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Telemedicine Poised to Play Larger Role in Pediatrics


Telemedicine Poised to Play Larger Role in PediatricsWhile much of the buzz surrounding telemedicine has to do with improving access to healthcare for individuals with mobility concerns, or in remote areas of the world, the potential for improving healthcare for all must not be ignored.

In a recent statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the AAP shared that telemedicine is appropriate when properly integrated with the patient-centered medical home model (PCMH).

While the venerable organization acknowledges that telemedicine can prove to be beneficial, they discourage use of “fragmented care” and encourage an ongoing relationship with a primary care provider (PCP)—or healthcare referred by a PCP.

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mHealth Projected to Grow to a $22.9 Billion Industry By 2020


mHealth Projected to Grow to a 22.9 Billion Industry By 2020In a recent report conducted by GIA, the global market for mHealth Services is projected to grow to $22.9 billion by 2020. While many forms of remote healthcare have been available for years, it is the combination of mobile electronic devices, mobile apps, and an increased desire for patient responsibility that is the driving force in new industry growth.

mHealth not only makes healthcare easier to achieve for those with mobility issues, and those in remote areas but has cost saving benefits for both patients and physicians. By turning to mobile health care, patient travel expenses are drastically reduced, and sometimes all but eliminated. Not only that, but price per appointment with their physicians is often less expensive.

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Tech Takes Blood Testing in Arizona to the Next Level


Tech Takes Blood Testing in Arizona to the Next LevelA 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.
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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week


mHealth News Here’s What Happened This WeekHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Launches App for the Visually Impaired
Novartis Pharmaceuticals is busy trumpeting the release of new features for its ViaOpta applications, and the extension for use with smart watches.

Teladoc Services Enter New Market
On Wednesday, Teladoc — billed as the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider — announced its long-awaited arrival in a new market.
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Nortek Stakes Bigger Claim in Personal Safety, Telehealth Market


Nortek Stakes Bigger Claim in Personal Safety, Telehealth MarketOn 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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Phillips Joins The World Of App-Based Healthcare


Phillips Joins The World Of App-Based HealthcareWhile many app-based healthcare solutions are designed for telemedicine, Phillips has created an innovative ultrasound application designed to improve speed and efficiency when diagnosing patients with ultrasound in a clinical setting.

Ultrasound remains one of the most versatile first-line diagnostic tools, making Phillips’ Lumify portable ultrasound transductor and app a more convenient way of providing timely diagnostics. The app even integrates the diagnostic findings with patient profiles, which can be managed in a fully customizable online portal.

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D-EYE Partners with TreVia to Expand Remote Healthcare


D-EYE Partners with TreVia to Expand Remote HealthcareWhether 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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