Telehealthcare for long term conditions

Susannah McLean, Denis Protti, Aziz Sheikh

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Abstract

Telehealthcare is personalised healthcare delivered over a distance; data are transferred from the patient to the professional, who then provides feedback

In patients with severe long term conditions, such as problematic asthma and diabetes, telehealthcare can reduce hospital admissions without increasing mortality

Potential pitfalls include user interface problems, technical problems, and safety concerns such as data loss and confidentiality

Telehealthcare can alter the doctor-patient relationship so try to humanise the interaction

Consider workflows, to minimise unintended disruptions to normal routines

Careful assessment of effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and safety considerations is needed before introduction
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)d120
JournalBMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume342
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2011

Keywords

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Chronic Disease
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Health Personnel
  • Humans
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Telemedicine
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Videoconferencing
  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

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