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UTHealth Uses Telemedicine to Enroll Patients For Acute Stroke Trial


UTHealth Uses Telemedicine to Enroll Patients For Acute Stroke Trial   UTHealth telemedicine Acute Stroke Trial Telemedicine is changing the world — one step at a time.

Now comes news that, for the very first time anywhere, telemedicine has been used to enroll patients at outlying hospitals for a special clinical trial.

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into its study.

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SXSW 2015 Interview: mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Takes a Look at ‘Healthiest You’ with Scott Sanford


SXSW 2015 Interview: mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin Takes a Look at Healthiest You with Scott Sanford   telemedicine SXSW 2014 SXSW Scott Sanford mobile health mHealth news mHealth Healthiest You Innovators and entrepreneurs in healthcare technology are everywhere this week in Austin, Texas at SXSW 2015.

Among them is Scott Sanford, the Chief Growth Officer and Co-founder of Healthiest You, a telehealth solution that provides a “complete digital sick care and wellness program.”

mobileStorm CEO Jared Reitzin spoke at length with Sanford at SXSW in this mHealthWatch exclusive to discuss how Healthiest You is endeavoring to create vast improvements in healthcare delivery, including lower costs, and more convenient access.

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Discussing Depression at the Dining Room Table: Veteran Health Care Goes High Tech with Telemedicine


Discussing Depression at the Dining Room Table: Veteran Health Care Goes High Tech with Telemedicine   telemedicine depression There’s an interesting story by Amrita Jayakumar recently published by the Washington Post.

The story begins with the story of licensed mental health counselor Barbara Van Dahlen. Van Dahlen was a pioneer in using the rapidly expanding digital technology available to use technology to reach out to depressed veterans.

“I thought — I should be able to use technology to connect mental-health professionals all over the country with veterans and their families,” said Van Dahlen president of nonprofit group Give an Hour. Her organization provides troops and their families access to free mental-health services through video sessions with a network of volunteers.

But back in 2005 when Give an Hour was founded? Telehealth was non-existent and the iPhone did not yet exist. Volunteers actually called veterans on regular old telephones.

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The Digital Doctor Will See You Now, But Wants to be Paid


The Digital Doctor Will See You Now, But Wants to be Paid   telemedicine mobile health mHealth doctors Telemedicine is taking the medical world by storm, offering more and more opportunities for doctors to examine, consult with, and treat patients without them ever having to visit the office.

But digital docs want to be paid.

What’s needed, say industry observers, is a shift toward insurance companies providing coverage for a service that still doesn’t enjoy a streamlined reimbursement system.

The issue has come up recently in Washington state.

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Tech-Packed Hospital to Open in Missouri


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Washington Docs Want More Telemedicine, High Tech Heath Tools


Washington Docs Want More Telemedicine, High Tech Heath Tools   The Washington State Medical Association telemedicine mobile health mobile mHealth The Washington State Medical Association is busy urging physicians and patients to contact their legislators in Olympia this month.  The reason?

According to a news release from the organization published Tuesday, this month legislators in Olympia continue their work developing policy and budgets during the legislative session. The group hopes that telemedicine and other high tech tools emerging across the healthcare landscape will receive greater support and funding in the state of Washington.

Lawmakers are being asked to support some of the following funding and policy recommendations to address the state’s most pressing health care issues:
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Making It Easier for Seniors to Visit a Doctor: Telemedicine Could Create Boom in States Like Florida


Making It Easier for Seniors to Visit a Doctor: Telemedicine Could Create Boom in States Like Florida   telemedicine mobile Florida Could a telemedicine boom — instead of a hurricane — be hurtling toward Florida?

Indeed, according to David Marsidi, whose fledgling company Ezdoctor.com, is preparing for big growth in the industry.

“After opening in 2013 as an online service for patients to find physicians and schedule appointments, the Fort Lauderdale company, now with nine employees, has moved twice to larger offices and recently introduced a feature that allows patients to visit doctors via their webcams,” notes Ron Hurtibise in a recent Sun-Sentinel story. “Only a few doctor-patient visits have taken place through the site so far, but Marsidi and his partners are seeking venture capital to hire a sales and marketing team to spread the word.”

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