Can States Get Out of Telehealth’s Way?

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...

Quick-care medical clinic models grow

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...

Health IT is “I will see the doctor now”

By Brad Tritle, Chair, HIMSS Social Media Task Force With all of the excitement and discussion around Meaningful Use Stage 2 happening, it is perhaps good to remind the industry of something physicians...

Telemedicine: A Prescription For Lower Health-Care Costs?

Like its small business clients, Payroll Experts struggles with the ever-rising price of employee health insurance. The Scottsdale, Ariz., company also knows how much its productivity dips when one of its 21 staffers gets...

Hey, Doc, Let’s Skype!

You're home alone with your toddler and your 5-year-old. You trip over your son's truck and bust your lip. You're pretty sure it doesn't need stitches, but you hate taking a chance. You also...

Getting to Value: Eleven Chronic Disease Technologies to Watch

Publication Date: June 13, 2012 This report examines eleven emerging technologies that have the potential to improve care and lower costs for chronic disease patients. The full report gives an in-depth analysis...

You can see the doctor now, online

If any of the employees of Goodmans Interior Structures office get sick, they won't need to call their primary care doctor, make an appointment, or spend time in the waiting room reading out-of-date magazines.

AZ Doctor Creates Business where Medical Care Meets Webcam

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5) - When you feel like garbage, the last thing you want to do is spend hours sitting in the emergency room. If you have a web camera, you can meet with your...

See the doctor without leaving home

Tired of being sick, but even more tired of waiting around to see a doctor? If this sounds like you, then you might want to check why so many Valley people are turning to...

California Prison Medical Costs Are Too High

(AP) SACRAMENTO, CALIF. As the state prepares to resume control of inmate medical care, it must find ways to reduce costs that are triple the national average, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office said...

Telemedicine’s Impact on Urgent Care: What You Need to Know

Urgent care providers are well positioned to take advantage of new market opportunities being driven by consumers and employers who increasingly look to the Internet for on-demand medicine. Telemedicine represents one such opportunity.

Many U.S. Women Live Far from Maternity Care

updated 3/1/2012 - Some U.S. women, especially in the rural West, live more than an hour's drive from a hospital with maternity care, a new study finds. There's no set ideal for how...

Sen. Udall Drafting Bill to Kill Telemedicine Barriers

WASHINGTON--Sen. Tom Udall (D-Utah) anticipates introducing a bill this spring to make it easier for physicians to practice telemedicine in many states instead of applying for a separate license for each state. The...

MeMD Joins the List of On-Demand Medical Care Providers

By: Angela Gonzales | 02/10/2012 HealthNation is expanding its telemedicine services to the small-business community, offering 24/7 access to doctors and support staff. The Scottsdale company joins a growing number of...

VA Division Saves $742,000 With Telehealth

A single veterans hospital in rural Oregon saved more than $88,000 in travel expenses during fiscal year 2011 by shifting 3,224 patient encounters from in-person visits to telehealth services, according to a nursing executive...

HHS Reports Progress on Telehealth Regulations

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is making "significant progress" toward new and revised rules that would save the healthcare industry billions of dollars, including ones that will address privileging and credentialing...

Your Health Matters: Telemedicine

CADILLAC -- For Dr. Nelson Pou OBGYN is his specialty, and he believes strongly in the safety of his patients. That's why the Mercy Hospital Cadillac physician says a new form of technology is...

Video Consults with Dermatologists Improve Treatment

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After a live video consult with a dermatologist, almost every patient who'd previously been checked out by a primary care doctor had a change in their diagnosis or in...

Telemedicine is on the Rise

As a progressive new form of quality and convenient health, telehealth practices are growing, especially in rural areas, as it improves quality, access and cost of care. However, with a reimbursement model not clearly...

Telemedicine Brings Emergency Help to Rural America

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Patients in rural areas are now finding better access to their doctors. Advanced technology is allowing them to connect from far away even in some emergency situations. Just...