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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).
HealthMine integrates Doctor On Demand into its Personal Clinical Engagement platform

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]
Mayo Clinic "Telestroke" program now available at Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican

Mayo Clinic "Telestroke" program now available at Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican

Southern Nevada residents in need of emergency medical care for a stroke may benefit from a Mayo Clinic "telestroke" program that is now available at all three campuses of Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican (Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín). [More]
Medical practitioners rarely prescribe proper treatments for childhood diarrhea, pneumonia in rural India

Medical practitioners rarely prescribe proper treatments for childhood diarrhea, pneumonia in rural India

Few health care providers in rural India know the correct treatments for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia - two leading killers of young children worldwide. But even when they do, they rarely prescribe them properly, according to a new Duke University study. [More]
Perelman School of Medicine opens new medical education center

Perelman School of Medicine opens new medical education center

With the opening of the Henry A. Jordan M'62 Medical Education Center, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has expanded its urban campus with an innovative new facility that's redefining medical education for 21st century doctors. [More]
Medco Health develops online monitoring system for people with sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome

Medco Health develops online monitoring system for people with sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome

The company Medco Health at the Business, Scientific and Technological Park, Espaitec, of the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón, has developed an assistance system based on telemedicine using information and communication technologies, which allows an online daily monitoring of people with sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome. [More]
Study explores prevalence of Internet addiction and its effect on quality of life

Study explores prevalence of Internet addiction and its effect on quality of life

Internet addiction is an impulse-control problem marked by an inability to inhibit Internet use, which can adversely affect a person's life, including their health and interpersonal relationships. [More]
Wearable technology and data analytics in healthcare: an interview with Mark Taglietti and Bob Zemke

Wearable technology and data analytics in healthcare: an interview with Mark Taglietti and Bob Zemke

Wearables is very much an emerging trend and healthcare is leading this effort. Consumer technology, such as the FitBit, Jawbone, and others, are going to merge with medical devices that are already being used in hospitals today. [More]

Rey Colon launches telemedicine platform to help healthcare providers meet rising medical needs

Aging Baby Boomers, increasing healthcare demands, introduction of compulsory medical insurance rules of the Affordable Care Act and shortage of doctors paint a grim situation for healthcare in America. The healthcare industry is struggling to cope with these challenges. Keeping this scenario in consideration, Rey Colon, former partner and Chief Marketing Officer of AmeriDoc, a national telemedicine service provider, recently launched MyTelemedicine.com to help healthcare providers meet rising medical needs. [More]
Elegant Medical to receive patent for groundbreaking Stethos electronic stethoscope

Elegant Medical to receive patent for groundbreaking Stethos electronic stethoscope

Elegant Medical LLC today announced it will receive an issued patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its groundbreaking Stethos electronic stethoscope, the most significant advancement to the stethoscope in half a century. [More]
UC San Diego Health System, IVFCMG partner to enhance health care services

UC San Diego Health System, IVFCMG partner to enhance health care services

UC San Diego Health System and Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group are pleased to announce a comprehensive affiliation that will enhance the depth and quality of multi-specialty health care services and clinical trials available to patients in the Imperial Valley and surrounding communities. [More]
China's healthcare IT market estimated to reach $3.97 billion in 2020

China's healthcare IT market estimated to reach $3.97 billion in 2020

Healthcare in China varies markedly across regions in terms of quality of care, distribution of resources, and depth of insurance coverage. [More]
Good Samaritan Hospital receives $417,560 grant to implement telemedicine program

Good Samaritan Hospital receives $417,560 grant to implement telemedicine program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development awards Good Samaritan Hospital, a prominent downtown Los Angeles hospital, a $417,560 grant to implement a telemedicine program that will connect members of the medical staff at Good Samaritan Hospital with public health and primary care providers and their patients at six Public Health sites on the island of Guam. [More]
BIDMC informatrician receives Morris F. Collen Award for achievements in medical informatics

BIDMC informatrician receives Morris F. Collen Award for achievements in medical informatics

Charles Safran, MD, FACMI, Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has received the American College of Medical Informatics' 2014 Morris F. Collen Award in recognition of his commitment to and achievements in medical informatics. [More]
Montefiore Medical Center receives $3.5M grant to advance treatment for hepatitis C

Montefiore Medical Center receives $3.5M grant to advance treatment for hepatitis C

Montefiore Medical Center received a $3.5 million grant as part of the $10 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services to identify, diagnose and treat people with hepatitis C (HCV). [More]
Eye screenings of underserved populations reveal one in five has early stage diabetic retinopathy

Eye screenings of underserved populations reveal one in five has early stage diabetic retinopathy

Eye screenings of people with diabetes in underserved communities revealed that one in five had early stage diabetic retinopathy, according to a new study by a research consortium including investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. [More]
Internet based screening mammography training: an interview with Dr. Holzhauer

Internet based screening mammography training: an interview with Dr. Holzhauer

About half of Radiologists in the USA who participate in breast imaging are estimated to read less than 2,000 screening mammograms per year. This is a suboptimal number, given that only 3-5 cancers in average are seen among 1,000 screening mammograms. [More]
Initiative may allow 'instantaneous diagnosis of potentially fatal rhythm disorders' in endurance athletes

Initiative may allow 'instantaneous diagnosis of potentially fatal rhythm disorders' in endurance athletes

The condition of an athlete's heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race. The real-time monitoring was achieved by continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) surveillance and data transfer over the public mobile phone network to a telemedicine centre along the marathon route. [More]
UT Southwestern receives CPRIT grant to expand genetic screening services in North Texas

UT Southwestern receives CPRIT grant to expand genetic screening services in North Texas

Genetic screening services for rural and underserved populations will expand from six to 22 counties in North Texas under a $1.5 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to UT Southwestern Medical Center. [More]
Telstra launches vision for a more connected healthcare system

Telstra launches vision for a more connected healthcare system

Today Telstra officially launched a new business division, Telstra Health, and outlined its ambition to become Australia’s leading provider of integrated eHealth solutions. [More]
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