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McKnight’s article discusses the positive impact of telehealth, including how such technology improves quality of care and reduces hospital readmissions and why providers are skeptical to adopt.

“The big questions from providers, however, tend to be around reimbursement and the equipment.”

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Provides an overview of the Diabetes Telehealth Network and the Governor’s and FCC Commissioner’s visit.

“Bryant, who has supported the program since its inception, and Clyburn both lauded UMMC, North Sunflower, the GE-Intel vendor outfit CareInnovations, and other stakeholders for their work on the project. The project, featured recently in HCI, launched in 2014. It connects through telehealth and a care management application, UMMC specialists with diabetes patients at the rural-based North Sunflower Medical Center. Patients in the program are monitored remotely through a tablet app and also have telehealth encounters at the rural hospital.”

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UC Medical Center leverages tablet technology to monitor patients from the home following liver transplant surgery.

“Before this program, patients would check their temperature and write it down on paper and bring it to the clinic, now, when they take it with a Bluetooth thermometer, it gets inputted to the tablet and right away inputted to my computer. I can see how things are working real time, as can my team.”

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Consumers are embracing new care models such as virtual care, which empower patients to take control of their own health.

“Organizations need to create a virtual care strategy that actually spells out specific goals in their specific context,” he said. “It’s one thing to say I want to buy 40 remote patient monitoring devices and use them with a handful of diabetic patients. It’s a different thing to say I want to find a solution that will monitor 10,000 diabetic patients and improve overall population health. Anybody can whip out a blood pressure cuff and say, ‘Let’s go test this on somebody,’ but to actually have a strategy in place so you can create a sustainable model, you have to know what the plan is in the first place.”

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A brief overview of recent projects at Jump Research, including its partnership with Care Innovations™.

“Within three months of the commencement of the Care Innovations partnership, a lot of work has gone into this moment across the Jump Research, Illinois Lung Institute, and Home Health teams. Last week we enrolled our first patient in the study.

This is an exciting milestone, as it is a first for our translational research agenda, and is the first example of sponsored research we took on here at Jump. When we educate, we seek an understanding of how simulation impacts learners and patient outcomes.  When we test new training devices and protocols for new technologies we produce valuable insights for our learners and our patients.”

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