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Telehealth on the Front Lines of the Refugee Crisis

Posted by Karmen Mogck on Feb 20, 2019 6:00:00 AM

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), there are currently 68.5 million displaced persons globally as a result of conflict, war, ecological devastation and human rights violations—the highest level ever recorded.[1] As a result, refugee settlements and other forms of shelter for the displaced have proliferated rapidly around the world, forming the backbone of a global humanitarian crisis.

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Topics: population health, global telehealth

Stress Control for College Students with Telemedicine

Posted by Ianna Arthur on Oct 30, 2018 5:00:00 AM

For many students, college can be a time of extreme stress. Lack of sleep, heavy workloads, financial issues, and post-graduation pressure can contribute to the highly prevalent mental health problems within the student population. Telemedicine has proved to be a way to increase stress management, access to mental illness treatment, and overall well-being.

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Topics: population health, stress

The Efficacy of Telehealth for Heart Failure Management

Posted by Lily Mercer on Oct 17, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Telehealth presents numerous benefits to patients living with heart failure. As technology develops, an increasing number of clinicians will utilize telehealth to improve patient outcomes and reduce hospital admissions. A recent randomized control trial took a deep dive into the efficacy of telehealth with the heart failure patient population. The study concluded that remote monitoring interventions can reduce length of hospital stay and decrease mortality related to heart failure.

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Topics: disease management, population health, heart failure, global telehealth

In The News: HRS and Nascentia Health Expand Population Health Programs and Introduce Postpartum Telehealth

Posted by Lily Mercer on Jul 24, 2018 9:36:23 AM

Nascentia Health, formerly VNA Homecare, has considerably expanded their telehealth offerings with Health Recovery Solutions to include population health programs and postpartum care.

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Topics: postpartum, behavioral health, population health