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Articles tagged ‘telemedicine’

October 31, 2014

Marathon athletes – ECGs on the run!

The condition of an athlete’s heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race, in a study published recently in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1 This new development in cardiac testing in endurance athletes, said investigators, “would allow instantaneous diagnosis of potentially fatal rhythm disorders”.

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May 28, 2014

New era in CVD eHealth, but UK slow to adopt

Studies presented at the recent World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) in Melbourne showcased new research on best practices in the design and development of healthcare mobile applications (mHealth). However, evidence suggests that telemedicine, e-health (healthcare practice supported by electronic processes and communication) and mHealth systems are not taking off in the UK as expected.

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May 22, 2013

Do we need more telehealth?

We have yet to encounter a “sea change” in the adoption of new technologies such as telehealth and telemedicine, in the view of Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham MP. Why is this?

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October 19, 2012

Fundal examination – on the move

Healthcare providers can remotely capture, store, send and retrieve ophthalmoscope images using a smartphone, with a new device (iExaminer,™ Welch Allyn).

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November 3, 2011

e-Consultation to improve care, reduce hospital referrals

Hospital referrals and associated costs could be reduced, and patient care enhanced, through the use of an online e-Consult service, according to commercial company Medical Efficiencies Online (MEO).

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