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A team of researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) reports in the American Journal of Managed Care that virtual video visits, one form of telehealth visit used at the hospital, can successfully replace office visits for many patients without compromising the quality of care and communication. Virtual video visits are personal video chats between a health professional and patient using a computer or tablet via a secure application.Karen Donelan, senior scientist at the MGH-based Mongan Institute Health Policy Center and lead author of the paper, which has been published online, says, “Some of the participants in our study were parents of children who needed multiple frequent visits or older patients for whom travel was difficult to arrange. It did not surprise us that they found virtual visits more convenient, but we were impressed that nearly all perceived the quality of care or communication to be the same or better than at the traditional and familiar office visits.”The MGH TeleHealth Program was launched in 2012 after 10 years of successful experience developing TeleNeurology. Virtual video visits were offered beginning in 2013, and the program has continued to grow since then. At the time this study was conducted, established patients in several departments or divisions — including psychiatry, neurology, cardiology, primary care, and oncology — were eligible for virtual video visits for follow-up care. The current study reports on survey responses from 254 patients after their first visit and 61 clinicians who participated in the first full year of the program.Among the key findings of the study:Seventy-nine percent of responding patients who participated in the program felt that finding a convenient time for a follow-up virtual video visit was easier than for a traditional office visit.Sixty-two percent of responding patients reported the quality of virtual video visits was no different from that of office visits, and 21 percent thought virtual visits’ overall quality was better.Fifty-nine percent of health professionals providing virtual video visits agreed that, for the patients selected for these visits, virtual visit quality was similar to that of office visits; one-third thought office visit quality was better.Patients and health professionals differed on their perceptions of the “personal connection” they felt in these visits: 46 percent of clinicians said they thought office visits were better, compared to 33 percent of patients.Sixty-eight percent of patients rated virtual video visits at nine or 10 on a 10-point scale, and patients who rated the visits lower were generally concerned about technical issues they experienced during their first use of the system. Those issues were usually resolved at the time of the visits with technical assistanceClinicians reported that virtual video visits are superior to office visits for timely scheduling of patient appointments (70.5 percent) and for visit efficiency (52.5 percent). They did caution that these visits are not appropriate for all patients in all situations.The authors note that their study may have important lessons for a future in which several different modes — such as text, video, online, home, and office visits — are available for patient-clinician communication. While 89 percent of patients with virtual video visits said their clinical issues could have been addressed in traditional office visits, 60 percent indicated that telephone calls, 31 percent indicated secure email, and 20 percent responded that text messaging might also have been options. As these other modes of care are explored and studied, researchers will be assessing how best to tailor these visits to the needs of patients.Lee Schwamm, director of the MGH Center for TeleHealth and of the MGH Comprehensive Stroke Center and executive vice chairman of the Department of Neurology, has used virtual video visits extensively in his own practice and is senior author of the American Journal of Managed Care report. “Our findings confirm what I felt in my gut, which is that what patients value most is uninterrupted time with their doctor, and they put up with all the other challenges required to come see us,” he says. “Telehealth gives them more of what they want most and gets rid of the stuff they don’t want. With a telehealth visit, 95 percent of the time spent by the patient is face-to-face with the doctor, compared to less than 20 percent of a traditional visit, in which most time is spent traveling and waiting. Seen through that lens, our results are not surprising.”Schwamm is a professor of neurology, and Donelan is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. The co-authors of the American Journal of Managed Care paper are Esteban A. Barreto and Carie Michael, Mongan Institute; Juan Estrada, MGH neurology; Janet Wozniak, MGH psychiatry; Adam Cohen, Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital; and Sarah Sossong, Flare Capital Partners.The researched was funded by Massachusetts General Hospital Institutional Funds. Related House calls, without visits Health venture gets $70,000 as President’s Challenge winner Healing outside the box With a master’s from the School of Public Health, physician Darrell Gray hopes to use telecommunications to extend care to underserved neighborhoods
