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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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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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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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Congressional Representative Signals Willingness to Facilitate Telehealth Services

Carrie Roll and Ellen Janos, Mintz Levin Health Law, on JDSupra.com, March 27,2013 In opening remarks at the Health Information Technology hearing series last week, Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, indicated that she intends to introduce legislation that would create a workable federal definition for telehealth services. Representative […]

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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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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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Mobile Health Apps Fuel Global Research

By JAMIE LEE, Modern Healthcare, March 23, 2013 In what could turn out to be one of the largest ever population health investigations, researchers at the University of California at San Francisco plan to enroll 1 million people with smartphones in a worldwide cardiovascular study aimed at improving heart health. The researchers are betting that […]

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