Category Archives: Telemedicine

Rural Emergency Department Telemedicine Shortens Time in ER for Patients

A recent study from the University of Iowa, published in Telemedicine and e-Health concluded that the use of telemedicine in rural emergency department decreased the “door-to-provider” time and the overall time spent in the ER for patients that required transfer to another hospital.  The study was conducted at Critical Access Hospitals which are rural location […]

Remedies and Risks for the Flu

On Couch Under Blanket Sick

So you got the influenza(flu) vaccine and you still got the flu!  You are not alone.  Millions of your fellow Americans are dealing with variations of fever, chills, headaches, runny nose, cough, and muscle aches.  Right now we are seeing a significant rise in a version of the influenza virus called H3N2.  The vaccine this […]

Apple Is Developing an EKG Heart Monitor for Its Smartwatch – Bloomberg

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Healthcare is coming home!  The trend is clear.  The past several years have seen the continuous march of moving patients out of expensive and often inconvenient healthcare settings, and moving them into the more convenient and cost-effective outpatient or even home setting.  Telemedicine, drone medical supply deliveries, healthcare artificial intelligence, and connected digital health devices […]

I Can See Your Eardrum From All The Way Over Here: ENTO Telemedicine Otoscope Review

ENTO telemedicine digital otoscope in case

A Healthcare Consumer(Patient)-Friendly Camera Ear pain evaluation through an online video consult with no additional devices has been a weak point of telemedicine.  It is such a common complaint, particularly in children but the ability to actually see the eardrum just is not possible with these “Skype-like” interactions.  So a telemedicine clinician can not actually […]

Telemedicine’s Impact on Workers’ Comp | Article Aware

Related to Care on Location providing affordable access to care from small businesses throughout the state of Colorado, a recent survey suggests that Workers’ Compensation professionals also foresee and increased role of telemedicine in containing the rising cost of medical care for employers. The Centers for Disease Control has suggested in prior publications that each employer loses […]

Commentary: The Top 3 Digital Health Trends to Watch In 2018 | Fortune

A commentary found recently in Forbes magazine lists Telemedicine, Data Sharing (think Apple Watch or Fitbit), and Artificial Intelligence(AI) as the top three trends in Digital Health.  I would agree with all three.  In particular I agree with Telemedicine and AI.  Data sharing requires the patient to participate in collecting the right data and be […]

What the Rash is That?!

Scabies Rash

Rashes really freak people out and make up a decent percentage of all urgent care telemedicine complaints.  There are several studies finding that rash diagnosis by telemedicine is just about as good as an in-person evaluation.  Another recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology shows that medical providers evaluating […]

Holiday Hazards

Thanksgiving, give thanks, pumpkin, flowers

Holiday Hazards that just may happen, and how to treat them through telemedicine The family is coming, the friends are coming and for a lot of us, that may mean from across town, out of state or an international guest. Like any other get together, hazards arise great and small. Nothing de-rails your sight seeing […]

Thanksgiving: Stuffed or Sick? – Foodborne Illness

Fall Harvest Basket

Take a look outside your window – what do you see? In most parts of the United States, you’ll find brilliant colored leaves turning brown on trees that are shedding them to the ground for the preparation of colder weather. You might see an abundance of pumpkins or scarecrows. Sweaters. Boots. Time to cozy up. […]