Medical Tourism & Communication, 2023 Pittsburg State University
Medical Tourism & Communication, Alicia Mason
Medical tourism (MT), sometimes referred to as health tourism or medical travel, involves both the treatment of illness and the facilitation of wellness, with travel. Medical tourism is a multifaceted and multiphase process involving many agents and actors that requires careful planning and execution. The coordinated process involves the biomedical, transportation, tourism, and leisure industries. From the communication perspective, the process can be viewed as a 5-stage model consisting of the: (a) orientation, (b) preparation, (c) experiential and treatment, (d) convalescence, and (e) reflection phases. Medical tourism is uniquely situated in a nexus of academic literature related to communication, business …
The Impact Of Telehealth In Urgent Care Settings, 2023 University of Tennessee Health Science Center
The Impact Of Telehealth In Urgent Care Settings, Annie Dong
Applied Research Projects
Telehealth is an emerging modality of patient care and has since expanded to urgent care facilities. Urgent care facilities have been around for decades; however, along with telehealth, it has only grown in popularity in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the implementation and usage of telehealth in urgent care facilities is dependent on the provider being able to use it. This study aimed at looking at the perspective of the provider on the implementation and usage of telehealth in the urgent care setting.
Individual- And Neighborhood-Level Characteristics Of Lung Cancer Screening Participants Undergoing Telemedicine Shared Decision Making, 2023 Thomas Jefferson University
Individual- And Neighborhood-Level Characteristics Of Lung Cancer Screening Participants Undergoing Telemedicine Shared Decision Making, Christine S. Shusted, Hee-Soon Juon, Brooke Ruane, Brian M. Till, Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, Russell K. Mcintire, Tyler Grenda, Olugbenga Okusanya, Nathaniel R. Evans, Gregory C. Kane, Julie Barta
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Faculty Papers
BACKGROUND: Although lung cancer screening (LCS) for high-risk individuals reduces lung cancer mortality in clinical trial settings, many questions remain about how to implement high-quality LCS in real-world programs. With the increasing use of telemedicine in healthcare, studies examining this approach in the context of LCS are urgently needed. We aimed to identify sociodemographic and other factors associated with screening completion among individuals undergoing telemedicine Shared Decision Making (SDM) for LCS.
METHODS: This retrospective study examined patients who completed Shared Decision Making (SDM) via telemedicine between May 4, 2020 - March 18, 2021 in a centralized LCS program. Individuals were …
The Benefits Of Telehealth For Rural Communities, 2023 Murray State University
The Benefits Of Telehealth For Rural Communities, Cade Alberson, Taylor Alberson
No abstract provided.
Evaluation Of Telephone Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Performance In Current Practice In Saudi Arabia, 2023 School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Evaluation Of Telephone Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Performance In Current Practice In Saudi Arabia, Meshary Binhotan, Joanne Turnbull, Graham Petley, Nawfal Aljerian, Mohammad Altuwaijri
Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
Objectives: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a global health problem with a low survival rate. Telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation (T-CPR) guidance by emergency medical services (EMS) dispatchers can improve CPR performance and, consequently, survival rates. Accordingly, the American Heart Association (AHA) has released performance standards for T-CPR in current practice to improve its quality. However, no study has examined T-CPR performance in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate T-CPR performance in the Saudi Arabian EMS system.
Methods: A retrospective observation of OHCA calls in current practice was conducted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. OHCA calls were reviewed to identify those …
Mda Advocacy Report: 2023 To Date, And What’S Next, 2023 Michigan Dental Association
Mda Advocacy Report: 2023 To Date, And What’S Next, Jason Mashni Dds
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association
This article is a recap of MDA legislative advocacy accomplishments and what is on the horizon for the remainder of 2023, written by the chair of the MDA Committee on Governmental and Insurance Affairs.
Comparing Two Telehealth Approaches For Treating Psychiatric Disorders In Primary Care, Research Dissemination Committee, Maine, Usa
REACH: Research Evidence-to-Action for Community Health
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are community clinics that provide primary care in rural and other underserved areas. FQHCs often don’t have enough mental health specialists to treat patients with complex mental health conditions.
