Controlling Prison Healthcare Costs with Telemedicine


Many inmates enter prison with chronic health conditions and infectious diseases; longer prison terms and life sentences have created an aging population who often need extensive care. To manage costs and ensure quality care for inmates, TDCJ partnered with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch to implement a virtual care program using GlobalMed solutions.

Integrated EHR enables shift to virtual post-discharge follow-up

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"Timely availability of clinical information during health care transitions, in a setting with robust telemedicine access, can shift the method of care delivery without adversely affecting patient health outcomes," wrote the researchers.

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Doc Tom Awardees Announced at SPM2018 Conference

Society for Participatory Medicine

“Doc Tom” Ferguson (1943 – 2006) was a Family Medicine physician, a visionary and pioneer who sought to empower patients to use online resources, embraced patient contribution, and aimed for professionals to be equal partners with patients. Doc Tom was Medical Editor for Millennium Whole Earth Catalog and Health Online: How To Find Health Information, Support Groups, And Self Help Communities In Cyberspace.

A Romanticised History of SPM

Society for Participatory Medicine

Doc Tom” Ferguson (Wikipedia) envisioned health care as an equal partnership between e-patients and health professionals and systems that support them. In 1995 John Grohol launched Psych Central , the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health online resource.

How Millennials are Reshaping the Entire Healthcare Sector

Advanced Medical Reviews

For example, consumption of crowdsourced reviews often influence how millennials select health providers. A Manatt Health study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that the total number of such clinics grew 900 percent between 2006 and 2014 , to 1,800 nationwide. A 2016 RAND Corporation study published in Health Affairs looked at a group of Aetna enrollees and discovered a correlation between greater use of retail clinics and higher plan utilization.

Basic Consent - a necessary first step

Healthcare Exchange Standards

There are many standards efforts to develop support for Patient directed Authorization to their health data. That is right, BPPC was created in 2006. Some examples where BPPC are used: Connecticut HIE: For release of Privileged Care information, a consent document SHALL be registered with HITE-CT in the form of a BPPC conformant document using the Opt-in for Legally Protected Data (ALL) policy.

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Weekender 8/31/18

HIStalk Weekender

At Epic UGM, CEO Judy Faulkner sheds more light on the company’s One Virtual System Worldwide initiative, which would give health systems across the globe the ability to share data across a single network. Debt-ridden Verity Health System, acquired by Patrick Soon-Shiong last year, will file bankruptcy in the next few weeks thanks in part to poor health IT decision-making. Weekly News Recap.