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Contents tagged: telehealth

Jan. 9, 2016 Europe Publication

What does it take to make integrated care work?: A ‘cookbook’ for large-scale deployment of coordinated care and telehealth. A personalised approach that will benefit patients in your organisation.

Evidence on integrated care is not only needed to show which interventions work, but also to understand how organisational processes affect these interventions. Therefore, evidence from large-scale implementations is especially important. In October 2015, the consortium of the EU-funded programme 'Advancing Care Coordination and Telehealth Deployment' (ACT) published a ‘cookbook’ of good practices, focusing on the structural and organisational drivers as well as barriers to large-scale deployment of care coordination and telehealth in five European regions. The report centres on chronic patients and elderly people, giving recommendations regarding staff engagement,  patient adherence, risk stratification and programme assessment. The report does not only look at health outcomes, but also economic outcomes such as the total cost per patient and the transition of resources towards primary care. An example of good practice from the Northern Netherlands is the programme Embrace. A core element of Embrace is the work of multidisciplinary teams led ...

March 16, 2021 Western Pacific Publication

Effectiveness of a pathway-driven eHealth-based integrated care model (PEICM) for community-based hypertension management in China: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

The prevalence of hypertension is high and increasing in China in recent years. The treatment and control of hypertension calls for long-term management beyond hospital, which is hard to implement in traditional care settings. Integrated care combined with information technology can promote high-quality healthcare services across the life-course. However, few studies have applied a customized integrated care model in community-based hypertension management in China, catering to the emerging “three-manager” mode. This study aims to identify the effectiveness of a pathway-driven eHealth-based integrated model that implemented as a full-featured telehealth system to facilitate standardized management of hypertension in China.

May 6, 2021 Americas Publication

The Growth of Integrated Care Models in Urology

With heightened awareness of health care outcomes and efficiencies and reimbursement-based metrics, it is ever more important that urologists consider the effects of integrated care models on physicians/staff/clinics fulfillment and patient outcomes, and whether and how to optimally implement these models within their unique practice settings. Despite growing evidence that integrating care improves outcomes, uncertainty persists regarding which approach is most efficient and achievable in terms of specialty considerations and financial resources. In this article, we discuss strategies for integrating urologic care and its impact on current and future health care delivery.

Oct. 27, 2021 Europe Publication

Telehealth and digital developments in society that persons 75 years and older in European countries have been part of: a scoping review

Demographic changes are leading to an ageing population in Europe. People are becoming more dependent on digital technologies and health ministries invest increasingly in digitalisation. Societal digital demands impact older people and learning to use new telehealth systems and digital devices are seen as a means of securing their needs.

July 11, 2022 Americas Publication

Examining telehealth use among primary care patients, providers, and clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic

At the onset of COVID-19, there was a rapid expansion of telehealth (video/telephone) visits to maintain delivery of primary care (PC) services at the Veterans Health Administration (VA). This study examines patient, provider, and site-level characteristics of any virtual and video-based care in PC.