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5 Ways How Mobile Health Can Change Healthcare

Mobile Health (mHealth) is changing the world of healthcare today, truly embracing the digital spectrum. Here are 5 ways: 1. Mobile real-time HCAHPS surveys: The government has instituted a survey system for all hospital patients describing their satisfaction. However, there is a huge delay of the...

Medical Practices Using Telemedicine To Reduce Healthcare Costs

With the rising price of healthcare delivery, telemedicine technology offers small and mid-sized healthcare practices a way to find operating new efficiency while extending the reach of care. Recently, The Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology conducted hearings to examine how Telemedicine technology is...

Online Doctor Visits A Plus for Healthcare

Telemedicine is being enthusiastically embraced by insurance companies and healthcare providers alike. Online doctor visits are being made available to 4 million patients by Well Point this month, and Aetna will increase access their Telemedicine program to 8 million patients from the 3 million currently...

Your Boss Wants Online Doctors

In order for people to see their doctors these days, it generally means taking time off from work . . . and usually not just an hour or two. In many cases employees need to take a half-day or even a full-day off, depending on company...

Telemedicine Technology: Changing Healthcare Delivery

With the rapid expansion in healthcare technology, hospitals around the world are adapting their patient services and healthcare delivery to take full advantage of new devices. “RP-VITA,” a robot that is able to visit patients in a hospital enabling a doctor to remotely obtain a...

Benefits of Telemedicine Clear In Eye Exams For Premature Babies

A recent study showed the benefits of telemedicine are clear for premature babies when it comes to eye exams. The study reports that Telemedicine technology can be used to identify newborn babies who need specialized medical treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), which is a...

Recent Surge in mHealth Apps

The demand for mHealth apps (mobile health) has been surging recently, garnering more downloads than ever before. According to a recent report from Flurry included in mHealthWatch, analysis of iPhone and iPad apps listed in the health and fitness category on Flurry’s platform showes “a 62 percent...

Big Tech Pursues mHealth Solutions

Three of the largest global technology leaders, Apple, Google and Samsung, are seeking to make their mark in the mobile and digital health space by pursuing mHealth solutions. There have been many product rumors surrounding each of these companies including Apple’s supposed “I-watch”, and the...

Women Diagnoses Self Through Video Technology

Digital technology is so much of an asset to the healthcare world. Two days ago, patient, Stacey Yepes, walked into a Canada emergency room showing signs of a stroke, however doctors sent her away saying she only had signs of stress. Two days later, the...

Use of Telemedicine Discussed at House of Representatives Meeting

At June 17th’s United States House of Representatives meeting, Rep. Glenn Thompson (Pennsylvania), discussed the importance of Telemedicine to the Department of Defense. “Mr. Speaker, dating back to 2011, I introduced the Service member Telemedicine and E-Health Portability, or STEP, Act. This legislation allows health...