A game-changing law is taking effect in Arizona today.
According to USA Today, a new law allows patients to order blood tests without the need for getting doctors involved.
“It represents a significant step towards Holmes’ ultimate mission: giving consumers control over monitoring their health via inexpensive and comparatively painless tests,” the report notes.
Posted in mHealth news, Technology
ADP AdvancedMD has just lifted the veil on its Patient Relationship Management (PRM) suite.
If you’re not familiar, ADP AdvancedMD is a leader in all-in-one, cloud electronic health record (EHR), practice management, medical scheduling, medical billing services and a pioneer of big data reporting and business intelligence for smaller medical practices.
Ahead of the weekend, the organization announced the launch of its PRM suite — a solution that helps private medical practices streamline the patient intake process and the amount of time it takes to administer patient forms.
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On Wednesday, Teladoc — billed as the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider — announced its long-awaited arival in a new market.
Idahoans will now have access to the company’s “high-quality, cost-effective telehealth services.”
In a move to create increased access to health care services, the Idaho legislature passed the Idaho Telehealth Access Act in April 2015, reestablishing telemedicine access by allowing a physician and patient to connect via a two-way audio and visual interaction.
Posted in Technology, Telemedicine
Make room for yet another prominent healthcare and technology summit. This one is coming in early fall of this year.
Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) has just announced the 2015 Transforming Health Care Through Technology Summit at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont.
The Summit will open on September 30 and close October 1.
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On Wednesday, Nortek Security & Control LLC — a Nortek, Inc. company — confirmed to mHealthWatch its acquisition of the mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) and telehealth business assets from Numera, Inc.
Numera, if you’re not familiar, creates what they call “easily implemented, mobile PERS products” and cloud-based software platforms that enable providers and healthcare-related companies to create new safety and health monitoring services for their customers.
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Whether speaking of patients in rural areas, or patients with health or mobility concerns that make it difficult for them to leave the house, telemedicine provides a convenient alternative to heading to the doctor. That being said, there are many health conditions that are not able to be addressed remotely, such as eye related health concerns.
It is for this reason that D-EYE partnered with TreVia to make diagnosing and treating eye disorders such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration a reality from remote locations. TreVia provides the HIPPA-compliant cloud technology, while D-EYE provides the advanced portable retina imaging system.
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So far we are only at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the extent in which artificial intelligence can be used to improve our lives. In an effort to take things to the next level, MindMeld and Sense.ly have joined forces to create a “virtual nurse.”
The virtual nurse’s name is “Molly,” and she is designed to provide a personalized health monitoring tool for follow-up care.
As opposed to just signing into an application and tracking vital signs, or levels of pain, Molly is able to verbally communicate with her patients. She is even able to connect patients directly with a healthcare provider.
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