Curated Telehealth and Telemedicine Article http://telecareaware.com/chronic-condition-management-is-suddenly-hot-with-telehealth-initiatives-at-university-of-virginia-and-doctor-on-demand/ UVA press release, Mobihealthnews
Chronic condition observation is unexpectedly hot. UVA has been a telehealth pioneer heading back to the first oughts, using smart houses, sensor based monitoring, and remote patient monitoring. Their hottest initiatives through the UVA Health System focus on treating or preventing chronic problems. It will include remote observation for patients who have diabetes, screenings for patients who have diabetic retinopathy, home-based cardiac rehab programs for heart failure patients and streamlined access by primary care doctors to specialists through electronic based consults. The program will also include specialized trainings for healthcare providers.
Back to where we began, but with many more resources and a larger framework.
Mobihealthnews previously noted that Doctor on Demand, a smaller business telehealth company, is also expanding in the management of chronic conditions via a new service, Synapse, that produces a digital health home for personal data. This information may include everything from what is generated from fitness trackers to blood pressure monitors. The data could be directly shared with a provider or over health information exchanges and EMRs. Doctor on Demand plans to apply this longitudinal information to identify gaps in care and improve access to health care services–and integrate it into existing payer and employer networks.