Standing on the bridge of planning an exciting 2018 for you, we are pleased to announce our August 2017 issue. Allow me to share a couple of milestones with you…
If you are following TMT’s journey, you know we have searched for an Editor-in-Chief. The position is important in that telehealth and medicine ushers in a new era of healthcare. We are passionate about this sector and its promise in delivering efficient, quality patient care across ecosystems. We strive to bring cases and deployments from around the globe to our audience.
One cannot be active in the healthcare market without the passion, drive, compassion, and propensity for emotionally connecting for the purpose of healing. TMT is pleased to welcome Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation of Aging, as Editor-in-Chief, Research and Academia. She joins Douglas Shinsato, Editor-in-Chief, Technology and Innovation. This team embodies TMT’s commitment to honoring both innovator and researcher in defining truth and bringing unique perspectives and methodologies from each, for the benefit of all.
Our August issue is a testament to this pledge. In this issue you will find:
- Gary German, CEO, Nonnatech, speaks about their entry in TMT’s 1st Annual Innovation Ignition Competition. Nonnatech was awarded 1st Place for their remote machine learning digital solution to identify early onset patient deterioration.
Those of you with new products at startup or at established companies, can send inquiries for the 2018 competition to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Chronic Kidney Disease is a worldwide public problem. Read how telehealth monitoring of patients with CKD (teleneurology), is an effective option for this prevalent disease in “Chronic Kidney Disease: Implications for Progression Using Telehealth Monitoring, by Abeera Mansur.
- Ted Braid shares a “Plea for Critical Changes to the Electronic Medical Record.” He makes a compelling case for change, considering the ineffectiveness of promised systems improvement.
- “Making Population Health Management Work” speakers at the TMT Tactics and Technologies Transforming Long-term Care Conference earlier this year, Pramod Gaur and Todd Ellis, discuss this precursor to a population health upcoming series…stay tuned! For those of you that prefer audio, be sure to check Podcasts in this issue if you are on the go.
- Tom Prentice creates value through “Improved Patient Accessibility and Follow-up in the Emergency Telepsychiatry and Acute Care Continuum.
- On the global stage, our Editor-in-Chief, Doug Shinsato, takes us to Sierra Leone, and shows how SONY Labs tried, and tried again to “connect” with high-tech, and found the world was not so high tech, but high touch!
- We reprinted two articles on the future of personalized telehealth: A Global Research Agenda, by Birthe Dinesen et al. is deserving of sharing with you as it delivers great depth and an holistic assessment. And, Todd Molfenter and colleagues investigate adoption of telemedicine services among purchasers of addiction treatment.
- Finally, Brennan Bennett presents insight into “Using Telehealth as a Model for Blockchain HIT Adoption,” in the Blockchain Technology Review regular column TMT now features.
- Join us in welcoming TMT new board members. These new members reflect our audience and broaden our reach to include the exemplary providers caring for our patients now, and in future.
Richard I. Levin, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, CEO and President, The Gold Foundation
Guy Glorioso, MHA, MBA, Assistant Vice President of Virtual Care for Carolinas HealthCare System
Shawn R. Valenta, Director of Telehealth, Medical University of South Carolina
Mony Weschler, MA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CIIP, EMTP. Chief Technology & Innovation Strategist, Montefiore Medical Center
- We have launched a new author submission portal where authors can submit both research manuscripts and feature articles. Expect more enhancements in 2018…look for the “blue button” in issues hereon.
- Our featured cover art on the homepage is Christine Zion’s “Colour Storm.”
- Should you have a product to feature in the Product Directory, reach out for details and email the publisher at email@example.com.
- Subscribe now to TMT to get every issue. We will share both success and failure in practical implementation and deployments in telehealth and medicine across all specialties and demonstrate their bottom line impact. This is how we build consensus and move the needle of the market.
Finally, we have launched a sister publication to TMT, Blockchain in Healthcare Today, (BHTY). We believe blockchain technology will underpin all we know very soon. At present, we are accepting manuscript submissions and board nominations—let’s hear from you!
Enjoy your issue of TMT. Reach out with your thoughts and feedback—we remain your servant leader.
Founder and Publisher