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COLLABORATIVE CARE 2.0 > 1+1. Changing the way we communicate to improve health & healthcare

“I see two docs for my heart alone--a plumber and an electrician. They each tell me different things and I’m lost in the middle. Why can’t everyone just get into the same room?” A set of tools to enable secure, efficient, real-time or asynchronous communication between collaborating healthcare professionals, patients, & caregivers could revolutionize the process of care for those with complex needs. A platform to ...more »

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Telehealth and innovative partnerships that can improve patient care by treating body and mind.

TH4MH - Telehealth for Mental Health – is designed to provide mental health screening and services to patients in general clinics. Imagine a mother brining her baby to the pediatrician’s office and while she’s there she begins to cry. Suddenly a mental health specialist, a trained Nurse Practitioner, appears on the screen to help her. Telehealth can transform the primary care medical home into a one-stop shop, adding ...more »

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Remote Monitoring & Education for Disadvantaged High-Risk Heart Failure Patients in Their Homes

Rural dwellers with Heart failure (HF)—particularly in remote or underserved areas—often need specialized support and education to stay on the "straight and narrow" to manage and avoid a symptom spiral that could lead to a hospitalization, further disability or even death. The Prairie Pathway weds teachable moments for high-risk HF patients in their homes with a simple telehealth digital scale technology (using a phone ...more »

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CREST: A Convenient, Cost-Effective, and Connected Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is recommended for all patients with a recent heart attack or open-heart surgery due to its proven benefit for improved health outcomes. However, only 25% of eligible patients participate in CR; and ~10% actually complete the full program. Major reasons include inconvenience (need for supervised center-based sessions with physiologic monitoring) and high opportunity cost (time and absenteeism ...more »

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open source medical devices: end diabetes uploads

Eliminate the need for diabetics to manually upload data. Most diabetics are not "in range" as a result of fragmented care ensured monopolistic licensing practices. I'd like to start be creating an open source medical device that simply proxies existing devices so that their owners can regain proper control. Then, augment with a suite of medical devices; insulin pumps and glucometers would be nice forerunners. ...more »

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Avatar Assisted Therapy

Using the technology developed for popular online multiplayer roleplaying games, but hosting created virtual environments on private, protected servers and controlling access, effective counseling services for substance abuse, behavioral health, marital issues, grief, etc. can be provided to individuals who would otherwise be unable to access these services whether due to distance from resources, physical limitations, ...more »

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