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A Doctor’s Perspective: Telemedicine Survey

A Doctor’s Perspective Telemedicine SurveyWhat do doctors really think of telemedicine?

According to the findings of a new survey conducted recently during the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine conference, while the presence of telemedicine is growing throughout practices across the country, there may not be enough financial incentive at the moment for doctors to embrace telemedicine more enthusiastically.

Based on the data gleaned from the survey, here’s what doctors may be thinking when it comes to telemedicine:

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angelMD Issues a Call for Physician Enrollment

angelMD Issues a Call for Physician EnrollmentPhysicians wanting to become members of angelMD are now able to do so.

angelMD – a so-called “investment marketplace” that aims to connect physicians with medical startups looking for investments, advisers, and users – says physicians can now “bypass the waitlist” that has been in place since angelMD first launched one year ago.

“The upgrade and opening of membership comes after the angelMD team has made substantive improvements based on work with investors and startups since the site went live 12 months ago,” a provided statement to mHealthWatch reads.
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What’s Up, Doc? It’s Fevered Growth in Health IT

What's Up, Doc It's Fevered Growth in Health ITHealth IT vendors are tearing it up. It’s the latest growth area, according to a new report by Mercom Capital. Mercom says the booming industry has logged its first $1 billion quarter in venture capital (VC) funding and is “smashing totals from the entirety of 2013.”

According to EHRIntelligence “population health management, clinical analytics, mHealth, and practice management companies were among the most popular with investors, who see ample opportunity for health IT products to supplement EHRs, improve patient outcomes, and address operational gaps in struggling healthcare organizations.”

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Bitter Pill: Doctors Not Swallowing Social Media Fervor

Bitter Pill Doctors Not Swallowing Social Media FervorWant a doctor to treat you via social media?

Don’t hold your breath — unless you look good blue.

In June, a study by MedData Group found that 44 percent of U.S. physicians weren’t using social media sites for professional services.

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Report: Physicians, Practices Still Concerned with EHR Implementation

Report Physicians, Practices Still Concerned with EHR ImplementationRespondents of the Physicians Practice 2014 Technology Survey, sponsored by Kareo, indicate that tremendous anxiety and concerns persist when it comes to physicians and practices considering EHR implementation.

“As more physicians and medical practices work toward meaningful use of an EHR, getting the technology seamlessly integrated into daily work flow continues to be a main concern,” the report summary reads.

In fact, for the second straight year, EHR adoption and implementation issues were ranked as the most pressing information technology problem by respondents.
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Bill Pay Apps Becoming More Commonplace Across Healthcare Spectrum

Bill Pay Apps Becoming More Commonplace Across Healthcare SpectrumIn an effort to deliver a convenient way to pay for patients and a mechanism to ensure adequate payment at the time of services provided, healthcare facilities and medical practices across the country are moving beyond credit cards and checks to invest in mobile payment technologies.

Earlier this spring, Wellero stepped up to the plate with a new offering that makes paying your doctor, lab, hospital or clinic easier than ever via a smartphone app that links patients and providers.

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Physicians Prescribing Digital Patient Tools at Feverish Pace

Physicians Recommending Digital Patient Tools at Feverish PaceWith each passing day in the U.S., mHealth apps are becoming a larger staple of doctors’ orders.

“As U.S. healthcare providers reorient their practices to meet outcomes-based incentives, many are looking to patient-facing digital tools to help them meet those goals,” reads a published snippet from Manhattan Research’s Taking the Pulse U.S. 2014 study.

More than a third of physicians said that they had been evaluated or rewarded based on metrics measuring cost of treatment, patient outcomes or referrals over the past year.
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