Make sure to catch the first edition of Tech Talks streaming now. From traditional media to specialty curated webinars and videos, technology and business leaders consume content from a variety of sources to educate themselves on current and rising business challenges while staying up-to-date with the constantly evolving technology landscape. Regardless of their content of choice, they’re seeking counsel from “the experts” and want an unbiased view of the market to help them make the long-term strategic decisions required of them.To provide leaders with a one-stop shop destination that’s one part open forum and one part seminar, we’re excited to introduce the Tech Talks video series, a new educational platform designed to expose the complexities faced by businesses. Through the series, experts from a variety of backgrounds and industries explore and discuss a range of solutions viewers have at their disposal to anticipate and overcome the next wave of challenges, providing insights and advice to all levels of the business.The curated series provides viewers a broad perspective to help them make more informed decisions on the technology solutions available to them and how major industry vendors, including partner vendors and Dell Technologies, can help.The first edition of Tech Talks covers the challenges and obstacles facing IT as today’s modern-day workforce rapidly embraces evolved workstyles, providing them with the flexibility to work from virtually anywhere.Viewers will also learn how solutions like Unified Workspace evolved from industry best practices and why it’s uniquely designed to meet the workforce needs of today.Throughout the series, viewers will hear from experts including: Michael Crones, CIO of Draper Labs; Carolina Milanesi Principal Analyst at Creative Strategies; Pat Quigley, VP of User Experience at Dell Technologies; Jason Roszak, VP of Product Marketing at VMware; Matt Hathaway, VP of Product Marketing at Carbon Black; Mark Bowker, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group; and many more.We’ll explore topics including:IT leader challengesWorkforce evolutionPC lifecycle modernizationSecuring the modern workforceFacing the AI revolutionEmbracing the as-a-service model
Photo courtesy of the Rushville Lions.Rushville, IN — Before the start of the game on Friday night, the Batesville Bulldog Football team presented a flag with the initials “K.C.” to the Rushville Lions Football team.The flag was in honor of Rushville’s Kameron Cox, 16, who died in an accident the week before the game.
Inter have officially announced that Mauro Icardi has extended his contract until June 2021. The striker’s new deal had been known about for some time, with his wife and agent, Wanda, confirming yesterday that there is a EU110m release clause in the deal. “FC Internazionale is delighted to announce that an agreement has been reached to extend Mauro Icardi’s contract until 30 June, 2021,” the Nerazzurri confirmed on their official website. “The Argentina striker, born in Rosario on 19 February 1993, joined Inter from Sampdoria in the 2013-14 season. “Since then, he has scored 58 goals in 114 games, giving him one of the highest goals per game ratios in Nerazzurri history. “And there’s a whole lot more still to come … .” The striker, who was sought after by several other top clubs in England, Italy and Spain before his extension, insists that he never thought of leaving. “Was I close to leaving this summer?” Icardi considered. “No, I never thought about it. I was calm, I was happy, I was giving my all in training to start the season well. Now I want to continue like this and help the team win. “I’m still young, and I can’t promise I’ll stay here for 20 years, but it would be an objective. “I’m the captain, and I’m always tied to this team. It’s an honour and a pleasure for me to commit to this club for a long time.” Icardi, who tops Serie A with 6 goals in seven games along with Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus) and Carlos Bacca (AC Milan), was also asked about his relationship with coach Frank de Boer. “The relationship with the coach is very good; we’ve talked a lot about how to improve and that’s the starting point to build a great team. “I think he’s a great coach; you’ve seen how he’s changed our style. We’re doing things that will help us get better. “The coach has a philosophy. He’s just arrived, but we’re taking it on board. We have great players. If we get them training and on the pitch, then we’ll do great things. “Inter, like last year, want to return to the Champions League. “There are plenty of strikers better than me, but I’m happy with what I do for Inter. For a striker, it’s goals that count, and I’m happy to get them.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool assistant Lijnders: Klopp impact like Cruyff at Barcelonaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders has compared Jurgen Klopp’s impact at the club to that of Johan Cruyff at Barcelona.Klopp has been credited by many for restoring a winning mentality and positive atmosphere at the Anfield club.They won the Champions League last season and came within a whisker of the Premier League title.And Lijnders believes that Klopp deserves all the credit for those successes.When asked about Klopp winning the Best Manager award at a FIFA gala, Lijnders said at a press conference: “[It is a] big compliment for our structure, I think. For our owners to have faith in Jurgen from the start, giving him a six-year deal. That helps with the trust, to build.”Big compliment for our team, because without success the individual prizes will never come. Then of course a big compliment for Jurgen himself. I’m really proud. It says a lot.”He is not only the face of the team, he’s the face of the club and not many foreign managers in a different country made the impact he has made.”An example I always say is that Cruyff at Barca had an impact in that it’s not only about now, but about the future also.”He [Klopp] created a real identity about the way we play, the way he wants to play, and that could last for a long time.”
