Healthway Medical Group integrates primary and specialist clinics on teleconsult app

Healthway Medical Corporation Limited (HMC), a private healthcare provider based in Singapore, has announced that its pediatric unit, Singapore Baby and Child Clinic has been onboarded onto its proprietary teleconsultation app. HMC said it will integrate further specialist clinics into the app in the months ahead.  Island Orthopaedics and the Nobel Group of clinics will also be onboarded in the […]

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ChristianaCare develops new Alexa Skill for home health patients

ChristianaCare this week announced the launch of its Home Care Coach, a HIPAA-eligible Alexa Skill aimed at meeting the needs of home health patients. The Home Health Coach, which the Delaware-based health system says was designed in collaboration with frontline caregivers, is a proactive care plan that patients can use through their Alexa smart speaker. WHY IT MATTERS Home healthcare acts […]

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Global women-only telemedicine initiative launched by the UAE

A telemedicine initiative aimed at providing free diagnosis, treatment, and preventive services for women around the world has been unveiled by a United Arab Emirates humanitarian organisation. Spearheaded by the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Volunteering Programme, the scheme will see the launch of several women-only telemedicine clinics around the world, offering specialist care and medical consultations remotely for those in […]

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Teladoc accuses Amwell of patent infringement

Telehealth giant Teladoc has accused another player in the space, Amwell, of infringing on several of its patents.   As reported by STAT News, Teladoc sent a letter to Amwell representatives this past week alleging that some of Amwell’s products – including multiple telemedicine carts and peripheral devices for use with them, such as the Thinklabs One Digital Stethoscope and the […]

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Fad or future? Telehealth expansion eyed beyond COVID-19 pandemic – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Telehealth is a bit of American ingenuity that seems to have paid off in the coronavirus pandemic. Medicare temporarily waived restrictions predating the smartphone era and now there’s a push to make telemedicine widely available in the future. Consultations via tablets, laptops and phones linked patients and doctors when society shut down in early spring. Telehealth visits dropped […]

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Caregility unveils mobile telehealth app, gives it away to fight pandemic

Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications technology company, has debuted its Caregility iConsult Mobile application, and is giving it to clients free to help them combat the COVID-19 pandemic. iConsult Mobile is an extension of iConsult, a telehealth application. WHY IT MATTERS The new mobile application includes far-end camera and audio controls and the ability to add other clinicians and […]

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At HIMSS20, Philips to debut EMS system and AI capabilities for its HealthSuite

At HIMSS20, Philips (Booth 2701) will present its HealthSuite System of Engagement and debut new integrated artificial intelligence capabilities through the HealthSuite digital platform. The enhanced functionality is designed to help healthcare and life science organizations achieve set goals for realizing better health outcomes. And Philips will debut in the U.S. its IntelliSpace Corsium, a web-based clinical dashboard focused on pre-hospital monitoring. […]

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How telehealth is starting to reshape primary care delivery

At Columbia, South Carolina-based Prisma Health, “we’re on a journey pursuing aspects of digital health,” said Dr. Mark Wess, the health system’s vice president and chief health information executive. “The asynchronous virtual visit for primary care is one of those.” For Prisma Health – which is now the biggest not-for-profit health organization in the state, following the 2017 merger of […]

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Telehealth helps one hospital reduce ER overflow hours from 1,700 to 148

Gastonia, North Carolina-based, 435-bed CaroMont Regional Medical Center is the anchor facility of a five-county, two-state, not-for-profit health system and value-based care provider, CaroMont Health. The medical center features a Level III trauma center. THE PROBLEM The hospital has approximately 250,000 patient encounters every year, and because of its location in the growing Charlotte region, continues to experience increases in […]

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Cloud-enabled tumor board review enables faster insights than traditional methods

The conventional tumor board may soon be a thing of the past. Tumor boards typically comprise practitioners from multiple backgrounds, who meet to weigh a wide range of options for potential oncology treatments, study gene sequencing and assess patients’ suitability for clinical trials. They’re essential parts of the care process. But getting oncologists, pathologists, patient advocates and others together in […]

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