The field of telemedicine—the act of “visiting” a doctor remotely using internet video conferencing—is an exciting development that could change the lives of individuals living in remote areas or without access to reliable transportation. The internet democratizes reasonably-priced health care. You don’t have to travel to see a doctor you like; you don’t need to take up as much Continue reading
Nearly 75% of those responding to a Fidelity Investments survey said HSAs were pretty much the same thing as FSAs or were unsure of how FSAs and HSAs differ. Continue reading
Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a St. Louis-based group of high-risk obstetricians, tripled its number of telemedicine consultations during the first half of the year to accommodate a higher number of patients at outlying facilities.
The practice cares for approximately 1,300 patients per year using telemedicine, which is available at its Washington and Continue reading
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According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, around 2.8 million patients worldwide were using a home monitoring service based on equipment with integrated connectivity at the end of 2012. The figure comprises all patients that were using dedicated devices for remote monitoring. Continue reading
While the FDA demurs on issuing its final guidance over which medical and consumer health apps come under its jurisdiction, Continue reading
Is telehealth reaching the “right” people? A new report by the US Department of Commerce and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) reveals that internet users living in urban areas are twice as likely to take advantage of telehealth services than rural populations, and users with incomes over $100,000 were nearly three times as likely to use telehealth or research medical information online than their low-income counterparts. Continue reading
A leading proponent of Medicare reform on Capitol Hill says Congress should change the accountable care program to make sure ACOs are improving care for the sickest patients. Continue reading
Ninety-eight percent of employers surveyed by Towers Watson & Co. said they have not and are not considering asking full-time employees to move to part-time status due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Continue reading
With all the mobile apps and resources available for games, entertainment and media, have you ever thougbht about the impact that mobile apps could have on your health? Introducing mHealth, the term used to describe the use of your mobile phone for health. The Joint Center for Continue reading
The 62-year-old former Raleigh police officer shells out $580 a month for an individual insurance policy, more than half his monthly pay. The full-time teachers for whom Faulkner fills in, however, are eligible for free health insurance, with no monthly premiums, through their employer.
That’s why Faulkner was Continue reading
In this Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 file picture, anti-abortion and pro-choice activists stand next to each other in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during a rally on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. Americans, regardless of generation, are deeply conflicted as they wrestle with the legality and morality of abortion, with a substantial majority identifying themselves as both Continue reading
Using telemedicine to reduce costs and improve treatment outcomes for remote patients has been in the works since the early 1990s, and it has lately gained traction with public-sector agencies. The Veterans Affairs Department tested a system in 2011, and the Army tested a 4G battlefield system last year.
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