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Telemedicine Symposium Announcement: March 13-14, 2001
One of modern medicine's most promising areas is telemedicine. March 13-14 at the National Institutes of Health's Natcher Conference Center (Bethesda, MD), the National Library of Medicine will hold a two-day meeting to evalute the use of communications technology in the implementation and performance of telemedicine activities, and examine telemedicine's impact on medical care in terms of cost, quality and access. (2001-01-28)

Study examines use of telemedicine among rural medicare beneficiaries
Although the number of Medicare telemedicine visits increased more than 25 percent a year for the past decade, in 2013, less than 1 percent of rural Medicare beneficiaries received a telemedicine visit, according to a study appearing in the May 10, 2016 issue of JAMA. (2016-05-10)

Measurement and standards issues in telemedicine
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine will host a workshop on Dec. 7, 2005, to explore the need for improved measurement technologies and standards for telemedicine imaging systems. (2005-11-04)

Telemedicine use increases but still uncommon
Laws passed in 32 states promote the use of telemedicine by mandating coverage and reimbursement. Telemedicine is the remote evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients using electronic communication. In this study, claims data from a large, private US health plan were analyzed to estimate the growth in telemedicine from 2005 to 2017. (2018-11-27)

December workshop focuses on advancing telemedicine
NIST, the American Telemedicine Association and the National Library of Medicine are sponsoring a workshop on Dec. 13 to discuss future needs for standards and guidelines for telemedicine. (2006-11-22)

Improving eye patient care with telemedicine standards
Computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have teamed up with a group of medical professionals to advance the use of telemedicine. NIST and the American Telemedicine Association developed technical standards related to the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, which is a complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness. (2004-04-23)

Telemedicine use increases among rural Medicare beneficiaries
Telemedicine use in Medicare has been increasing rapidly, and in 2013 there were over 100,000 telemedicine visits for Medicare beneficiaries. Disabled beneficiaries with mental illness were the most likely to receive a telemedicine visit. (2016-05-10)

In the February Health Affairs: Telemedicine in Latin America
With doctors unevenly distributed across Latin American countries and concentrated in urban areas, patients in rural and marginal suburban areas often have limited access to both primary care physicians and specialists. (2019-02-04)

Allergy patients equally satisfied with telemedicine and in-person appointments
A new study being presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston showed most parents of pediatric patients were more or equally satisfied with the treatment their children received during telemedicine visits for allergies and asthma. (2019-11-08)

Telemedicine may improve care for school children with diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is the most common chronic childhood disease. Because children spend a great deal of their time in school, school nurses often supervise medical decisions and diabetes care. Some researchers believe that the use of telecommunication technology may make diabetes care easier for some children. A new study soon to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics explores the effectiveness of telemedicine in helping school nurses and children manage diabetes care. (2009-05-21)

Use of telemedicine for mental health in rural areas on the rise but uneven
Newly published research by Harvard Medical School and the RAND Corporation reveals a dramatic growth in the use of telemedicine for the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders in rural areas, but strikingly uneven distribution of services across states. (2017-05-01)

Telemedicine is healthcare's new frontier
Telemedicine is healthcare's new frontier, a means of facilitating the distribution of human resources and professional competences. It can speed up diagnosis and therapeutic care delivery and allow peripheral and primary healthcare providers to receive continuous assistance from specialised centres. (2005-01-27)

Assessment of comatose patients through telemedicine efforts shown to be reliable
Reliable assessment of comatose patients in intensive care units is critical to the patients' care. Providers must recognize clinical status changes quickly to undertake proper interventions. But does the provider need to be in the same room as the patient, or can robotic telemedicine be used successfully to complete the assessment? According to a research study conducted at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, published in Telemedicine and e-Health, the answer is yes. (2017-01-26)

University of Michigan symposium charts course for the future of telemedicine
Future Directions for Telemedicine is a symposium taking place May 20-22 in Ann Arbor, MI for those in medicine, public health, engineering and information science, biomedical and health services research, health policy and program development. This is the second telemedicine symposium sponsored jointly by the University of Michigan Health System and the World Health Organization. (2004-04-30)

New position paper supports use of telemedicine by sleep specialists
A new position paper published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine supports telemedicine as a means of advancing patient health by improving access to the expertise of board-certified sleep medicine specialists. (2015-10-14)

Telemedicine could eradicate many expensive ED visits
A community-wide study in upstate New York found that nearly 28 percent of all visits to the pediatric emergency department could have been replaced with a more cost-effective Internet doctor's (2008-05-06)

Mobile telehealth system in China facilitates clinical communication during COVID-19
A mobile telehealth system (MTS) has been used in a hospital in China where COVID-19 patients were treated in isolation wards set off from other healthcare providers. (2020-04-28)

Telemedicine reduces mental health burden of COVID-19
Telemental health services are a practical and feasible way to support patients, family members, and healthcare providers who may experience psychological side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including anxiety, fear, depression, and the impact of long-term isolation. (2020-03-24)

Telemedicine initiative for sub-Saharan Africa
The first meeting of the Telemedicine Task Force for sub-Saharan Africa was held in Brussels on 23 June 2006. (2006-06-28)

COVID-19 telemonitoring program helps reduce hospital admissions and ER visits
New Rochelle, NY, February 9, 2021--The rapid upscaling of a telemonitoring program in which health care providers performed daily telemedicine check-ins on COVID-19 patients faced a unique set of challenges. (2021-02-10)

