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December 3, 2013  3:34 PM

Patients with chronic conditions less likely to have Internet access



Posted by: adelvecchio
chronic conditions, telemedicine

Patients with chronic conditions can educate themselves with online information, but they can only benefit provided they have access to the Internet. Access is something only 72% of Americans with chronic conditions report having, compared to 89% of adults with no chronic conditions. Though...

September 4, 2013  12:12 PM

Concussion robot on football sideline among latest telemedicine trends



Posted by: adelvecchio
telehealth, telemedicine, telemedicine technology

Mayo Clinic is providing the Northern Arizona University football team with a telemedicine robot for their upcoming season. The robot, which will act as the sideline eyes and ears for a remote neurologist in Phoenix, will help test...


August 6, 2013  11:49 AM

MaineHealth closing down its eICU for lack of reimbursement



Posted by: adelvecchio
eICU, telehealth, telemedicine

MaineHealth announced the closing of its VitalNetwork electronic intensive care unit (eICU) program, effective Oct. 1. The critical care remote monitoring system was used by nine Maine hospitals. The...


May 29, 2013  4:38 PM

Telemedicine reimbursement transcending party politics in some states



Posted by: DonFluckinger
ATA, medicaid, telemedicine, telemedicine reimbursement

AUSTIN, Texas -- In attending the American Telemedicine Association's State Telemedicine Policy Summit that took place after the group's annual meeting ended, a few...


March 27, 2013  12:01 PM

Rat’s nest of state telemedicine credentialing laws holding back care



Posted by: DonFluckinger
american telemedicine association, telemedicine, telemedicine services

In interviewing a CIO at a major Florida pediatric hospital last week who has launched an amazing telemedicine project -- story to come, soon -- it was striking to see the international reach of his practitioners: they treat patients in Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, soon to be expanding...


February 20, 2013  2:29 PM

Kinect use in health care might yield cost savings



Posted by: adelvecchio
Microsoft Kinect, telemedicine, telemedicine technology

Microsoft Corp.'s Kinect gaming system allows people to jump, throw darts, slay droids with lightsabers and participate in real-time Zumba dance classes, but a new report points out the device might also be a cost-saving boon to the practice of telemedicine. Telemedicine systems can cost tens of...


January 29, 2013  1:24 PM

Robots in health care: FDA approves monitoring device



Posted by: adelvecchio
telehealth, telemedicine, telemedicine technology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the “first autonomous navigation remote presence robot” for use in hospitals. The robot was jointly created by iRobot Corp. and InTouch Health. The robot, known as RP-VITA, will foster remote patient consultations and give doctors the ability to...


November 13, 2012  3:17 PM

Post-concussion observation focuses on telemedicine care



Posted by: adelvecchio
telemedicine, telemedicine services, telemedicine technology

Telemedicine can be a tool for evaluating patients and providing subspecialty care to patients, as demonstrated in a recent study of a patient observed for post-concussion effects. Telemedicine care can deliver specialized...

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August 21, 2012  10:46 AM

Survey indicates patient interest in increasing telehealth practices



Posted by: adelvecchio
electronic health care, medicare, remote patient monitoring, telehealth, telemedicine

Patients place higher importance on cost rather than in-person health care, according to a survey released last week.  Some 98 percent of 1,723 surveyed Americans said they would prefer to receive health...


May 3, 2012  12:13 PM

UCLA researchers bring gaming, crowdsourcing to telemedicine platform



Posted by: AnneSteciw
crowdsourcing, telehealth services, telemedicine, telepathology

There are many different telemedicine platforms making their way into the U.S. health care system: Telestroke services, remote patient monitoring and the


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