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Debbie Voyles from the TexLa Telehealth Resource Center joins Polycom's Pam Markle to discuss the current state of telemedicine adoption in Texas and Louisiana, the reasons why providers in those states are adopting the technology, and the benefits that it's delivering to patients.
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 final program for 2014, serial entreprenur and digital health innovator Geoff Clapp joins co-host Phil Marshall, MD and me for a wrap of the year. Join us at 10AM Pacific Time/1 PM Eastern for key insights and material trends on our move from the volume to value healthcare ecosystem
About Goeff Clapp:
Geoffrey spent more than 12 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.
More about BetterPHA:
'A shared vision of extending world-class medical knowledge to everyone, wherever they may be, is what brought Mayo Clinic and Better together. It is our hope that Better will give people the means to worry less when it comes to health care and instead focus on being well.
Better is backed by the Mayo Clinic and the Social+Capital Partnership. Our team has founded some of the biggest health care and consumer internet companies in the world.'
Geoff is no stranger digital health innovation. Join us as we get his take on the status of the market, and what he and his colleagues are up to at BetterPHA.
Second-opinion services are designed to instill confidence in employees and employers. Confidence in the accuracy of the diagnosis. Confidence in the planned treatment.
While second opinions are by no means new, delivering them virtually is. Today, medical centers like Cleveland Clinic and new companies such as 2nd.MD offer patients and concerned caregivers the opportunity to virtually consult with renowned specialists.
Are these services an unecessary administrative burden without proven worth or do they insure quality care and better outcomes? Listen and learn as we talk with guest Clint Phillips, CEO and founder of 2nd.MD.
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!
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
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.
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.
Feetz don't fail me now! Chattanooga this week unveiled several awe-inspiring 3D applications that development teams created this summer on the city's gig network. As broadband champions get their brains wrapped around 3D printing and the technology's potential benefits, it's immediately clear why your broadband plan should include 3D printing apps. Two companies from Demo Day give you an eye-opening peek at the future.
This is is a 3D printing manufacturer and retailer that creates custom-fit footwear for consumers of all shoe sizes. Using patented algorithms and snapshots from the customer’s phone, Feetz integrates custom sizing measurements with individual design preferences to bring comfort, fit and style into each pair of hyper-customized shoes.
These folks have created a 3D printing manufacturer that provides contract medical devices for pre-surgical planning. Using patient-specific data, the company creates anatomical 3D models that enable surgeons to plan procedures before operating on patients.
Three years ago, July 27, 2011, Gigabit Nation launched to help public, private and nonprofit organizations get better broadband everywhere it needs to be. Chattanooga's gig network was my first feature. Join the show's 3rd Anniversary broadcast live from EPB, Chattanooga's public utility and operator of the first U.S. citywide gigabit network.
Chattanooga is one of the rock stars of U.S. broadband. Meet key players from center stage and behind the scenes driving innovation, economic development and a better quality of life for the city's diverse constituents. An all-star cast of stakeholders are stopping by to help Gigabit Nation celebrate, and also share some of the inside scoop on three years of network milestones, marketing wins and plans for future successes. Learn about Chattanooga's fight against states' intrusion on communities' broadband decisions, and other ways in which the gig city is influence national discussion on broadband.
Joining the show are:
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke
EPB CEO Harold DePriest
Jim Ingraham, EPB VP Strategic Research, Gigabit Nation's first guest
Katie Espeseth, EPB VP New Products
J.Ed Marston, VP Marketing & Communications, Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Steve Angle, Chancellor, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Jack Studer, LampPost, Chattanooga Venture Capitalist
Bentley Cook, Senvery, GigTANK graduate
Sheldon Grizzle, Managing Partner, Spartan Partners
Mike Bradshaw, Executive Director, The Company Lab
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