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Telemedicine Consultation To Assess Neonatal Encephalopathy In Rural Community Hospitals And Tertiary Care Centers, Rachel Coffey, Misty Melendi, Anya K. Cutler, Alexa K. Craig 2022 Maine Medical Center

Telemedicine Consultation To Assess Neonatal Encephalopathy In Rural Community Hospitals And Tertiary Care Centers, Rachel Coffey, Misty Melendi, Anya K. Cutler, Alexa K. Craig

Journal of Maine Medical Center

Introduction: Teleconsultation is used in tertiary care hospitals to evaluate neonatal encephalopathy. Neonates born in community hospitals, however, often experience delayed evaluation due to transport to the tertiary care center. We studied teleconsultations in community hospitals to decrease this disparity.

Methods: Prospective observational study in 9 community hospitals and 1 neonatal intensive care unit. Inclusion criteria: gestational age greater than or equal to 35 weeks and one of the following: umbilical cord pH less than or equal to 7.2, 5-minute Apgar less than 7, prolonged respiratory support, perinatal event, or abnormal neurological exam. We performed synchronized, unscheduled telemedicine consults ...


Coordinated Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, And Pharmaceutical Care Telehealth For People With Parkinson Disease In Rural Communities: An Exploratory, 8-Week Cohort Study For Feasibility, Safety, And Signal Of Efficacy, Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, Merrill R. Landers, Annalisa Piccorelli, Erin Bush, Reshmi Singh 2022 University of Kentucky

Coordinated Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, And Pharmaceutical Care Telehealth For People With Parkinson Disease In Rural Communities: An Exploratory, 8-Week Cohort Study For Feasibility, Safety, And Signal Of Efficacy, Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, Merrill R. Landers, Annalisa Piccorelli, Erin Bush, Reshmi Singh

Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty Publications

Introduction: The potential for coordinated, multidisciplinary telehealth to help connect people with Parkinson disease (PD) in rural areas to PD specialists is crucial in optimizing care. Therefore, this study aimed to test the feasibility, safety, and signal of efficacy of a coordinated telehealth program, consisting of speech therapy, physiotherapy, and pharmaceutical care, for people with PD living in some rural US communities.

Methods: Fifteen individuals with PD living in rural Wyoming and Nevada, USA, participated in this single-cohort, 8-week pilot study. Participants were assessed before and after 8 weeks of coordinated, one-on-one telehealth using the following outcomes: (1) feasibility: session ...


Pivoting To Be Patient-Centered: A Study On Hidden Psychological Costs Of Tele-Healthcare And The Patient-Provider Relationship, Adam Neufeld, Vishal Bhella, Clark Svrcek 2022 University of Calgary

Pivoting To Be Patient-Centered: A Study On Hidden Psychological Costs Of Tele-Healthcare And The Patient-Provider Relationship, Adam Neufeld, Vishal Bhella, Clark Svrcek

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: While the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a shift toward virtual medicine, there are some potentially important limitations with this modality of healthcare. One such concern, which has not yet been elucidated, is how telephone-based versus in-person visits differentially impact patients’ perceived autonomy and the resulting patient-provider relationship. Grounded in self-determination theory (SDT), this pilot study addresses this question by investigating the association between patients’ perceived autonomy support and relationship needs satisfaction (autonomy, competence, relatedness) in both types of visits with their family doctor and care team. Methods: Running from Sept. 2020 to Feb. 2021, data was collected via convenience ...


Ehealth Education And Support For Pediatric Hearing Aid Management: Parent Goals, Questions And Challenges, Natalie Nichols, Karen F. Munoz, Guadalupe G. San Miguel, Michael P. Twohig 2022 Utah State University

Ehealth Education And Support For Pediatric Hearing Aid Management: Parent Goals, Questions And Challenges, Natalie Nichols, Karen F. Munoz, Guadalupe G. San Miguel, Michael P. Twohig

Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education Student Research

Purpose: To investigate parent goals, questions, and challenges that emerged during coaching phone calls in an eHealth program designed to provide education and support for hearing aid management.

Methods: Coaching phone calls were audio-recorded, transcribed and qualitatively analyzed for emergent themes within the categories of goals, questions, and challenges.

Results: Emergent themes revealed parent goals were focused on self-efficacy, routines, device care and child development. Emergent themes for questions revealed parents asked questions related to the device care, audiology appointments, confirmation of learning, and child development. For challenges emergent themes revealed parents’ own struggles (e.g., with emotions), issues related ...


