In May, the Cleveland Clinic hired David Flannery, MD, as its director of digital genetics for the Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare—with a specific goal of boosting telegenetic offerings. A pied piper of telemedicine for decades, Flannery believes it can help meet demand and control costs.
Nurx—a San Francisco-based telemedicine firm that provides birth-control services—announced Chelsea Clinton will join its board of directors. The startup, launched in 2014, recently raised $36 million in Series B funding in hopes of developing a comprehensive reproductive health platform.
Mobile phones, wearables and computers have become nearly indispensable tools in managing health. Now, Petrics, a pet health technology, hopes its latest app will improve the health of our furry friends.
Whether dealing with a runny nose or more serious medical conditions, people often turn to the internet as a primary resource for information. But online assistance can extend beyond Googling symptoms. Online communities can provide support and information to those dealing with long-term conditions, according to a study published online July 11 the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Government regulation can’t keep up with innovation in healthcare technology, especially when dealing with mobile medical applications—and those in charge of developing regulatory framework know it, according to top officials at the FDA in a July 2 viewpoint in JAMA.
CMS announced a new proposal for home health agencies to receive reimbursement for remote patient monitoring—a first for Medicare/Medicaid patients. In a July 2 release, the agency outlined larger plans to update home health prospective payment rates.
A wireless device was comparable to cardiac MRI in accuracy when detecting heart dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors who were treated with anthracycline chemotherapy, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research.
The combination of wearable monitoring with predictive analytics could hasten identifying acute exacerbation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
For every 10 percent rise in negative social media encounters, individuals experience a 20 percent increase in their risk of depression, according to a study published June 6 in Depression and Anxiety.
Researchers from UCLA and Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have found activity trackers to be an effective remote monitoring tool for patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), according to a study published in JAMIA.
The telehealth global market is expected to reach $48.8 billion by 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 14.8 percent between 2018 and 2023, according to a report conducted by P&S Market Research.
Patients with cardiovascular disease and hypertension were satisfied with an e-Forum, a web-based moderated site, in terms of usability and engagement, according to a study published May 18 in JMIR Human Factors.
Nurses working at a home care agency were satisfied with the quality of telehealth services in delivering care to patients managing chronic diseases, according to a study published May 25 in JMIR Informatics.