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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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Apple Said to be in Talks with Top Healthcare Providers


Apple Said to be in Talks with Top Healthcare ProvidersThe writing has been on the wall for some time now that Apple will soon make healthcare a bigger part of its business model.

Following the company’s introduction of HealthKit at June’s WWDC 2014, all signs have poised to Apple cultivating the close ties that healthcare and mobile technology have already forged.

HealthKit is a new app bundled with iOS 8 that’s geared toward fitness and tracking apps and other mHealth solutions.
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ActiveCare Acquires 4G Biometrics to Boost Diabetes Management Solutions


It’s been announced that ActiveCare, a provider of telehealth and Personal Emergency Response (PER) solutions has entered an agreement to acquire 4G Biometrics — a company who’s technology helps healthcare and insurance providers, as well as employers, manage risk and reduce costs associated with employees diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes management, and chronic care management in general, remains a huge issue that mobile and digital technologies are aiming to streamline.  Diabetes trails only cardiovascular disease as the most expensive disease to treat.  4G Biometrics helps people with Diabetes manage their disease and avoid acute events that cost healthcare and insurance providers millions of dollars per year by providing near-real-time blood glucose monitoring through Bluetooth-enabled devices.  When specific data points with any irregularities are spotted, the information is instantly communicated to individuals/care providers based on profiles defined by medical providers.

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