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Broadband Connectivity Is A Social Determinant Of Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Without broadband connectivity to the last miles of America, neither the nation's health citizens (taxpayers, all) won't fully benefit from the promis...

Entrepreneurship: The World Is Paying Attention

Laiza King | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Laiza King

Credit Entrepreneurship has evolved over centuries from renaissance tradesmen in the middle ages and inventors in industrial revolution, to innovato...

Virtual Doctor Visits May Not Be Best For Urgent Care

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - When it comes to urgent medical problems like ankle injuries or suspected strep, virtual MDs may be no match for the real thing, a ...

This Tech Innovation Could Make It Easier For Texans To Get Abortions

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Women in the U.S. without reproductive health services close to home might have an easier time getting medical abortions if they co...

Cutting Your Medical Bills via Smartphone

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Dealing with your doctor and managing your everyday health by smartphone isn't just an emerging trend--it might help you maintain a healthier lifestyl...

State Prisons Turn To Telemedicine To Improve Health And Save Money

Pew's Stateline | Blair Guild | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Luddites and Errors and Barriers, Oh My!

Lynn Vos | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Lynn Vos

Three separate studies published within the past few weeks make it pretty clear that the rapid pace of technological advancement too often comes to a screeching halt at the doors of clinical healthcare settings. That's astonishing.

Why Sanjay Gupta Wants Everyone to Do Something That Scares Them

Cathy Chester | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Cathy Chester

I knew I'd be fascinated while listening to Sanjay Gupta speak at the recent New Jersey Speaker Series. He reminds me of the great neurologist and aut...

Can Telemedicine Be The Future Of Health Care?

Stateline | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.27.2015 | Technology

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

This Is How Congress Can Save Medicare

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.26.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In the days before literally everything inside the Beltway is subsumed by the politics of the Presidential campaign, there might be one piece of legislation on which both sides of the aisle surely could agree: Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015.

What Telemedicine Can Do For Your Aging Parents

Robert Mauterstock | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty
Robert Mauterstock

What do you do if you can't get your aging parent to a doctor's office because of his or her disability? What do you do if your parent needs to see a specialist who may be hundreds of miles away? A new area of medicine known as Telemedicine may be the answer to your problem.

Going Beyond the Symptoms: The Case for Telemedicine

Joydeep Bhattacharyya | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Joydeep Bhattacharyya

For physicians, when enhancing practice efficiency, professional satisfaction and improving the delivery of care are key priorities, Telemedicine is poised to be part of the future of care.

How Virtual Visits Can Save Primary Care in America

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Digital technology has forever changed how consumers plan travel, manage money, reserve tables at restaurants, and plan cooking our meals at home. Today, digital technology is on the cusp of profoundly changing how we utilize health care services and "make" health for ourselves and our loved ones.

3 Issues That Should Be a Part of the Health Care Debate

Sai Balasubramanian | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Sai Balasubramanian

In what has been declared by many as a "crisis," the American health care landscape has been undergoing a vast array of changes over the past decade. ...

Health Care On Demand? There's Now An App For That, Too.

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology

Years ago, doctors on call used to wear a pager. Today, Pager uses the Internet to connect doctors with people who need care. In New York City, 20 bo...

Iowa Supreme Court Strikes Down Telemedicine Abortion Ban

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court of Iowa unanimously ruled Friday that Planned Parenthood clinics in the state may continue using a telemedicine abortion system to p...

What the Medical Device Industry Can Learn From Starbucks

Jordan Safirstein, MD | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jordan Safirstein, MD

Last week, waiting for my iced coffee at Starbucks, I enviously observed the girl in front of me paying with her phone. Fast forward 30 seconds and b...

How Telehealth Is Changing Medicine

Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

This panel is a presentation of The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with Th...

An Affair of the Heart: The Untold Story of Google Glass in Cardiology

Jordan Safirstein, MD | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
Jordan Safirstein, MD

As more people began to experiment with Glass, one could sense a shift in opinion about Glass and the criticisms were growing louder. I had seen the signs, and now my worst fears were being realized.

Your Home Is Your DIY Medical Home

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Enabling consumers to access virtual visits, some pioneering employers who cover health insurance on the job are now looking to telehealth to provide more convenient care at a lower cost -- for both company and consumer.

8 Percent Optimistic After JPMorgan's Health Care Conference

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

Just as most Americans use the new year as an opportunity to make resolutions, the health care industry uses the (in)famous JPMorgan Annual Healthcare...

Health: How The Inevitable Telemedicine Trend Will Change Healthcare Forever

Buck Wargo | Posted 09.29.2014 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Under telemedicine, people can access doctors on a Web cam or through a video conference on their phones. The private insurance industry is moving to provide patients access to medical care 24/7 without an appointment with Skype-like technology that lets patients visit virtually with medical staff.

How Video Conferencing Delivers Education And Mental Health Care To The Arctic Circle

Willa Black | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Willa Black

The territory of Nunavut, Canada is incredibly cold and remote. It's roughly a four-hour plane ride north of Toronto, with temperatures well below the freezing mark for eight months of the year, dark in the winter months and light all summer long. The communities in the north face unprecedented challenges.

U.S. Telemedicine Initiative Tackles Diabetes Epidemic in Libya

Ethan Chorin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Ethan Chorin

This past week 11 Libyan physicians, including diabetes specialists, ophthalmologists and pharmacists, participated in an intensive three-day certificate program in 'Retinopathy Screening for Primary Care,' in Istanbul, Turkey.

How Cisco and Universidade Federal de Sergipe Are Bringing Specialty Health Care To Brazilians

Mario Adriano dos Santos, M.D. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Impact
Mario Adriano dos Santos, M.D.

I grew up in the state of Sergipe in Brazil. It is located in one of the poorest regions of the country, a small, almost rural state, about 1000 kilometers northeast of Rio de Janeiro. We faced many challenges in Sergipe, but one of the biggest was not being able to access good health care.