Why Telemedicine Helps Newborns. Healthcare Communication. According to a new study released in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, there was a big cost savings when low-risk newborn infants are tracked through a website instead of going through usual care, which included a return visit to the hospital within 48 hours of discharge.
The Future of Mobile Technology in Medicine: Innovative Medical Apps. MedCityNews. Modern advancements in mobile technology are helping with chronic disease management by reminding patients to take their medication at the proper time and generally extending service to various neglected areas, thereby improving overall health outcomes.
Telemedicine Gets Increasingly Popular With Insurance Plans. EHRIntelligence. Insurance plans are recognizing the positives at an increasingly rapid rate, with national insurer Cigna being the latest to jump onto the telehealth bandwagon.
Fovia and Softneta Bring HDVR to Telemedicine Market. Healthcare Technology Online. Fovia Medical, Inc., a world leader in volume rendering technology, and Softneta UAB, a leading provider of online medical imaging and information systems, recently announced a collaboration to deliver High Definition Volume Rendering to the telemedicine market.
Cigna to Offer Telehealth Coverage to Self-Insured. InformationWeek. Cigna, which has been using RelayHealth for "Web visits" since 2007, will start offering MDLive's telehealth service to its self-insured customers nationwide, starting July 1, for plans that become effective Jan. 1, 2014.
HealthSpot raises $10.4M from investors, secures $1.5M state loan. Columbus Business First. HealthSpot Inc., the Dublin company seeking to bust open the telemedicine market with its big blue booths, has raised another $10.4 million in a private investment round that included Cardinal Health Inc. and has secured a $1.5 million state loan.
Medical Device Tax: Why We Should Exempt mHealth Devices. Policymic. The implications of mHealth are extraordinary, not only in terms of health care accessibility, but also in terms of our ability to collect and analyze big data for public health leads. Of course, this is assuming that the mHealth continues to flourish.
Telemedicine Bill Moves to Full Senate. GreenvileOnline.com. South Carolina doctors are closer to being paid for long-distance consulting on cases. The bill, S.290, provides a framework for a large-scale telemedicine test run.
As Other States Pass Telemedicine Laws, TN Bill Stalls. Nashville Business Journal. Several states, including neighboring Mississippi, passed and enacted the bills into law, most of which require insurers to cover telemedicine services to some extent, but in Tennessee, similar legislation has stalled in subcommittees.
(Louisiana) Telemedicine Helps Treat Patients in Acadiana. The Advocate. Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center’s remote stroke treatment service was among Internet-based programs showcased Wednesday at an event exploring the use of technology in the local health care industry.
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There are many questions floating around the healthcare world regarding the new kid in school: Telemedicine. While many people are curious and excited by the new opportunities that Telemedicine can bring, some are still unaware of the quality of patient care that can be achieved using the new technology. In their inaugural Telehealth Summit, The California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC) took on the herculean task of answering these questions, as well as, opening up a discussion with the goal of uniting the experts, skeptics and the curious, alike, into an educated group ready to help “Move California Forward.”
CTRC’s first Telehealth conference, held in Napa, California, sold out a month before the scheduled event and with so many additional requests for passes that they are sure to need a larger venue for their second annual summit. Over the three day conference there were 6 Panel Presentations, 4 break-out sessions, and a half-day workshop covering topics ranging from Marketing to Affordable eHealth Technology Solutions.
The latter topic was covered in-depth by Telemedicine.com CEO, Daniel Kurywchak. The goals of this talk were to educate attendees on the various low cost solutions available in the field of Telemedicine, the right time to introduce them and how to select the right devices. Mr. Kurywchak used a chalkboard versus a smartboard reference as an analogy to discuss the difference between old legacy video systems and low cost hardware solutions such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets. “The major con of many new smart technologies,” he asserts, “is the lack of video inputs for medical peripherals.” His talk continues on to answer all major questions surrounding selecting the right medical peripherals, switching to wireless or Bluetooth, and data transfer capabilities to name a few. The full slideshow from this presentation and all others at this event can be found here.
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