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HIMSS19 to Move the Conversation on Telehealth, RPM, Digital Health

Telehealth and mHealth will play a part in many of the education sessions at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition, which takes place Feb. 11-15 in Orlando. Aside from presentations on the show floor, HIMSS19 includes several education tracks that will focus on connected care technology, including Telehealth; Consumer, Patient Engagement […]

Why Your Next Doctor Visit Could Be Over The Phone

Fever, sore throat, cough, chills…The last thing anyone with these symptoms wants to do is get out of bed and sit in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. That is if there’s even an appointment available. With telemedicine, healthcare providers can accommodate routine visits virtually.COURTESY OF MODERNIZING MEDICINE With telemedicine, healthcare providers can accommodate […]

Athletico Now Offers Virtual PT Assessments Via Telehealth Technology

Athletico Physical Therapy now offers virtual free assessments, where patients can connect with physical therapists via telehealth technology and have their conditions assessed through a secure online video chat. Using a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a camera, patients can directly connect with an Athletico clinician for a free, 30-minute assessment. During the free assessment, the […]

MedTech Telehealth provider Tyto Care pulls in a total of $33.5M in series C

Tyto Care, which makes telehealth equipment for at-home doctor’s exams, has raised an additional $9 million through an expansion of its 2018 series C round, bringing its total up to $33.5 million. The funding round was led by Ping An Global Voyager Fund, with new money from Sanford Health, Itochu and Shenzhen Capital Group and […]

What Role Can Telehealth Play in Senior Care?

IN THE EARLIER DAYS OF health care, the physician’s house call was common. Many people received medical care at home, and it was just expected that doctors would travel – black bag filled with various instruments and equipment in hand – to care for people where they were. But as medicine has evolved, fewer physicians make […]

Retail outlets using telehealth pose significant privacy, policy concerns for health care

A significant shift in the health care market is well underway, with various insurers, medical groups, vendors and supply chains pursuing acquisitions and mergers to expand their services, and retail outlets, from Walmart and Amazon to Rite-Aid and Albertsons, delivering health care services, including telehealth. But do current policies adequately protect patient privacy and anticipate […]

Can Telehealth Slow the Traffic Between Nursing Homes, Emergency Departments?

There are 1.3 million transfers from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to emergency rooms each year, and CMS estimates that two-thirds of those are avoidable. The result is as much as $40 billion in unnecessary spending. Could telehealth be part of the solution? That question led Timothy Peck, M.D., formerly chief resident in the Emergency Department […]

Study: Physicians’ Use of Telemedicine Still the Exception, not the Rule

In 2016, 15 percent of physicians worked in practices that used telemedicine for patient interactions, such as diagnosing or treating patients, following up with patients, or managing patients with chronic conditions, according to an AMA (American Medical Association) study on telemedicine. The research, published in the December issue of Health Affairs, which covers telemedicine trends in an array […]

Study: Minnesota Telemedicine Visits Up 40 Percentage Points

(TNS) — The popularity of telemedicine has soared among Minnesotans in the past decade, with urban dwellers seeking the convenience of routine care online and rural residents videochatting with distant doctors for everything from prescription refills to psychiatric sessions to cancer consults. A first-of-its-kind report used a Minnesota database of health insurance claims and found […]