Telemedicine on Vacation Better than Urgent Care or a Hospital Emergency Room for Minor Medical Conditions

Telemedicine on Vacation Better than Urgent Care or a Hospital Emergency Room for Minor Medical Conditions The perfect situation for receiving medical care is when you see your doctor in person. However, if your family is away on vacation and one of you falls ill, a telemedicine visit can salvage the vacation for the rest […]Read More »

Thomas Lee, MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Uses Telemedicine to Treat Child Blindness Armenia EyeCare Project

Thomas Lee, MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Uses Telemedicine To Treat Child Blindness Armenia EyeCare Project Many healthcare systems and hospitals have decided to leverage telemedicine to connect patients living in underserved locations with health care providers. A particular group of pediatric ophthalmologists, subspecialists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are using technology to provide specialist […]Read More »

Telemedicine Program at UC San Diego Health Pilot Tele-Primary Care and Tele-ICU Services

A diabetic patient will have a hard time trying to reach the city for a medical appointment. On the other hand, a doctor in Mexico requires a specialist in U.S for opinions. These are the just some of the many examples where telehealth can be of help in improving healthcare. Two health organizations using telehealth […]Read More »

60% of Patients Have Unpaid Hospital Bills Due to Affordable Care Act Higher Deductibles

According to a new study by TransUnion, two-thirds of hospital patients are not paying their hospital bills in full. TransUnion also suggests that, by 2020, this number may rise to 95 percent. This seems to be mostly due to the increase in deductibles that came with the Affordable Care Act. However, it must be noted […]Read More »

Rural Patients Using Clinical Pharmacist and Telemedicine to Treat Diabetes Show improvement

Telemedicine involves remotely treating and diagnosing patients. A study in the North Carolina Medical Journal has proven that patients who suffer from type 1 and type 2 diabetes benefited from a telemedicine program. Working with over 10 care facilities in North Carolina, between the years of 2013-2016, the program featured a diverse group of physicians, […]Read More »

For a Chronic Headache, Telemedicine is as Safe as Personal Clinic Visits

Research has proven that there is no difference between the safety and efficiency of the telemedicine treatment and the official clinic visits for a chronic headache. A headache is one of the most common neurologic disorder, yet most people do not receive adequate treatment. The good thing is that a new technology is now available […]Read More »

Mandating the Doctor-Patients Relationship Creation before Switching to Telemedicine Platform in Texas

There has been a bill amendment that limits the time needed to create the doctor-patient relationship under the telemedicine technology. The bill states that the doctor and the patient should have a face to face meeting first before moving to the telemedicine platform. This change was impelled by a group of physicians who do not […]Read More »

Telemedicine Incorporates Remote Monitoring into Hospitals

The capabilities of hospital-based telemedicine and remote patient monitoring have significantly revolutionized the healthcare industry in recent years. Hospitals are rapidly increasing their remote patient programs citing decreased expenses, routine patient visits and hospital admissions. According to a report by Berg Insight, there are about 7 million patients under some form of remote monitoring, a […]Read More »

Florida Governor Rick Scott Could Sign Bill Banning the Use of Telemedicine to Prescribe Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Support from Florida Governor Rick Scott In the U.S, Telemedicine and Medical marijuana have long been used to treat certain health conditions. However, for the last five years, the two non-traditional approaches have gained considerable traction in the healthcare arena. In fact, some states have chosen to prevent the use of […]Read More »

Telemedicine Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement Research and Treatment Act 2017

Passing the Telemedicine Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement Research and Treatment Act 2017 About 15% of the adult population is suffering from chronic kidney disease. Some of them suffer from kidney failure, and some are on dialysis. Many of them, however, have already gone through a kidney transplant and they have to go through regular checkups. […]Read More »

Texas Governor Greg Abbott to Sign New Telemedicine Law as Texas Medical Board Keeps Oversight Control of Telemedicine

Texas Law Marks a Turning point in Health Care Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill that is meant to change the face of telemedicine in the state. With the bill, doctors can now utilize telemedicine services with patients they have not met. This eliminates the previous requirement that the doctor-patient relationship had to be […]Read More »

Department of Vermont Health Access Extends Telemedicine Reimbursement for Medicaid and Health Insurance Plans.

New legislation spells good news for patient care in Vermont. State Senate Bill S.50 expands insurance coverage for telemedicine services. This is especially helpful to patients who live in areas where specialists are rare or in short supply. Currently, only telemedicine sessions that take place between two healthcare facilities are eligible for coverage. This act […]Read More »

York Hospital Offers Virtual Care Service in Rural Southern Maine Community

Serving the southern counties of Maine and some parts of New Hampshire, York Hospital is consistently looking for innovative ways to improve patient care. The latest addition to the small hospital is a virtual care platform. In development since 2004, the telehealth platform gives patients an alternative option for accessing care. From the comfort of […]Read More »

Texas Passes Telemedicine Bill SB 1107 Allows Physicians to Promote Telehealth Services

When is the last time you felt bad or you hurt yourself, and just did not feel like heading to the doctor’s office or ER? Then you sit there for another one or two hours before you see the doctor. On May 12, 2017, the Texas State Legislature passed SB 1107, this piece of legislature […]Read More »

With Obamacare in Jeopardy, a New App Hopes to Increase Birth Control Availability

With US lawmakers attempting to repeal Obamacare, or the Affordable Healthcare Act, some women fear that their access to birth control may become limited. However, a new startup named Nurx (pronounced “NewRX”) is hoping to dash these fears away with their online birth control prescribing and shipping service. Essentially, Nurx is attempting to do to […]Read More »

Telehealth Virtual Visits Expand Patient Base By Reducing Costs and Improving Patient Experience

Telehealth virtual visits are a hot topic and very high priority in hospital systems such as Kaiser Permanente. Many health systems are prioritizing telehealth as a technology option that can help the hospital contain costs while expanding their patient base. Practitioners are realizing the old fee-for-service system isn’t working and continues to increase problems in […]Read More »

Telemedicine Providers Target Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Markets Baby Boomers Growing Senior Care

Baby boomers are becoming seniors and retirees. Telemedicine providers plan to take full advantage of the need of these new seniors to stay independent and unencumbered. As telehealth and mHealth technology grows, remote patient monitoring options are becoming more robust. Providers continue to develop innovations when it comes to providing care for seniors. This includes […]Read More »

Four Major Benefits of Telemedicine Users in Health Care Industry

Telemedicine is a fast growing innovation in the health care industry. It is changing the way people seek and get medical advice, diagnoses, and prescriptions. Many patients are turning to telemedicine for timely, safe and efficient online health care services. It’s other benefits include: ProductivityUnlike a doctor’s office or emergency room, with telemedicine, there is […]Read More »

Amazon Prime Might Be Offering Same day Prescription Delivery

Amazon has steadily crept towards the pharmaceutical market for a little while now. Evidence of its possible entry into the prescription delivery market can be seen in many of its smaller moves in that direction. In Seattle, Amazon launched a local delivery service of non-prescription drugs under its Prime subscription service, through a well-known drug […]Read More »

Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Growing Telemedicine for Mental Health

For years, the United States has been experiencing an acute shortage of mental health professionals. Despite this shortage, the need for more accessible and effective mental health care continues to increase especially with the rise of opioid addiction epidemic particularly in the rural areas. Throughout the country, many of those who need mental health care […]Read More »

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