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New Telemedicine Literature Review Released

According to the Parkinson’s Action Network, “The Alliance for Connected Care held two Hill briefings this week to announce the release of a new literature review titled, The Empirical Foundations of Telemedicine Interventions for Chronic Disease Management. The literature review looked at published literature on telemedicine management of three chronic diseases: congestive heart failure, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The authors of the literature review concluded that the current evidence “attests to the potential of telemedicine for addressing problems of access to care, quality of care, and health care costs in the management of the three chronic diseases chosen for this review.”

Speakers at the House briefing on May 20 included:

  • Krista Drobac, senior policy advisor at DLA Piper, LLP and executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care;
  • Former Sen. Trent Lott;
  • Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, senior policy advisory at DLA Piper, LLP;
  • Rashid Bashshur, executive director of eHealth at the University of Michigan Health System;
  • Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee;
  • Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means; and
  • Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Speakers at the Senate briefing on May 21 included Drobac; Sen. Daschle; Sen. Lott; Bashshur; former Sen. John Breaux; Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance; and Sen. John Thune (R-SD).

The New York Times also wrote a piece about Sens. Lott, Daschle, and Breaux working together on telemedicine.

Click here to read the literature review’s executive summary.”

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Posted on: May 24th, 2014

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Join Dr. Herb Rogove at ATA 2014: TeleICU Panel


Dr. Herb Rogove, CEO of C3O Telemedicine, has been selected to speak at the largest telemedicine, telehealth and mhealth event of the year. The ATA Annual Meeting brings together all of healthcare’s professionals and leading telemedicine programs to share new clinical research, best practices and innovative business models. Dr. Rogove would be honored if you, my collegues and friends, would join me in Baltimore, May 17-20 for this event. There will be over 500 peer-reviewed educational sessions and presentations, hundreds of exhibitors, a Telemedicine Venture Summit, lightning-round presentations and plenty of networking opportunities. To find out more visit:
www.ata2014.org (http://www.americantelemed.org/ata-2014#.UvvNmvugTn8)

Register today at the early-bird rate. I look forward to seeing you at ATA 2014.ATA-AD-728wx90h-jpg

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Posted on: April 11th, 2014

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Tele-ICU Abstracts at SCCM


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The December issue of Critical Care Medicine included abstracts for the San Francisco Critical Care Congress to be held January 9-13. Here is a list of some of the Tele-ICU abstracts:

  1. EIICU can save lives in AMI in Remote Areas of the Developing World (from India).
  2. Implementation of an International Tele-Pediatric CCM Program and Patient Outcome (UPMC) resulted in a lower LOS.
  3. Critically Ill Adult Patients with H1N1 in Northern California (Sutter Health) with telemedicine and a custom database a pandemic was monitored.
  4. Telemedicine Utilization of a Discharge Readiness Score may Facilitate Safer ICU Discharges (Mercy Hospital, St. Louis). None of the patients deemed low risk had any adverse outcome.
  5. Tele-ICU Program Developed by Academic Intensivists: Implementation, Structure, and Cost Details ( University of Minnesota). Using a single EMR and “off the shelf” technology costs were less than other available technologies.
  6. Tele-ICU Collaboration with the Bedside Team Improves Outcomes of ICU Patients in the Management of PAD (University of Maryland).
  7. Electronic Detection of Sepsis: Inception to Reality (St. John’s Mercy, St.Louis). Surveillance program monitored by teleintensivists was successful.

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Posted on: December 14th, 2013

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Telemonitoring: Limited Help in ICU?


A report on MedPage covering the annual CHEST meeting has the results of an eICU in Youngstown, Ohio stating that mortality, codes, and length of stay increased! Ajit Dhakal, MD, of Northside Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio, and colleagues reported at the CHEST meeting.

  • The mortality rate went from 78 to 90 per 1,000.
  • The mean length of stay was 3 days before and 3.2 afterward .
  • The number of code blues rose from 39 to 54 over the period.

The researchers acknowledged that the lack of benefits could have been hidden by the relatively small sample size and wide standard deviation in both groups.

There were real questions about the eICU methods as well, cautioned Craig Lilly, MD, director of the University of Massachusetts Memorial eICU program in Worcester.

“It wasn’t entirely clear to me that [the authors] was using the same organized software that everyone else is using,” he told MedPage Today, adding that the stated remote monitoring location “is not really a tele-ICU vendor or a known site, so that’s a little odd.”