Response To: A Telehealth Explosion: Using Lessons From The Pandemic To Shape The Future Of Telehealth Regulation, Joanna Sax 2021 California Western School of Law

Response To: A Telehealth Explosion: Using Lessons From The Pandemic To Shape The Future Of Telehealth Regulation, Joanna Sax

Texas A&M Law Review

In A Telehealth Explosion: Using Lessons from the Pandemic to Shape the Future of Telehealth Regulation, published in the Texas A&M Law Review, Professor Deborah Farringer tackles the critical issue of the efficacy and implementation of telehealth, using our experience(s) of telehealth during the COVID–19 pandemic as the guide. This is important, as Professor Farringer acknowledges, because while telehealth advocates pre-date the pandemic, barriers prevented the implementation of telehealth in a widespread manner. These barriers included a concern about fraud and a question as to whether telehealth visits could provide effective outcomes compared to in-person visits. Professor ...


Evaluating Technology-Mediated Collaborative Workflows For Telehealth, Christopher Bondy Ph.D., Pengcheng Shi, Pamela Grover MD, Vicki Hanson, Linlin Chen, Rui Li 2021 Rochester Institute of Technology

Evaluating Technology-Mediated Collaborative Workflows For Telehealth, Christopher Bondy Ph.D., Pengcheng Shi, Pamela Grover Md, Vicki Hanson, Linlin Chen, Rui Li

Articles

Goals: This paper discusses the need for a predictable method to evaluate gains and gaps of collaborative technology-mediated workflows and introduces an evaluation framework to address this need. Methods: The Collaborative Space Analysis Framework (CS-AF), introduced in this research, is a cross-disciplinary evaluation method designed to evaluate technology-mediated collaborative workflows. The 5-step CS-AF approach includes: (1) current-state workflow definition, (2) current-state (baseline) workflow assessment, (3) technology-mediated workflow development and deployment, (4) technology-mediated workflow assessment, (5) analysis, and conclusions. For this research, a comprehensive, empirical study of hypertension exam workflow for telehealth was conducted using the CS-AF approach. Results: The CS-AF ...


Evolution Or Revolution In Telehealth Regulation, George Horvath 2021 University of Akron School of Law

Evolution Or Revolution In Telehealth Regulation, George Horvath

Texas A&M Law Review

A frequently repeated adage, attributed to a wide range of authors and orators, holds that a serious crisis should never be allowed to go to waste. The moment in which we find ourselves renders this adage particularly timely. Responses to one of the defining crises of our age—the COVID–19 pandemic—have mostly been reactive. This includes the responses of multiple actors involved with telehealth. Congress, federal regulators, state legislatures, state regulators, private insurers, and health care providers, confronting the challenges of the pandemic, have responded by making ad hoc adjustments to the regulation and use of telehealth. Moving ...


Increasing Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Compliance With Various Telemedicine Interventions: An Integrated Literature Review, Tracy Partington 2021 The University of San Francisco

Increasing Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Compliance With Various Telemedicine Interventions: An Integrated Literature Review, Tracy Partington

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Aims and Objectives. This literature review's objective was to synthesize evidence from previously published literature on telemedicine interventions' effectiveness on CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy compliance.

Background. It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from a form of Sleep Apnea (SA), and those up to 80 percent of the cases of moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are undiagnosed (Sleep Apnea, n,d). The first-line therapy for OSA is CPAP. However, CPAP therapy is associated with low compliance rates.

Design. Systematic review.

Method. A multi-database literature search was conducted to identify published literature between 2009 and ...


Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: A Patient Empowerment Project, Alison Cusmano 2021 University of San Diego

Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: A Patient Empowerment Project, Alison Cusmano

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Hypertension is a public health issue estimated to affect 112 million adults by 2030. Primary care patients in an outpatient clinic in Southern California with elevated blood pressure readings in the office did not have an organized system for close follow-up. The purpose of this evidence-based project (EBP) was to educate patients on self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP), Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), diet interventions, and healthy weight loss to improve hypertension rates. Through these interventions, patients developed an understanding of their systolic and diastolic blood pressure goals. Nurse practitioners, medical assistants, and licensed vocational nurses screened for high ...


Access Barriers To Telehealth, Quynh Chau, Amita Behuria Pathak, Daniel Turner, Jacquelyn Cheun, Carl Noe 2021 SMU

Access Barriers To Telehealth, Quynh Chau, Amita Behuria Pathak, Daniel Turner, Jacquelyn Cheun, Carl Noe

SMU Data Science Review

Abstract. Telehealth has long been touted as an efficient and cost-effective way to deliver health care services to patients. The COVID-19 global pandemic hastened the adoption of this technology in the United States. Despite its promises, telehealth as a technology-based model of health service delivery has also highlighted access to care inequities in the form of uneven utilization across various patient demographics. This research uses machine learning and publicly available data sources to describe telehealth utilization based on social determinants of care. The implications of this application can be used to inform health care providers of how to target efforts ...


