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Coming soon! The HUB: An online community for telemedicine professionals
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ATA is proud to introduce The HUB, our newest platform for sharing and professional networking. This online resource, exclusively for ATA members, provides all the tools you need to find and communicate with leaders in the field of telemedicine and other ATA members. The HUB will include enhanced membership profiles and community building resources, integrated communication tools and file sharing libraries. The HUB will launch late fall 2010! More

Study: Telemedicine can speed diagnosis of pediatric heart problems
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A new study by researchers from Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., found that rapid electronic review of children's heart images by specialists nearly 200 miles away allowed for earlier diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious pediatric heart problems. The study was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. Researchers looked at 11 years of data on first-time pediatric echocardiograms performed at St. John's Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., and transmitted to pediatric heart specialists at Children's Mercy 160 miles away, between April 1998 and October 2009. More

Spain hospital conducts remote consultations for type 1 diabetes
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The Diabetes Unit of the Endocrinology and Nutrition Department of the Regional Hospital of Malaga (Spain) has established a remote consultation program for those patients with type 1 diabetes who undergo intensive treatment with subcutaneous insulin micro-infusers. To date, 75 patients have benefited from telemonitoring by specialists, which results in better metabolic control and greater patient autonomy as well as an improved quality of life. The remote consultations started in 2009 with a group of about 15 insulin dependent patients undergoing therapies with integrated systems performing subcutaneous infusions of insulin and continuously monitoring blood glucose levels in the subcutaneous tissue. More

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Navy offers sailors online help to quit addictions
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The Navy is teaming up with a highly regarded addiction treatment center to provide Web-based support for thousands of sailors, their families and retired personnel struggling with alcohol and drug abuse. The $3.25 million program is intended to keep sailors with addiction problems on the road to recovery and links them to support programs anywhere in the world, at anytime, even while they're deployed. It is tailored primarily to younger sailors, who are at greater risk and are comfortable navigating the Internet and social programs. More

Telemedicine program in demand
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Maria Muniz monitors her blood pressure with the help of a visiting nurse. She admits she avoids seeing a doctor at all costs. "I got to get up early in the morning, get dressed, wait for my ride to come and pick me up," she explains. "It was always a hassle." As a result the 66-year-old great grandmother ignored her chronic health condition and often suffered from headaches and other physical problems. "I didn't know it was because of the blood pressure because I never went to the doctor," she says. Now she gets help from a "buddy," a small electronic health device that asks her to answer a series of questions several times every day. More

Teleradiology a boon for Arizona's rural communities
Arizona-Sonora News Service via Inside Tucson Busines    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Advances in medical technology allow specialists at University Medical Center to diagnose radiological images sent over the Arizona Telemedicine Network from hospitals on the Hopi, Navajo and Apache reservations. The technology can be traced back to the University of Arizona Radiology Department and the work of Dr. Terry Ovitt, Dr. Sol Nudelman and Dr. Paul Capp in the early 1970s. "That group of physicians developed digital radiography — the whole process behind it," said Dr. Elizabeth A. Krupinski, a professor in the University of Arizona departments of radiology and psychology and the Arizona Telemedicine Program's associate director for evaluation. More

MultiView Inc. launches the new iPhone app for the American Telemedicine Association: ATA Mobile
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MultiView Inc. has announced the launch of its newest partner benefit for the American Telemedicine Association: the ATA Mobile app for iPhone. This app is designed to help ATA keep its members connected to the association anytime, anywhere through one convenient portal. More

Dr. Ted Eytan: Data graphic shows patient-physician e-mail improves care
Ted Eytan, MD    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When I decided to toss most of the slides I was going to show at the Consumer Health Congress in Washington, D.C., I knew that I would be able to share that information here, in the social media world, where the conversation never ends. The following is some impressive data regarding the impact of patient-physician e-mail. More

'You've Got Mail' — But not from your doctor; only 7 percent are e-mailing patients
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Doctors aren't exactly lining up to swap e-mails with their patients, as it turns out. According to the Center for Studying Health System Change, only 6.7 percent of the 4,200-plus office-based physicians who responded to a 2008 national survey "routinely" e-mailed patients about clinical matters. Most just didn't have the technology available, but even among the doctors who had e-mail access, only 19.5 percent regularly emailed with patients. More

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Maine medical center uses telemedicine to help patients in rural areas
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Nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center are taking full advantage of a $500,000 federal grant. Critical care connection at EMMC is using telemedicine to give patients additional care without ever stepping foot into the hospital room. From this office located in Bangor, nurses can take care of patients across the state through video. With high-resolution cameras, nurses can read 8-point font prescription labels, monitor machine levels and talk to the patient. Patients are able to see the nurses on a monitor in their rooms and communicate with them as if they were standing next to their bed. More

Center for Connected Health symposium: Mapping the way ahead
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Come join the Center for its seventh annual Connected Health Symposium, Oct. 21 to 22 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. More than 1,000 health care and technology leaders, reimbursement and HR executives, policymakers and entrepreneurs will discuss and debate the means of moving care beyond the hospital and clinic and into the day-to-day lives of those who need our help. Breakout sessions and keynote presentations will take a hard look at payment reform, provider accountability, patient self-management, and the technology tools available and in development to address these pressing issues. More

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