by AMC Health, has demonstrated a 44% reduction in 30-day readmissions compared to a control group, and increased case manager efficiency in monitoring patients transitioning from hospital to home.