Tag: Telehealth

New outlook for telehealth

On Day 1 of the HIMSS APAC Malaysia Digital Health Summit, Dr Shannon Nott, Director of Medical Services, Western New South Wales (NSW) Local Health District and Shehaan Fernando, Regional Director Population Health Management and Connected Care Informatics, ASEAN Pacific, Philips, together with HIMSS Chief Clinical Officer, Dr Charles Alessi gathered virtually at the session

Using Zoom with Epic to bring telehealth to kids during COVID-19

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the immediate challenge for Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute was shifting an almost-100% onsite outpatient workforce to an almost entirely remote one. (Its hospital has remained open, serving inpatients throughout the pandemic.) THE PROBLEM Kennedy Krieger has had a small tele-behavioral health program for military families for four years.

Telehealth pulmonary rehabilitation reduces 30-day readmissions

New research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that video telehealth pulmonary rehabilitation interventions reduce 30-day all-cause readmission rates following hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation. COPD includes a group of diseases, like emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that cause airflow obstruction

Teledentistry trialled in New Zealand’s Northland DHB

New Zealand’s Northland District Health Board (DHB) is trialling an oral telehealth service for children and adolescents with plans to expand it to adult services over time. The DHB is piloting the use of Zoom video conferencing technology and a specialised intraoral camera to allow dentists at Whangarei Hospital to do examinations and consultations on

PerfectServe acquires secure communications platform Telmediq

PerfectServe, provider of cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration solutions, announced Jan. 16 that it has acquired secure communication platform, Telmediq. The acquisition was funded by K1 Investment Management, a private equity firm focused on high-growth enterprise software companies. Knoxville, Tenn.-based PerfectServe says the acquisition will allow the company to offer its customers “the most comprehensive