Patient And Provider Perceptions Of Rapid Telehealth Implementation During The Covid-19 Pandemic, 2023 Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Patient And Provider Perceptions Of Rapid Telehealth Implementation During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Ryan G. Seibert, Amanda K. Stephenson, Aubrey Podell, Yuxiu Lei, Sheri Keitz
The Lahey Journal
Introduction: Despite unprecedented telehealth adoption during the COVID-19 pandemic, its post-pandemic preservation remains uncertain. Understanding key stakeholders’ perspectives on telehealth during the pandemic can inform evidence-based policies and promote effective, sustainable virtual-based care.
Methods: Patients and providers who completed telehealth visits during the early pandemic in primary care, subspecialty, and surgical outpatient clinics at a large community-based academic medical center in New England were surveyed via telephone interviews or electronic surveys. Thematic analyses of qualitative comments further characterized experiences.
Results: Of 1,729 eligible patients called, 969 were contacted and 778 participated (response rate 80.3% among contacted patients). Among 753 eligible …
A Novel Virtual-Based Comprehensive Clinical Approach To Headache Care, 2023 Thomas Jefferson University
A Novel Virtual-Based Comprehensive Clinical Approach To Headache Care, Thomas Berk, Stephen Silberstein, Peter Mcallister
Department of Jefferson Headache Center papers and presentations
One major innovation, a result of the coronavirus pandemic, has been the proliferation of telemedicine. Telehealth can help solve the access problems that plague headache medicine, allowing patients in areas with no headache expertise to consult and work with a headache specialist. This is a retrospective chart review of patients seen by Neura Health, a comprehensive app-based telehealth headache center. Patients are seen by a specialist and, in addition to any medical recommendations, are given care plans individualized to their condition and recommendations at the end of their clinical appointments. The primary outcome of this study is a decrease in …
Leveraging Telehealth Supportive Oncology Services To Combat Covid-19 Isolation In Breast Cancer Patients: A Cancer Center’S Perspective, 2023 University of Utah School of Medicine
Leveraging Telehealth Supportive Oncology Services To Combat Covid-19 Isolation In Breast Cancer Patients: A Cancer Center’S Perspective, Jake R. Erickson, Maranda K. Pahlkotter, Paul D. Thielking, Jane M. Porretta, Regina Rosenthal, Cindy B. Matsen, Kirstyn E. Brownson
Patient Experience Journal
During the COVID-19 pandemic, breast cancer patient in-person visits were converted to telehealth visits. Given our concerns about increased isolation amongst breast cancer patients during the pandemic, and the deleterious effects of such isolation on patient outcomes, we investigated utilization rates of psycho-social services amongst newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at our institution. We explored visit platforms (telehealth versus in-person) and time points prior to and encompassing the early pandemic. Despite decreased new breast cancer visits, there was a greater than 2-fold increase in supportive oncology service encounters in breast cancer patients during COVID-19 suggesting increased need for psycho-oncology resources. …
How Are The Vibes? Patient And Family Experiences Of Rapport During Telehealth Calls In Palliative Care, 2023 University of Auckland
How Are The Vibes? Patient And Family Experiences Of Rapport During Telehealth Calls In Palliative Care, Wendy English, Jackie Robinson, Merryn Gott
Patient Experience Journal
Interactions with rapport are considered essential to palliative care and beneficial to patient outcomes. With the current interest in telehealth, more knowledge is needed about rapport during telehealth encounters in palliative care from the patient and family viewpoint. The objective of this study was to explore patient and family experiences of rapport with health professionals during telehealth interactions in the community palliative care setting. This was a qualitative Interpretive Description study, with 18 patients and 11 family member participants recruited from four hospice locations in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Semi-structured interviews were conducted, and audio recorded between November 2020 and May …
Racial Disparities In Access To Dbs: Results Of A Real-World U.S. Claims Data Analysis, 2023 Thomas Jefferson University
Racial Disparities In Access To Dbs: Results Of A Real-World U.S. Claims Data Analysis, Michael Frassica, Drew S Kern, Mitra Afshari, Allison T Connolly, Chengyuan Wu, Nathan Rowland, Juan Ramirez-Castaneda, Mwiza Ushe, Claudia Salazar, Xenos Mason
Farber Institute for Neuroscience Faculty Papers
INTRODUCTION: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an effective and standard-of-care therapy for Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders when symptoms are inadequately controlled with conventional medications. It requires expert care for patient selection, surgical targeting, and therapy titration. Despite the known benefits, racial/ethnic disparities in access have been reported. Technological advancements with smartphone-enabled devices may influence racial disparities. Real-world evidence investigations can shed further light on barriers to access and demographic disparities for DBS patients.
METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was performed using Medicare claims linked with manufacturer patient data tracking to analyze 3,869 patients who received DBS. Patients were …
How Technology May Be Used For Future Disease Predictions, 2023 Governors State University
How Technology May Be Used For Future Disease Predictions, Rich P. Manprisio
Journal of Applied Disciplines
Exasperated by the ongoing global pandemic, the healthcare system is grappling with the formidable challenges posed by proper and effective disease treatments. Nevertheless, amidst these growing difficulties, the healthcare field has witnessed significant technological advancements, offering promising avenues for disease prediction. Notably, a positive correlation exists between the utilization of technologies and their potential to serve as valuable tools for disease prediction. As our reliance on technological sophistication continues progressing, current research highlights numerous viable options to augment the healthcare sector. This review explores the current state of utilizing technologies and their potential to enhance healthcare, shedding light on their …
Telerehabilitation: An Updated View Of Practices, Cost Analysis, And Client Perceptions, 2023 Hacettepe University
Telerehabilitation: An Updated View Of Practices, Cost Analysis, And Client Perceptions, Gokcen Akyurek, Selen Aydoner
Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice
Telerehabilitation is an alternative and complementary rehabilitation method in which information and communication technologies are used to remove the distance between healthcare professionals and clients. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the rapid adoption of telerehabilitation services, limiting the in-person rehabilitation services available all over the world. The restrictions that started with the COVID-19 pandemic also negatively affected rehabilitation services, clients, and healthcare professionals, and it was considered essential to provide services using telerehabilitation technology. Therefore, this review aimed to examine and inform health professionals' telerehabilitation practices such as remote assessment, evaluation, intervention, monitoring, supervision, education, and follow-up during the …
Understanding The Acceptability And Effect Of Psychiatric Care Via Telemedicine As An Alternative Option For Patients Living With Intellectual Disabilities In Group Homes, 2023 University of Alabama Heersink School of Medicine; University of Oxford
Understanding The Acceptability And Effect Of Psychiatric Care Via Telemedicine As An Alternative Option For Patients Living With Intellectual Disabilities In Group Homes, Brittany M. Johnson, Annabelle J. Rowland, Jacob D. Coeur, Maxwell C. Klapow, Jean F. Pointon
Cooper Rowan Medical Journal
Telemedicine has become a popular alternative to in-person clinic visits in the field of psychiatry, but few studies examine the impact of telemedicine mental healthcare provided to patients with intellectual disabilities living in group homes. Our study aims to fill this gap in the literature. A ten-question survey was designed to evaluate the effect of telemedicine services on access to care, quality of care, and patient and caregiver stress. This survey was distributed to caregivers of patients living in group homes who received care at the University of Alabama Medical Center. The majority of respondents indicated that telemedicine visits improved …
Barriers And Facilitators To Achieving Well-Being In Pediatric Providers, 2023 Medical University of South Carolina
Barriers And Facilitators To Achieving Well-Being In Pediatric Providers, Whitney Marvin, Jillian Harvey, Natasha Ruth
Journal of Wellness
Introduction: Physician well-being has become increasingly important for health systems across the country due to the strong ties between quality, safety, and overall patient outcomes. Burnout has increased steadily and has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This study seeks to successfully identify factors that both enhance and detract from well-being in a cohort of pediatric faculty and advanced practice providers (APPs).
