April 15, 2015
Sunrise, Florida-based MDLive, which offers patient-to-physician remote visits via mobile devices, has partnered with Microsoft to deliver telehealth services through Microsoft's Skype for Business offering.
Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011 and just this week announced a new product, called Skype for Business, which will replace Microsoft's legacy video conferencing offering, Lync. Skype for...
December 4, 2013
Specialist consultations via smartphone are most effective when they make use of not only speech, but annotated images, according to a clinical trial recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
In a randomized trial of 42 Swiss medical students, all participants were given a hypothetical case of a patient in need of hand surgery. They all prepared by looking at an X-ray image...
September 16, 2013
Tacoma, Washington-based Franciscan Hospital Systems, is partnering with Seattle telemedicine company Carena to offer virtual urgent care visits to all prospective patients in the hospital system's coverage area. Franciscan has seven hospitals and 100 clinics, covering most of the Puget Sound area of Washington state.
"The value proposition from the system is if we can take care of people...
July 15, 2010
Does Skype have an interest in mobile health? Yes -- well -- sort of. The voice and video chat company recently announced that it had joined Verizon as a sponsor of the upcoming FNIH mHealth Summit in Washington DC this November. Skype's sponsorship raised eyebrows because the company has not previously stated a specific interest in mobile health. MobiHealthNews interviewed Skype's Director of...