Future Healthcare Today cultivates the latest news and trends in the health IT industry, with a particular focus on health it. In this week’s Roundup, we look at how telemedicine improves patient care outcomes in ICU, 60 percent of millennials are very open to health it options, how better rural broadband means more health it services and how prisons are embracing telemedicine tools to manage their inmates’ healthcare needs.
All of this and more in this latest health it roundup:
Can Telemedicine Comfort and Satisfaction Depend on Age?
Millennials are very familiar with videoconferencing and the Internet. But how do they respond to telemedicine? According to Becker’s Health IT and CIO Review, 40 percent of millennials – people born between 1982 and 2004 – reported they think their primary care physicians would not recognize them if they passed them on street. More than half of millennials are very open to health it options instead of in-person doctor appointments.
State, Local Governments Look to Telemedicine for Inmate Health
Prisons increasingly are embracing telemedicine tools to manage their inmates’ healthcare needs. According to Stateline/Government Technology, telemedicine provides a number of benefits to prison healthcare systems, particularly those in rural areas that have to transport potentially dangerous prisoners and their security escorts to hospitals for care. The ability to provide care remotely also attracts more doctors, including specialists, to participate in prison healthcare because it eliminates travel time and concerns of personal safety.
Telemedicine Improves Patient Care, Outcomes in ICU, Nurses Say
Telemedicine is drastically changing the way care is provided in the intensive care unit, according to a recent American Journal of Critical Care report. A majority of nurses in the ICU are noticing a change for the better with an improvement in productivity and collaboration, the study shows.
FCC Petition: Better Rural Broadband Means More Telehealth Services
A coalition of health it networks, backed by HIMSS and the PCHA, is asking that rural healthcare providers have access to better broadband to promote RPM and virtual visits. A coalition of health it and health IT organizations is petitioning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to improve wireless and broadband access to rural healthcare providers, calling it critical to the development of virtual visit and remote patient monitoring efforts.