Methods: This study utilized a multimethod approach including surveys and a total of 8 semi-structured, virtual focus groups of pediatricians and advanced practice providers (orchestrated through Microsoft Teams) to understand perspectives on burnout and well-being. Each …
Predictive Ability Of A 3d Body Scanning Mobile Application For Metabolic Health Risk, 2023 The University of Southern Mississippi
Predictive Ability Of A 3d Body Scanning Mobile Application For Metabolic Health Risk, Caleb Brandner
There is an increasing prevalence of obesity within the US and rising rates of metabolic syndrome among those aged 20-39 concurrent with a decrease in the reception of primary care. Limitations to healthcare including access, cost, and availability, highlighting the need for simple, efficient, and accessible cardiometabolic health risk screening. Given the surge in smartphone ownership over the last decade, this study sought to determine the predictive ability of a mobile 3D-optical (3DO) body composition assessment application in determining metabolic health risk. A total of 62 participants (female: 36) underwent traditional anthropometric measurements, 3DO body scanning using a smartphone application, …
Development Of 5g-Based Remote Ultrasound Education: Current Status And Future Trends, 2023 Thomas Jefferson University
Development Of 5g-Based Remote Ultrasound Education: Current Status And Future Trends, Jiaojiao Ma, Xinying Jia, Guanghan Li, Dandan Guo, Xuehua Xi, Tongtong Zhou, Ji-Bin Liu, Bo Zhang
Department of Radiology Faculty Papers
The rapid advancement of 5G technology has opened new possibilities for remote ultrasound education, offering the potential to enhance training, real-time consultation, and quality control for primary ultrasound doctors. The 5G remote ultrasound education has the potential to revolutionize the way primary ultrasound doctors are trained and supported, ultimately leading to improved patient care and outcomes. By understanding the current status and development trends of this cutting-edge educational approach, the medical community can better prepare for and contribute to its ongoing evolution. Looking towards the future, the development trends in 5G remote ultrasound education are expected to revolve around continuous …
Telehealth Clinical Appropriateness And Quality, 2023 Thomas Jefferson University
Telehealth Clinical Appropriateness And Quality, Lulu Wang, Anthony Fabiano, Arjun K. Venkatesh, Nick Patel, Judd E. Hollander
Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Papers
Contrary to common perception, telehealth is not simply a substitute for in-person care. With an array of modalities—live audio–video, asynchronous patient communication, and remote patient monitoring, to name a few—telehealth creates entirely new avenues of care delivery (Table 1). Although our current care model is reactive—relying on episodic visits to an office or hospital—telehealth allows us to be proactive, filling in the gaps to provide a continuum of care. Widespread uptake of telehealth has created fertile ground for long-overdue health system reform. In this study, we describe essential next steps: redefine telehealth clinical appropriateness, evolve payment models, provide necessary training, …
Telehealth Experiences In Canadian Veterans: Associations, Strengths And Barriers To Care During The Covid-19 Pandemic., Deanna L Walker, M S Nouri, R A Plouffe, J J W Liu, T Le, C A Forchuk, D Gargala, K St Cyr, A Nazarov, Don Richardson
MacDonald Franklin OSI Research Centre
INTRODUCTION: Identifying barriers to care in veteran populations is critical, as veterans face increased social isolation, relationship strains and financial insecurities. For Canadian veterans experiencing barriers to accessing healthcare, telehealth may be a promising alternative with comparable effectiveness to in-person services; however, the potential benefits and limitations of telehealth require further examination to determine its long-term utility, and to inform health policy and planning. The goal of the present research was to identify predictors and barriers to telehealth usage in Canadian veterans in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
METHODS: Data were drawn from baseline data of a longitudinal survey …