Caregility unveils mobile telehealth app, gives it away to fight pandemic

Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications technology company, has debuted its Caregility iConsult Mobile application, and is giving it to clients free to help them combat the COVID-19 pandemic. iConsult Mobile is an extension of iConsult, a telehealth application. WHY IT MATTERS The new mobile application includes far-end camera and audio controls and the ability to add other clinicians and […]

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At HIMSS20, Philips to debut EMS system and AI capabilities for its HealthSuite

At HIMSS20, Philips (Booth 2701) will present its HealthSuite System of Engagement and debut new integrated artificial intelligence capabilities through the HealthSuite digital platform. The enhanced functionality is designed to help healthcare and life science organizations achieve set goals for realizing better health outcomes. And Philips will debut in the U.S. its IntelliSpace Corsium, a web-based clinical dashboard focused on pre-hospital monitoring. […]

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How telehealth is starting to reshape primary care delivery

At Columbia, South Carolina-based Prisma Health, “we’re on a journey pursuing aspects of digital health,” said Dr. Mark Wess, the health system’s vice president and chief health information executive. “The asynchronous virtual visit for primary care is one of those.” For Prisma Health – which is now the biggest not-for-profit health organization in the state, following the 2017 merger of […]

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Telehealth helps one hospital reduce ER overflow hours from 1,700 to 148

Gastonia, North Carolina-based, 435-bed CaroMont Regional Medical Center is the anchor facility of a five-county, two-state, not-for-profit health system and value-based care provider, CaroMont Health. The medical center features a Level III trauma center. THE PROBLEM The hospital has approximately 250,000 patient encounters every year, and because of its location in the growing Charlotte region, continues to experience increases in […]

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Cloud-enabled tumor board review enables faster insights than traditional methods

The conventional tumor board may soon be a thing of the past. Tumor boards typically comprise practitioners from multiple backgrounds, who meet to weigh a wide range of options for potential oncology treatments, study gene sequencing and assess patients’ suitability for clinical trials. They’re essential parts of the care process. But getting oncologists, pathologists, patient advocates and others together in […]

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Patients comfortable with postoperative telehealth visits

(HealthDay)—Despite initial hesitancy, plastic surgery patients are satisfied with postoperative telehealth visits, according to a study published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Christopher D. Funderburk, M.D., from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire, and colleagues developed a workflow for postoperative patients in the telehealth setting using the Lean Six Sigma methodology and tested it in […]

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ACP: half of practices implement telehealth technology

(HealthDay)—Roughly half of internal medicine physicians report working in a practice that has telehealth technology, according to the results of a survey released by the American College of Physicians (ACP) at its annual Internal Medicine Meeting, held from April 11 to 13 in Philadelphia. Between October 2018 and January 2019, ACP conducted a survey of a random sampling of 1,449 […]

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Thailand launches telemedicine programme in rural areas

Last week, Thailand began development of its telemedicine programme at 32 hospitals located in rural areas in eight provinces, according to an article by the Bangkok post. The eight provinces are Chiang Rai, Kamphaeng Phet, Kanchanaburi, Kalasin, Phetchabun, Surin, Songkhla and Surat Thani. The telemedicine programme is a joint effort of the Public Health Ministry and the National Broadcasting and […]

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Telemedicine reduces hospitalizations from 154 per six months to 85 at skilled nursing facility

Central Island Healthcare, a skilled nursing facility in Plainview, New York, wanted to provide a superior level of care for residents in its facility who were being sent to the emergency department with conditions it believed it might be able to treat in place. THE PROBLEM "All nursing homes are dealing with the challenge of trying to care for higher […]

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