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Rise of Drones for Medical Supply Delivery

This is not going to all be about getting your books, or your socks, or even your new HD television faster. It is going to impact many industries -- including health care. And that impact has already started to happen. Zipline International, for example, is already delivering medical supplies by drone in Rwanda. They deliver directly to isolated clinics despite any intervening "challenging terrain and gaps in infrastructure." They plan to limit themselves to medical supplies, but not only in developing countries; they see rural areas in the U.S. as potential opportunities as well. Last fall they raised $25 million in Series B funding. Drones are also being considered for medical supply delivery in Guyana, Haiti, and the Philippines...

Role for Skype Proposed in Telemedicine Push

Vidya Krishnan | | March 6, 2012

To improve healthcare services in the remote parts of the country, the Planning Commission has suggested adopting telemedicine by using software applications such as Skype in its report on health for the 12th Five-Year plan. Read More »

Sen. Udall Drafting Bill To Kill Telemedicine Barriers

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | February 2, 2012

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. Read More »

Senstore Wants To Make A Tricorder That Monitors The Entire Body

Peter Murray | Singularity Hub | January 12, 2012

What a great place that Singularity University is. Smart, motivated people coming together to make the world a better place through technology. This past summer a group of talented students put their heads together to tackle the Global Health grand challenge. What they came up with was a hardware platform built into a t-shirt for which developers might design sensory applications. Read More »

Skype therapy? It’s working for Veterans

Tony Perry | Stars & Stripes | July 5, 2013

Williams and Moreno Garcia meet once a week for an hour or so to discuss his progress in coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, the condition common to U.S. military personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More »

Telehealth Conference Spotlights Innovation, Disruptive Technology

Eric Wicklund | Healthcare IT News | August 16, 2011

When all is said and done, the advancement of telehealth and mobile health in the United States will be accomplished through the percolation of innovation. Read More »

Telehealth From The Direct Service Provider Perspective

Roger Downey | Government Health IT | July 18, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the American Telemedicine Association Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.  This turned into two very meaningful days for those of us who are involved in the industry, but I’m thinking the people who couldn’t go might appreciate what was said (or not said). Read More »

Telehealth Groups Ask Burwell For Relief

Tom Sullivan, | Government Health IT | June 11, 2014

A group of telemedicine and mHealth associations have reminded the new HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell that $36 billion in healthcare costs could be saved with remote monitoring -- providing better care, reduced hospitalizations and readmissions, complication avoidance and improved satisfaction among chronically ill patients...

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Telehealth Progress Requires Beefed Up Network Infrastructure

Rutrell Yasin | Federal Times | January 23, 2015

Federal agencies have applied telehealth technology in innovative ways to expand health care beyond the walls of veterans' hospitals and other care facilities. Current efforts allow caregivers to reach patients in their daily lives while clinicians and specialists can share and archive medical information...

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Telehealth Sees Explosive Growth

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | June 6, 2013

Healthcare providers are taking telemedicine to new heights, with the market seeing growth of a whopping 237 percent within a five-year period, according to a new Kalorama report. Read More »

Telemedicine Clinics Make Inroads Into Primary Care

Don Fluckinger | SearchHealthIT | July 1, 2013

The health IT expansion of the last five years seemed to have left behind videoconferencing for remote patient visits. While it would seem a no-brainer that can potentially save time for both patient and provider, telemedicine seems to have been reserved for high-demand specialists, such as emergency stroke physicians and dermatologists who use telemedicine implementations to bring their skills to patients in rural areas. Read More »

Telemedicine Comes to Amarillo VA

Russell Anglin | Amarillo Globe News | March 25, 2012

The Amarillo VA Health Care System received $625,000 between fiscal years 2010 and 2011 to bring Mobile Telemedicine Cart devices to the Amarillo medical center, as well as to outpatient clinics in Lubbock, Childress and Clovis, N.M., spokeswoman Barbara Moore said. Read More »

Telemedicine Doubles Screening Rates For Retinopathy

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | October 4, 2012

The use of telemedicine helped a primary care clinic more than double the percentage of diabetic patients undergoing screening for retinopathy over the course of a year, according to a research letter published this month in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Read More »

Telemedicine in Clinical Trials Highlighted At Upcoming Conferences

Press Release | AMC Health | September 9, 2014

...At the Mobile and Clinical Trials Conference on September 10 and the  4th annual Dpharm: Disruptive Innovations in Clinical Trials Conference September 11-12, panelists will describe how telemedicine technology from AMC Health, a pioneer in providing telemedicine solutions for clinical trials, is being used to overcome these limitations...

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Telemedicine Options Improve for IHS & VA Patients

Briana Wipf | Great Falls Tribune | June 25, 2013

Connecting patients in rural locations with providers hundreds, or even thousands, of miles away continues to be a challenge for Indian Health Services and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, but one that coordinators say it’s worth it for patient care and cost savings. Read More »