Telehealth and Medicine Today <p><strong>Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT</strong>) is a gold open access international peer reviewed journal examining the value of telehealth and clinical automation, its use and scalable developments, business process guidance, market research and the economic impact of digital health innovations in an evolving virtual health technology sector.</p> Partners in Digital Health en-US Telehealth and Medicine Today 2471-6960 <p>Authors retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to <em>Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT).</em></p> <p><em>TMT is published under a <a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License</a>. </em></p> <p> </p> Strategies to Improve Time to Activation within an Ambulatory Remote Patient Monitoring Program <p>Remote patient monitoring (RPM) programs have been shown to effectively decrease rates of healthcare utilization among patients with chronic conditions. Immediately enrolling a patient and activating them in the RPM program either upon or soon after discharge is an important step in achieving these benefits. We tested interventions across three Plan-Do-Study-Act quality improvement cycles to understand the extent to which operational improvements would lead to timely activation. Each improvement cycle resulted in decreased time to activation, with the cumulative effect (as applied to patients on the COVID-19 RPM program) resulting in a reduction that was overall greater than the sum of the individual improvements. As additional healthcare systems develop and deploy RPM programs, the learnings from this project can help to provide insight into the operational and logistical challenges encountered in providing these services as well as potential interventions that can be used to achieve timely activation.</p> Mark Stemler Nicole Ploog Shelby Gathje Jordan Coffey Copyright (c) 2022 Mark Stemler, Nicole Ploog, Shelby Gathje, Jordan Coffey 2022-05-17 2022-05-17 7 3 10.30953/tmt.v7.361 The Critical Role Telehealth Plays in War <p>Telehealth solutions can play a critical role in conflict and combat situations to identify<br>injury, illness, rehabilitation, recovery support, and even behavioral and mental health<br>care to aid civilian patients.</p> <p><br>Join THMT to learn what impact telehealth plays in war, how continuous care can be<br>provided, and what specific needs must be met for guaranteed remote and emergency<br>care.</p> Dr. Zaher Sahloul Marcus Osborne Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Zaher Sahloul, Marcus Osborne 2022-05-17 2022-05-17 7 3 10.30953/tmt.v7.367 Home-based “Virtual” Primary Care - Opportunities and Challenges <p>Topics addressed include:</p> <ul> <li>How does the "primary care" model consumers want virtually play out in the home?&nbsp;</li> <li>What is required for success?&nbsp; &nbsp;</li> <li>What are the best scenarios for virtual primary care, and what are the limitations?</li> <li>Can we create a solution with all the benefits of virtual and overcome perceived limitations, too?</li> </ul> Sean Mehra Marcus Osborne Copyright (c) 2022 Sean Mehra, Marcus Osborne 2022-05-17 2022-05-17 7 3 10.30953/tmt.v7.368 Promote Scientific Discourse, Not Lawsuits <p>Pacira Biosciences initiated a lawsuit asserting trade libel over articles and related materials produced by&nbsp;<em>Anesthesiology</em>. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss. After hearing oral argument and considering briefs, the presiding court dismissed the case with prejudice. The court focused on the preference for scientific disputes to be addressed through scientific discourse and under peer review. The court recognized that courts are not an appropriate venue absent specific circumstances. The decision will optimistically encourage dialogue and not chill future questions from being raised.</p> Vikram Dhillon Matthew Fisher Copyright (c) 2022 Vikram Dhillon, Matthew Fisher 2022-05-17 2022-05-17 7 3 10.30953/tmt.v7.360