The Ohio Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Counsel accused Columbus attorney Christopher Cicero of misconduct and filed a complaint Monday. The accusation relates to emails Cicero sent to Jim Tressel about Ohio State football players’ involvement with tattoo parlor owner Eddie Rife. The potential misconduct occurred when Cicero relayed confidential information from Rife, a prospective client, who met with Cicero on April 2, 2010, according to the documents released by the Disciplinary Counsel. This was the day after federal officials raided Rife’s residence as part of a criminal drug trafficking investigation and obtained several pieces of OSU football memorabilia. “During the meeting, Rife expressed his concern that their conversation would remain confidential,” the documents said. “(Cicero) assured Rife that everything Rife told (him) would remain confidential.” It was shortly after this meeting that Cicero notified Tressel about the players’ ventures with Rife, “divulging much of the information that Rife had told (Cicero) in confidence.” According to the documents, a second meeting between Rife and Cicero took place on April 15, 2010, where “Rife disclosed more information regarding his criminal case, the OSU memorabilia and his relationship to several OSU football players.” Without notifying Rife, Cicero sent two more emails to Tressel the following morning revealing much of what Rife had told him the day before, the documents said. Rife did not end up hiring Cicero to represent him in his criminal case, but according to the complaint, that does not exempt Cicero from being charged with misconduct. “Even when no client-lawyer relationship ensues, a lawyer who has had discussions with a prospective client shall not use or reveal any information learned in the consultation,” the documents said. Cicero did not immediately respond a request for comment.
Coach Geoff Carlston scans the court during a match against Kentucky on Dec. 6 in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Ky. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Chris Slack / Lantern reporterLong before the Ohio State women’s volleyball team took the court against Kentucky in the NCAA tournament, coach Geoff Carlston stood at a crossroads.He played college club volleyball at Minnesota, where he received a bachelor’s degree in speech communication. But it wasn’t until an injury to a finger while playing for the Golden Gophers that Carlston got interested in coaching.“I tore ligaments in my finger and so while I was out, I got asked to coach,” Carlston said. “I was 19 and I was coaching an 18 and under team. And I just had a great time with it.”But even at that point, Carlston still didn’t know he wanted to be a coach.After going on a cross-country road trip for a year, Carlston returned to Minnesota to coach at Hopkins High School.After a two-year run at Hopkins, he served another two years in the Peace Corps.He had considered playing volleyball professionally, but couldn’t pass up the chance at one of his dreams.“I had this opportunity and I had always wanted to go into the Peace Corps,” Carlston said.And while he was volunteering, volleyball still found him.“I got asked to coach the (men’s and women’s) national teams in Belize and that was awesome,” he said. “I got to travel all over the Middle East, working with both men’s and women’s teams.”Carlston said that he has always loved traveling and that “the idea of doing good and going and serving in another country, I really wanted to go somewhere where I could throw myself at the country.”While overseas, he said he also helped members in youth gangs and helped teach sign language.With all the work that he had done at the time, Carlston had thought about teaching and getting his doctorate degree. But an opportunity to return to his alma mater was something he couldn’t turn down.