Global survey suggests patients most with type 1 diabetes that have adapted to remote medical appointments would continue this post COVID-19 pandemic
A survey of more than 7,000 patients with type 1 diabetes from 89 countries, presented at this year's online Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) shows that three quarters of patients who have adapted to telemedicine appointments would consider continung the use of online or telephone appointments with their doctors (2020-09-22)

Pediatric telemedicine services can work well under the right conditions
Doctors who provide pediatric care over the telephone -- known as 'telemedicine' -- face a range of challenges that do not come with traditional face-to-face contact. In a qualitative study led by Motti Haimi of Clalit Health Services at the Children's Health Center in Haifa in Israel, researchers found that physicians in a pediatric telemedicine service frequently face difficulties and challenges. (2018-08-06)

Guidelines support telemedicine as an effective tool for allergists
A position paper by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology provides guidance to allergists interested in providing telemedicine care to their patients. (2018-01-24)

Study shows incorporating telemedicine helps surgical practices
A new study that records patient volume at Stony Brook Medicine's Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center reveals that follow-up telehealth visits are highly effective during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published in the December issue of the Annals of Surgery, serves as an example that surgical practices can continue to thrive with the help of telemedicine during the pandemic. (2020-12-18)

Telemedicine can help safety net providers expand access to medical specialists
The use of telemedicine has grown rapidly during the coronavirus pandemic, but it's unclear whether those gains will ge permanent. A new study finds that safety net medical providers can substantially increase their patients' access to specialists with modest investments in new staff and technology to expand telemedicine. (2020-07-29)

Utilizing telemedicine in the ER can reduce wait times and patient length of stay
Telemedicine has become more common given the current global pandemic. COVID-19 has limited doctor's office and hospital visits to ensure safety for everyone. But rather than diminish the quality of care, new research in the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research finds that increasing wider use of telemedicine in the emergency room (ER) can yield positive results for patients and providers alike. (2020-10-16)

Telemedicine could improve eye exam access for people with diabetes
People with diabetes need yearly eye exams to prevent blindness. What if the eye doctor came to them? (2016-08-29)

Telemedicine saves chronic pain patients time and money
Patients who saw a pain medicine specialist via telemedicine saved time and money and were highly satisfied with their experience, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting. (2020-10-05)

Government needs to support 'e-medicine' to improve medical care
The failure to commit money and imagination to 'e-medicine' has undercut the potential of using electronic technology to deliver health-care services to the elderly and poor, a University of Illinois law researcher says. (2000-07-30)

Telemedicine is as effective as in-person visits for children with asthma
Sometimes children with asthma live hundreds of miles away from the nearest allergist and therefore may not be getting the best and most cost-effective care. According to a new study, treatment via telemedicine can be as effective as an in-person visit for children suffering from asthma. (2016-09-08)

U-M, World Health Organization host telemedicine symposium
The University of Michigan Health System and the World Health Organization are co-sponsoring a scientific symposium, (2001-08-03)

Video consultation improves accuracy of stroke treatment decisions in remote locations
Use of stroke telemedicine consultations result in more accurate decision making compared with telephone consultations in remote locations. Telemedicine could help deliver vitally needed treatment to people who live outside large cities, in the vital three-hour treatment window that follows a stroke. These are the conclusions of authors of an article published early online and in the September issue of Lancet Neurology. (2008-08-02)

Experts showcase emerging trends and technologies in telemedicine, telehealth at ATA's 2011 meeting
The latest technologies, research and applications in telemedicine will be presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association, which will take place Sunday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. (2011-04-19)

Telemedicine technology is shaping the future of health care
An ambulance that relays real-time information to a trauma center, allowing stroke patients to receive optimal care during the critical time known as the (2001-03-11)

Telemedicine exams result in antibiotics as often as regular exams, study finds
Telemedicine is growing rapidly, yet there is relatively little research about the quality of such services. A new study finds that patients treated for an acute respiratory infection by a doctor on a telephone or live video are as likely to be prescribed an antibiotic as patients who are treated by a physician face-to-face. The report is the first to assess quality of direct-to-consumer telemedicine as compared to in-person care for common acute respiratory infections. (2015-05-27)

New evidence points to outcomes and cost benefits of telemedicine
The use of telemedicine to help manage chronic diseases such as these can yield clear benefits including fewer and shorter hospital stays, fewer emergency room visits, less severe illness, and even fewer deaths, as reported in a study published in Telemedicine and e-Health. (2014-09-10)

UTA study finds public-private partnerships key to making telemedicine sustainable
RadhaKanta Mahapatra, a professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management in the UTA College of Business, conducted the study, A Collaborative Approach to Creating ICT-based Sustainable Development, which was published as part of the Americas Conference on Information Systems' proceedings earlier this year. ICT is Information and Communication Technology. Former Odisha Chief Secretary Sahadeva Sahoo co-authored the study. (2017-09-22)

Telemedicine publication expands coverage
Telemedicine and e-Health, a publication available in print and online by Mary Ann Liebert Inc., publishers will greatly expand its content and frequency beginning in 2008; a new section, MEDICAL CONNECTIVITY, will make its debut in the March issue. (2007-11-08)

Telemedicine aided people hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Telemedicine has been used during disasters for many years, but providing such care directly to consumers only has become viable because of the widespread growth of smartphones and the creation of services that allow consumers to directly access thousands of US physicians. A new study of the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma finds that direct-to-consumer telemedicine is a viable way to deliver medical care in the days following a natural disaster. (2018-04-25)

Telestroke guidelines from American Telemedicine Association in Telemedicine & e-Health
New guidelines to help clinicians use the latest telemedicine communication technologies to provide remote care for patients with symptoms of acute stroke are published in Telemedicine and e-Health. (2017-04-19)

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