Making Health Addictive – Dr. Kvedar Speaking at gpTRAC Telehealth Forum

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD is the founder and director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare.  AND, we are very excited to share that he will be joining us at the gpTRAC Regional Telehealth Forum as the Keynote Speaker on April 3rd.

Dr. Kvedar has long been involved in leading the development of telehealth modalities, stretching the idea of what telehealth should be, and defining what it will look like in the years to come.  Check out Dr. Kvedar’s cHealth Blog to get an idea of some of what he might be sharing at the Forum in Minneapolis.

We hope you will be able to join us.  Go to the “Forum” tab above for additional meeting information and to check out the rest of the schedule.

September Telehealth Webinar, September 19, 2013

The National Network of Telehealth Resource Centers

PRESENTS:

Use of In-Home Monitoring Technology in Complex Care Coordination

Please join us Thursday, September 19th, for this exciting webinar topic.  The presenter will explain how the rural Hawaii Island Beacon Community engaged complex patients to self manage their chronic conditions which significantly improved their health status and reduced their cost of care.by using a methodical and holistic approach.
There is NO need to pre-register!
 

Click here to learn more and access the webinar.

 

– The gpTRAC team

Telemedicine featured in Sunday’s Star Tribune

This weekend, telemedicine made it into the Twin Cities’ Star Tribune paper, with a full page spread in the business section titled “Tele-medicine taking off”.  The article, written by Jackie Crosby, highlights local physician Dr. Greg Smith, his confidence in the future of telemedicine services, and the online care service Consult A Doctor, where he serves as the chief medical officer.  Consult A Doctor, which is one of a growing number of online consultation platforms, operates solely through telecommunication technologies (phone, email, videoconference), allowing patients to connect with providers 24 hours a day to resolve basic health complaints.  According to the article, Consult A Doctor has performed over 200,000 consultations in the past six years, and is being increasingly adopted by employers and travel insurance agencies.  The article also highlights several other Minnesota based online consultation services including Virtuwell (provided by HealthPartners), and American Well (provided by BCBS Minnesota, UnitedHealth Group, Medtronic).

To read the full article, “Tele-medicine taking off”, click here.

Addressing PTSD in Nebraska

This story, out of Lincoln, Nebraska, highlights how telehealth technologies can be utilized to provide support and assistance to our combat veterans living in the more rural areas of our country and dealing with PTSD.  It is great that the VA has developed an appreciation for telehealth and how it can assist those they serve.  The VA has long been a user of telehealth and it will be even more exciting when clients like Mr. Clark can utilize the telehealth technologies right in his own home of Kearney (where technology is currently available) instead of having to drive even over to Grand Island, let alone Lincoln.

Click here to read the whole story.

6 steps! A good path to consider.

Partners Centers for Connected Health recently hosted their annual conference in Boston. This article from HealthLeaders Media summarizes a presentation that echoes many of the issues that we also discuss with organizations as they are considering their own implementation of telehealth (aka: connected) services. See what you think…!

http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/TEC-272540/6-Steps-to-Creating-a-Connected-Health-Program

6 steps! A good path to consider.

Partners Centers for Connected Health recently hosted their annual conference in Boston.  This article from HealthLeaders Media summarizes a presentation that echoes many of the issues that we also discuss with organizations as they are considering their own implementation of telehealth (aka: connected) services.  See what you think…!

http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/TEC-272540/6-Steps-to-Creating-a-Connected-Health-Program