A study published last week by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that patients in the ICU of UMass Memorial Medical Center had significantly reduced mortality rate (8.6% as compared to 10.7%) when they were monitored by a remote “eICU.” While there have been many studies conducted on eICUs previously, this is the first one to show a significant improvement in patient outcome.
For anyone interested in mobile health, the pace of new developments, partnerships, and innovations is dizzying. In this series, we pore through the latest in the mobile health world and pick a few articles that we think are interesting and convey important developments. Be sure to let us know what you think by adding your […]
We have reported in the past on AirStrip, a smartphone and iPad app that allows a mobile doctor to monitor the vital signs of patients in an obstetric ward or an ICU. The reverse, where a fixed doctor monitors multiple remote patients is now entering the mainstream and already making a difference in many patients’ […]
What is telehealth ? Like all good questions, the answer is not so simple. For the folks at the Virginia Telehealth Network, it is a means to a very real goal: we are very passionate about our mission to help improve access to quality healthcare via telehealth They define telehealth as “the utilization of information […]