Posts Tagged ‘mobile health’

Infographic: Mobile Communication Leads to Better Outcomes

May 29th, 2017 by Melanie Matthews

Mobile communication is leading to better healthcare outcomes, according to a new infographic by Voalte.

The infographic examines how leading hospitals are using their communication platforms to save time, streamline workflow and improve patient outcomes.

Real-time remote management of high-risk populations curbed hospitalizations, hospital readmissions and ER visits for more than 80 percent of respondents and boosted self-management levels for nearly all remotely monitored patients, according to 2014 market data from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN).

Remote Monitoring of High-Risk Patients: Telehealth Protocols for Chronic Care Management profiles a successful eight-year initiative by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s (NYCHHC) House Calls Telehealth Program that significantly lowered patients’ A1C blood glucose levels.

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Infographic: Technology and the 21st-Century Medicine Bag

March 6th, 2017 by Melanie Matthews

The traditional clinician’s medicine bag is now a thing of the past, but its replacement promises to be even more useful as a means of facilitating better patient care, according to a new infographic by Transcend Insight. Now, a doctor’s visit is facilitated via laptop or with a smartphone — technologies and products of healthcare innovation.

Healthcare innovation, in fact, is transforming everything from how physicians diagnose and treat their patients to how healthcare systems are reimbursed for their services. Here’s a quick look at how that transformation is unfolding, and how four key technologies in particular have become critical components of modern-day medicine.

Technology and the 21st-Century Medicine Bag

Remote Patient Monitoring for Chronic Condition Management: Leveraging Technology in a Value-Based System Encouraged by early success in coaching 23 patients to wellness at home via remote monitoring, CHRISTUS Health expanded its remote patient monitoring (RPM) enrollment to 170 high-risk, high-cost patients. At that scaling-up juncture, the challenge for CHRISTUS shifted to balancing its mission of keeping patients healthy and in their homes with maintaining revenue streams sufficient to keep its doors open in a largely fee-for-service environment.

Remote Patient Monitoring for Chronic Condition Management: Leveraging Technology in a Value-Based System chronicles the evolution of the CHRISTUS RPM pilot, which is framed around a Bluetooth®-enabled monitoring kit sent home with patients at hospital discharge.

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Infographic: 5 Kinds of mHealth Users

September 26th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

Fifty-eight percent of Americans with a smartphone say they have shared information with a medical professional via the Internet on their smartphone, mobile app or wearable device, and 1 in 4 have emailed or texted a photo of a medical issue to a doctor, according to the Ketchum mHealth Monitor.

A new infographic by Ketchum highlights some of the study findings.

Digital health, also referred to as ‘connected health,’ leverages technology to help identify, track and manage health problems and challenges faced by patients. Person-centric health management is slowly acknowledging the device-driven lives of patients and health plan members and incorporating these tools into care delivery and management efforts.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Digital Health profiles a successful eight-year initiative by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s (NYCHHC) House Calls Telehealth Program that significantly lowered patients’ A1C blood glucose levels.

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Infographic: Hospital mHealth Apps Failing

March 30th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

Most mobile health apps developed by hospitals are failing to win over patients, according to a report by Accenture.

A new infographic by Digital Splash Media highlights the results from the Accenture report including details on app utilization and functionality.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Digital HealthDigital health, also referred to as ‘connected health,’ leverages technology to help identify, track and manage health problems and challenges faced by patients. Person-centric health management is slowly acknowledging the device-driven lives of patients and health plan members and incorporating these tools into care delivery and management efforts.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Digital Health examines program goals, platforms, components, development strategies, target populations and health conditions, patient engagement metrics, results and challenges reported by healthcare organizations responding to the February 2016 Digital Health survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

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Infographic: Mobility Management

September 7th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

To maximize patient benefits, and clinician effectiveness, a healthcare organization’s mobility platform must take into account all technologies that impact and support enterprise mobility, according to a new infographic by CDW Healthcare.

The infographic illustrates how healthcare organizations should take a multi-layer approach for an effective mobile strategy.

Mobility Management

Telemedicine and E-Health Services, Policies, and Applications: Advancements and DevelopmentsCombining electronic communication and information technology with healthcare practices, e-health promises access to health information, diagnosis, treatment, and care to patients who may “enter” and interact with the system in new ways.

Telemedicine and E-Health Services, Policies, and Applications: Advancements and Developments offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to telemedicine by collecting e-health experiences and applications from around the world and by exploring developments and trends in medical informatics. Researchers and professionals in health management, medicine, nursing, and medical informatics will find discussions of critical issues in the emerging field of e-health. The book also introduces innovative concepts and services at the leading edge of healthcare and information technology, which may enable a safer, higher quality, more equitable and sustainable health system.

