The governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, has signed a bill into law requiring commercial health insurers to cover health-related services provided by telehealth exactly how in-person care is covered.
Apr 24, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Zipnosis, a virtual care company, has released Surgical Care, an expansion to its telehealth platform that allows post-operative patients to receive care at home. The Surgical Care platform is an expansion to the company's current focus of urgent care.
Apr 24, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Researchers from Washington State University have developed a smartphone reader capable of quickening treatment by detecting viral and bacterial infections in rural communities. Finding were published in the July 2018 edition of Clinica Chimica Acta.
Apr 20, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
In addition to tracking steps, sleep patterns and heart rate, smartwatch wearables could one day be able to predict the onset of disease in the body.
Apr 19, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
The number of applications used for healthcare purposes is in the thousands. A list compiled by Software Advice listed the best ranked by specialty.
Apr 18, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
A new type of "smart" socks could improve the diagnosis and treatment of remote patients by providing physiotherapists with real-time information on lower body movements.
Apr 18, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
A survey conducted by Vennli found that physicians favor positive patient outcomes and ease-of-use more than price and design when purchasing medical devices.
Apr 17, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
An automated text messaging service could help fight the opioid epidemic by reducing relapse rates while decreasing the cost of treatment, according to a study published April 17 in NEJM Catalyst.
Apr 17, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Telehealth has allowed patients to become more involved in their own care. It has also made them more influential consumers of healthcare. But such disruptions in medicine often face difficult regulatory hurdles.
Apr 17, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
According to a survey conducted by Black Book, 91 percent of patients under the age of 50 favored practices that offered exceptional connectivity and patient portals.
Apr 13, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
According to a study published in NeuroRegulation, the dependence university students place on their smartphone devices correlates to experiences of depression and isolation.
Apr 13, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Using a smartphone with an application to send photographs to a dermatologist could improve the early detection of melanoma, according to a study published April 11 in Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Apr 10, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
What impact could telehealth have on overall spending? In an "Ideas and Opinions piece" published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, experts examine the growing interest in telehealth and outline the possible implications regarding overall spending.
Apr 10, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
The implementation of an iPad application for colon cancer screening doubled the number of patients who underwent testing, according to a study published March 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Apr 10, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Scientists from the University of Bath in the U.K. have developed a non-invasive, adhesive patch capable of accurately measuring glucose levels through the skin without a blood test, according to a study published April 9 in Nature Nanotechnology.
Apr 09, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
The utilization of telehealth by older patients is linked to perceived privacy and security, performance and effort expectancy, according to a study published April 4 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Apr 09, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Omni MedSci, a healthcare technology startup, has filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming the company infringed four patents in developing the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor.
Apr 06, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
WebMD has redesigned its Symptom Checker tool, used by 75 million people every month, to improve usability and accuracy in providing users with an outline of most relevant clinical data to make informed health decisions.
Apr 06, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has announced a partnership with Zipnosis, providers of virtual care technology, to provide AAFP’s 129,000 members and their patients with a comprehensive virtual care platform.
Apr 05, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Headlining the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta on April 4, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, criticized internet providers in efforts to reduce illegal online sales of opioids such as fentanyl and heroin.
Apr 03, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
A smartphone application utilizing a camera to assess blood flow in the wrist artery in patients undergoing coronary angiography was able to outperform traditional physical examination, according to a study published April 3 in Canadian Medical Association Journal.