“I got a hold of Mike Hebert, who had just gotten offered the job at Minnesota and he was a Peace Corps guy back in the ‘60s,” he said. “And I said ‘hey I’m coming back and I’d love to volunteer or doing something with your program.’”Carlston became a student assistant coach while he completed his master’s degree in social work at Minnesota. At the same time, he was the head coach of the Minnesota One Junior Olympics club.After two years of being a student assistant coach, he got his first collegiate head coaching job at Concordia-St. Paul, where he stayed for three seasons. In that time, he learned how to be a successful coach with limited funds.“When I took that job, they had never won a Division II match,” he said. “And I was making $17,500 a year. I was the intramural director and I had $4,000 to pay my assistants.“But I loved it because we built that from scratch, like I had to do everything. I was the trainer, I was the marketer, I was everything, except I didn’t drive the bus.”From there, he went on to Ohio University to coach the Bobcats from 2003-07, and would finish first in the Mid-American Conference in every season, with NCAA tournament appearances in all five of his years in charge. He also took the Bobcats to the sweet 16 in 2005.After the 2007 season, he became the Buckeyes’ coach. In his tenure, the Buckeyes have made the postseason in five of seven seasons.“I would never say I had a master plan, I just followed my bliss,” he said.One thing that has allowed Carlston to be such a successful coach is his relationship with players.“I want to connect with my players,” he said.Carlston has multiple meetings with each of his players every season. He said that academics and family issues are things that he cares about, and the things that come up in those meetings.“He does a really good job with allowing us to experience the little things in life,” senior setter Taylor Sherwin said. “Yeah, volleyball is the main focus, but he wants us to experience things. Like when we travel, going to do stuff, instead of being in the hotel all day.”Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe said she and Carlston are very similar.“We’re both very super competitive and I think I connect with Geoff on a personal level, not only just having him as my coach, but he’s a friend,” Sandbothe said. “He cares about us outside of volleyball.”Junior outside hitter Katie Mitchell, who is from The Woodlands, Texas, said Carlston is a big reason why she chose to attend OSU.“I wouldn’t be up here, there’s quite a bit of a life change,” Mitchell said. “But it’s opened up doors of opportunity. Working in the athletic department with internships and things like that.”With his 2014 Buckeyes back in the sweet 16 after upsetting Kentucky on Saturday, Carlston’s life could have been completely different.“But coaching kept finding me,” he said.
Ohio State sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson (34) and Rutgers redshirt senior Shaquille Doorson (2) reach for the jump ball in the first half of the Ohio State-Rutgers game on Feb. 2. Ohio State won 76-62. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo Editor The Ohio State Men’s Basketball team beat Rutgers 76-62 at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 2. Photos by Casey Cascaldo
German winger Leroy Sane insists the team is on the path to improvement despite losing a two-goal lead in the deflating 2-2 home draw with the Netherlands.Joachim Low’s side ended their inaugural Nations League campaign without a victory and a five-match competitive winless streak dating back to their forgettable World Cup.But Manchester City star Sane believes they have improved on their last game after netting his second international.“Of course we all wanted to win the game. We were 2-0 up. It’s a little bit disappointing,” Sane disclosed to FourFourTwo.“But everyone could see how we’ve improved and that we’re looking to keep taking steps forward.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“The fans can see we have a plan and that we’re capable of playing really good football.“Obviously we now need to keep going for the 90 minutes, to play strong and good football. Then everyone will see that we’ll come back strong.“At the end, it’s annoying to have played a really good game and to draw.”Netherlands’ impressive fightback earned them a place in the Nations League Finals at the expense of world champions France, who finished second in the group on head-to-head aggregate.