Some healthcare professionals may view telehealth as threatening and as a result, organizations should work to minimize potential disruptions, according to a new study published in BMC Health Services Research.
Telemedicine will become more of an institution as healthcare becomes increasingly patient-centered, according to Jay Sanders, M.D., a former president of the American Telemedicine Association widely known as the "Father of Telemedicine."
In the future, will telemedicine become just as ordinary and common as video chatting a relative or friend who's far away? As care becomes more patient-centered, "Father of Telemedicine" Jay Sanders, M.D., believes that will be the case.
Payment procedures must be figured out and more doctors and hospitals must be persuaded to offer telemedicine before telemedicine's potential can truly be met, according to Robin Farmanfarmaian, a founder of Silicon Valley's technology and humanities-focused Singularity University.
A framework for evaluating telehealth programs must consider socioeconomic aspects--not just the technological--argue researchers in an article published online in Telemedicine and e-Health.
The South Dakota State University College of Nursing seeks to improve nursing care in rural settings through a three-year, $1.09 million grant from the Department of Health & Human Services, News-Medical reports.
Federal efforts to define and advance telehealth are certainly a work in progress as nationwide and state-based laws are developed. A new study explores seven unique definitions of telehealth in current use across the U.S. government.
Despite the high cost of implementing telemedicine technology in intensive care units, hospitals could benefit more from such tools both financially and in terms of the quality of care delivered, according to research recently published online in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health.
The low number of nighttime admissions to hospitals may reveal an opportunity for leveraging telehospitalist physicians to deliver inpatient services during that time, a new study published in Telemedicine and e-Health finds.
Consumer frustrations with the new online marketplaces reinforce the need for health insurers to make the shift to digital and have well-defined strategies around marketing, sales and service, notes Harvard Business Review.