HealthTap, a company fond of calling itself the world’s first Global Health Practice (providing 24/7 access to query-to-cure world-class care with a network of more than 74,000 doctors), recently announced that clinicians around the world can now receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits while helping others.
“Newly developed technology enables doctors to use their mobile devices or personal computers to securely access HealthTap Global Rounds anytime, anywhere,” the company said in its announcement shared with mHealthWatch.
At no cost, doctors can now earn CME credits for answering patient questions, providing peer-review on other doctor answers, and participating in discussions about challenging medical cases.
Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT, Technology, telehealth platforms, Telemedicine
In recent days, Royal Philips announced that Lumify, a smart device ultrasound solution, is now available for purchase by licensed healthcare providers or organizations in the U.S.
Lumify, if you’re not familiar, is offered as part of a subscription model “unique to the industry.”
From Philips’ online portal, users will be able to order transducers, manage flexible subscriptions and access Philips’ support, training and IT services through the new offering.
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In conjunction with its recent analysis of the personalized health, wellness, and medical information market, Frost & Sullivan is offering up some kind words to Hello Doctor with the 2015 Sub-Saharan Africa Award for Customer Value Leadership.
“Hello Doctor’s ambition of minimizing illness in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) through preventive education and affordable advice-based access to doctors has earned it the status of a pioneer in personalized healthcare,” a provided statement to the media reads. “The Health education and Doctor Access services are currently available in 10 countries across SSA. The medical and health advice feature, which is available 24/7, is a unique service offering by Hello Doctor in SSA.”
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The Charlie Sheen confession on The Today Show has brought HIV/AIDS back into the news — and in a very flamboyant way.
But beyond the Hollywood hype and the salacious aspects of Sheen’s personal story, the announcement has left a lot of people scratching their heads, thinking “Are we any closer to a cure for HIV/AIDS?”
In point of fact, HIV research has revealed much, but what remains to be developed is a way to tackle the reservoirs of virus that in many patients lay dormant, only to resurface in the body years later.
A new study, however, has scientists hoping anew.
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On Tuesday, the folks at Ingenious Med announced that their company ranks No. 341 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500.
If you’re not familiar, this list is a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.
Ingenious Med claims to have growth 188.2 percent during this period.
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Money makes the world go around. And it’s also what would make more doctors embrace telehealth platforms.
Nearly nine out of 10 family physicians say they would use telehealth to assist in treating their patients if they were compensated for it, according to a survey conducted by the Robert Graham Center for Anthem, Inc. and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The report, “A First Look at Attitudes Surrounding Telehealth,” focuses on physician attitudes about telehealth, the patient services for which telehealth is most used and the hurdles that impede greater adoption of the technology. Its findings are based on 1,557 family physicians’ responses to a mail survey on beliefs, attitudes and use of telehealth in patient care.
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WeCounsel Solutions, a telehealth technologies company, is seeing a big boom in telehealth usage and reliance.
Over the last three months, the company tells us, the total amount of sessions using this technology has increased by 35%.
The main reason for this growth is attributed to the product’s “convenience, quality, and reliability,” a provided statement notes.
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