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At-Home Palliative Care for Veterans Enhances Medication Adherence and Connections With Families and Providers, While Also Lowering Costs
4/9/2014
The Advanced Illness Palliative Care program is a multidisciplinary initiative that provides care management and palliative care to chronically or terminally ill veterans in their homes via telehealth technology.
Case Managers Remotely Monitor Chronically Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Each Day, Reducing Mortality and Costs 4/9/2014
Case managers remotely monitor Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions via a messaging device that asks and records answers to disease-specific and general health questions each day, leading to lower mortality and costs.
Community Referral Liaisons Help Patients Reduce Risky Health Behaviors, Leading to Improvements in Health Status 4/9/2014
A community health educator referral liaison receives physician referrals of patients with risky health behaviors; the liaison links patients with community resources, offers counseling and encouragement over the telephone, and provides feedback to the physicians.
Culturally Tailored Lifestyle Counseling Tied To Readiness for Change Helps Underserved African-American Women Reduce Dietary Fat Intake 4/9/2014
Low-income African-American women at risk for cardiovascular disease received culturally appropriate motivational counseling and support tied to their readiness for change, leading to reductions in dietary fat intake.
Electronic and Telephone Reminders Increase Medication Adherence in Adults With Uncomplicated Hypertension 4/9/2014
A specially designed pill-bottle system supplied visual and auditory reminders to patients, along with telephone reminders after missed doses and progress reports to be shared with providers; the program significantly increased medication adherence in those with uncomplicated hypertension.
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Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide 4/9/2014
This guide provides information about Web sites that sell medications, offers tips when purchasing medications online, and offers suggestions for consumers looking for a safe Web site.
Telemedicine Standards & Guidelines 3/12/2014
In an effort to help advance science and assure the uniform quality of services to patients, the American Telemedicine Association has developed several practice guidelines and technical standards for the field of telemedicine and telehealth.
DiabetesIQ 2/12/2014
DiabetesIQ is a mobile application for patients and nonpatients to learn about diabetes and ways to manage it.
Implementing High Quality Telephone Care in Pediatric Practice 2/12/2014
This presentation provides pediatricians and their staff with information about the use of telephone care in pediatric practice, citing examples for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma.
Using Telehealth to Improve Quality and Safety: Findings From the AHRQ Health Information Technology Portfolio 1/29/2014
This report provides an overview of technical and organizational findings from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality health information technology grantees when developing, implementing, or evaluating telehealth interventions.

Last updated: April 09, 2014.