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mhealth

mHealth Study Proves Remote Monitoring Beats In-Person Visits – mHealth Intelligence

An mHealth platform for post-operative care helped patients collaborate better and more often with their doctors and reduced follow-up visits to the doctor’s office.

technology

Can technology break the silos in the healthcare sector? – Enterprise Innovation

Digital health or the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to provide health services, has the potential to advance the goal of universal health coverage and improve the quality and efficiency of health services, according to a new report published by the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s Working Group on Digital Health.

Telehealth

The Growing Popularity of Telehealth with Employers: Infographic

The use of telehealth may be on a slow rise but there’s a positive sentiment in the market with respect to its adoption. Employers are also joining the bandwagon by installing telehealth kiosks at their offices to help their employees get immediate care.

Mobile Health

Mobile Health Interventions have a Positive Impact on Children

Mobile health interventions have had a positive impact on care outcomes of patients in all age groups owing to a more connected and engaged relationship between patients and providers. A recent study has revealed that mobile health significantly impacts outcomes in children under the age of 18.

Telehealth

Telehealth drives up healthcare utilization and spending – Modern Healthcare

Telehealth, which is frequently touted as an effective strategy to decrease healthcare spending, may actually be driving up costs, according to a new study by the RAND Corp. The report, published Monday in the journal Health Affairs, found that although telehealth appointments are cheaper than in-person and emergency room visits, the online and virtual resources encourage vast new utilization, ultimately driving up healthcare spending. The findings are a surprise wake-up call as employers increasingly look […]

Telemedicine

Telemedicine Use Continues to be Low

We all know the challenges faced by the healthcare sector with respect to the adoption of telemedicine, at times it’s the unwillingness of physicians and then there are issues with parity laws across states. A recent survey throws light on the usage of telemedicine by patients in New York.