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Ridesharing Apps Help Patients Access Healthcare

The Uber of Healthcare is Here for Real Uber recently announced the launch of Uber Health. This transportation platform allows healthcare professionals to schedule rides for patients that need to go to or from medical appointments.  A similar program with Lyft has been rolling out nationwide including a partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  The […]

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How Virtual Doctors Visits Can Help Parents with Sick Children

The Scenario It is 8 pm on a school night.  Just about bedtime for the kids.  Then one of your children vomits.  You think it might have been a one time thing and you start thinking back to what they ate recently.  Then it starts happening again. And again.  And again.  You now realize this […]

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How School Based Telemedicine Helps to Reduce Asthma Related Symptoms and Hospitalizations

Overview:  A recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA) Pediatrics indicates that combining a combination of occasional telemedicine visits with a monitored "at-school" asthma medication regimen as directed by the telemedicine providers significantly increased the number of days without symptoms for the children as well as cutting in half the number of […]

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How Telemedicine Shortens Patient Emergency Room Visits in Rural Areas

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Vice President Highlights Telemedicine During Veterans Day Speech

Happy Veteran's Day!  Thank you to those who have and are serving our country. Today Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of America's Vets and one line caught my ear: "And because not all wounds of war are visible, we've improved Veteran's access to urgent mental health care […]

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