Jenny McClendon, a physician's assistant with MeMD, explains how patients from around the country can be treated by doctors online from the comfort of home.
It's the middle of the night, you're not feeling well, and your doctor's office is closed. What to do? Try a virtual doctor visit from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Telemedicine has been around over 100 years, but with gains in mobile technology many businesses are adding eHealth to an employee's healthcare benefits.
Healthcare experts at MeMD discuss the shift to consumer-driven health plans and how the growing field of telemedicine offers healthcare insurers the opportunity to integrate on-demand access to quality care into their health plans.
In December 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Committee drafted the Telehealth Modernization Act, a piece of legislation aiming to unify state telehealth laws.
Online doctor visits offer convenience and often lower costs. More patients are choosing online consultations for common and minor ailments.
It’s time to change the way we approach healthcare and fitness. According to the Centers for Disease Control, four out of five U.S. adults do not meet guidelines for healthy physical activity. Research by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows national health care expenditures are nearing $3 trillion dollars per year. In an […]
It’s late at night; your child complains of a sore throat and has a mild fever. You’ve tried, but cannot reach your pediatrician. Do you go to the emergency room, or stay home from work the next day to take your child to the doctor’s office? Most parents have faced that question at one time […]
John Shufeldt, the mastermind behind MeMD, sits down to discuss his revolutionary healthcare service that improves access to medical providers, reduces healthcare costs, and makes the experience of seeing a physician convenient, enjoyable, and affordable.
Doctor’s house calls have gone hi-tech. Hundreds of thousands of patients across the United States are now seeing their doctor online. One estimate shows about 400,000 consumers used online medical services last year.
By Jonathan Field | Managing Editor Thanks to health care reform and technological innovations in the private sector, the telehealth market is booming. And it is having a direct impact on the physician-patient relationship and on the health costs associated with an employer-sponsored health plan.
John Shufeldt is a man with plenty of letters attached to his name: MD, JD, FACEP, MBA; each playing an intricate role to form the businessman and entrepreneur he is today. Shufeldt has multi-tasked his way to success. He is currently the emergency physician and business manager of EmPower Emergency Physicians, founding partner of the […]
Dr. John Shufeldt | CEO MeMD, LLC Is there a difference between people who don’t feel well and think they can work, and those who can’t? The difference is probably simply a person’s tolerance to adversity and attitude. I have seen people with the sniffles call in sick for work and others with very significant […]
By Ann S. O’Malley | Abstract One goal of the Affordable Care Act is to improve patients’ access to primary care and the coordination of that care. An important ingredient in achieving that goal is ensuring that patients have access to their primary care practice outside of regular business hours. This analysis of the 2010 […]
By Jennifer Alsever | Inc. magazine. MeMD was featured in this month’s Inc. Magazine. “Telemedicine isn’t a new concept, but it has traditionally been reserved for people living in secluded areas of the country where physicians are not readily available. Employers, however, are now providing the technology to employees to help control health care costs,
By Donna Fuscaldo, FOX Business. Whether it’s a common cold or a persistent cough, millions of Americans are needlessly flooding urgent care centers and emergency rooms when they get sick. For a fraction of the cost and a lot less wait time, they can see a doctor from the comfort of their home or office […]
By Dylan Scott This exists: a pair of house shoes, equipped with pressure sensors and a special pedometer, that can sense when the wearer is about to stumble and send out an instant message to that person’s doctor. Developed by AT&T in 2009, the slippers monitor the gait of the person wearing them and can […]
Premium content from Portland Business Journal by Andy Giegerich, Business Journal staff writer ZoomCare’s newest health clinic, in downtown Portland’s Standard Insurance Building, opened its doors for the first time at 9 a.m. Wednesday. By 9:30 a.m., the facility had already scheduled 10 appointments for patients seeking check-ups, preventive care and