Monthly Archives: December 2012

Brief overview of African mobile health initiatives

In honor of World AIDS Day 2012 (Dec. 1), we compiled a list of health initiatives in Africa that utilize technology. 80 percent of African illnesses stem from preventable infectious diseases and the percentage of African adults who are infected … Continue reading

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Telemedicine, telehealth have reached tipping point – analyst

The use of telehealth – in which chronic patients are monitored remotely in their homes through Internet-connected devices – is likely to take off in the medium term here in the UK, according to analyst company TechMarketView. In a report … Continue reading

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8 Best Practices in Telemedicine

When the Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in June, a great deal of uncertainty around the future development and adoption of telemedicine lifted. According to the American Telemedicine Association, the ruling will accelerate the deployment … Continue reading

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Where ER Doctors Work Entirely Via Webcam

Every day — and through the night — in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, doctors report to work in a hospital where there are no patients. ===> Continue Reading

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Do we need a Telemedicine tsar?

(12/12/12 Source: Guardian.uk) Telehealth pilots show promising results but technology will not deliver benefits if care pathways are poorly designed.  Among the numerous challenges facing the NHS in England, caring for more than 15 million patients with chronic conditions is … Continue reading

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Telehealth: Doctors Need to Know State Laws

(12/13/2012 Source: JDSUPRA) As telemedicine grows in popularity, it is important for physicians to be aware of the state-by-state requirements when practicing in this revolutionary area of healthcare. Telemedicine is a model of delivering long-distance clinical healthcare, patient and professional … Continue reading

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UK calls on ‘virtual doctors’ in telephone medicine initiative

(12/7/12 Source: Mobile Entertainment) UK citizens could soon benefit from the services of ‘virtual doctors’, with patients able to be monitored from home via their mobile as part of the government’s telehealth push. British health minister Jeremy Hunt announced plans … Continue reading

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