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Hospitals, physicians need to look past the usual suspects for new collaborations

July 15, 2014 11:17 am by | 0 Comments

Hospitals and physicians need to seek out entrepreneurial partnerships beyond the once-narrow world of the healthcare industry to foster better patient experiences while harnessing the latest technology, such as telehealth,…


Medical tablet could connect cardiology patients with doctors in Africa

Medical tablet could connect cardiology patients with doctors in Africa

July 24, 2014 5:15 am by | 0 Comments

Mobile technologies are rapidly being applied to the healthcare setting, but a recent development in Cameroon is thought to be a first “medical tablet” on the African continent. Arthur Zang,…


Why telemedicine’s slow climb to adoption isn’t quite over yet

Why telemedicine’s slow climb to adoption isn’t quite over yet

July 16, 2014 3:16 pm by | 0 Comments

Is a strategy that’s been in practice for at least two decades really innovative? Telemedicine has been a bit of a tortoise among health information technologies, making its way slowly…


Payers focused on solving the primary care problem

Payers focused on solving the primary care problem

July 15, 2014 5:25 pm by | 3 Comments

Insurance carriers can become a key distribution point for emerging technologies such as wearables, which in turn can play an important part in emphasizing primary care over costly specialty care…


One change all hospitals need to make now: Virtual rounds and virtual discharge

One change all hospitals need to make now: Virtual rounds and virtual discharge

July 15, 2014 10:31 am by | 0 Comments

It’s a grey, humid, and drizzly day outside, but Dr. Stephen Klasko had all the power and light we needed on the first day of CONVERGE. The President and CEO…


Vidyo raises $20M to take video chat beyond the enterprise video conference

Vidyo raises $20M to take video chat beyond the enterprise video conference

July 13, 2014 11:51 am by | 0 Comments

Fun fact: Google’s video-chat product, Google Hangouts, is actually powered another company’s technology, and that company is called Vidyo. Now Vidyo has just pocketed a new $20 million in funding for…


Mobile Ultrasound Patrol cut scan cost from $80 to $2 for Morocco moms

Mobile Ultrasound Patrol cut scan cost from $80 to $2 for Morocco moms

July 10, 2014 5:51 am by | 0 Comments

Equipping doctors and nurses with the right mobile technology and sending them into rural communities can make prenatal care significantly cheaper, safer and more efficient, a new study has found….


Telepsychiatry startup CEO shares insights on telemedicine proposals

Telepsychiatry startup CEO shares insights on telemedicine proposals

July 9, 2014 8:35 pm by | 0 Comments

  Two interesting developments in telemedicine punctuated the runup to Independence Day celebrations last week. CMS proposed adding more telemedicine codes that can be reimbursement, primarily in the realm of…


Digital health innovator uses IT skills and personal experiences to fix healthcare

Digital health innovator uses IT skills and personal experiences to fix healthcare

July 9, 2014 3:30 pm by | 1 Comments

With all the new technology flooding the healthcare system, it’s crucial to be able to use and understand it all. One of the speakers at CONVERGE, Kenyon Crowley will explain…


CMS: Telehealth services should be expanded to cover annual wellness visits, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis

CMS: Telehealth services should be expanded to cover annual wellness visits, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis

July 4, 2014 5:30 am by | 0 Comments

Startups and established companies in the telehealth space will be excited to hear that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid has proposed expanding telehealth benefits for Medicare recipients, according to…


‘Mavericks’ encouraged telemedicine leader to keep pushing to expand access to kids

‘Mavericks’ encouraged telemedicine leader to keep pushing to expand access to kids

June 30, 2014 6:07 am by | 0 Comments

With telemedicine beginning to take over healthcare, it’s perfectly fitting for MedCity to have Julie Hall-Barrow speak at CONVERGE. She is Senior Director of Healthcare Innovation and Telemedicine for Children’s Medical…


Pediatric telemedicine could help screen preemies for eye disease, study finds

Pediatric telemedicine could help screen preemies for eye disease, study finds

June 27, 2014 6:29 pm by | 0 Comments

One of the interesting applications for pediatric telemedicine is ophthalmology, where specialists are spread thin or don’t exist at all in many communities. Similar to teleradiology, non-physicians could be used…


In rural SC, telepsychiatry cuts wait times for mental health exams from 4 days to 10 hours

In rural SC, telepsychiatry cuts wait times for mental health exams from 4 days to 10 hours

June 27, 2014 9:41 am by | 0 Comments

When emergency room patients are deemed “a danger to themselves or others,” every state requires hospitals to hold them until a psychiatrist conducts a face-to-face evaluation to decide whether it…


Report: 19 million will use remote patient monitoring by 2018

Report: 19 million will use remote patient monitoring by 2018

June 26, 2014 7:11 pm by | 3 Comments

Technological advances, particularly through devices that can track patient health and trigger alarm bells when significant changes occur, are designed to reduce costs associated with readmissions and extended hospitalization. A…


Verizon rolls out telemedicine tool for non-emergencies, Virtual Visits

Verizon rolls out telemedicine tool for non-emergencies, Virtual Visits

June 25, 2014 7:27 am by | 0 Comments

In an effort to cut healthcare costs from after-hours emergency room visits for non-emergencies, companies in the telemedicine space have been rolling out alternatives. The latest comes from Verizon this…


Beyond Lucid Technologies seeks to add more contextualized info for teletriage

Beyond Lucid Technologies seeks to add more contextualized info for teletriage

June 20, 2014 5:06 pm by | 0 Comments

The Canadian woman who had the presence of mind to record a selfie as she experienced a mini-stroke attracted a lot of interest this week, particularly since the information is credited with saving her life. It demonstrates the power of video to add context to symptoms that could be tough to describe for non doctors or otherwise dismissed or misunderstood by medical staff.