eConsult

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By Sophie Porter 09:13 am June 5, 2020
NHS APP AND eCONSULT PARTNERSHIP NHS Digital has integrated the eConsult digital triaging service into the NHS App to aid online consultations. The service, which included an ‘Ask your GP for advice’ module and is already used at around a quarter of NHS surgeries in England, presents the patient with a series of clinically validated questions in order to ascertain next steps. This information is...

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By Sophie Porter 01:34 am May 27, 2020
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has made telemedicine provider eConsult its official online consultation tool for primary care. Responding to the need for remote medical care catalysed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the platform has been made available for all medical centres at MOD sites across the globe. The 124 international sites, reaching as far as The Falklands, Brunei and Belize, as well as in...
By Laura Lovett 02:11 pm January 27, 2020
Getting the right specialty care to patients in rural areas has historically posed major challenges for the healthcare industry.  However, a new study published by the Open Forum Infectious Diseases found that when hospitals tapped infectious disease specialists via an electronic, asynchronous tool, patients fared better and had fewer hospital readmissions than their counterparts that did not...
By Leontina Postelnicu 05:13 am August 13, 2019
Nearly two million NHS patients in England will have access to LIVI’s digital services after the Swedish startup inked new partnerships with local GP federations. LIVI’s app first became available to patients registered with GP practices in north west Surrey and the north west of England last year. Now, it will expand to Birmingham, Shropshire, Northamptonshire and the southeast, as well as...
By Dave Muoio 03:52 pm October 9, 2018
Many physicians of various ages and geographic locations are turning to online medical consultation tools as an additional resource when providing care, according to a recent investigation published in npj Digital Medicine. Conducted jointly by the Scripps Research Institute and WebMD, the study found that 310,563 unique physicians had used WebMD’s Medscape Consult — an online, free-to-use...
By Heather Mack 04:08 pm April 11, 2017
While diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working age adults in the United States – and one of the most common complications from all types of diabetes – early detection and treatment can reduce that risk by up to 95 percent. However, the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy among uninsured safety net patients at the Los Angeles Department of Health Services– which has the...
By Jonah Comstock 03:38 pm June 1, 2016
New York City-based physician-specialist consult company RubiconMD has raised $4 million in a round led by Waterline Ventures. Dioko Health Ventures, a North Carolina based fund managed by Nashville-based FCA Venture Partners, and Alma Mundi Fund also contributed to the round. Existing investors from the company's seed round include athenahealth and former Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida...