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Top 5 Strategic Planning Challenges for CIOs

September 9, 2014 by Abby Norman

CIO strategy

The Chief Information Officer in a healthcare system has perhaps one of the most complex and ever-evolving roles in the hospital C-Suite today. Since information technology has now permeated our entire culture – and particularly in medicine – executive level information management is hot field nowadays.[read more]

Why Telemedicine's Slow Climb to Adoption Isn't Quite Over Yet

July 21, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

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Is a strategy that’s been in practice for at least two decades really innovative? Telemedicine has been a bit of a tortoise among health information technologies, making its way slowly into practice since the 1990s. But some think the industry is past the tipping point.[read more]

Remote Monitoring Is on the Rise

July 5, 2014 by Indy Kavelaars

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Worldwide, 3 million patients have a remote monitoring device at home that is monitored by a professional caregiver, states a new report by Berg Insight. Whether this market will grow is not a question, but HOW this market will evolve -- that is the important question.[read more]

Big Distances Make the Case for Telemedicine: Recap from the Canadian E-Health Conference

June 15, 2014 by Anne Weiler

Canadian E-Health Conference

Just back from the American Telemedicine Conference, and we took a short trip over the border to the Canadian E-Health Conference in Vancouver, BC. Due to the short timeframe between conferences, it’s hard not to compare and contrast the two, although the healthcare systems between Canada and the US could not be more different.[read more]

Dispatches from the 2014 American Telemedicine Association Conference

June 2, 2014 by Anne Weiler

American Telemedicine Association Conference

We just returned from the 19th annual American Telemedicine Conference in Baltimore, MD. It was an amazing opportunity to network, meet telemedicine pioneers, and get energized about the opportunities to improve patient care.[read more]

Why the Pros Outweigh the Cons in Telemedicine

May 22, 2014 by Michael Sherman

Telemedicine: pros outweighing cons

With today’s technology moving at a rapid pace, healthcare has come along for the ride. One way it has joined this new “revolution” is with telemedicine services. While many critics say telemedicine lowers the quality of care a patient can receive, there are many positive benefits to this new technology.[read more]

There's No Difference Between mHealth and Telemedicine [VIDEO]

May 12, 2014 by Shahid Shah

American Telemedicine Association

I’ll be heading to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) annual conference in Baltimore in a couple of weeks. To see what I might learn there I interviewed Jon Linkous, CEO of ATA. The first question I asked him was “What’s the difference between mHealth and telemedicine?”[read more]

Telemedicine Is Expanding But Faces Obstacles

May 5, 2014 by Linda Ringquist

Telemedicine

The influx in individuals who are recently eligible for insurance coverage has added fuel to the fire in terms of the number of physicians who can provide care. Telemedicine is expanding in popularity and use as a means to address this issue, while also reducing healthcare costs and increasing both accessibility and affordability.[read more]

Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine: Has Its Time Come?

April 13, 2014 by Joseph Kvedar

Telemedicine

It's time for a thoughtful discussion on one of the most controversial telemedicine questions of our current time. Is it safe and effective care for providers to evaluate and prescribe for patients that they’ve never met face-to-face? Join me in thinking through this question.[read more]

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Telemedicine Robots Let Doctors "Beam" into Hospitals

March 27, 2014 by Natalie Yeadon

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Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to “beam” themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. These telepresence robots are expanding access to medical specialists, which has been a real advantage in rural areas where there is often a shortage of doctors.[read more]

Teleradiology Providing an Increasing Number of Opportunities to Europe

March 14, 2014 by Rich Pulvino

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In January 2014, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) updated its white paper about best practices in tele radiology. The ESR found that teleradiology is bringing new opportunities for both the users of the services and the providers. The main goals behind the white paper were broken down into five key messages.[read more]

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5 Fun Healthcare Tools to Help Build Patient Relationships

March 11, 2014 by Veer Gidwaney

healthcare tools for patient relationships

To help patients reach and maintain their optimum level of health, healthcare professionals need to support and utilize the tools gaining prominence in our tech-savvy society. More importantly, they need to become primary motivators in healthy living, not just advisors in times of need.[read more]