Use of Cellular Telephones in the Hospital Environment
- Caller ID: The Art Of Telephone Triage. Quallich, Susanne A. // Urologic Nursing;Jun2003, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p229
Provides information on telephone triage, an additional service offered by health care facilities such as freestanding clinics and hospitals, including emergency rooms. Offer of an opportunity to patients to call the facility, ask questions and discuss symptoms; Components of telephone triage.
- How serious are the symptoms of callers to a telephone triage call centre? North, Frederick; Varkey, Prathibha // Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare;Oct2010, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p383
Adverse events such as deaths following telephone triage calls are rare, suggesting that the process is basically safe. However, if calls tend to concern mostly minor illnesses, then adverse events following calls would be uncommon even if the triage process itself was flawed. We investigated...
- Should urologists charge for phone consultations? McDonald, Michael W.; Murphy, John P. // Urology Times;Feb2001, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p46
Presents opinions of urologists in the United States on the practice of charging for phone and electronic mail consultations. Need for the medical profession to begin charging for all services regardless of how they are delivered; Effort to ask for reimbursement from insurance companies.
- Iowa hospitals seek fiber-optic network link. Japsen, Bruce // Modern Healthcare;3/7/94, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p22
Reports on the possibility that Iowa's 120 hospitals may hook into a $182 million statewide fiber-optic network. Prediction that state legislators will pass a bill to allow hospitals access for at least telemedicine usage; Possible financial benefit of hooking hospitals into the network.
- The Importance of documented telephone triage. Anders, Geoffrey T. // Patient Care;Jun2003, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p29
Elaborates the importance of documented telephone triage in the management of migraine. Factors needed for the development of an effective protocols.
- Adhere To Specific Rules Before Reporting Telephone Care. // Gastroenterology Coding Alert;Nov2011, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p76
The article presents information on earning money for medical care delivered over telephone. It is said that Medicare will not pay for phone consultancy, however other payers are now starting to pay for it. It is said that phone care can be reported under two sets of codes, 99441-99443...
- Outcomes Associated with a Home Care Telehealth Intervention. Faith Hopp; Peter Woodbridge; Usha Subramanian; Laurel Copeland; David Smith; Julie Lowery // Telemedicine & e-Health;Jun2006, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p297
To determine whether adding telehealth technology to traditional home care services increaseshealth-related quality of life (HRQOL) and home care satisfaction, and decreases resource utilizationamong home care patients. This trial included 37 home care patients receiving servicesin a Veterans...
- Call is a waste of time. Egerton, John // Medical Economics;05/08/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 9, p91
Asserts that calls coming through the telephone lines or electronic pagers interrupt primary care physicians' services. Addition to job stress; Distinction between emergency and non-emergency calls; Cost of calls to physicians.
- Construction of a telephone interview to assess the relationship between mood and sleep in adolescence. Settineri, Salvatore; Vitetta, Antongiulio; Mento, Carmela; Fanara, Giusy; Silvestri, Rosalia; Tatì, Filippo; Grugno, Rosario; Cordici, Francesco; Conte, Fabio; Polimeni, Giovanni; Gitto, Laura; Bramanti, Placido // Neurological Sciences;Aug2010, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p459
Telephone interviews have been used extensively as a tool to explore and assess sleep disorders and psychopathological conditions. The aim of this study was to set up and validate a telephone interview aimed at assessing the correlation between mood and sleep variables in adolescents. The study...