Respiratory applications of telemedicine

  title={Respiratory applications of telemedicine},
  author={Christopher B Cooper},
  pages={189 - 191}
Dramatic advances in electronic communications have expanded access to information and contributed vastly to global human knowledge and understanding. At the same time, electronic acquisition, processing, storage and transmission of data is rapidly becoming an integral part of modern health care. The potential seems boundless. The electronic medical record has the ability to improve the reliability and completeness of individual healthcare information and should therefore facilitate continuity… 

Technology and its role in respiratory care.

There is an enormous potential for telemonitoring to assist in the provision of better care for those with long term lung diseases, however, evidence of benefit is unclear and there remains a need for robust studies and answers to clear research questions for specific patient populations before such technologies can be recommended for widespread implementation.

Transforming medical imaging applications into collaborative PACS-based telemedical systems

Current medical imaging applications that are not telemedical, not supporting collaboration, and not communicating with PACS, can be enhanced to support collaboration among a group of physicians, be accessed remotely, and be clinically useful.

Telemetry and telecare in patients with respiratory diseases

The re-planning of the processes to be implemented in each sector can be aided by the technology of telematics, telecommunication and informatics, which creates a novel environment for working in health care provision venues.

Implementation of a wireless device for real-time telemedical assistance of home-ventilated amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients: a feasibility study.

It is concluded that home telemonitoring represents a positive contribution to the management of chronic patients and raised awareness of it should be considered in a near future.

Reliability of telemedicine in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea syndrome.

The use of telematic techniques is useful to establish a diagnostic and therapeutic strategy for OSAS with the creation of a Wide Core Sleep Laboratory as a process controller.

Rational development of telehealth to support primary care respiratory medicine: patient distribution and organisational factors.

  • D. GoddenGerry King
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group
  • 2011
The potential for applying telehealth in a region of the UK by exploring the distribution of patients and examining attitudes to implementation of telehealth is examined, which will impact on the nature and feasibility of services.

A New Multidisciplinary Home Care Telemedicine System to Monitor Stable Chronic Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patients: A Randomized Study

A prospective randomised study comparing standard care received by HIV-infected patients with Virtual Hospital care finds that the virtual system is a feasible and safe tool for the multidisciplinary home care of chronic HIV patients.

TELEMOLD project: oximetry and exercise telemonitoring to improve long-term oxygen therapy.

  • I. FariaC. Gaspar C. Bárbara
  • Medicine
    Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association
  • 2014
It is suggested that a telemonitoring system combining oximetry and physical activity evaluation might contribute to a more adequate oxygen prescription, mainly during daily activities.

TELEMOLD Project: Oximetry and Exercise Telemonitoring to Improve Long-Term Oxygen Therapy

The authors describe the results of a study aiming to evaluate the clinical relevance of a home telemonitoring system in LTOT optimization, which monitored chronic respiratory failure patients in real time with an oximeter sensor and an accelerometer.



Telemedicine: a new frontier for effective healthcare services.

This review, starting from the need and opportunity to capitalize the great technological improvements in the field of information and communication technologies to improve also the health services, will illustrate the history, classification and main field of application of Telemedicine.

Evolution of telemedicine from an applied communication perspective in the United States.

  • P. WhittenB. D. Sypher
  • Computer Science
    Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association
  • 2006
A literature review and overviews three proposed evolutionary stages for telemedicine to date, namely synchronous versus asynchronous modalities, data transfer and storage, and automating decision making and robotics are provided.

What is telemedicine? A collection of 104 peer-reviewed perspectives and theoretical underpinnings.

  • S. SoodV. Mbarika R. Merrell
  • Medicine
    Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association
  • 2007
Nearly half a century ago, telemedicine was disregarded for being an unwieldy, unreliable, and unaffordable technology. Rapidly evolving telecommunications and information technologies have provided

What lessons can be learned from telemedicine programmes in other countries?

  • A. Ohinmaa
  • Medicine
    Journal of telemedicine and telecare
  • 2006
In some specific areas, such as teleradiology, telemental health, telegeriatric applications, e-referrals and discharge letters, and integration of health-care organizations with telemedicine networks, applications successfully implemented in international settings would be suitable for implementation in the USA.

Management of heart failure patients using telemedicine communication systems

With use of an Internet communication system, it is possible to reduce hospitalizations and maintain a stable HF status without frequent office visits.

The application of telemedicine to geriatric medicine.

There is evidence to suggest that a variety of telemedicine techniques can be applied effectively and safely in geriatric medicine across a range of clinical settings.

Telematic System for Monitoring of Asthma Severity in Patients' Homes

A telematic system for asthma severity monitoring which will minimize patients' efforts in performing self-testing at their homes and allow prompt reciprocal exchange of all relevant information between patients and health care providers is developed and tested.

Clinical outcomes resulting from telemedicine interventions: a systematic review

The strongest evidence for the efficacy of telemedicine in clinical outcomes comes from home-based telemedICine in the areas of chronic disease management, hypertension, and AIDS.

Telemedicine and the academic health center: the University of Michigan health system model.

The model developed at the University of Michigan Health System for implementing telemedicine within the AHC is presented together with lessons learned and is offered as a basic strategy to be considered by AHCs facing these challenges.

Patients' acceptance of Internet-based home asthma telemonitoring

It is concluded that Internet-based home asthma telemonitoring can be successfully implemented in the group of patients without previous computer background and the majority of the patients (94.1%) were strongly interested in using home asthmatelemonitoring in the future.