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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).
Study demonstrates safety and accuracy of robot-assisted telemedicine in NICU

Study demonstrates safety and accuracy of robot-assisted telemedicine in NICU

Many hospitals lack the resources and patient volume to employ a round-the-clock, neonatal intensive care specialist to treat their youngest and sickest patients. [More]
Ultrasound becoming the most widely used imaging tool in medicine today

Ultrasound becoming the most widely used imaging tool in medicine today

Mention "ultrasound" and most people likely will think of an image of a fetus in a mother's womb. But while providing peeks at the not-yet-born is one of ultrasound's most common applications, that's only a small part of the picture. [More]
Connect.Parkinson national research study achieves enrollment target

Connect.Parkinson national research study achieves enrollment target

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that the Connect.Parkinson national research study, comparing telemedicine care delivered to remote patients from a Parkinson's disease center of excellence to community-based care for Parkinson's disease, has achieved its enrollment target. [More]
Study shows antibiotic prescriptions in telemedicine exams are as frequent as regular exams

Study shows antibiotic prescriptions in telemedicine exams are as frequent as regular exams

Patients treated for an acute respiratory infection by a doctor on a telephone or live video are as likely to be prescribed an antibiotic as patients who are treated by a physician face-to-face for the same illness, according to a new RAND Corporation study. [More]
New telemedicine plan for underinsured, uninsured individuals

New telemedicine plan for underinsured, uninsured individuals

The Affordable Care Act helped many become insured, yet 31 million people are "underinsured" with high deductible plans and face out-of-pocket medical costs that can cause serious financial stress. [More]
Experts to discuss impact of telemedicine on care delivery for aging Americans at d.health Summit

Experts to discuss impact of telemedicine on care delivery for aging Americans at d.health Summit

Recent technological, legal, and clinical developments are leading to dramatic changes in the ways medical care is delivered. While this shift has the power to displace many well-established healthcare players, it also presents an opportunity to form new partnerships and business alliances among industry leaders and newcomers to improve and enhance healthcare delivery. [More]
Debiotech agrees to acquire exclusive rights on iSense CGM technology for use with patch pumps

Debiotech agrees to acquire exclusive rights on iSense CGM technology for use with patch pumps

Debiotech of Switzerland and iSense CGM, Inc. of the US, announced today having entered into an Agreement under which Debiotech has the option to acquire the exclusive rights on the iSense CGM product and technology for use with patch pumps for diabetes therapy. Financial terms and conditions of the Agreement are not disclosed. [More]
Doc-Aid selects TCS VirtuMedix platform to provide secure telemedicine services to patients in Texas

Doc-Aid selects TCS VirtuMedix platform to provide secure telemedicine services to patients in Texas

TeleCommunication Systems, a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communication technology, today announced that Doc-Aid, an on-demand, walk-in clinic offering convenient and affordable access to quality health care, has selected the VirtuMedix platform to provide secure, HIPAA-compliant telemedicine services to its patients in Texas. [More]
Medilink UK Awards - The Winners 2015

Medilink UK Awards - The Winners 2015

The best of the UK's Life Sciences and Healthcare Technology sector have been honoured at the 2015 Medilink UK Awards. [More]
Ikonopedia's breast imaging reporting tools, MQSA management system selected for use by BelleBridge

Ikonopedia's breast imaging reporting tools, MQSA management system selected for use by BelleBridge

Ikonopedia announced today that its breast imaging reporting tools and MQSA management system have been selected for use by BelleBridge, which provides telemedicine services for interpretations of breast screening and diagnostic examinations. [More]
KARL STORZ installs the OR1 NEO® at Spire Harpenden Hospital

KARL STORZ installs the OR1 NEO® at Spire Harpenden Hospital

When Spire Harpenden needed to increase its facilities in response to the ever-growing number of patients choosing the hospital for surgery, it approached KARL STORZ for its market-leading OR1 NEO® integrated operating theatre, specifically designed for minimally invasive surgery. [More]
New web-based platform launched to provide acne care to patients across Pennsylvania

New web-based platform launched to provide acne care to patients across Pennsylvania

Dr. Jamie Altman, owner and president of Aesthetic Dermatology Associates, PC, a dermatology practice based in the Philadelphia suburbs of Media and Paoli, today announced the launch of AcneCareMD.com, a secure telemedicine website designed to provide acne care to patients across Pennsylvania via a web-based platform. [More]
Experimental nanoparticle therapy speeds healing of all sorts of wounds

Experimental nanoparticle therapy speeds healing of all sorts of wounds

An experimental therapy developed by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University cut in half the time it takes to heal wounds compared to no treatment at all. Details of the therapy, which was successfully tested in mice, were published online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. [More]
Antech Diagnostics agrees to acquire assets of AVRL for $21 million from Abaxis

Antech Diagnostics agrees to acquire assets of AVRL for $21 million from Abaxis

Abaxis, Inc., a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, and VCA Inc., a leading animal healthcare company in the United States and Canada, today jointly announced Antech Diagnostics, Inc., VCA's laboratory division, has agreed to acquire the assets of AVRL (Abaxis Veterinary Reference Laboratory) from Abaxis for $21 million in cash. [More]
UTHealth remotely enrolls patients into acute stroke clinical trial with telemedicine method

UTHealth remotely enrolls patients into acute stroke clinical trial with telemedicine method

For the first time in the world, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial. [More]
SHL Telemedicine, USCI sign distribution agreement for smartheart device in Japan

SHL Telemedicine, USCI sign distribution agreement for smartheart device in Japan

SHL Telemedicine Ltd., a leading provider and developer of advanced personal telemedicine solutions, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement for its innovative smartheart device with USCI Holdings, Inc., of Japan. [More]
Suicide rates for U.S. youths nearly double in rural areas

Suicide rates for U.S. youths nearly double in rural areas

The adolescent and young-adult suicide rate in the United States was almost twice as high in rural settings than in urban areas between 1996 and 2010, and new research suggests that the gap appears to be widening. [More]
Experts review diagnostic approaches to treat obstructive coronary artery disease in women

Experts review diagnostic approaches to treat obstructive coronary artery disease in women

Obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in women often presents with different types of symptoms than in men and can be challenging to diagnose due to a variety of factors. A national panel of experts convened to review the latest evidence regarding CAD in women, diagnostic approaches, and new types of tests and technologies. [More]

HealthMine integrates Doctor On Demand into its Personal Clinical Engagement platform

HealthMine, Inc., the consumer health engagement company that developed the industry's first and only Personal Clinical Engagement (PCE) platform, announced today that it is integrating Doctor On Demand, a healthcare service that provides Video Visits with board-certified physicians via smartphones, tablets or desktop computers, into its platform. [More]

New legislation passed by state chambers would improve patients’ access to quality care

Legislative chambers in three states - South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming - have passed the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, new legislation that would create an expedited multi-state licensing pathway for qualified physicians, while expanding access to care for patients across the nation. [More]
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