Telehealth & e-Health

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Teladoc IPO raises $157 million

Telehealth platform company Teladoc, on Tuesday, announced that its initial public offering would be priced at $19 per share.

Robotic-assisted tele-rounding effective for NICU patients

Robotic-assisted telemedicine is an effective way to perform bedside rounds for ill infants in hospital neonatal intensive care units, new research concludes.

Smartphone photo quality good enough for telemedicine consults

Telemedicine is increasing the popularity of image-based consultation, so researchers in Sweden and South Africa set out to determine whether photos from smartphones could be trusted for clinical diagnosis, according to a study at  Telemedicine and e-Health. 

Pediatricians support telemedicine use in PCMH

Telemedicine use is OK if integrated into the patient-centered medical home model, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The group, however, warns against "fragmented care" in a policy statement published in  Pediatrics.

How physicians should embrace mobile device use

There are many reasons physicians should embrace mobile devices in their workday, from sharing and accessing data to real-time communications and fostering telehealth initiatives, according to John Smithwick, CEO of Nashville, Tennessee-based patient engagement and care-coordination platform company RoundingWell.

Despite potential, telemedicine lags among seniors, Medicare beneficiaries

Nearly 20 years after videoconferencing technology became available for health services, fewer than 1 percent of Medicare beneficiaries use it, according to Kaiser Health News.

Iowa high court strikes down telemedicine abortion ban

The Iowa Supreme Court late last week struck down a ban on the use of telemedicine for abortions, overturning an appeals court ruling that upheld the ban, reports  The Gazette.

Teladoc announces estimated IPO pricing

Teladoc is the latest healthcare company to gear up for an initial public offering.

UK digital health strategy boasts robust goals for chronic care

Britain's National Health Service is moving forward to foster remote medical monitoring and online health and medical services access as part of the U.K.'s evolving digital healthcare revolution.

CHIME: Data exchange, telemedicine reimbursement vital to improving chronic disease care

Widespread health information exchange, revised telemedicine reimbursement policies and patient empowerment are all necessary to bolster treatment and prevention of chronic diseases, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives said in a letter to legislators serving in the Senate Finance Committee's Chronic Care Working Group this week.