1. Telemedicine Is The Future Of Health Care

Between getting stuck in the waiting room and being probed with metal objects, a visit to the doctor’s office is rarely an enjoyable experience. Telemedicine is quickly changing that, becoming health care’s 21st century hero. One of greatest advancements in telemedicine is the development of telemedicine kiosks.

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2. How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care

Telemedicine has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past decade, moving beyond teleradiology to include a broad range of specialties such as neurology, infectious diseases, and psychiatry. However, this expansion has not been without controversy, as highlighted by the American Medical Association’s (AMA) recent adoption of guidance for the ethical practice in telemedicine.

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3. Telemedicine Companies See Mental Health As Next Frontier

Telemedicine companies that have been landing a flurry of new contracts with employers and insurers to provide less expensive and more convenient medical consultations with physicians are now adding mental health services for their customers. MDLive, Teladoc and American Well are among the telehealth firms getting into the business of offering access to psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists via smartphone, tablet and computer as the nation grapples with a rising rate of suicides, opioid addiction and other mental health issues.

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4. Telemedicine saves lives, money in rural New Mexico

Every minute counts during a stroke. Blood-thinning drugs and surgery can prevent traumatic brain injury, but doctors must act fast: A lifesaving procedure called a clot retrieval, for instance, is only effective within about eight hours of a stroke’s onset. A drug called tPA, which dissolves stroke-inducing blood clots, must be administered within about four hours.

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5. Office Chatter: Your Doctor Will See You In This Telemedicine Kiosk

On the day abdominal pain and nausea struck Jessica Christianson at the office, she discovered how far telemedicine has come. Rushing to a large kiosk in the lobby of the Palm Beach County School District’s administrative building where she works, Christianson, 29, consulted a nurse practitioner in Miami via two-way video. The nurse examined her remotely, using a stethoscope and other instruments connected to the computer station. Then, she recommended Christianson seek an ultrasound elsewhere to check for a possible liver problem stemming from an intestinal infection.

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6. Increasing Health Care Access Through Telemedicine

Rutgers School of Nursing and Rutgers Business School have teamed up to pilot the use of telemedicine technology to provide health care for underserved populations in Greater Newark. The pilot research study will employ a system developed by SmartCareDoc, a division of Telemed Ventures, to connect providers and patients virtually using internet-connected mobile devices.

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7. AMA Adopts Ethical Guidelines for Telemedicine, Finally

Telemedicine has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past decade, moving beyond teleradiology to include a broad range of specialties such as neurology, infectious diseases, and psychiatry. However, this expansion has not been without controversy, as highlighted by the American Medical Association’s (AMA) recent adoption of guidance for the ethical practice in telemedicine.

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8. Patient-Centric Efforts Extend Benefits of Telemedicine Outside of Clinical Environments

Much of the recent healthcare innovation has occured in clinical environments such as hospitals and doctors’ offices. However, the biggest potential benefits of telemedicine, and the real-time data it provides, are to patient-centric healthcare. Telemedicine has leapt out of the clinical world and is pushing into other areas including research, the home and other consumer-centric spaces, streamlining care processes and offering benefits for patients, researchers and doctors.

Read More: https://insights.samsung.com/2016/06/29/patient-centric-efforts-extend-benefits-of-telemedicine-outside-of-clinical-environments/

9. Texas Continues to Expand Telemedicine and Telehealth Opportunities with New Rule for Occupational Therapy Services

Support for telemedicine and telehealth services continues to gain traction in Texas, as evidenced by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s (“HHSC”) willingness to consider the use of telemedicine services to increase access to care and the adoption of rules allowing for occupational therapy services to be delivered via telehealth (“Rules”).

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10. Legal landscape struggles to keep pace with the rise of Telemedicine

Telemedicine encompasses a wide variety of services such as teleconsultation, telemonitoring and telesurgery. Telemedicine can also include remote consultation/e-visits or video conferences between health professionals and can be delivered through various forms of IT systems including mobile phone apps. It is this complexity in delivery that causes headaches for the legal landscape due to the interplay between the regulation of healthcare services, medical devices, intellectual property and data protection when offering telemedicine services.

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