Telemedicine

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By Ahmed El Sherif 10:01 am July 7, 2020
A Sharjah-based healthcare company has announced its latest venture; what it is dubbing the “Middle East’s first e-hospital”. Mulk Healthcare, which is part of the UAE’s Mulk Holdings International, has unveiled its digital hospital project designed to bring “disruptive futuristic healthcare solutions to consumers of the GCC,” it said in a statement. Launching as a downloadable app this August,...
By Dean Koh 05:56 am June 24, 2020
Singapore-headquartered and listed multinational banking and financial services corporation, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Limited or more commonly known as OCBC Bank, yesterday announced the launch of the HealthPass by OCBC mobile app. The bank has partnered with seven medical groups and the HealthPass by OCBC app will provide access to more than 100 GPs and specialists to address the...
By Mallory Hackett 02:40 pm June 22, 2020
Nearly 90% of people managing chronic conditions in the U.S. surveyed for Sony’s mSafety Wearable Platform Division said they could better manage their conditions with remote monitoring. The study was published in time for the American Telemedicine Association's virtual conference today. It looked at the rate of adoption and interest in remote health-monitoring technology targeted at people...

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By Sara Mageit 05:41 am June 15, 2020
H4D, the Paris-based health tech startup and founder of the Consult Station, has completed a €15 million round of funding. H4D has developed a unique professional platform centered on the Consult Station, the first connected telemedicine booth. This new funding round has been launched in light of H4D’s recent strong customer growth at home and expansion into new markets. WHAT THEY DO The Consult...
By Dave Muoio 03:13 pm June 11, 2020
As telehealth consultations and other remote-care capabilities continue to spread throughout healthcare, these technologies are more and more likely to play a significant role in regular care delivery for tomorrow's doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare staff. Medical students aren't the only ones who could benefit from guided exposure to telehealth tools and best practices. In a...
By Laura Lovett 02:14 pm June 9, 2020
Planning for the end of life can be an uncomfortable and often times overwhelming tasks – for both patients and providers.  “These are important yet hard things to talk about,” Dr. Matthew Gonzales, chief medical information officer at the Institute for Human Caring at Providence St. Joesph Health, said during a HIMSS20 Digital event. “They aren’t entirely the easiest thing to dig into and...
By Dean Koh 01:42 am June 3, 2020
Singapore-based on-demand home caregiving services platform Homage today announced the launch of Homage Health, which will provide medical services such as such as mobile medicine, teleconsultation, and medication delivery – for care recipients in their own homes. WHAT’S IT ABOUT Building on top of Homage Care, which includes Homage’s core nursing, caregiving and rehabilitation services, the...
By Dean Koh 04:14 am June 2, 2020
Singapore-based healthtech company Healint, the creator behind the migraine tracking app Migraine Buddy, has announced a strategic partnership with Vsee Lab Inc., a San Jose-based video telehealth company, to offer Migraine Buddy users direct access to their preferred healthcare professionals through their smart phones. According to Healint, the Migraine Buddy app allows the 2 million-strong user...
By Dave Muoio 02:34 pm June 1, 2020
With more patients and providers being exposed to telehealth and virtual care, a report published Friday by McKinsey predicts that as much as $250 billion of current U.S. healthcare spending could theoretically be virtualized. The key change has been the often-publicized surge of telehealth adoption accompanying the COVID-19 public health emergency. Citing a handful of recent consumer and...
By Jonah Comstock 01:02 pm May 29, 2020
Following up on our episode from a few weeks ago, host Jonah Comstock sits down (virtually of course) with Dr. Gustavo Kinrys, medical director and vice president of mental health services at Teladoc Health to discuss findings from a recent survey on COVID-19 and behavioral health, as well as his own experiences seeing patients via telehealth during the pandemic.   Here's a release from Teladoc...