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A recent survey of economic development pros reveals that 43% believe broadband-driven telemedicine will have a significant impact on local economies. Maybe it’s time communities move that needle well north of 50%.
The Illinois Medical District in Chicago is betting a 100-gig network covering 560 acres and digitally integrating over 40 medical facilities will reduce costs, score major research projects and attract new businesses. District Executive Director Warren Ribley explains the details of this ambitious project, and why other communities should consider something similar. Fujitsu Network Communications is a key private-sector partner in this project.
Though many people mistakenly assume large metropolitan areas to be the land of broadband abundance, Ribley describes the area as currently “a broadband desert.” Telemedicine, when powered by Internet at light speed, promises to be an economic accelerant to lift up urban and rural communities that have vision, creatively and seriously good planning.
Oregon has the highlest level of broadband adoption in the U.S. and the lowest percentage of unserved constituents. This did not happen by accident, but through deliberate policymaking that reach to the highest level of state government. Chris Tamarin, Telecom Strategist for the Oregon Business Development Dept., joins us to talk about how his state became the leader of the pack. Of particular interest is how Oregon has established policies that overcome barriers to greater telemedicine advancement, such as:
* encouraging and supporting the rapid deployment of telemedicine services where they currently do not exist; * requiring health benefit plans to provide coverage of medically necessary telemedical health services; and * requiring Oregon Health Authority to adopt uniform credentialing and privileging standards for telemedicine service providers (pending governor's signature.
Tamarin also gives listeners an overview of how local communities can build more effective relationships with state government that bring more businesses to town. Oregon's broadband policymakers have forged such relationships since 1991.
On the Wednesday July 10th, 2013 broadcast at 10:00AM Pacific/1PM Eastern our special guest in This Week in Health Innovation is Jonathon Dreyer of Nuance Healthcare. Dreyer's background is a follows:
For over 2 years, Jonathon Dreyer – the director of mobile solutions marketing at Nuance – has committed himself to the growth of a healthcare development community that’s reached more than 700 global partners. Dreyer is a firm believer in the idea that complex problems require simple solutions. As the leader in the mobile solutions marketing team at Nuance, Dreyer is the driving force behind helping healthcare providers solve complex problems by bringing virtual assistants – like Siri but even smarter – to healthcare. During the broadcast Dreyer will discuss the digital health space, telemedicine in particular, and its role in supporting the triple aim (including available data on reported outcomes) and the platforms, apps and tools in his line of sight. For more information on 'Florence' a virtual assistant for healthcare, see: Healthcare Virtual Assistant: Project "Florence" PROGRAM NOTE: during the interview, the Nuance Healthcare website was erroneously noted. The correct URL is Nuance.com. Join us for an informative chat with Jonathon Dreyer!
People are looking to the Internet for help, including issues related to health and well-being. Many barriers are faced when seeking psychological help. Working online reduces travel hassles and time, potential parking challenges, childcare issues, and provides access for those with mobility difficulties. Online psychotherapy or telemental health has taken off parallel to the rise in telemedicine. Providing psychotherapy through live interactive videoconferencing has been found to be an effective way of providing mental health services to those in rural or under-served areas, and also for specialty areas of mental health (Novins DK, Weaver J, Shore J (2008). Therapists are now needing to pay close attention to several differences in Internet based therapy. Therapists need to have a specific consent for online services, either verbal or written, depending on their state licensure regulations. The use of screening tools (for example for depression or anxiety) can be used if transmitted on a confidential, secure server. Email is still not a completely secure mode of communication in most cases. Join Pec Indman EdD, MFT as we discuss telemental health and her work as the Director of ReGroup Therapy. The accompanying blog article can be found on our website at mentalhealthnewsradio.com.
People are looking to the Internet for help, including issues related to health and well-being. Many barriers are faced when seeking psychological help. Working online reduces travel hassles and time, potential parking challenges, childcare issues, and provides access for those with mobility difficulties.
Online psychotherapy or telemental health has taken off parallel to the rise in telemedicine. Providing psychotherapy through live interactive videoconferencing has been found to be an effective way of providing mental health services to those in rural or under-served areas, and also for specialty areas of mental health (Novins DK, Weaver J, Shore J (2008).
Therapists are now needing to pay close attention to several differences in Internet based therapy. Therapists need to have a specific consent for online services, either verbal or written, depending on their state licensure regulations. The use of screening tools (for example for depression or anxiety) can be used if transmitted on a confidential, secure server. Email is still not a completely secure mode of communication in most cases.
Join Pec Indman EdD, MFT as we discuss telemental health and her work as the Director of ReGroup Therapy. The accompanying blog article can be found on our website at mentalhealthnewsradio.com.
Tune in for exclusive interviews with:
A. Stewart Ferguson, PhD, President, American Telemedicine Association Roy Schoenberg, MD, MPH, President and CEO, American Well Systems Andrew Watson, MD, MLitt, FACS, Vice President, International and Commercial Services Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Medical Director, Center for Connected Medicine
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"Geoffrey spent more than twelve years disrupting the telemedicine market with Health Hero Network. During his tenure at Health Hero, Geoffrey served multiple roles, including COO and CTO. As CTO, Geoffrey designed and implemented award winning hardware and software products, including Business Week’s 2000 Product of The Year. During his time as COO, he guided the company through the “bubble” bursting in Silicon Valley, and built the organization into the largest telehealth vendor in the world with cornerstone customers such as the Department of Veterans Affairs and McKesson. After selling Health Hero Network to Robert Bosch, Geoffrey now serves as advisor to Rock Health and dozens of other Health Technology Startups."
Our guest today is Bob Dobbins, Vice President, New Business Development at Panasonic Corporation of North America. We will be talking to him today about Panasonic's upcoming Innovation HealthJam.
The Innovation HealthJam is a completely virtual event that brings together a diverse and knowledgeable group of people from the healthcare and technology fields to brainstorm ideas, improvements and innovation in healthcare. The event is co-hosted by a group of healthcare industry leaders and led by Panasonic's Innovation Group. Sponsors include leading healthcare industry organizations:
The American Medical Association
The Center for Technology and Aging
The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Personal Connected Health Alliancs (PCHA), a collaboration between Continua Health Alliance, mHealth Summit and HIMSS; along with technology providers Intel and Panasonic, and academic institutions UC Davis and UCSF
There are eight focus areas for the Jam:
Patient Engagement and Healthcare Design for Consumers
Technology and Older Adults: The New Era of Connected Aging
A Mobile Health Agenda for Transforming Healthcare Delivery
Compute for Personalized Medicine: Finding the Cause and Cure through Genomics
Telehealth and Telemedicine: Emerging Opportunities in Addressing the Triple Aim
Your Physician of the Future
Health Innovation for Vulnerable Populations - Worldwide
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)
Join us for an exciting discussion - Mr. Dobbins will be taking questions on air.
This episode is sponsored by Panasonic USA.
The practice of medicine and healthcare delivery are going through significant changes thanks to broadband. What does this mean for your community? A telehealth project in the Golden State gives the rest of the nation a peek at the future.
Access to healthcare by underserved and rural residents is getting a big boost from the California Telehealth Network (CTN). Our guest, CEO Eric Brown, explains how CTN puts medical knowledge, staff, and related resources at constituents' fingertips. CTN hopes to increase the number of people staying healthy, as well as improve the quality and efficiency of short- and long-term medical services.
CTN uses the latest information technologies to link local clinics, hospitals, doctors and nurses with both their patients and resources from around the country and around the globe. They are funded in part by the FCC's Rural Health Pilot Project.
Diana Kerekes is a Master Life, Business and Success Coach and has been a Registered Nurse for 30 years. As a visiting nurse for many of those years, she understands the impact and the consequences of a patient not being able to reach a doctor when needed. As the daughter of a former 25 year trucker, she knew there had to be a better way for professional truckers to reach medical assistance while living life on the road.
While working to make people understand the importance of preventive medicine, her work also consists of helping truck drivers realize that they can receive medical help, 24/7, even when out on the road, all through the magic of technology: Call a doc anytime.
Through Call a Doc Anytime, truckers are able to "see" their doctors through several devices, including, web cam, phone, video or mobile application.
Diana Kerekes joins us as our special guest to discuss the many benefits of Call a Doc Anytime, a breakthrough service that brings the doctor to the trucker.
We'll be speaking with special guest Mr. Ken Wolski from the Coalition for Medical Marijuana of New Jersey about the legal status of Marijuana in New Jersey, the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana in the garden state, and we'll discuss how has recreational marijuana worked so far in states that have legalized it. We'll also answer questions from our listeners.
Mr. Wolski has been a Registered Nurse (RN) since 1976, licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He currently volunteers full time as Executive Director of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana—New Jersey, Inc. (CMMNJ). He co-founded this non-profit, 501(c)(3)educational organization in 2003. He volunteered part-time at CMMNJ until his retirement from the State of New Jersey in August 2006. Prior to 2006, he was employed full time with the State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services and Department of Corrections (DOC) for 25 years. At the State, he was a Graduate Nurse, Head Nurse, Supervisor of Nurses, Infection Control Officer, Quality Assurance Specialist, Quality Assurance Coordinator, and Health Services Manager. At the DOC, he was chairman of the statewide Policy Committee and statewide Telemedicine Committee for several years.
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