Tag Archives: technology

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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Obamacare’s young healthy target is slipping away

BY MEGAN MCARDLE BLOOMBERG NEWS As the clock ticks down to the end of open enrollment for health coverage, one thing is becoming clearer: what the final demographics will look like. Demographics matter a lot because they will help determine whether the health insurance market goes into a death spiral (or requires hefty federal subsidies […]

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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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Doctor, Nurse Vacancies Soar Amid Obamacare Rollout

Doctor and nurse vacancies are approaching nearly 20 percent at hospitals as these facilities prepare to be inundated by millions of patients who have the ability to pay for medical care thanks to the Affordable Care Act. A survey by health care provider staffing firm AMN Healthcare shows the vacancy rate for physicians at hospitals near 18 percent in […]

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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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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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Achieving Obamacare Goals without ObamaCare

Many believe that the free market is the best solution for effectively solving our health care problems, instead of government intervention. Concierge medicine offers up the private concierge doctor as a solution for primary care access and quality of care. John Goodman takes a look at another free market solution presenting itself in the growing […]

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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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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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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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Experts Call for FDA To Finalize Rules on Health App Oversight

During a congressional hearing Tuesday, experts called for FDA to quickly finalize its draft guidance on the agency’s plans to regulate mobile health applications, Clinical Innovation & Technology reports (Pedulli, Clinical Innovation & Technology, 3/19). The hearing was the first in a three-day series of meetings organized by the House Energy and Commerce Committee to examine how FDA should regulate mobile medical […]

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