Enhancing Cancer Care Of Rural Dwellers Through Telehealth And Engagement (Encore): Protocol To Evaluate Effectiveness Of A Multi-Level Telehealth-Based Intervention To Improve Rural Cancer Care Delivery, Tuya Pal, Pamela C. Hull, Tatsuki Koyama, Phillip Lammers, Denise Martinez, Jacob McArthy, Emma Schremp, Ann Tezak, Anne Washburn, Jennifer G. Whisenant, Debra L. Friedman 2021 Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Enhancing Cancer Care Of Rural Dwellers Through Telehealth And Engagement (Encore): Protocol To Evaluate Effectiveness Of A Multi-Level Telehealth-Based Intervention To Improve Rural Cancer Care Delivery, Tuya Pal, Pamela C. Hull, Tatsuki Koyama, Phillip Lammers, Denise Martinez, Jacob Mcarthy, Emma Schremp, Ann Tezak, Anne Washburn, Jennifer G. Whisenant, Debra L. Friedman

Markey Cancer Center Faculty Publications

BACKGROUND: Despite lower cancer incidence rates, cancer mortality is higher among rural compared to urban dwellers. Patient, provider, and institutional level factors contribute to these disparities. The overarching objective of this study is to leverage the multidisciplinary, multispecialty oncology team from an academic cancer center in order to provide comprehensive cancer care at both the patient and provider levels in rural healthcare centers. Our specific aims are to: 1) evaluate the clinical effectiveness of a multi-level telehealth-based intervention consisting of provider access to molecular tumor board expertise along with patient access to a supportive care intervention to improve cancer care ...


A Review Of Mobile Apps For Chronic Kidney Disease Patients, Clarisse Zigan, Carl Russell III, Kirsten Wozniak, Kshaunish Soni 2021 Purdue University

A Review Of Mobile Apps For Chronic Kidney Disease Patients, Clarisse Zigan, Carl Russell Iii, Kirsten Wozniak, Kshaunish Soni

The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research

No abstract provided.


A Rollout Of A Blood Pressure Remote Patient Monitoring Program To Improve High-Risk Maternal Outcomes At A Pilot Clinic For Systemwide Expansion, Laura Geron 2021 Seton Hall University

A Rollout Of A Blood Pressure Remote Patient Monitoring Program To Improve High-Risk Maternal Outcomes At A Pilot Clinic For Systemwide Expansion, Laura Geron

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

An existing virtual care platform provides an innovative means of early recognition, identification, and intervention for women with elevated blood pressures during pregnancy, known as preeclampsia. A pilot program took place at a Northeastern prenatal care clinic where patients were identified as high-risk for preeclampsia, enrolled, educated by their providers, and equipped with Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure cuffs.

Through remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology, blood pressure readings could transmit from a patient’s residence to a portal accessible by their clinic provider at any time. This doctoral-level quality improvement project focuses on the identification of patients at high-risk for preeclampsia, their ...


Exploring Digital Health Interventions To Support Community Health Workers In Low-And-Middle-Income Countries During The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Scoping Review Protocol, Anam Shahil Feroz, Komal Valliani, Hajra Khwaja, Sehrish Karim 2021 Aga Khan University

Exploring Digital Health Interventions To Support Community Health Workers In Low-And-Middle-Income Countries During The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Scoping Review Protocol, Anam Shahil Feroz, Komal Valliani, Hajra Khwaja, Sehrish Karim

Community Health Sciences

Introduction: COVID-19 has significantly affected community health workers' (CHWs) performance as they are expected to perform pandemic-related tasks along with routine essential healthcare services. A plausible way to optimise CHWs' functioning during this pandemic is to couple the efforts of CHWs with digital tools. So far, no systematic evidence is available on the use of digital health interventions to support CHWs in low-middle-income countries (LMICs) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The article describes a protocol for a scoping review of primary research studies that aim to map evidence on the use of unique digital health interventions to support CHWs during COVID-19 ...


Electronic Consultations And Economies Of Scale: A Qualitative Study Of Clinician Perspectives On Scaling Up E-Consult Delivery, Ekaterina Anderson, Seppo T. Rinne, Jay D. Orlander, Sarah L. Cutrona, Judith L. Strymish, Varsha G. Vimalananda 2021 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Electronic Consultations And Economies Of Scale: A Qualitative Study Of Clinician Perspectives On Scaling Up E-Consult Delivery, Ekaterina Anderson, Seppo T. Rinne, Jay D. Orlander, Sarah L. Cutrona, Judith L. Strymish, Varsha G. Vimalananda

Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Publications

OBJECTIVE: To explore Veterans Health Administration clinicians' perspectives on the idea of redesigning electronic consultation (e-consult) delivery in line with a hub-and-spoke (centralized) model.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a qualitative study in VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1). Semi-structured phone interviews were conducted with 35 primary care providers and 38 specialty care providers, including 13 clinical leaders, at 6 VISN 1 sites varying in size, specialist availability, and e-consult volume. Interviews included exploration of the hub-and-spoke (centralized) e-consult model as a system redesign option. Qualitative content analysis procedures were applied to identify and describe salient categories.

