Hospitals, emergency rooms, and urgent cares in rural areas are finding it more difficult to maintain 24 hour operations, so are turning to telehealth.
A new program could bring telehealth consultations to patients with Parkinson's disease, helping them to connect with specialists across the United States.
Patient medical care can be depicted by a pyramid with three levels: Primary Care/Urgent Care, Specialists/Hospitalization, and Long Term care - should a fourth be added?
As telemedicine continues to become more mainstream, more and more applications which enable patients to reduce the amount of time spent traveling to a doctor’s office are being implemented. For some, these applications are also reducing the cost of healthcare. With today’s technology, managing chronic health conditions such irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory
“I am asking for your help to solve an urgent health crisis facing America: the opioid epidemic.” Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the U.S. Earlier this year, these words were included in a letter addressed to every physician in the country as part of an initiative by the Surgeon General’s office to combat […]
Telemedicine is one solution that can assist this effort, and virtual consultations are a tool that can be used to prevent readmission rates and reduce costs.
Nearly 47.5 million people are suffering from dementia and every year there are approximately 7.7 million new cases. Elderly individuals with dementia are often times taken care of in nursing homes, where antipsychotic medications are frequently used to control changes in behavior such as agitation and paranoia. Past studies have shown that the medications given […]