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In the World of Instant Communication, Some Doctors Add Skype to the Mix

Some boutique medical practices are offering Skype sessions with doctors as an instant communication bonus to their clients, for a price. And modern communication will likely change how all of us eventually communicate with our doctors. But, some medical experts are concerned that it could be destructive to practicing good medicine. One boutique startup in […]

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Concierge Medicine Hopes to Expand With Google

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 MedLion Management, Inc., a national leader in the movement to improve Direct Primary Care, announced today that it will be using  Helpouts by Google to offer telelmedicine services to its patients. “MedLion was chosen because of its multi-state presence and its stellar reputation in the rapidly emerging industry […]

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Physician Entrepreneurs Are Reinventing Themselves

Jacqueline Fellows A flourishing community of support is emerging for entrepreneurial physicians who believe they may have the next great idea for healthcare. As more physicians leave private practice to join hospitals and health systems as part of the employed workforce, some in the industry are raising questions about the disappearing identity of physician entrepreneurs If the […]

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Former Lawmakers Form Alliance To Advance Telehealth

On Wednesday, a trio of former lawmakers announced a new lobbying group that aims to advance telehealth by eliminating legal and regulatory barriers to technology-based approaches to medical care delivery, Modern Healthcare reports (Demko, Modern Healthcare, 2/12). About the Group The Alliance for Connected Care is being led by former Sens. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and John Breaux […]

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eMedical Fusion Now Offers Practice Software To Concierge Medicine and Direct Pay Providers

LAS VEGAS and NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Integrative medical doctors and wellness providers attending the World Congress on Anti-aging Medicine this weekend at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada may hit the jackpot without ever stepping foot in a casino. eMedicalFusion, http://www.emedicalfusion.com the practice management software company is introducing the latest version of […]

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Can Digital Health Successfully Apply Lessons Of Molecular Biomarker Development To Create Useful Measures Of Phenotype (Phenomarkers)?

By David Shaywiz, Forbes Contributor, November 24, 2013 The appeal of personalized medicine is the opportunity to provide the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.  This approach reduces patient exposure to treatments unlikely to benefit them, achieving a two-fer of protecting patients while reducing costs. In addition, by targeting treatments to […]

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Disrupting the Traditional Primary Care Business Model- Direct Primary Care

by Ben Wanamaker It is exciting to see numerous new primary care delivery business models bursting onto the scene, including concierge medicine, retail clinics, mobile health vans, and direct primary care. While each model has its own merits, direct primary care has some really unique disruptive potential that we’d like to highlight. Direct Primary Care Defined Direct […]

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Caduceus Medical Group Opens Groundbreaking Concierge Care Facility in Orange County

YORBA LINDA, Calif., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Caduceus Medical Group rolls out groundbreaking on-site complimentary patient services at the Grand Opening of its new OC medical facility. These new services bolster the medical group’s patient credos and commitment to provide innovative patient centered care and guaranteed access. Patients want concierge services in healthcare and […]

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Where Do Patients Go To Find Concierge Medical Care?

Patient inquiries into “how to find a concierge doctor” are growing nationwide. However, locating the concierge physicians is not easy. In response, Concierge Medicine Journal launches its official Concierge Medical Care Directory: ConciergeMedicalCare.com. Demand Is Continuing To Rise “Locating a local concierge physician can be difficult for patients. We have been experiencing a steady and growing […]

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Atlas MD Launches Weekly Podcast On Direct Care Practice

Dr. Josh and Dr. Doug have launched a weekly iTunes podcast where they’ll talk about their experience running a direct care practice, and offer advice to physicians looking to transition into the model. The Atlas MD podcast is hosted on iTunes, but you can also listen to the free episodes on your browser. New episodes will be released […]

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The Smartphone Physical

The Future of Medical Equipment Compliments of iOS and Android? Dr. Eric Topol took mobile health to NBC’s Rock Center to raise the awareness of the innovation and implementation of useful tools for physicians. What does this really mean for all of us? Visit the online site http://www.SmartPhonePhysical.org for answers all your questions about a […]

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How FDA Approved Apps Are Changing Family Medicine

Medical applications for smartphones and tablets are so ubiquitous that it’s easy to become a victim of app overload. Here’s a look at FDA-approved apps, reference apps, and apps that FPs are “prescribing.” Written by Helen Lipman, MA for The Journal of Family Practice July 2013 · Vol. 62, No. 07: 362-367 In April, hundreds of […]

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Atlas MD Develops Software To Help Doctors Manage Concierge Medicine Practices

Josh Heck, Wichita Business Journal, May 15th 2013 Dr. Josh Umbehr takes an insurance-free approach to providing medical care. It’s a concept that works for his business, and now he wants to help other medical professionals duplicate it. Umbehr’s practice, Atlas MD, worked with Entermotion in Wichita to develop software that manages the business aspects […]

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Concierge Medicine Can Ease Escalating EHR Requirements

By Wayne Lipton, posted on Physicians Practice, April 25, 2013 As I talk to more and more physicians about what is happening in their offices, I hear that concerns regarding EHR requirements are having a significant emotional as well as physical impact on providers. As with most government programs developed at a distance from the front lines, the […]

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New Social Media Guidelines Issued for Physicians

By Jim Kling, April 12, 2013, Medscape News Today A new social media policy urges doctors to “pause before posting” and to not “friend” patients online. The position paper, issued by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Federation of State Medical Boards, was released at ACP Internal Medicine 2013 in San Francisco, California, […]

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Social Media as a Tool in Concierge Medicine

Social media is becoming more and more dominant in the daily lives of both patients and private physicians. We use social media to read news, share pictures, and keep in touch with family and friends. Business has realized that social media can be leveraged to engage users to entice them to become customers, but where […]

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Digital Concierge Medicine Care: Doctors prescribing phones apps to manage health problems

Doctors prescribing phones apps to manage health problems: Concierge Medicine of the Future? By Sarah Bowman The Columbus Dispatch Sunday March 31, 2013 D ownload two apps and text me in the morning. (Could be what the future concierge doctor will prescribe) Doctors are beginning to prescribe smart-phone applications and medical devices they work with […]

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Telemedicine:The Idea of Virtual Doctors is Growing on US

March 7, 2013 | By Susan D. Hall Consumers are growing more comfortable with virtual doctor visits, with 70 percent of U.S. patients open to the idea, according a global survey by technology vendor Cisco. The survey compared the views of consumers and healthcare decision-makers in 10 countries on sharing personal health data, in-person medical consultation versus remote […]

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BEST HEALTH AND FITNESS APPS OF 2013: Digital Concierge Medicine

BEST HEALTH AND FITNESS APPS OF 2013: Digital Concierge Medicine Find a concierge doctor or private fitness coach on your phone? Check out this list of health and fitness apps to keep you in the best shape of your life. Some are like having a concierge doctor in your pocket. Greatist.com posted this excellent review of health and fitness apps available right […]

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When Email Is Part of the Doctor’s Treatment: Concierge Medicine Delivers

By SUMATHI REDDY, Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2013 Patients love it. Physicians find it often saves them time and money. So why aren’t more doctors burning up the email lines with their patients? The questions come at all hours, popping up on Dr. Mark Seigel’s personal email account: Can I dye my hair? Is […]

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