RESULTS: Participants ...


Implications Of Electronic Consultations For Clinician Communication And Relationships: A Qualitative Study, Ekaterina Anderson, Varsha G. Vimalananda, Jay D. Orlander, Sarah L. Cutrona, Judith L. Strymish, Barbara G. Bokhour, Seppo T. Rinne 2021 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Implications Of Electronic Consultations For Clinician Communication And Relationships: A Qualitative Study, Ekaterina Anderson, Varsha G. Vimalananda, Jay D. Orlander, Sarah L. Cutrona, Judith L. Strymish, Barbara G. Bokhour, Seppo T. Rinne

Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Publications

BACKGROUND: Strong relationships and effective communication between clinicians support care coordination and contribute to care quality. As a new mechanism of clinician communication, electronic consultations (e-consults) may have downstream effects on care provision and coordination.

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to understand primary care providers' and specialists' perspectives on how e-consults affect communication and relationships between clinicians.

RESEARCH DESIGN: Qualitative study using thematic analysis of semistructured interviews.

SUBJECTS: Six of 8 sites in the VISN 1 (Veterans Integrated Service Network) in New England were chosen, based on variation in organization and received e-consult volume. Seventy-three respondents, including 60 ...


Covid‑19, Race/Ethnicity, And Age: The Role Of Telemedicine To Close The Gaps On Health Disparities, Andreas Kakolyris, Juan J. DelaCruz, Christos I. Giannikos 2021 Kean University

Covid‑19, Race/Ethnicity, And Age: The Role Of Telemedicine To Close The Gaps On Health Disparities, Andreas Kakolyris, Juan J. Delacruz, Christos I. Giannikos

Publications and Research

The novel COVID-19 outbreak is a major public health challenge that quickly turned into an economic recession of great proportions. This pandemic poses a trade-off between health and the economy where social distancing, quarantines, and isolation shut down demand and supply chains across the USA. This paper analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on illness and death among older adults and communities of color with low socioeconomic status in New York City. To achieve this goal, fractional logit models are used to capture changes in the novel virus’ morbidity and mortality rates at the neighborhood level. Median income, race/ethnicity, age ...


A Pilot Study Of Knee And Hip Osteoarthritis Patient Experience With Telemedicine During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Rondy M. Lazaro, Kyle J. Smith, Mohammad H. Bawany, Nathan Barford, Jennifer H. Paul 2021 University of Rochester Medical Center

A Pilot Study Of Knee And Hip Osteoarthritis Patient Experience With Telemedicine During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Rondy M. Lazaro, Kyle J. Smith, Mohammad H. Bawany, Nathan Barford, Jennifer H. Paul

Advances in Clinical Medical Research and Healthcare Delivery

Objective: The purpose of this pilot study is to examine patients' experience and satisfaction using telemedicine for knee and hip osteoarthritis care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: Adult patients seen via telemedicine for knee and/or hip osteoarthritis pain completed surveys through the REDCap online platform or pen/paper evaluating their experiences and satisfaction with telemedicine, assessed using yes/no and Likert scale questions. Demographic information was collected from the electronic medical record (EMR).

Results: 32 subjects (9 males, 23 females, mean age 63.2 years [SD = 12.2 years]) completed surveys. 90.6% of subjects stated that they were ...


Use Of A Remote Patient Home Telemonitoring System (Engage Practice Solutions) In A Rural Health System To Decrease Rural Patients’ Utilization Of Acute Healthcare Services: A Quality Improvement Project, Christopher Baker 2021 Duquesne University

Use Of A Remote Patient Home Telemonitoring System (Engage Practice Solutions) In A Rural Health System To Decrease Rural Patients’ Utilization Of Acute Healthcare Services: A Quality Improvement Project, Christopher Baker

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Manuscripts

Individuals in rural areas of the U.S. have less healthcare access in large part due to access barriers, and include travel and wait time, distance to a provider, cost, transportation, and social and cultural components. Rural individuals have been found to be in poorer health and have higher rates of being uninsured and having chronic disease. These disparities lead to rural individuals requiring more expensive acute care once they are at the point of receiving care. A significant burden is placed on the individual and health system. The rates of emergency department (ED) use in rural areas increased 70 ...


Do Virtual Visits Have An Effect On Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing For Uris?, Sydney Harris, Eric Young, Jarrod W. Kile RPhD, Kathryn Zaffiri MPH 2021 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Do Virtual Visits Have An Effect On Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing For Uris?, Sydney Harris, Eric Young, Jarrod W. Kile Rphd, Kathryn Zaffiri Mph

Research Scholars

No abstract provided.


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