Monthly Archives: February 2013

Emergency Room Bills Hard to Predict

Treating a sprain in a U.S. hospital can cost $4 to $24,000, making a trip to the emergency room financially risky for uninsured patients, researchers said. A study found wide variety between the lowest and highest charges for 10 common … Continue reading

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Online Tech’s Managed Cloud Protects Online Dermatology Treatment Service

Originally posted on CBS Detroit:
ANN ARBOR — Grab your smartphone, the doctor will see you now. As the advancements in telemedicine and health apps for mobile devices make receiving health care easier by the day, Los Angeles-based NoviMedicine is…

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Originally posted on Vitaphone Telemedicine:
Dan Bowman at FierceHealthIT made a list of ten technologies, for hospitals, to watch in 2013. On the second place we find the mobile health devices. To us, it’s not a surprise to see this,…

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Health IT: Can We Integrate Healthcare With Technology?

Originally posted on Policy Interns:
Here’s a novel idea: Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin proposes an idea to enforce the use of real names and identity of Facebook users in order to provide accurate health related information to the right person. Health information…

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Why Telecare Is Finally Ready to Take Off

For decades, telemedicine has long been associated with patients who are far, far away: Native Americans in Alaska, workers on oil rigs, scientists in Antarctica or astronauts in space. Numerous roadblocks—chief among them reimbursement, physician licensure, clinical workflows, infrastructure costs … Continue reading

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The Robot Will See You Now

(The Atlantic) IBM’s Watson—the same machine that beat Ken Jennings at Jeopardy—is now churning through case histories at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, learning to make diagnoses and treatment recommendations. This is one in a series of developments suggesting that technology may be … Continue reading

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Telemedicine Working Wonders for Arthritis Patients

Millions suffering from arthritis can benefit from the use of telemedicine, staying better connected with their physician and undergoing routine checkups over the telephone and Internet.  It relieves stress on patients and family members making regular visits to the hospital … Continue reading

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