Billions in Health Care Subsidies Hang on Supreme Court Decision

This Kaiser Family Foundation infographic shows the number of people at risk of losing federal subsidies if the Supreme Court strikes down the IRS rules and limits the subsidies for coverage in the state exchanges.

A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis reveals how much is at stake in a health insurance law premium Continue reading

Mobile Health Applications Make an Impact in the UK

Mobile health applications via smart phones or tablets are making an impact on engaging patients with their wellness throughout the United States. The US, however, isn’t the only country where mobile health applications reign. The United Kingdom, for example, has an opportunity to link any health data recorded via their iPhone onto their secure medical records platform Continue reading

Could Tumeric Save Us from the CDC’s Bacteria

A new study published in the journal Molecule indicates that the ancient Indian spice turmeric may help to countermand the growing threat of bacteria that have become completely resistant to Continue reading

Most Employees Don’t Know Difference between FSA, HSA: Survey

Most employees don’t know the basic difference between health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts, according to a new survey.

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

Berg Insight Says 2.8 Million Patients Are Remotely Monitored Today

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

Print Me an Ear: 3-D Printing Tackles Human Cartilage

An ear, unsurprisingly, is difficult to make from scratch. Ear cartilage is uniquely flexible and strong and has been impossible for scientists to reproduce with synthetic prostheses.

If a child is born without one, doctors typically carve a replacement ear out of rib cartilage, but it lacks the wonderfully firm yet springy qualities of the original ear. And it often doesn’t look Continue reading

Pilot Aims to Cut Children’s Wait Times for Mental Health Services

A new program offering online psychiatric appointments will serve children who, in many cases, would otherwise wait months before receiving treatment.

The Pediatric Telepsychiatry Pilot program in Champaign County will offer Continue reading

Fewer Young Doctors Choosing General Internal Medicine Careers

Fewer young doctors are choosing general medicine careers, and current training models are unlikely to produce the generalist workforce needed to treat an aging population with multiple chronic conditions, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Researchers from Continue reading

States Cut Medicaid Drug Benefits To Save Money

Illinois Medicaid recipients have been limited to four prescription drugs as the state becomes the latest to cap how many medicines it will cover in the state-federal health insurance program for the poor.

Doctors fear the state’s Continue reading

Bass Adds Telemedicine Capabilities

teTransplant patients now can attend routine follow-up appointments much closer to home thanks to the TeleHeart Transplant service being offered by the Integris Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute.

Telemedicine is a state-of-the-art way for health care providers to examine and communicate with patients who live in rural or distant sites across Oklahoma using two-way interactive video-conferencing. The newly established TeleHeart Transplant program offers Continue reading

Why Telemedicine Must Become a Healthcare Priority in America

hospitalA snapshot of the current state of America’s health landscape from the Centers for Disease Control Health Disparities and Inequalities Report paints a very bleak picture. The report indicates that Continue reading

Prescription Drug Use Under Watch

The goal is to identify those who may abuse prescription drugs.

Software designed by a local physician to “score” patients’ risk for prescription drug abuse will be used in a federal pilot study looking at prescription practices.

NarxCheck, developed by Dr. Jim Huizenga, an emergency department doctor at Kettering Medical Center, and Eagle Software Corp., will be used in the study, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Continue reading

US Tele-Medicine Has Acquired the Exclusive Rights to a Technology Enabling Immediate and Remote EKG’s and PFT’s for all Telemedicine and Remote Disease Management Applications in the USA.

US Tele-Medicine of Palm desert, CA, a national full service telemedicine firm offering its proprietary Tele-Triage medical response to self-funded US corporations Continue reading

Role for Skype Proposed in Telemedicine Push

To improve healthcare services in the remote parts of the country, the Planning Commission has suggested adopting telemedicine by using software applications such as Skype in its report on health for the 12th Five-Year plan.

Telemedicine is the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology. Continue reading

Czechs Develop Telemedical Schizophrenia Treatment

ITAREPSThe latest system ITAREPS, developed by Czech mental therapists, evaluates answers of schizophrenic patients and alerts doctors through cell phones if the symptoms are dangerous, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes yesterday. Continue reading