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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Feb 26, 2016
Truven Health Analytics™ evaluated the extent to which community need— a measure of the underlying economic and social factors that affect the overall health of a community, including income, cultural/language barriers, education, insurance and housing—is associated with elevated rates of preventable hospitalizations or an increased risk of hospitalization believed to be preventable with quality ambulatory care. The results of this investigation reveal a modest but statistically significant association between community need and an increased risk of hospitalizations that are believed to be preventable with good-quality ambulatory care.
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Published By: Polycom     Published Date: Sep 04, 2012
A collaborative video can support community health education and disease prevention, as well as connect a patient with his or her practitioner through applications like telemedicine, even if separated geographically.
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video collaboration, video conferencing, healthcare, mobile device, re-hospitalization prevention
    
Polycom
Published By: Polycom     Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Collaboration across the healthcare team has always been important. What’s different today? You can collaborate over video anywhere anytime to education, delivery care or get things done! Education, It’s a good thing, right? But education to prevent unnecessary re-hospitalizations is a great thing. Patients with chronic disease may find themselves in the hospital on Monday, released to go home a few days later, just to find themselves back in the Emergency room the following Monday creating an expensive cycle of declining health. Collaborative video education is breaking this cycle helping healthcare teams and patients better manage disease through community and home based education.
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health problems, social care, readmission, hospital, video solutions, telehealth, improving costs, aging population, economic status
    
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Published By: Polycom     Published Date: Apr 30, 2013
One of the simplest, most effective ways to bring healthcare to the community level is through video collaboration. When video technology is enabled through a standards-based, scalable platform, community members can all join a multipoint video call to collaborate and work together with professionals and even with groups of similarly afflicted, empathetic peers to address health issues. Patients benefit from more regular evaluations and better access to specialty support. They participate in live or recorded education sessions—regardless of location or ability to travel. And with today’s move to ubiquitous video, you cannot only do one-to-one video sessions, but groups can meet over video to share ideas and best practices.
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healthcare, re-hospitalization, video collaboration, collaboration, video conferencing, video platform, telepresence
    
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Published By: Siemens     Published Date: Jun 01, 2016
Researchers in the occupational electrical medical emergencies show that in a six-year period 32,840 serious but non-fatal injuries occurred, some 60% involving electric shock and 40% involving electric burns. Obviously, the electric shock injuries occurred in relation to low voltage equipment since electric shock in relation to medium voltage equipment is as a rule fatal. It is reported that in the U.S., annually about 2000 arc burn related injuries occur and require hospitalization. Thus, the impact of such injuries on workers becomes a major concern in itself, beyond the economic aspects which are not to be ignored.
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siemens, arc defense, fault-resistant, medium voltage, electrical emergency
    
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