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Telemedicine Robots Let Doctors "Beam" into Hospitals

March 27, 2014 by Natalie Yeadon

telemedicine (photo: InTouch Health, RP-7i ROBOT)

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]

Despite the Penalties, Physician Visit Innovation Is Progressing

February 25, 2014 by Tim Kilpatrick

remote monitoring

One morning, Arthur Tyson woke up with a nose bleed at home. He otherwise felt fine. Tyson continued his morning routine, which included strapping on his blood pressure cuff which communicates his vital signs to a remote monitoring system. Within minutes, a telehealth nurse rang his phone to advise Tyson to call 911 immediately.[read more]

Verizon, WellPoint, CVS, Walgreens Ally with Former Senators to Push Telehealth Policy Reform

February 14, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

telehealth news

A cohort of big players in connected health is joining three former senators in pursuit of policy that supports broad use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring. Former U.S. Senate majority leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott, along with former Sen. John Breaux, are heading up the Alliance for Connected Care.[read more]

Forging Ahead with Telehealth: A Roadmap for Physical Therapists (APTA 2014 Recap)

February 13, 2014 by Anne Weiler

telehealth

Telehealth has become an accepted, although not widely adopted, method of delivering healthcare. The good news is that telerehabilitation is part of this growing market, and people are already practicing today. The bad news is there’s still a lot of confusion about reimbursement and regulation.[read more]

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BioPharma Beat: How Will Your Doctor Will See 1,000 Patients - A Day?

February 4, 2014 by David Davidovic
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BioPharma Beat

I attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES2014), and saw hundreds of mobile health devices and applications, including activity trackers, vital statistics health monitors, blood chemistry monitors, and a lot more. Now, what exactly is it that your doctor is supposed to do with this information when it gets to him or her?[read more]

Why Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing Will Become a Game-changer in Healthcare

January 30, 2014 by Michael Sherman

Point-of-care diagnostics

Today, aside from the management of chronic conditions, healthcare is shifting the weight of its emphasis away from the mere control of diagnosed diseases toward earlier detection and even prevention. One new way this important shift is being accomplished is with point-of-care diagnostic testing.[read more]

ACR's Teleradiology White Paper: What It Means for the Industry [VIDEO]

January 29, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

David Willcutts

The ACR white paper about best practices in teleradiology that was published in 2013 has been a popular discussion topic over the past several months. David Willcutts, CEO of ONRAD, a radiology services provider based in California, spoke with us about the teleradiology white paper and what he sees as the most important points.[read more]

Promising New Patient Recovery Technology

January 1, 2014 by Tim Kilpatrick

wellness at home

Some of us are already afraid to leave the house without our cell phones. We may soon feel the same way about patient recovery technology. We may become anxious without our monitoring devices, or from not having our online EHR current and doctor accessible.[read more]

Promising New Patient Recovery Science

December 20, 2013 by Tim Kilpatrick

patient recovery

The majority of patient recovery occurs outside of hospitals, physician offices and skilled nursing facilities. In fact, 80% of the factors attributed to health outcomes are from factors outside clinical care, according to a Robert Woods Johnson Foundation study. Fortunately, there is promising new scientific research on how to improve outcomes.[read more]

Google Helpouts: Live Video Competition or Marketing Opportunity?

December 14, 2013 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Google Helpouts

“Health” is one of eight service categories available via Google Helpouts, and it brings patients and healthcare providers together online. “Help when you need it over live video,” says Google. The promise is “real help from real people in real time.” Check out a sampling of health helps and rates that we found.[read more]

Will Virtual Consults Solve the Provider Shortage?

December 14, 2013 by Liz Seegert

Telehealth (jfcherry / Foter.com / CC BY-SA)

There are numerous ideas on the table to address the projected shortage of primary health care providers, but I wonder about the latest telemedicine venture from a company called Doctor on Demand. This virtual venture allows anyone to have a face-to-face consult with a physician for $40 per visit.[read more]