Welcome to TMT’s March 2017 issue. In keeping with our 2017 theme “Evidence-Based,” we are pleased to share outcomes and initiatives from outside the U.S. that have shown terrific acceptance and scale, along with valuable updates and information stateside.
This month’s content includes:
- The E-Health Experience in Australia: The National Health Services Directory (NHSD) and National Healthmap. Laurie Hawkins describes a new concept adopted nationally, combines operational and provider data for transactional information that is providing a continuum of care for consumers from “cradle to the grave.”
- The Bradford and Airedale Experience with Telemedicine, Shahid Ali, PhD, presents benefits and cost savings in England associated with specific hospital outcomes as a result of telemedicine interactions between a care hub (hospital) and remote care homes (dementia, nursing, and residential care)
- The Right Vendor Selection: Get Intentional Not Overwhelmed. Monica Leslie presents key differentiators for successful vendor selection.
- 7 Amazing Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring. Each helps to overcome limitations posed by existing technologies.
- Grading Obamacare and Separating Fact from Fiction. David Gruber and Peter Urbanowicz help us prepare for changes that will affect telemedicine.
I am proud to acknowledge the talented TMT team of authors, Thomas F. Osborne, MD, Bryan T. Arkwright, MHA, Joel J. Reich, MD, FACEP and John Russo, Jr, PharmD., who collaborated on “A Comprehensive Overview of Home Telehealth,” reprinted from Dr. Osborne’s chapter in, Chau, Diane and Thomas Osborne (eds.) (2017) Application of Technology to the Care of the Older Adult. New York: Springer Publishing Company, with permission, which first featured as part of a compilation of articles appearing in TMT in 2016.
Please also take the time to read our TMT past issues. There you will find our January 2017 issue containing:
- David Gruber and Peter Urbanowicz critique of Obamacare and possible changes as a result of “Trumpcare”.
- Caregivers & Technology: What They Want and Need. A Guide for Innovators—Research from A Nationally Representative Sample of America’s 40 Million Family Caregivers, by HITLAB.
- Producing the Triple Aim Through a TeleWound Solution, by Joseph F. Ebberwein and Katherine F. Piette.
- Telemedicine in Georgia Schools, by Alexander Anthony.
- Maximizing Your Success with Telehealth, by Jeffrey Jones.
- Reducing Hospital Readmissions: A PatientBond Case Study, by Brent Walker.
Consider this. TMT actively seeks and welcomes failed case studies. That’s right. They are as important as success but take more courage and confidence to submit. They may be the most valuable lessons we learn in driving progress by providing a window into how to avoid repetition of error. So, think of paying a painful growth experience forward. Send submissions to the managing editor, John Russo, PharmD at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance.
Finally, our TMT conference, Tactics and Technologies Transforming Long-term Care, is scheduled for March 16, 2017. The agenda is jam packed, and we will knock it out of the ball park. You want bottom line? Get it here at TMT. Details can be found at bit.ly/2gD3gBy. Register now, because seats are nearly all taken!