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Delaware’s Telemedicine Bill Getting National Attention


Delaware's Telemedicine Bill Getting National AttentionWhile telemedicine is still not reimbursed statewide in Delaware, Gov. Jack Markell signed a new bill into law this month ensuring that out of state telemedicine will be reimbursed.

According to Delaware Public Media, with the State of Delaware in a bit of a healthcare shortage, many residents are having to forgo care, or drive out of state to receive the specialty treatment they require.

While live visits may still factor into the equation, the frequency of out of state treatment can be minimized thanks to telemedicine. It is believed that frequency and quality of care for many residents will improve once this bill goes into effect 6 months from now.

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Curely App Allows Patients To Access Physicians From Around The Globe


Curely App Allows Patients To Access Physicians From Around The GlobeIn March of 2015, the Association of American Medical Colleges took a look at our nation’s population and predicted that by 2025 the United States will have a shortage of between 46,000 to 90,000 physicians. The shortage is already apparent in many states, or in many areas of states. According to a June report by Kaiser Family Foundation, Connecticut only has 15% of their needs met, with Alaska and Rhone Island coming in next at only 35%.

Many colleges are busy expanding their educational programs for students in all areas of medicine as well as recruiting to the medical filed. While both are essential, others are thinking of ways to maximize the current medical workforce by exploring how telemedicine can help to fill this gap. It is for this reason that by Christian Assad, M.D., Paul Lee, M.D., and entrepreneur Joshua Hong joined together to create Curely.

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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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PokitDok Props Up New Identity Management System


PokitDok Props Up New Identity Management SystemOn Tuesday at the Digital Health Summer Summit, PokitDok introduced its new Identity Management System. Built on the PokitDok Platform, the new PokitDok Identity Management System is an HL7 compliant API that can integrate with multiple provider identity systems, typically Electronic Medical Record systems.

How does it work?

It is designed to identify, map and ultimately match and merge patient information for more personalized care.

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Telehealth provider MYidealDOCTOR Teams with Zest Health


Telehealth provider MYidealDOCTOR Teams with Zest HealthmHealthWatch was briefed Monday on the news that MYidealDOCTOR, a provider of cloud-based telemedicine and mHealth services, has formed a partnership with Zest Health — a member-based healthcare navigation application.

Through the partnership, Zest Health members have 24/7 access to consultations with MYidealDOCTOR’s network of 1,200 U.S. licensed physicians from within the Zest Health mobile application for Android and Apple iOS devices.

In addition, a provided statement explains. MYidealDOCTOR will integrate elements from Zest Health’s technology in its mobile platform.
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Stratus Video Interpreting Brings Services to Intermountain Healthcare Facilities


Stratus Video Interpreting Brings Services to Intermountain Healthcare FacilitiesWithout clear communication, quality healthcare cannot be provided. That being said, even patients who speak English as their first language, or who have full hearing can have communication issues due to the lack of understanding of medical terminology. This same communication becomes even more challenging when a patient’s first language is not English, or if the patient is hearing impaired.

In a recent announcement Stratus Video Interpreting shared that they will now be offering their services within Intermountain Healthcare Facilities in Utah. Stratus Video Interpreting offers translation and interpreting services in almost 200 spoken and signed languages.

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