eHealth
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‘Thinking Out Loud’ about Telemedicine and Sandy

rdowney14 - October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has driven home some important lessons, again. Hurricane Sandy has driven home some important lessons, again.Power and communication systems are critical for healthcare.  Most of the patients…

eHealth
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ATA Looks to New Forum to Connect the Telemedicine Dots

rdowney14 - August 31, 2012

Some people probably think the American Telemedicine Association is simply an organization of vendors who sell equipment and medical devices.  Actually, the membership is quite diverse and…

eHealth
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Forecast Looks Clear for Cloud Computing

rdowney14 - August 26, 2012

According to a MarketsandMarkets report entitled “Healthcare Cloud Computing Market – Global Trends, Challenges, Opportunities & Forecasts,” the global healthcare cloud computing market is projected to increase…

Mobile Health
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Equipping EMS Workers: Trying to Create an ER on Wheels

rdowney14 - August 25, 2012

Cardiac arrest kills nearly 300,000 people per year in the U.S. Of these victims, more than half die within two hours, sometimes long before ever arriving at…

eHealth
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Most Patients Who Contact Telenurse Follow Advice

rdowney14 - August 25, 2012

According to a study conducted by Dr. Bev Williams, associate professor at the University of Alberta in Canada, most patients who called a telephone health advice line…

eHealth
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American Telemedicine Association Criticizes the FCC

rdowney14 - August 21, 2012

When was the last time a government agency had money to spend and didn’t spend it?  If it happens, it doesn’t happen very often. When was the last time a…

eHealth
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Telemedicine ROI: A Needle in a Haystack

rdowney14 - August 15, 2012

If your facility or practice is seriously considering a telemedicine program, you understand the meaning of the title of this blog post.  Telemedicine Return on Investment articles…

eHealth
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Telemedicine in North Carolina

rdowney14 - August 14, 2012

I have been very impressed with the work the Center for Telehealth & e-Health Law (CTeL) has been doing to educate people about telemedicine. I have been…

eHealth
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Telehealth Treatment, Not Telemedicine

rdowney14 - August 14, 2012

I’ve been down this road before so I’m very familiar with the problems reporters face when writing articles about telemedicine. In this case, I wish it was just a…

eHealth
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NCQA Encourages Health IT Use Among Medical Specialists

rdowney14 - August 4, 2012

Medical specialists are being encouraged to use more health information technology (health IT) thanks to a new program to be launched by The National Committee for Quality…