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Tele-Rehabilitation for Stroke Survivors

Posted by Lily Mercer on Jul 17, 2018 9:57:32 AM

Tele-rehabilitation can enhance recovery after a stroke by improving access to multi-disciplinary care and rehab professionals, like physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Tele-rehabilitation interventions have the potential to change the way care is delivered to this population by allowing remote specialists to address the motor, cognitive, and neuropsychiatric deficits that occur after stroke.

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Topics: unique telehealth programs, rehabilitaiton, stroke, physical therapy

A Tele-Behavioral Program for Patients with Diabetes

Posted by Lily Mercer on Jul 12, 2018 12:47:19 PM

Patients with chronic diseases are often burdened with psychological distress. The overwhelming nature of living with a chronic disease can result in stress and other mental health comorbidities that negatively influence disease management. Patients with diabetes, for example, commonly experience depressive symptoms and in turn have difficulty adhering to treatment protocols. These individuals are less likely to engage in regular glucose self-monitoring and are therefore at increased risk of detrimental clinical outcomes, like nephropathy, retinopathy, hospitalization, and death.

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Topics: medication adherence, disease management, diabetes, behavioral health

Telehealth Enhances Management of Hypertensive Disorders During Pregnancy

Posted by Lily Mercer on Jul 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Hypertensive disorders occur in 5% - 11% of pregnancies. Gestational hypertension and preeclampsia can be particularly detrimental to a woman’s health and are the leading causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality. The consequences of these maternal disorders are magnified in low and middle-income countries. Mobile health technology offers a promising solution to the lack of resources that are available to women with hypertensive disorders during pregnancy. Remote patient monitoring can change the way care is managed for this patient population.

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Topics: disease management, hypertension, patient education, pregnancy

Enhancing Primary Care with Remote Clinical Pharmacy Services

Posted by Lily Mercer on Jun 20, 2018 1:27:27 PM

Healthcare is becoming increasingly dependent on telehealth technology to remotely monitor patients. Medical centers are frequently in search of remote patient monitoring systems that will improve patient outcomes and bolster the efficiency of healthcare delivery. Additionally, healthcare practitioners are constantly pursuing innovative models of patient care that will allow them to maximize the benefits of telehealth.

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Managing Chronic Disease with Telerehabilitation

Posted by Lily Mercer on Jun 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM

As the aging population grows, the number of people living with chronic diseases will continue to rise. Because medical advancements have increased the lifespan of these individuals, there is a consistent need for healthcare efforts directed toward disease management. By addressing the morbidity and mortality associated with chronic diseases, healthcare providers can improve quality of life and reduce hospital readmissions for the aging population.

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Topics: disease management, chronic disease, CHF, COPD, heart disease, patient education

The Role of Telemedicine in Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Posted by Ianna Arthur on Jun 13, 2018 5:00:00 AM

In contrast to other fields in healthcare, substance abuse disorder treatment  lacks a significant technology component. Telehealth technologies have yet to be implemented on a universal scale in addiction recovery programs. However, studies show that telehealth has the potential to transform and improve the way we rehabilitate substance abuse patients and can help to reduce the number of people impacted by the opioid crisis in the United States.

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Topics: disease management, telemedicine, behavioral health, mental health, unique telehealth programs, addiction treatment

Expanding Access To Healthcare Across America With Telehealth

Posted by Lily Mercer on May 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Telemedicine continues to grow as a solution to increase access to healthcare. Patients living in rural areas stand to gain immense benefits from telehealth because it can reduce barriers related to cost and travel. A recent study sought to demonstrate the efficacy of telehealth in reducing these burdens for patients with diabetes living in rural Georgia and Alabama.

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Topics: disease management, telehealth, diabetes, chronic disease, video conferencing, patient satisfaction

Using Telehealth for Digestive Diseases

Posted by Lily Mercer on May 16, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Telehealth solutions are commonly used to manage chronic diseases like diabetes, congestive heart failure, asthma, hypertension, and COPD, yet research on using telehealth for digestive diseases is lacking.

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Topics: medication adherence, disease management, telehealth, remote patient monitoring, telehealth model, digestive disease, patient satisfaction

In the News: HRS Launches Next Generation Software to Boost Population Health Management

Posted by Lily Mercer on May 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Health Recovery Solutions, the leading innovative post-acute remote patient monitoring company, announced today that it has launched a next generation version of its patented telehealth software.

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Topics: news

How Video Communication Provides Continuous Care - A Patient's Story

Posted by Gigi Cordero on May 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Anne Carle, RN, Telehealth Clinical Coordinator at Cornerstone VNA shared with HRS a story about how she was able to save a patient’s life twice while on telehealth.*

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Topics: patient success story