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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).
Mobile Stroke Treatment Units can improve survival rates and enhance patient's chance of recovery

Mobile Stroke Treatment Units can improve survival rates and enhance patient's chance of recovery

Two new studies presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery 12th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, report that Mobile Stroke Treatment Units (MSTUs) can significantly reduce the time it takes to diagnose and treat patients for stroke, greatly improving survival rates and enhancing a patient's chance of recovery. [More]
Six hot line sessions set to reveal latest research in cardiovascular disease at ESC Congress 2015

Six hot line sessions set to reveal latest research in cardiovascular disease at ESC Congress 2015

Six hot line sessions at ESC Congress 2015 are set to reveal the latest in cardiovascular disease research across a range of conditions and comorbidities. Hot topics include atrial fibrillation, pacing, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, pharmacology and coronary artery disease. [More]
Retail meat harbors disease-causing Klebsiella pneumoniae, shows new study

Retail meat harbors disease-causing Klebsiella pneumoniae, shows new study

Chicken, turkey and pork sold in grocery stores harbors disease-causing bacteria known as Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a new study. The research, which was published online today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, shows that contaminated meat may be an important source of human exposure to Klebsiella. [More]
UT Southwestern named one of 'Most Wired' hospitals in nation for fifth consecutive year

UT Southwestern named one of 'Most Wired' hospitals in nation for fifth consecutive year

UT Southwestern Medical Center is on the national "Most Wired" hospitals list for a fifth consecutive year, thanks to its use of such technologies as databases to help physicians better identify high-risk patients and tools that keep physicians, nurses, and patients communicating effectively. [More]

FSMB awarded HRSA grant to support establishment of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission

The Federation of State Medical Boards announced today an award from the Health Resources and Services Administration to support state medical and osteopathic boards in establishing a Commission to administer the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and to develop requirements for its technical infrastructure. [More]
New pilot study suggests new era of clinical research in Parkinson's disease

New pilot study suggests new era of clinical research in Parkinson's disease

A new pilot study in Parkinson's disease suggests a new era of clinical research which removes the barrier of distance for both scientists and volunteers. The research, which appears in the journal Digital Health, could also enable researchers to leverage the rapid growth in personal genetic testing to better diagnose, and potentially treat, a wide range of diseases. [More]
UA researchers awarded NIH grant to develop software that lets doctors analyze digitized biomedical data

UA researchers awarded NIH grant to develop software that lets doctors analyze digitized biomedical data

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.3 million grant to researchers at the University of Arizona to develop open-source software that will enable health care professionals and scientists to manage biomedical big data in digital form. [More]
Evidence-based initiative aims to prevent avoidable hospital readmissions

Evidence-based initiative aims to prevent avoidable hospital readmissions

A statewide effort led by key stakeholders in South Carolina successfully organized and implemented an evidence-based initiative aimed at improving the quality of healthcare transitions after hospital discharge to prevent avoidable readmissions. [More]

Telstra Health introduces ReadyCare telemedicine service that connects patients to doctors

Telstra Health today launched ReadyCare, its GP telemedicine service that gives Australians the choice to connect with a doctor using phone or video and receive advice, treatment, diagnosis and prescriptions. [More]
Penn State Health, CHI complete transfer of St. Joseph Regional Health Network ownership

Penn State Health, CHI complete transfer of St. Joseph Regional Health Network ownership

Penn State Health and Catholic Health Initiatives have completed the transfer of ownership of CHI's affiliate, St. Joseph Regional Health Network (St. Joseph) in Reading, Pa., to Penn State Health. [More]
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]
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