Telemedicine

By Mallory Hackett 11:37 am August 10, 2020
More than 60% of Medicare-eligible seniors say they’ve embraced technology more during the pandemic, according to a new survey from healthinsurance.com. The website hosted an online survey for Americans 64 years old or above between July 20 and July 21, 2020, to gauge seniors’ use of technology, their lives during the pandemic, their Medicare plans and more. More than 1,000 seniors responded to...
By Laura Lovett 12:29 pm August 5, 2020
While telemedicine may be having a boom, a new study published in JAMA warns that it may not be suitable for everyone.  The study, which looked at data from adults over the age of 65, found that over a third of people weren’t ready for video visits. Researchers sited issues ranging from difficulty in hearing to tech issues.  “Although many older adults are willing and able to learn to use...

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By Sara Mageit 06:04 am August 4, 2020
Israel-based remote care automation company, Datos Health, and providers of medication adherence solutions, Vaica Medical, have partnered up to include medication adherence information as part of Datos’ offering of data relating to status of patients’ health and wellbeing. The solution has been first implemented at Sheba Medical Center. WHY IT MATTERS The partnership addresses the lack of...
By Dave Muoio 01:29 pm July 30, 2020
Teladoc Health continues its strong upward trend during its second fiscal quarter, with CEO Jason Gorevic informing investors yesterday that the company had outperformed "all key financial and operation metrics." Similar to the first quarter, the telehealth company is touting massive year-over-year (YoY) growth in revenue, visit volume and new registrations, as well as the acquisition of several...

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By Sara Mageit 09:07 am July 30, 2020
IRELAND’S CONTACT TRACING APP In the two weeks since Ireland’s Covid Tracker app was launched, it has been reported that 91 users have received a “close contact exposure alert”. The app invites users to give permission for the collection of some data, including whether a user receives a close contact alert, making it one of the first to supply data showing how many people have received alerts. ...
By Mallory Hackett 12:01 pm July 29, 2020
After receiving 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its professional defibrillator, the Tempus LS-Manual, Philips today launched its remote-monitoring and defibrillator system, Tempus ALS. The platform combines three Philips products to remotely monitor vital signs, restore heart functions with the defibrillator and wirelessly share data. It is now available for sale...
By Mallory Hackett 02:27 pm July 14, 2020
Hale Health today launched Hale 2.0, a redesigned version of its remote-care platform in response to the increased demand of telemedicine in the pandemic. The company rebuilt the platform in an effort to simplify the user experience for both providers and patients and increase flexibility for providers through new features and better pricing options. The updated platform will integrate with...
By Mallory Hackett 01:49 pm July 8, 2020
CVS Pharmacy has announced Spoken Rx, a new feature to its app that can read a specific prescription label out loud for patients with visual impairments or who cannot read standard print labels. CVS plans to add RFID labels to its prescriptions at 1,500 pharmacy locations by the end of 2020. These smart labels can be scanned by the Spoken Rx feature in the app and then read out loud in either...