Top News: #Telehealth

Here are the top read news for #telehealth:

Your Next Doctor’s Visit Might Be Through An iPhone:

Are you ready to visit your doctor … by iPhone? American Well is banking on it. You may not recognize the name, but the company is a key player in telemedicine: American Well provides telehealth kiosks and software to most of the nation’s health plans, leading hospitals like Cleveland Clinic, and major employers like Oracle. Read more


Registered nurses Cassie Gregor (from left), Camellia Douglas and Mike Montalto monitor patients in intensive care units scattered around North Carolina.Staffing An Intensive Care Unit From Miles Away Has Advantages:

The small hospital has its regular staff, but Richard Gilbert, one of the ICU patients, has an extra nurse who is 45 miles away. That nurse, Cassie Gregor, sits in front of six computer screens in an office building. She wears a headset and comes into Gilbert’s room via a computer screen. Read more


TeleICU Nurse at Remote Operations CenterTargeting The ‘Superusers’ Of Healthcare With Telehealth:

The consumer version of “telehealth” is both easy to imagine and easy to use. Faced with a healthcare event or condition (that isn’t 911), a consumer uses a smartphone, tablet or desktop connection to engage clinical care in real‒time. The cost is relatively affordable (even outside of insurance) and it saves an annoying trip to either a walk‒in clinic or the local urgent care. It’s the video equivalent of “1‒800‒doctor” or the nursing call center. Read more

dot_doc1Video Is About to Become the Way We All Visit the Doctor:

The Country’s largest health insurer is putting telemedicine on par with a regular trip to the doctor’s office, effectively saying a video visit is as good as brick-and-mortar medicine. Read more