October 1, 2014

telemedicine

Three Telemedicine Programs Demonstrate Value in a New Study

Posted by: | Posted on: February 22, 2013

A recent study by the Commonwealth Fund highlights three telemedicine programs that have delivered proven value by improving the quality of care and reducing costs.
The Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA)…


Study Supports Potential of Kinect in Health Care Delivery

Posted by: | Posted on: February 19, 2013

A study by a team of researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock found that the Microsoft Kinect device has the potential to become an important platform for…


Topol Cites Need for Validation of mHealth Technologies

Posted by: | Posted on: January 31, 2013

In a rapid-fire interview on Forbes.com Dr. Eric Topol of the Scripps Clinic gives his perspective on the evolution of digital health. He notes that heart rhythm disorders, diabetes, hypertension…


FDA Clears Telemedicine Robot

Posted by: | Posted on: January 25, 2013

The FDA has granted 510(k) regulatory clearance to the RP-VITA, a telepresence robot created by iRobot and inTouch Health. The device allows doctors to consult with patients in remote hospitals…


Remote Patient Monitoring Market Projected to Grow at 27% Annually Through 2017

Posted by: | Posted on: January 23, 2013

A new report estimates that 2.8 million patients worldwide are using dedicated remote devices to monitor their health. That figure does not include patients using monitoring apps through their mobile…


FaceTime Video Conferencing Improves Patient Care During Transit

Posted by: | Posted on: January 11, 2013

A study that equipped critical care transit teams with telemedicine technology via Apple iPads and FaceTime found that three quarters of the participants felt the video conferencing technology improved their…


FCC to Provide $400m to Fund Telemedicine

Posted by: | Posted on: January 9, 2013

The FCC is providing $400 million to health care providers for telemedicine networks which link large medical centers to rural clinics. The program, dubbed the Healthcare Connect Fund, will begin…


Use of Telehealth Increases But Revenue Does Not Keep Pace

Posted by: | Posted on: January 2, 2013

The use of telehealth technology, which provides remote patient monitoring, grew by 22.2 percent between 2010 and 2011, based on the number of patients enrolled in such programs worldwide. But…


AgeTech West Forms to Promote Aging in Place Tools

Posted by: | Posted on: November 28, 2012

AgeTech West is a new collaboration that brings together three West Coast not-for-profits to advance the delivery of tech-enabled aging through education and advocacy.
Mobile health and telehealth technologies will…


Telemedicine May Ease Physician Shortage

Posted by: | Posted on: November 6, 2012

The increased use of telemedicine services, such as remote patient monitoring and video consultations, may help ease the pain of our nation’s current shortage of primary care physicians. However, various…