People who are younger, more affluent and do not have established healthcare relationships are more likely to use a telemedicine program that allows them to get medical help — including prescriptions — by talking to a doctor over the telephone, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
The promise of telemedicine and of widespread use of Internet messaging and data sharing with patients seems tantalizingly close. Internet, video and mobile technologies have already changed industries from retail to finance to travel. The technologies have the potential to transform healthcare, yet they haven’t had a significant impact yet. What would it be like if they did?
A new study published in the February issue of the journal Health Affairs from researchers at the University of Michigan and the Center for Connected Health at Partners Healthcare System in Boston revealed that 42 percent of hospitals in the U.S. use a “telehealth” approach.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of acute hospital admissions. The main object of our study was to evaluate the effects of telemedicine video-consultation (TVC) on the frequency of hospital re-admissions due to COPD exacerbations.
mHealth and telehealth: Two popular terms in the healthcare lexicon these days. And two whose days are numbered.