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Telemedicine Embraced By Majority of U.S. Patients


It’s go-time for telemedicine. That’s according to a new report, the findings of which were shared recently with MHW.

According to the data at hand, more than half of all U.S. adults already are using live video technology for conversations or meetings, and 60 percent would be willing to use that technology for interactions with doctors and other health care professionals.

That’s the key takeaway from the study in question produced by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

In fact, more than two-thirds of adults indicated that they would use a live video meeting in some capacity to see a sleep specialist.
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Interson Touts USB Ultrasound Arrays for Telemedicine


Last week, Interson announced at the American Telemedicine trade show in Orlando Florida that their newest USB ultrasound arrays for telemedicine has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

If you’re not familiar, Interson is a market leader in open-architecture USB ultrasound imaging probes. The company announced its first USB ultrasound probe in 2007.

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AASM Survey Finds Patients are Ready to Use Telemedicine


Telemedicine News: More than half of all U.S. adults already are using live video technology for conversations or meetings, and 60 percent would be willing to use that technology for interactions with doctors and other health care professionals, according to a recent survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). In fact, more than two-thirds of adults indicated that they would use a live video meeting in some capacity to see a sleep specialist.

The survey of 1,001 U.S. adults shows that:

  • About half of U.S. adults are willing to use telemedicine to see their primary care physician
  • 68 percent are willing to use a live video visit to see a doctor who specializes in treating sleep disorders for either an initial consultation, follow-up appointment or therapy session

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Kura MD Enters Network Agreement with Coventry


Injured workers will now be able to meet with physicians specialized in workers’ compensation injuries by phone or video when their employers participate in Coventry’s telemedicine program.

According to an announcement provided to MHW, Coventry is expanding its PPO Network offering to include Telemedicine network partners such as Kura MD. This use of telemedicine will initially be through Coventry’s nurse triage service, NT24.

“Employers face rising medical expenses for their workers who can be impacted by inefficient utilization of healthcare resources when seeking care following an injury on the job,” said Kevin Hamm, Kura MD’s chief executive officer. “Kura MD’s goal is to provide injured workers greater access to medical services by offering healthcare via our virtual medical clinic. Individuals with a work related injury can access Kura MD by phone or online via secure video using a smartphone, tablet, or computer 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
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House Calls Stage a Comeback with Medpod


MHW learned Tuesday that the team at Medpod has just announced MobileDoc — a compact medical office in a bag that stands to “dramatically advance telemedicine, reduce healthcare costs and provide greater access to care for Americans.”

In short, we’re told, it’s a comeback opportunity for the old-fashioned house call.

While telemedicine connections using video or Skype have been conducted before, this is the first time a remote connection between patient and physician has enabled the physician to receive and analyze diagnostic information from an array of professional medical devices in real-time.

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New AASM Sleep Select Video Platform Accelerates Telemedicine Integration


Ahead of the weekend, MHW learned that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine introduced AASM Sleep Select, a streamlined telemedicine system that enables sleep medicine professionals, accredited sleep centers and durable medical equipment (DME) providers to rapidly improve patient access to care by integrating secure video visits.

AASM Sleep Select is a sleek, state-of the-art system comprising the two elements that are essential for a quick entry into telemedicine: a HIPAA-compliant, web-based video platform and a patient self-pay feature that facilitates convenient, secure payments.
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Canada Sees First Telemedicine Program for International Students


mHealth Finally Catching On in CanadaMHW has learned that guard.me International Insurance now offers international students direct access to a doctor “at the touch of a button, anytime, anywhere, using a mobile device.”

According to the formal announcement shared, international students across Canada that are covered by guard.me can now talk to a medical professional over the phone without having to visit a clinic or wait long hours in an emergency room.

The new mobileDOCTOR by guard.me is the first and only telemedicine service of its kind to provide immediate and confidential medical attention to international students 24/7 and in over 140 languages. When unsure if they should go to a clinic or the emergency room, international students can access on-the-spot medical advice, get a referral, or obtain new prescriptions when appropriate.

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