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Wearable Technology Gets Push From Affordable Care Act

The new trend in mHealth, Telemedicine, and Telehealth is wearable technology. Yes, it’s a new form of clothing that has health benefits and can transmit signals to your doctor. “Technology experts suggest that the federal law may have an unexpected effect of pushing people toward...

National Public Radio Features Talk on Telepsychiatry

“Twenty-eight counties across the state do not have a single psychiatrist. And that's despite the fact that in recent years, North Carolina ERs have seen an increase in reported admissions of patients diagnosed with mental health, developmental disability or substance abuse problems.” North Carolina is...

Telehealth Coming To Alaska

A new bill being pushed in Alaska will allow Alaskan physicians to prescribe medication over the phone and/or videoconference. This can be allowed for a completely new patient who has never even seen the doctor face-to-face. “The measure’s aim is to enable patients “to obtain...

2014 Is The Year of Telehealth

With all the new technology and break-ways in medicine research, 2014 is the year of Telehealth and Telemedicine. It’s not only time effective, but cost effective as well. One study in the UK showed, “A key component of Telehealth's success is that it is tailored...

Wearable Technology Garment Now Top Telmedicine Trend

At the recent American Telemedicine Association, HealthWatch Ltd, the textile medical device company, will display their new product. “HealthWatch's hWear™ — the digital, heart-sensing garment incorporating interwoven textile electrodes – detecting true 3-to-15 lead ECG signals at higher quality than standard ECG electrodes at rest...

Smart Pills Tracking Health Inside Your Body

Proteus Digital Health has come up with the next big thing in digital healthcare: a smart pill. Based out of The United Kingdom, the smart pill is designed to “text an alert when it enters a patient’s stomach.” Now how does this work you ask?...

Tablets Taking Over Mobile Health

If you don’t have a tablet, then I suggest you go and get one if you want to be a big leader in the mHealth industry. Studies show that, “more than one-quarter of HIT executives are currently implementing a mobile technology program. Today 80% percent...

National Institute of Health Turns To mHealth

The National Institute of Health is turning to the world of mHealth with a federal grant helping to improve communication between patients and their doctors. “The NIH is hoping that with these grants, they will be able to send mhealth solutions into the mainstream by...

Telemedicine Kicking It Up In Pakistan

Patients in Pakistan can call a toll-free number to receive health advice from doctors on the other side of a country. “Aman Telehealth,” is a Telehealth program, designed by an initiative to “address the growing inequality the people of Pakistan face when they need reliable...

1st Pediatric Hospital To Use Telemedicine Technology

Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is the first pediatric hospital in the United States to use a form of telemedicine technology, in the form of a VGo wheeled robot.  The robot is controlled remotely via a healthcare professional  so that he or...