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By Jonah Comstock September 6, 2017
While telemedicine has a broad range of applications, some specialties certainly seem better suited then others, and teledentistry -- or, more specifically, teleorthodontia -- seems on the surface to be a poor fit. But Candid, a new startup that launched today, is aiming to do exactly that. The startup will send users a kit by mail that they can use to take impressions of their teeth and complete...
By Jonah Comstock September 6, 2017
AliveCor, makers of the Kardia Mobile smartphone-connected ECG, announced the results of several major studies of the technology, including one that was published online today in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. The studies show the effectiveness of the technology in discovering atrial fibrillation that might otherwise have gone undetected, as well as its ease of use. "...
By Jonah Comstock September 5, 2017
Increased investment in telehealth for providers, employers, and payers has become a reality, a forward momentum that is unlikely to be turned around. But even as adoption ticks up and state and national legislatures open the doors for more telehealth use and reimbursement, recent studies have shown mixed results about the efficacy of the technology.  About a year ago, in an effort to standardize...
By Jonah Comstock September 1, 2017
Computers, whether through simple decision trees or complex neural networks, are increasingly playing a larger and larger role in helping healthcare providers make treatment decisions. As the role of clinical decision software in healthcare grows, so too does the need for guidelines that allow clinicians and patients to trust and understand that software. This week, the CDS Coalition, an industry...
By Jonah Comstock August 31, 2017
San Francisco-based Joyable announced this week that its CBT-based digital program for depression treatment, previously available only to its employer and health plan customers, will now be offered direct to consumer along with the company's social anxiety program. It's an interesting move, especially in light of the company's comments in January when it laid off 20 people and adjusted its focus...
By Jeff Lagasse August 30, 2017
Updated to include American Well's Harvey offerings The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and its subsequent tropical storm has caused hardships for many living in southeastern Texas and parts of Louisiana. One of the many things extreme weather makes difficult is accessing healthcare services, a near impossibility when a deluge of rain has trapped people in homes and shelters.  ...
By Bill Siwicki August 30, 2017
Sutter Physician Services is now enabling patients to catch a lift – from Lyft. The healthcare management and administrative services company is collaborating with the ride-hailing service to get patients to non-emergent healthcare appointments.  In so doing, Sutter joins other healthcare organizations such as LogistiCare as well as hospitals including MedStar and Hackensack University Medical...
By Jonah Comstock August 30, 2017
Allscripts will work with Vidyo to integrate video visits directly into its patient portal, the EHR vendor announced today. Users of Allscript's FollowMyHealth portal will be able to launch a video consultation over the Vidyo.io platform directly in the app or desktop interface. “Allscripts strives to continually provide a fully engaged patient platform, giving patients and their families the...
By Jeff Lagasse August 29, 2017
PeakMed, a company that seeks to provide affordable family practice medicine through a monthly membership model, has raised new funds to the tune of $5.5 million, led by ASI Capital. The financial backing will support PeakMed’s expansion, which includes new LifeCenters, telemedicine technology, vehicles for house calls, and additional staff.   ASI Capital, a private debt and equity firm based in...
By Jeff Lagasse August 29, 2017
EarlySense is known for contact-free, continuous health monitoring solutions, and its latest offering is a mouthful: the EarlySense Live Family Health Monitoring Kit with SmartShare. It’s a complex title with a simple premise -- it provides caregivers, such as parents of young children or adults caring for the elderly, with a platform to track and manage a dependent’s health. And this can be done...