emergency care

By Laura Lovett 03:49 pm June 25, 2019
Brooklyn-based Call9, a company focused on connecting nursing home residents with emergency room doctors, is joining the list of fallen digital health startups as it shared with CNBC its plans to wind down its services.  Founded in 2015, the startup was created based on the idea that nursing home residents are some of the most frequent emergency room visitors, but among the least equipped for a...
By Dave Muoio 01:52 pm April 25, 2018
An analysis of Doctor On Demand administrative data conducted by the RAND Corporation suggests that patients turning to direct-to-consumer telemedicine services in the days following natural disasters such as hurricanes are most often seeking routine care and guidance, as opposed to treatment for new issues prompted by the storms. Still, the data suggest that the service (which Doctor On Demand,...
By Dave Muoio 11:21 am October 19, 2017
Argentinian ambulance doctors are using WhatsApp to fasttrack their patients’ care. Study data presented at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology’s 2017 conference suggests that using the free messaging app to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to a hospital’s catheterization lab allowed heart attack patients to bypass the emergency department and reduce mortality. “We found that...
By Dave Muoio 01:22 pm September 29, 2017
As wide swaths of the southeastern US work to recover from the recent spate of hurricanes, they won’t be reliant on local health care providers alone. Since Hurricane Harvey began threatening the Houston area in late August, telemedicine vendors and healthcare providers alike have opened up their lines to receive emergency calls and support relief efforts free of charge. This isn’t the first time...
By Neil Versel 04:20 am January 15, 2014
Paraplegics walk with the help of robotic exoskeletons. Refugees from a natural disaster given remote care in a temporary health center. Patients with multiple chronic diseases are warned before they suffer a heart attack. Potentially deadly drug interactions prevented. These are just some of the ways in which digital health can save lives, attendees at the Digital Health Summit at International...
By Neil Versel 04:41 am July 2, 2013
A Spanish startup company is testing and pursuing regulatory approval for a wireless stretcher that allows for continuous monitoring of heart and stroke patients even when patients are being moved. Imaxdi, based in Vigo, Spain, has embedded its own, patented heart monitoring technology into a stretcher and has been testing prototypes for about six months at hospital in the autonomous Spanish...