“Keep in mind that a single hospital with a limited amount of data is not a defining conclusion” emphasized Herb Rogove, DO, FCCM CEO of C3O Telemedicine. “Often abstracts and data presented at meetings such as CHEST are preliminary and often do not undergo the scrutiny of peer reviewed full studies that are published in medical journals” was noted by Rogove.ACCPChestnetLogo013113

 

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Posted on: November 5th, 2013

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Dr. Rogove to speak at National ATA Meeting: Tele-ICU


Dr. Herb Rogove, CEO of C3O Telemedicine, will be speaking on The Tele-ICU: How to Communicate, Compare, and Evaluate Models of Care, Technology, and Value? at ATA 2013, just one of the many exciting topics that will be covered at this year’s Annual Meeting.    For 18 years, the ATA Annual International Meeting & Trade Show has been the premier forum for healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs in the telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth space.  The world-class, peer reviewed program includes 500 educational sessions and posters highlighting the latest innovations, applications and delivery models in telemedicine.   And, with over 6000 projected attendees, there’s no better place to meet and network with your peers and leaders in the field.  Register today and I’ll see you there: http://www.ata2013.com

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Posted on: April 30th, 2013

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What about satellite based telemedicine?


We have all wondered about the role of satellite’s in providing telemedicine, particularly in remote areas or where diasters occur. The earthquakes in Haiti is one in which we knew that the trauma team at the University of Miami’s Ryder Center for Trauma utilized satellite connections to provide much needed healthcare in a country who lost it’s infrastructure for Internet connectivity.

According to Network World:

Hughes Network Systems will provide broadband satellite services to the New England Telehealth Consortium under a four-year contract that the satellite ISP says is its first deal in the area of mobile telemedicine.

Hughes won a $500,000 contract to provide 8Mbps data transmission services to mobile healthcare units operated by the New England Telehealth Consortium. These units — three truck-based, one boat-based and one fixed-location — provide medical care to migrant farm workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Hughes will provide high-performance routers to the healthcare units, and these routers are integrated with AvL Technologies‘ auto-deploy antenna to enable such applications as videoconferencing, transfer of electronic health records, viewing of X-rays and other digital images and voice calls. The Hughes routers automatically establish connectivity with the Hughes Spaceway 3 broadband satellite.

The Spaceway 3 satellite uses a mesh-based, hub-less architecture that costs less and offers better availability and faster speeds than traditional Ku-band satellites. Designed for high-speed data transmission, Spaceway 3 offers point-to-point, any-to-any communications capabilities. Spaceway also eliminates the need for network traffic to go through a teleport; instead, network traffic goes straight to mobile receivers, saving money and time.

Spaceway is “a router in the sky,” explained Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes. “This is a routable, private network for the New England Telehealth Consortium, and we can offer them considerably higher speeds than with our traditional Ku satellites.”

Hughes provides satellite-based Internet service to more than 400,000 consumers. Until now, Hughes’ satellite-based private network services have been used primarily by government agencies involved in public safety applications. Hughes hopes the New England Telehealth Consortium deal will open up a new market for telemedicine.

“We’ve talked to the [Department of Veterans Affairs]; they want to reach out to veterans who may be immobile and can’t get to one of their clinics and hospitals,” Bardo said. “We’ve also talked to states like Virginia, which has mobile clinics throughout Appalachia. We think it’s important to get the word out that this satellite technology delivers the speed necessary for telemedicine. … Spaceway is new, fast and pretty affordable.”

Hughes said the mobile telehealth units as well as a fixed location in Bangor, Maine, will have operational satellite network services in March.

 

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Posted on: January 17th, 2013

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Tele-ICU presentation now available from ATA Fall Forum


The Tele-ICU Now presentation at the ATA Fall Forum is now available to watch. See Tuesday Session V.

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Posted on: September 21st, 2012

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ATA Fall Forum in New Orleans: Rogove and Tele-ICU


Next week at the American Telemedicine’s Fall Forum in New Orleans, C3O Telemedicine’s CEO Dr. Herb Rogove will discuss Tele-ICU in terms of care models, processes, and literature review.  For those who cannot attend and are members of ATA,  live streaming access is available. This unique conference will include speakers at a single mike doing short presentations and Q&A will occur in a designated area after several presentations in rapid sequence. To highlight the time between speakers is noted New Orleans jazz musician, Chuckey C. Check the ATA website for more details.

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Posted on: September 6th, 2012

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Important Webinar: Healthcare Access Through Mobile Technology


The Healthworks Collaborative will sponsor an mHealth webinar on May 23, 2012 where C3O Telemedicine’s President, Dr. Herb Rogove, along with Doximity’s Medical Director Dr. Alex Blau, and Dr. Marc Mitchell, Founder and President of d-Tree International will discuss the value of mHealth in patient access to care.

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Posted on: May 11th, 2012

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Rogove & Miller on ATA Panel Discussing Physician Compliance with Quality Metrics.


According to Christina Thielst in a newrelease  on PressRelease Point, Drs. Rogove and Miller were on a panel at the ATA meeting in Tampa, Florida discussing how to best establish quality metrics that will be embraced by physicians. Compliance is difficult so understanding physician characteristics, needs, organizational issues and keys for implementation are key. Rogove’s key points were eight steps suggesting that all must be followed to insure optimal outcomes.

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Posted on: May 7th, 2011

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