Sunday, August 23, 2009

Interesting use of Robotics in Telehealth

2 interesting links.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Despite Wide Adoption, Little Evidence of eICU Impact on Intensive Care Cost/Quality

I am sure I know that some of our readers will disaagree with this , your thoughts?
While nearly 10 percent of U.S. hospital intensive care unit (ICU) beds use advanced telemonitoring--known as eICUs-- there has never been a systematic evaluation of how the innovative approach to caring for critically ill patients affects quality and costs, according to a study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) published today as a Health Affairs Web Exclusive.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pilot project shows promise for cutting Medicaid costs

A Kansas telehealth program has helped to reduce participants' hospitalizations by 70% and the state's Medicaid cost by an estimated $1.5 million, according to officials. The two-year pilot program is scheduled to end in October, but officials are hoping to expand it. Kansas Health Institute News.