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Plan for GP surgeries to open seven days a week

GPs will be asked to open seven days a week for up to 12 hours and consult patients via email and internet video link under plans to make it easier for patients to see a doctor.<p>David Cameron will announce proposals at the Tory conference tomorrow aimed at addressing complaints that limited GP …

Telemedicine means caregivers are remote, but their care isn't

It sounds futuristic, but telemedicine — the use of telecommunications technologies to diagnose and treat patients — has been hotly anticipated at least since 1993, when the American Telemedicine Assn. was established.<p>But in the last two years, it has finally "taken off" thanks to better technology …

Infographic: Top Trends in Telemedicine

According to recently compiled data from CDW, telemedicine continues to advance at an impressive pace.<p>From monitoring chronic health conditions to …

Stanford Hospital Uses Telemedicine: Steps to the Future of Hospitals - The Medical Futurist

The technology behind it is not a real innovation, it was already introduced on the island of Hawaii in 2008, but it’s good to see such a prestigious …

Aetna Once Offered To Buy NY Startup ZocDoc For More Than $300 Million And The Founders Walked Away

ZocDoc was founded in 2007 and has raised nearly $100 million plus a $55 million convertible note. It is an app and website that helps people schedule in-network doctor appointments right when they're needed. That means no scheduling months in advance or waiting on hold; practices pay $300 per …

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ACOs increasingly turn to remote patient monitoring | FierceHealthcare

More than half of accountable care organizations that responded to a recent survey from Menlo Park, Calif.-based Spyglass Consulting Group are using …

How Essentia Health uses remote monitoring for accountable care success | FierceHealthcare

Essentia Health in Duluth, Minn., shows how data from health IT can lead to accountable care success, <i>Kaiser Health News</i> reported today.<p>Essentia has …

Major insurers jump on telemedicine bandwagon

After years of tentative but promising steps, telemedicine is primed to take off in South Carolina with the backing of two of the state’s major …

Is mobile healthcare the future? (infographic) - Gear | siliconrepublic.com - Ireland's Technology News Service

If mobile healthcare, or mHealth, is the future, then the future is now, reveals a new infographic that digs into the provision of health-related …

State lawmakers continue to push for telemedicine reimbursement | FierceHealthcare

A pair of Florida representatives are among several in the Sunshine State calling for an increase in the use of--and payment …

Doctors Increasingly Ignore Evidence In Treating Back Pain

The misery of low back pain often drives people to the doctor to seek relief. But doctors are doing a pretty miserable job of treating back pain, a study finds.<p>Physicians are increasingly prescribing expensive scans, narcotic painkillers and other treatments that don't help in most cases, and can …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …

Bitcoin Surpasses $200 Mark, Continuing 'Epic' Rise

Bitcoin, the digital currency that trades outside the control of central banks and international borders, reached new heights Tuesday, surpassing the $200 mark for the first time. That level comes just five days after bitcoin approached $150, a development that Mt.Gox, the largest exchange service …