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Infographic: Meeting 2015 Healthcare Goals with Mobile Technology

July 24th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

While the use of mobile technology can improve healthcare systems, healthcare organizations are still evaluating the ROI and whether they can overcome key barriers to mobile patient engagement, according to a new infographic by CGS.

The infographic looks at the top priorities for healthcare organizations and the role mobile can play in addressing these priorities.

Remote Patient Monitoring for Chronic Condition Management: Leveraging Technology in a Value-Based SystemEncouraged by early success in coaching 23 patients to wellness at home via remote monitoring, CHRISTUS Health expanded its remote patient monitoring (RPM) enrollment to 170 high-risk, high-cost patients. At that scaling-up juncture, the challenge for CHRISTUS shifted to balancing its mission of keeping patients healthy and in their homes with maintaining revenue streams sufficient to keep its doors open in a largely fee-for-service environment.

Remote Patient Monitoring for Chronic Condition Management: Leveraging Technology in a Value-Based System chronicles the evolution of the CHRISTUS RPM pilot, which is framed around a Bluetooth®-enabled monitoring kit sent home with patients at hospital discharge.

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Infographic: Mobile Delivers Healthcare

May 1st, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Ninety percent of healthcare organizations use mobile health to engage patients, according to a new infographic by HIMSS.

The infographic examines the mobile health solutions organizations use, current capabilities, areas of impact and future trends.

Remote Patient Monitoring for Enhanced Care Coordination: Technology to Manage an Aging PopulationFrom home sensors that track daily motion and sleep abnormalities to video visits via teleconferencing, Humana’s nine pilots of remote patient monitoring test technologies to keep the frail elderly at home as long as possible.

When integrated with telephonic care management, remote monitoring has helped to avert medical emergencies and preventable hospitalizations among individuals with serious medical and functional challenges.

In Remote Patient Monitoring for Enhanced Care Coordination: Technology to Manage an Aging Population, Gail Miller, vice president of telephonic clinical operations in Humana’s care management organization, Humana Cares/SeniorBridge, reviews Humana’s expanded continuum of care aimed at improving health outcomes, increasing satisfaction and reducing overall healthcare costs with a more holistic approach.

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Infographic: Physician Adoption of Mobile

March 16th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Improved quality and continuity of care, along with time efficiency are the top reasons physicians adopt mobile technology, according to a new study by MedData Group, depicted in a new infographic by the market research firm.

The infographic also examines the growth of physician mobile technology use, the top content physicians view on mobile devices and predictions for the most used healthcare app in 2015.

Integrating Mobile Health Remote Patient Monitoring with Telephonic Care Management for Improved Care Coordination ResultsNine mobile healthcare remote monitoring pilots integrated with a telephonic care management program are helping Humana to avert medical emergencies and preventable hospitalizations among individuals with serious medical and functional challenges.

Integrating Mobile Health Remote Patient Monitoring with Telephonic Care Management for Improved Care Coordination Results shares details of Humana’s telephonic care management program and how these remote monitoring pilots enhance their care coordination efforts.

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Infographic: Physician Mobile App Trends

February 18th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Three out of four physicians are using mobile apps at work, according to a 2014 report by MedData Group. There are now more than 10,000 apps available in the healthcare category, as physicians use mobile to save time, lower costs, and improve their quality of care.

A new infographic by Elsevier looks at the top reasons physicians use mobile technology, “three screen use,” and what physicians want from mobile apps.

mHealth: Global Opportunities and ChallengesmHealth: Global Opportunities and Challenges provides a practical guide for patients, providers, payers, and other healthcare enterprises making plans for the future. The authors offer several examples of real world application of mHealth technologies in use throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and in the Far Eastern region of the world.

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Infographic: The “Digital” Patient

September 26th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Mobile technology, broadband networks and a greater emphasis on patient accountability in healthcare is creating “digital patients,” according to CDW Healthcare.

In a new infographic, CDW Healthcare examines what constitutes a digital patient and the keys to mhealth success.

Today's Digital Patient

Social Media in Healthcare: Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, 2nd edition Social Media in Healthcare: Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, 2nd edition describes the major social media applications and reviews their benefits, uses, limitations, risks, and costs. It also provides tips for creating a social media strategy based on your organization’s specific needs and resources. Through real-world examples and up-to-date statistics on social media and healthcare, this book illustrates how social media can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and marketing of your healthcare organization.

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