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Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient's health. Electronic communication means the use of interactive telecommunications equipment that includes, at a minimum, audio and video equipment permitting two-way, real time interactive communication between the patient, and the physician or practitioner at the distant site. Telemedicine is viewed as a cost-effective alternative to the more traditional face-to-face way of providing medical care (e.g., face-to-face consultations or examinations between provider and patient).
GLNT to use $1.5M NIH award to expand Parkinson’s monitoring technology to mobile apps

GLNT to use $1.5M NIH award to expand Parkinson’s monitoring technology to mobile apps

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies announced today they will be using a $1.5M award from NIH to expand their Parkinson’s monitoring technology to mobile applications. Repositioning GLNT’s Kinesia product line with mobile apps strategically aligns with growing trends in domestic and international healthcare landscapes regarding accessibility, costs, reimbursement, and regulatory policies. [More]

Diplomatic Council, ISfTeH partner to improve interdisciplinary approach to telemedicine and eHealth

The Diplomatic Council and the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a formal partnership between the two organisations. [More]

Highlights: Va. mental health care task force; pharmacist duties in N.C.; nurse practitioners in Conn.

A selection of health policy stories from Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Connecticut, Minnesota, Florida, Iowa and Oregon. [More]
Rural nursing presents challenges, rewards

Rural nursing presents challenges, rewards

Providing comprehensive health care can be a daunting task for nurses serving nearly 60 million people living in rural America. [More]
UT Southwestern launches telemedicine program to extend stroke care to patients in rural areas

UT Southwestern launches telemedicine program to extend stroke care to patients in rural areas

UT Southwestern Medical Center has launched a state-of-the-art telemedicine program that will extend immediate access to UT Southwestern's nationally recognized stroke care during the crucial time period when treatment is needed for a patient of an ischemic stroke, or clot in one of the brain's blood vessels. [More]

World of digital health changing global healthcare landscape

The 4th Mobile and Wearable Technology: Healthcare 2014 Conference will be taking place from 3 – 4 April 2014 in Singapore at the Parkroyal Hotel. [More]
Research report on global ophthalmology devices market

Research report on global ophthalmology devices market

The "Ophthalmology Devices Market (Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scanner, Fundus Camera, Tonometer, Pachymeter, Perimeter, Slit Lamp, Excimer, YAG Laser, Femtosecond Laser, IOL, Contact Lens) - Competitive Landscape & Global Forecasts to 2018", published by MarketsandMarkets, the ophthalmology devices market inclusive of diagnostic, monitoring and surgical devices is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% to reach $9,466.7 Million by 2018. [More]

Cedars-Sinai partners with the U.S. military to design "operating room of the future"

Cedars-Sinai has partnered with the U.S. military to design the "operating room of the future" that will enable emergency medical teams to respond more quickly and effectively to patients with life-threatening injuries. [More]

tPA can improve chances of recovering from stroke

When the clock starts ticking after the onset of stroke symptoms, access to a neurologist is crucial. Quickly diagnosing a stroke allows for the administration of lifesaving tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) in patients who quality for this treatment. [More]
UC Davis MIND Institute named Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

UC Davis MIND Institute named Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

The UC Davis MIND Institute has been named an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, through a prestigious grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health - a distinction held by only a handful of neurodevelopmental centers nationwide committed to the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and amelioration of developmental disorders such as autism, fragile X syndrome and Down syndrome. [More]
Researchers to send 48 microbes to International Space Station

Researchers to send 48 microbes to International Space Station

Microbes collected from Northern California and throughout the nation will soon blast into orbit for research and a microgravity growth competition on the International Space Station (ISS). [More]
LSUHSC model of care provides mental health services in areas after by Gulf Oil Spill

LSUHSC model of care provides mental health services in areas after by Gulf Oil Spill

A model of care developed by the Department of Psychiatry at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine to provide mental health services after the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill reduced both mental health and general medical symptoms. [More]

GLNT receives allowance of patent for Parkinson's disease monitoring technology

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies announced today they have received a new allowance of claims from the U.S. Patent Office, the company’s fourth in the past eight months focused on technology for Parkinson’s disease diagnostics and treatment. [More]

State highlights: N.C. Medicaid reform plan unveiled; cutting back Medicaid estate recoveries

A selection of health policy stories from Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Florida, New York, and North Carolina. [More]
CCNAP highlights psychological issues related to cardiac diseases

CCNAP highlights psychological issues related to cardiac diseases

The congress will be held 4-5 April in Stavanger, Norway, at the Stavanger Forum. [More]

Indian doctors get access to UPMC telemedicine services to improve patient care

With the latest expansion of its global telemedicine efforts, UPMC is now offering physicians in India access to its world-renowned medical expertise to improve care for patients. [More]
Highlights: Ky. malpractice bill; Texas punishes doc under abortion law; DOJ enters whistleblower case

Highlights: Ky. malpractice bill; Texas punishes doc under abortion law; DOJ enters whistleblower case

A selection of health policy stories from Kentucky, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, California, Colorado and Florida. [More]

Mauna Kea installs flagship Cellvizio system at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata

Mauna Kea Technologies (Paris:MKEA) (Euronext: MKEA, FR0010609263), leader in the optical biopsy market, announced today it has installed its flagship Cellvizio system at the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata, a leading center of excellence in Gastroenterology in India, part of the Apollo Hospitals Group. [More]

IEEE-SA and MEMS Industry Group sign MOU on eHealth and Internet of Things

IEEE, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and MEMS Industry Group (MIG), the trade association advancing micro-electromechanical systems across global markets, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help accelerate and broaden the adoption of globally relevant standards-based technologies for eHealth and the Internet of Things (IoT). [More]
Study to examine effectiveness of using video calls to deliver care for people with Parkinson's disease

Study to examine effectiveness of using video calls to deliver care for people with Parkinson's disease

People living with Parkinson's disease today often face challenges when seeking care, including disability, distance from medical centers, and distribution of doctors. In fact, 42 percent of those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and more living with the condition, do not see a neurologist for their care. Now, a national study will attempt to disrupt the status quo and bring expert Parkinson's care directly into patients' homes using video visit technology. [More]