Welcome to Our End-of-Year/Beginning of Year Edition of TMT
It’s been a ride, one that was exciting, invigorating, team-oriented, and full of challenge. Thank you all for your support, contributions, and encouragement. A very special thanks to our Managing Editor, John Russo, PharmD, and each and every board member. Without their guidance and assistance, we would not be heading into our 2nd year of publication.
Our theme for 2017 is “Evidence-Based”. That means facts as measured by documented outcomes, and lots of them. When we tire of facts, there will be still more facts. Facts that support, facts that detract, and facts that make one ponder the long-term value and impact of telehealth and medicine in the U.S. heathcare system. Our commitment is evident with the launch of Telehealth and Medicine Today, but we need to show evidence of the sector’s transformational impact on wellness, health management, and connected care.
We endeavor to stay true to our editorial mission, which is a bottom line focus on program implementation, outcomes, process improvement, advanced econometrics, innovation, and synergies that foster earlier interventions that advance value-based healthcare. To that end, we are searching for an Editor-in-Chief. We look forward to welcoming one, if not two individuals, on board in the near future. Let us know if you’d like to nominate a candidate for consideration. We certainly appreciate your thoughts and vision as we strive to build a journal that is responsive to its audience.
Expect to see articles and infographics that mentor and train future authors in the sector as to what a scholarly article contains and how it is written. Should you have questions, we are at the ready to help, but the basics must be maintained, and that means evidence—hence, the adoption of our 2017 theme “Evidence-Based”.
In November of 2016, I was honored to speak at the Health 2.0 Asia 2016 International Summit on Smarter Healthcare & Great Health Industry, held in Nanjing, China. I asked the audience, “What is truth?” There are alternate ways to embrace truth. One is through research, the other is innovation. Each seeks to show data-driven outcomes, but arrives at the same point with different methods. The researcher knows method and proves a result. The innovator knows change and flexibility, but learns the value of proof along the way. They both build trust through truth. We at TMT, welcome the efforts of both.
2017 will again open new doors in technology. At TMT, we are most interested in publication submissions in the following areas:
- Blockchain in healthcare
- New care delivery models
- Bottom line financial impact of process improvement and workflow
- Remote and rural health management
- Telemedicine trials
In addition, we want to inform our readers about
- Artificial intelligence
- Global community programs and outcomes
- The role of pharmacy
There are several departments in which you can exhibit and share information. Article submission is one, while Product Announcements, and our new Product Directory are others. A CME program can be created to update and educate clinicians as well. Don’t hesitate to contact us.
Here are articles in this “Evidence-Based” issue of TMT:
David Gruber and Peter Urbano critique Obamacare and possible changes as a result of “Trumpcare”.
- Obamacare: Coverage Without Cost Containment
- “Trumpcare”: What’s Next
- Grading Obamacare
- Winners and Losers in “Trumpcare”
Thomas F. Osborne, Bryan T. Arkwright, Joel J. Reich, and John Russo continue our series on telehealth and home healthcare.
- A Comprehensive Overview of Home Telehealth
Other contributions his month include:
- 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
Finally, our TMT conference, Tactics and Technologies Transforming Long-term Care, is scheduled for March 16, 2017. The agenda and speakers, to date, can be found here bit.ly/2gD3gBy. Register now, early, because it will wind up packed, particularly with the Innovation Ignition Competition.
If you have a product or service revolutionizing our sector, enter! Details can be found here bit.ly/2gVrbwm.
Never hesitate to reach out and let us know what you think of the journal and its content. So many of you have, which is why we think we are on the right track, but please continue to. It takes a village!
Make your mark this year in TMT. Allow us to assist. Thanks for your support.
Founder and Publisher