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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.

Virtual Doctor Visits Are On The Rise In The U.S.

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you're coming down with a cold, there are a few items you typically reach for to start feeling better: cough drops, her...

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 rep...

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, ...

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 06.01.2015 | 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.

The Surprising Tool That is Helping HIV/AIDS Patients in Africa

Dr. Stanley Ndwiga | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Dr. Stanley Ndwiga

Ten years ago, an AIDS epidemic was ravaging sub-Saharan Africa. Today, thanks to better drugs, community outreach, and education, fewer Kenyans are acquiring HIV. At Gertrude's Children's Hospital in Nairobi, clinicians have been given a big boost in the fight against HIV/AIDS through web technology.

Fighting for Those Who Fight for Us

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

While our nation enjoys time away from work, students are home from school and many are taking advantage of the various Veterans Day sales -- our nation needs to stop and remember the significance of Veterans Day.

Telemedicine: An Innovation Whose Time Has Come

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Advancing telemedicine is a good step in the right direction which will allow the medical field to fully harness the promise of new and innovative technology no matter where the patient or her doctor are.

Daughter's Ear Infection Prompts HealthSpot Founder to Reinvent Heathcare

Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology

Steve Cashman, founder and CEO of HealthSpot, grew up taking things apart and figuring out what was wrong with them. His problem-solving skills were h...

5 1/2-Foot Robots Glide Through Hospital Halls

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 07.07.2013 | Los Angeles

Robots that will link five San Fernando Valley hospitals together were unveiled Monday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where experts said t...