Archive for the ‘Telemedicine’ Category

While I can’t attend CES 2014 myself this year the blogosphere is awash with updates of the new and innovative consumer electronics on display in Vegas this year. I’m fortunate to have colleagues there who are live sharing some amazing pictures and video’s from the floor so I thought I would share…

The Role of Accountable Care Organizations in the Evolution of Healthcare

IBM Case for Better Healthcare

Can online tools from the likes of WebMD and MayoClinic.com help you find what ails you?  I’m overstressed, overweight, losing my hearing and not sleeping enough. Even worse, I have a low IQ and my “real” age (taking into account my bad habits and so on) is 10 years older than my actual age.  ComputerWorld […]

An imaging analysis technique developed to find defects in semiconductors is being used to diagnose the eye problems associated with diabetes over the internet. Pictures of a diabetic patients’ retina, the inner surface of the eye, are uploaded to a server that compares them to a database of thousands of other images of healthy and […]

Patients use the service by logging on to participating health plans’ Web sites. Doctors hold 10-minute appointments, which can be extended for a fee, and can file prescriptions and view patients’ medical histories through the system. American Well is working with HealthVault, Microsoft’s electronic medical-records service, and ActiveHealth Management, a subsidiary of Aetna, which scans […]

Intel Health PHS5000 is not the first implementation of an in-house health monitor but if I were to judge by the looks of the User Interface I would say this device may have some promise for monitoring one’s health at home so long as you stay home most of the time. Currently being trialed in […]

Spanish health authorities launched a virtual portal through Second Life designed to help young people too embarrassed to speak to a doctor about sexually transmitted disease or a drug problem. “This idea started as a way to connect real health professionals and adolescents and to give internet users a reliable space to get health advice.”  […]

Telemedicine is starting to make inroads into more rural hospitals.  If a stroke specialist can see and hear their patient, zoom in on their pupils and facial muscles, and ask them questions, they are far more likely to offer the right advice. In fact, experts who examined patients with the web cam made the right […]


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