telemedicine

By MobiHealthNews December 27, 2017
This quarter, hospitals and clinics continued to integrate digital health into their practice, using it to engage and treat patients, as well as improve hospital workflows. Telehealth continues to be a growing field. More healthcare providers have expressed interest in expanding their telehealth offerings, according to the Foley survey. Hospitals have also started to integrate augmented and...
By Dave Muoio December 20, 2017
Telehealth adoption may be increasing with each year, but the majority of consumers still aren’t onboard with the technology in healthcare, according to a recent report backed by telehealth provider Avizia. Nearly half of these consumers reported that they would be less comfortable during a telehealth visit in comparison to an in-person visit, and two-thirds said that they were unsure whether the...
By Bill Siwicki December 12, 2017
Telemedicine continues to go mainstream as more pharmacy chains introduce remote consults within corner drug stores.  NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to offer remote access to NYP physicians on Walgreens’ website and at self-service kiosks at select Walgreens-owned Duane Reade drug stores in New York — while CVS has a similar arrangement with the Cleveland Clinic.  This...
By Jonah Comstock December 4, 2017
When Texas passed its telemedicine law in May, Teladoc told MobiHealthNews that the passage of the law would functionally end the long lawsuit between Teladoc and the Texas State Medical Board. Last week that became official, as the telemedicine company officially announced the end of the suit.  "Effective today, Teladoc has voluntarily dismissed the longstanding lawsuit in Texas," the company...
By Jonah Comstock November 30, 2017
Telemedicine company MDLive launched Sophie, an AI-powered chatbot, this week. Though the chatbot is currently usable only for registration, the company has big plans to build out its functionality into a full-featured personal health assistant. “The biggest obstacle that we have … has been to get a member who has eligibility for this benefit that we are providing — to get immediate access to...
By Dave Muoio November 28, 2017
As new telemedicine players sprout from the woodwork and employers more frequently offer telehealth options to their employees, a new breed of doctors may be needed to match the technology’s growing popularity. In a recent editorial published in JAMA, NewYork-Presbyterian physicians argued that adoption of a new multidisciplinary medical specialty focused on virtual care would best prepare...
By Dave Muoio November 22, 2017
All five of Amerigroup’s Medicare Advantage Plans in Texas will be offering its members free telemedicine consultations throughout 2018 through LiveHealth Online’s web and app-based service. The service connects members with board-certified doctors and licensed therapists 24-7, and supports easy prescription through members’ local pharmacies. “LiveHealth Online can be a great option for consumers...
By Tom Sullivan November 21, 2017
The American Health Information Management Association on Monday announced the Telemedicine Toolkit. The toolkit comes as telehealth appears to be poised for real expansion in the coming months and years. Also on Monday, for instance, the Office of the Inspector General within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responded to what it described as a significant increase in telehealth...
By Jonah Comstock November 21, 2017
San Francisco health startup Ginger.io went public today with a major pivot that the company has been undergoing over the last year and a half. While the startup began life as a passive monitoring company that sold its artificial intelligence technology to hospitals, it has reinvented itself as a healthcare provider in its own right, offering a full service online and app-based mental healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock November 20, 2017
The University of California at Davis Health System has received a $2 million grant over five years to test a telemedicine program for children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, and other disabilities. According to the AHRQ database, UC Davis will receive $396,557 for FY 2017. The project is expected to conclude in July 2022. UC Davis offers free coordinated care to...