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Transparent Healthcare Aims for New Audience


Transparent Healthcare Aims for New Audience   Transparent Healthcare telemedicine According to a recent in-depth report from Med City News, Betty Heiman, co-founder and CEO of Transparent Healthcare, believes that people who have lost their insurance due to changes under the Affordable Care Act and cannot afford new plans will opt for membership in a group that offers access to primary care physicians, specialists, and procedures at Medicaid rates.

Transparent Healthcare has 4,000 members across New York City and its surrounding counties, New Jersey, and Atlanta. It addresses concerns of the 31 million uninsured Americans, which includes unauthorized immigrants and those ineligible for Medicaid.

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More Telemedicine Kiosks Planned for Ohio


More Telemedicine Kiosks Planned for Ohio   telemedicine mobile health news mHealth kiosk HealthSpot Throughout 2014, mHealthWatch has repeatedly chronicled the expansion of telemedicine kiosks in small, regional markets across the U.S.

As 2015 looms large on the horizon, Ohio is shaping up to be one of the most welcoming of places for telemedicine kiosks, thanks once again to Rite Aid.

According to the Washington Post, the venerable pharmacy retail chain will, over the first quarter of 2015, install in-store telemedicine kiosks (in select Ohio stores) where customers can video-chat with physicians about simple medical concerns such as colds, flus, skin conditions, earaches and allergies. They will even be able to use Wi-Fi-enabled stethoscopes and other devices to measure vital signs.

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New App ‘Spruces’ Up Mobile Acne Resources


New App ‘Spruces’ Up Mobile Acne Resources   telemedicine skin mobile health apps mobile health mHealth dermatology acne A new app called Spruce allows people to seek dermatology treatment via their mobile device.

The app has raised $2 million in seed funding since its launch two months ago.

The telemedicine app, which recently scored some precious digital ink courtesy of Entrepreneur, is free to-download and connects users to a board-certified dermatologist.

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Eczema Patients Itching for More Teledermatology


Eczema Patients Itching for More Teledermatology   telemedicine teledermatology mobile health Eczema A new study finds that atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, patients who went online to connect with their dermatologists, or teledermatology, showed just as much improvement as those who saw their doctors in person.

The study compared the effectiveness of online treatment to in-office visits with 156 people in which, after an initial office visit with their dermatologist, half had office visits and the other had online communication. After one year, the differences between the two groups of patient were so small, statistically, it was considered nonexistent.

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A Doctor’s Perspective: Telemedicine Survey


A Doctor’s Perspective: Telemedicine Survey   telemedicine Tech survey providers mHealth doctors What 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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Telemedicine Coming to Google: But When?


Telemedicine Coming to Google: But When?   telemedicine Google Waves were made last month — and big waves at that — when rumblings first surfaced that Google has healthcare on its mind.

As first reported by Re/Code, Google is getting its feet wet in the telemedicine space. The company is running a trial within its Helpouts service offering users a chance to discuss medical issues with live doctors via online video.

Google’s Helpouts service already offers live video guidance from experts on topics like parenting, photography, fitness, and more.

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Plush Care Facilitates Doctor Visits Via Mobile


Plush Care Facilitates Doctor Visits Via Mobile   telemedicine Tech Plush care mobile California Plush Care, a California based medical organization, has enabled a way to allow patients to see a doctor the same day without the common wait period.

“In 2013 the average wait time for a family physician was 19.5 days,” Venturebeat reports, “with same-day appointments practically unattainable without an emergency room visit. And studies show that wait time is increasing.”

Plush Care has created a means to set up an appointment or speak with a doctor in face-time with no time limit constraints via phone or online.

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