Eric Wicklund

By Eric Wicklund 10:01 amJuly 15, 2015
Surveys and studies on telemedicine seem to be surfacing as often as new Republican presidential candidates these days, but one study about public perceptions just might turn a few heads. According to TechnologyAdvice, consumers are growing more comfortable with certain aspect of telemedicine – but they're still wary of seeing a doctor or getting a diagnosis online. According to the nationwide...
By Eric Wicklund 08:10 amJuly 15, 2015
An Australian entrepreneur whose app reportedly can diagnose respiratory problems through a simple cough is eyeing the U.S. market. Tony Keating, the CEO, managing director and only employee for ResApp, tells The Australian his technology has been tested at Joondalup Hospital in Western Australia and achieved a 96 percent accuracy rating in diagnosing pneumonia and a 90 percent rating in...
By Eric Wicklund 02:38 pmJuly 14, 2015
Just in time for ICD-10, a Seattle entrepreneur has unveiled a mobile app designed to help physicians keep a positive outlook. The Burnout Proof app, developed by Dike Drummond, contains stress management and balance tools, including videos, audio recordings and how-to guides, to help physicians cope with the pressures of the job. The features cover everything from walking, sitting and other...
By Eric Wicklund 08:56 amJuly 14, 2015
In today's healthcare landscape, it's not enough to sell a device any more. You have to think about the ecosystem. mHealth concepts are living and dying on the strength of their integrations. A device that can't synch to the underlying software, a platform that doesn't play well with other apps or which meshes with only one EMR, won't last long. One of the latest to address that trend is Welch...
By Eric Wicklund 07:41 amJuly 13, 2015
Sean Keyser's job is to gauge how people feel. He's not a psychiatrist or New Age guru. He's the vice president of patient experience at Novant Health. And if the concept of an executive-level position at a major health system devoted to people's feelings seems unusual, well, get used to it. And quickly. Consumer engagement – some call it patient engagement, others frown at that moniker – is an...
By Eric Wicklund 10:33 amJuly 10, 2015
Do doctors employed by telemedicine providers work for that company, or are they independent contractors? A noted healthcare law firm says the answer might be a little tricky. Writing in Health Care Law Today, Nathaniel M. Lacktman and Richard C. Werblow of Foley & Lardner, LLP, say companies like Teladoc are using an independent contractor model, which "can be a cost-effective way to engage...
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By Eric Wicklund 08:18 amJuly 10, 2015
Stephen Krupa is the senior managing member and chief operating officer for Psilos, having joined the company at its inception in 1998. He focuses primarily on identifying investment opportunities in next-generation healthcare services and healthcare IT companies. In addition, he advises many of Psilos' portfolio companies in the areas of capital formation and merger and acquisition strategy and...
By Eric Wicklund 09:08 amJuly 9, 2015
What's the most important step in developing a mobile registration process? Making sure everything ties in seamlessly to the electronic health record. That's one of the lessons learned by NYU Langone Medical Center, which recently launched a tablet-based registration platform for patients of the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health. The platform, for the center's inpatient and outpatient...
By Eric Wicklund 10:31 amJuly 8, 2015
Healthcare has always struggled to get the transitions right. When someone goes home from the hospital or clinic, or moves from the hospital to another facility, or moves from the doctor's office to a specialist, or even changes rooms in the hospital, there's a lapse in care. Communications are cut off, access to medical records is interrupted, care team members are left in the dark. Mobile...
By Eric Wicklund 09:54 amJuly 8, 2015
A new version of a bill designed to phase in telemedicine for Medicare beneficiaries is back on the table in Washington. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., introduced the Medicare Health Parity Act of 2015 on July 7. Co-sponsors of the bill are Reps. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., Diane Black, R-Tenn., and Peter Welch, D-Vt. The four legislators said this bill would put Medicare "on the path toward parity...