Tag Archives: telemedicine

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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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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Interview: How Can Doctors Offer Direct Primary Care- Concierge Medicine for Employers with MedLion CEO

By Mary Pat Whaley, FACMPE, CPE, http://www.managemypractice.com, April 4, 2013 Staying with the theme of practice models (Direct Primary Care-Concierge Medicine) for independent physicians, here’s an interview with Samir Qamar, MD of MedLion. Mary Pat: You are the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MedLion, as well as a practicing Family Physician. Tell us your […]

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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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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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Lawmakers Examine Telemedicine

By Rachel Landen-ModernHealthcare.com, March 20, 2013 Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) have re-introduced the Fostering Independence Through Technology Act—legislation designed to help lower the hospital readmissions rate in rural and underserved communities. Under the proposed bill, the HHS secretary would create pilot projects to reward home health agencies with financial incentives for using […]

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