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 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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 →
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 →
The 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 →
UK Prime Minister commends WSD results and telehealth
Today’s launch of the UK Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences was headlined – according to the Independent newspaper – by praise from PM David Cameron for telehealth (as in remote patient monitoring), based on the results of the Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) project. Continue reading →
Telemedicine is bringing more Filipino doctors to the barrios. The government is now using information and communications technology to expand the scope of public healthcare services to geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas.
The 73 young medical graduates recently deployed in 5th and 6th class municipalities under the “Doctors to the Barrios” program were trained by the National Telehealth Service Program (NTSP), a collaboration of the Department of Health (DoH), the Department of Science and Technology, and the University of the Philippines Manila, in using telemedicine applications to support their practice in doctor-less and single-doctor communities. They were trained to do telereferrals to refer difficult to handle medical cases to specialists in government-run Philippine General Hospital. Continue reading →