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Is E-mailing with Patients a Good Idea?

November 23, 2015 by Michael Kirsch

E-mailing directly with patients has its benefits, but the practice of medicine is not yet fully wireless. There are still certain scenarios that led themselves better to an in-person visit rather than an e-mail. Check out some example case studies, and comment with your opinion![read more]


When a Health Care Business Model Disruption is Self-Destructive

November 13, 2015 by David Davidovic

Three companies - Valeant, Theranos, & Turing - have recently gained notoriety in the healthcare space. Each openly expressed their desire and plans to disrupt everything based on completely new business models - but is it working?[read more]

Telemedicine Is Vital to Reforming Health Care Delivery

October 9, 2015 by Joseph Kvedar

Telemedicine Is Vital to Reforming Health Care DeliveryBy Joseph C. Kvedar, MDOctober 7, 2015Harvard Business Review Health care remains one of the few services that require people to have a face-to-face interaction to obtain access. But more and more consumers are questioning that reality, and change is on the way. In January 2015...[read more]

Telehealth and Virtual Care: The Next Wave!

September 17, 2015 by Colleen Young

By Mark Casselman (@markcasselman) CEO, COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics AssociationMark CasselmanTelehealth adoption and use is surging across Canada and in many countries around the world. A form of virtual care delivery, telehealth is bridging gaps between health professionals, improving health service delivery, empowering patients...[read more]

This Month [August] in Telemedicine

September 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

This Month [August] in TelemedicineModerated by: Jonathan Linkous Chief Executive Officer, American Telemedicine AssociationGary Capistrant Chief Policy Officer, American Telemedicine AssociationThis month in Telemedicine webcast was interesting because more than once was the ATA sentiment geared towards realizing the big picture of...[read more]


Healthcare Technology and the DocResponse Revolution - Meet Your New Best Friend in Healthcare

September 9, 2015 by Danyell Jones

I recently discovered DocResponse, a phenomenal online symptom checker that has recently been recognized by Harvard Medical School and The British Medical Journal as the most accurate symptom checker available on today's market. Not only are the individual applications of this astounding (never google your symptoms again!), but DocResponse has the potential for broad based utilization in the healthcare delivery market helping organizations maximize resources, more effectively provide patient care and save money.[read more]

The Digital-Digital Trend in Doctor-Patient Encounters

August 30, 2015 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Here’s a totally unscientific marketing experiment: Look up from your smartphone (just for a moment) and scan the people at any Starbucks—or any airline departure lounge—or any street corner.It’s become a social caricature: People of all ages have their heads down with a deeply-connected gaze into the mobile, tablet or laptop device...[read more]

The Case for Patient Video in Doctors Visits: Take a Selfie and Call Me In the Morning

August 28, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

The selfie culture and our desire to photo-document every aspect of our lives has started to influence healthcare as well, and patients want to be able to record their doctors visits. The concept is so prevalent that it’s making headlines in the mainstream media.[read more]

Telemedicine Reimbursement Enters the 2016 Presidential Campaign

August 27, 2015 by David Avitabile

At last, a presidential candidate has said something interesting about healthcare that doesn't involve repealing Obamacare or expanding Medicare to a single payer system. In a recent speech, Hillary Clinton advocated for expanding Medicare reimbursement for telemedicine services and for resolving the interstate licensing issue that has...[read more]


Being Almost Human: Robotic Patient Simulators Bridging the Gap in Healthcare Education

August 19, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

Preventable medical errors in hospitals persist as the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. This alarming reality only stresses the importance of preparedness, quick decision-making, and sufficient practice in healthcare around the world. Apart from loss of human lives, what also matters is...[read more]

2015 Trends for Rural Hospitals and Rural Healthcare

August 18, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

According to the NC Rural Health Research Program there have been 56 rural hospital closures since 2010. The reasons behind the closures may vary but the message rings true, rural hospitals are struggling and something needs to be done. From difficulties implanting new HER systems to the re-evaluation of Medicare reimbursements, rural hospitals are looking for new ways to stay afloat. We’ve selected 4 trends that we’ve seen buzzing in the rural healthcare sector this year and that have been helping rural hospitals make the changes they need to succeed.[read more]


Telemedicine Is Easy, but Is It Effective?

August 10, 2015 by Jenna Cyprus

Who says doctors don’t make house calls anymore? As a healthcare professional, it’s true that you won’t be knocking on a patient’s door to give a consultation and write a prescription, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be invited into anybody’s home for a routine checkup. Such is the world of telemedicine.[read more]