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Telemedicine Taking Off in North Carolina


Telemedicine Taking Off in North Carolina   telemedicine RelyMD North Carolina Although telemedicine continues to gain ground in new markets across the U.S., the growth is clearly faster and stronger in some places than others.

Nowhere is that more apparent today than in North Carolina.

In N.C., RelyMD was recently launched as a new consumer telemedicine practice making doctor’s visits by video available to North Carolinians.
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American Telemedicine Association Looking for Leaders to Recognize


American Telemedicine Association Looking for Leaders to Recognize   telemedicine mobile health ATA American Telemedicine Association The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is on the hunt for excellence in leadership.

According to an announcement ahead of the weekend, the ATA is seeking nominations for the association’s annual President’s Awards for the Advancement of Telemedicine.

“These awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made substantial contributions to the advancement of healthcare delivery through telecommunications technology,” says Jonathan Linkous, the ATA’s CEO. “It is critical to recognize excellence in a field that is growing at such a rapid pace. Previous winners have demonstrated successful strategies proven to improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of healthcare throughout the world.”
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Study Shows Telemedicine is a Preferred Treatment Option For Disabled Children


Study Shows Telemedicine is a Preferred Treatment Option For Disabled Children   telemedicine cerebral palsy The full benefits of telemedicine are still being explored in countries around the world. While telemedicine makes consultations with otherwise inaccessible specialists available to many in developing countries, it also makes access to healthcare more easily accessible in developed countries.

A recent study performed by Royal Children’s Hospital in Queensland Australia found that telemedicine is an effective method of improving healthcare of disabled children. Disabilities such as cerebral palsy make mobility a challenge, causing frequent healthcare visits to be difficult to achieve.

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The Virtual Doctor Is In — If You Have a Smartphone or Tablet


The Virtual Doctor Is In    If You Have a Smartphone or Tablet   telemedicine tablet smartphone eMarketer What’s in store when it comes to the future of healthcare?

Well, the doctor will still be in — if you have a smartphone or a tablet. It’s all “virtual,” of course, but it just might be a good thing.

Virtual care is a big trend in the connected healthcare marketplace, according to a new eMarketer report entitled “Connected Health: More than Just Wearables: What Marketers Need to Know About Digitally Enabled Care.”

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The University Of Alabama Launches 3 Year Peritoneal Dialysis Study Utilizing Telemedicine


The University Of Alabama Launches 3 Year Peritoneal Dialysis Study Utilizing Telemedicine   University of Alabama telemedicine Peritoneal Dialysis Program Thanks to a $180,000 grant from Baxter International, the University of Alabama has launched the UAB Peritoneal Dialysis Program. This study is design to determine if telemedicine is an effective method of treating PD.

The study involves 40 patients who live outside of Jefferson County, and currently have to drive a long distance to see their physician at least one time per month. During the pilot study, video conferencing will be used for 6 out of 12 of the annual visits over the next 3 years.

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Gov. Cuomo Backs Telehealth Expansion in New York State


Gov. Cuomo  Backs Telehealth Expansion in New York State   telemedicine telehealth New York Andrew Cuomo Telehealth medical services make access to remote medical care available to patients 24 hours a day from anywhere with an Internet connection. Not only does telehealth allow for round-the-clock access to healthcare, but it drastically increases access to much-needed medical attention for those who live in rural and underserved areas.

While telehealth was already available within the state of New York, many physicians were hesitant to offer or expand their services out of concern for possibly not being reimbursed by insurance companies.

Now that New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed the bill to expand telemedicine, and guarantee insurance will be reimbursed, the industry is expected to grow at a rapid rate.

Although many who utilize telemedicine come from underserved communities, or are New York residents on Medicaid, the convenience of telemedicine draws the attention of New York residents from all walks of life.

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Could Telemedicine Help Halt Growing Number of People Who Get Sick in the Waiting Room?


Could Telemedicine Help Halt Growing Number of People Who Get Sick in the Waiting Room?   waiting room telemedicine sick people flu It’s an old bromide, but there’s some truth in it: “if you’re not sick when you go to the hospital, you soon will be.”

That’s because places where sick people congregate become incubators of infection for everyone nearby.

Now, according to ABC News, “Some doctors in Tennessee are asking patients with flu-like symptoms not to come into their offices to avoid spreading the virus to other patients in their waiting room. Instead, these doctors are evaluating patients over the phone or on computers as part of something called “telemedicine.”

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