Telemedicine

By Mallory Hackett 12:13 pm October 5, 2020
Telehealth has been applauded for its ability to increase access to healthcare, especially during the pandemic, but when looking at telehealth usage for different social determinant health categories significant disparities exist, according to analysis from Kantar Health. Kantar Health’s Social Determinants of Telehealth monitor combines results from its National Health and Wellness survey with...
By Laura Lovett 02:52 pm October 1, 2020
Like many in digital health Michelle Davey, cofounder of Texas-based vendor of telehealth services and staffing company Wheel, has her own connection to the space. She grew up in rural Texas with an autoimmune disease that was undiagnosed for 15 years, due to lack of access to care.  While this access issue remained in the back of her mind, she started her career in recruiting and operations,...
By Mallory Hackett 12:15 pm September 21, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic served as the final push that Yale New Haven Health Services needed to fully implement telehealth into its care offerings, according to Pam Hoffman, the medical director of Telehealth Services at Yale New Haven. “Before, in getting telehealth service up and running, you really needed a clinical champion. Someone – a provider, a doctor or a clinician of some sort – who really...
By Laura Lovett 02:40 pm September 14, 2020
Silicon Valley tech giant NVIDIA, which is best known as a hardware company for graphic processing units, is one of the latest companies to look into the telemedicine space.  Researchers at the company are working on an automated speech recognition and natural language processing technology that can transcribe and organize information from a telemedicine visit both for the patient and clinicians...
By Andrew Dudum and Joel White 10:44 am September 11, 2020
About the authors: Andrew Dudum is the CEO and founder of Hims & Hers, a consumer-facing digital health company offering telehealth services. Joel White is executive director of the Health Innovation Alliance, a coalition of health and technology leaders who support policies that use technology and data to make healthcare work better. Outside of these positions, Dudum and White report no...

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By Ahmed El Sherif 08:29 am September 4, 2020
Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre (ADTC) has revealed it has successfully renewed its data certification for 2020, following its achievement of obtaining its “highest-ever” audit score. The centre scored 98.7% during its virtual audit by JAWDA, the healthcare quality index developed by the Department of Health (DoH) Abu Dhabi. A joint venture between the UAE’s Mubadala Development Company PJSC and...
By Tammy Lovell 07:23 am September 4, 2020
When the COVID-19 emergency struck Italy, Lombardy was one of the hardest hit regions. All inpatient admissions in the area for non-COVID patients were stopped in a bid to prevent the contagion from spreading. But this caused a potentially dangerous dilemma for the region’s Foundation IRCCS Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, which hosts around 6,000 inpatient and 44,000 outpatient visits each...
By Laura Lovett 02:00 pm August 25, 2020
Telehealth giant Amwell has officially filed to go public, fueled with a $100 million funding boost from Google’s cloud division.  The funding also comes with a partnership agreement, which designates Amwell as Google Cloud's preferred telehealth provider, and vice versa for Google’s cloud platform. The pair will also collaborate on technology, specifically bringing together AmWell’s telehealth...