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Simple Summary: Recent Telemedicine Related News

Recent Telemedicine news that caught our eyes.  The information you may have missed but need to know.

The FDA Has Approved The First Digital Pill:

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first digital pill for the U.S. called Abilify MyCite. Abilify MyCite is a pill fitted with a tiny ingestible sensor that connects with a patch worn on the patient’s left rib cage. After the sensor comes in contact with stomach acid, it is activated and then communicates with the patch. The patch then receives medication data like the time the pill was taken and the dosage to a smartphone app that the patient can voluntarily upload to a database for their doctor, and up to other four people to see. The pill was created to treat those with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. While the pill is addressing the problem of patients not taking their medication, if used improperly it can lead to a lot more mistrust.

For the full article, read here 

Foley Survey Shows Surging Telemedicine Services Across The Healthcare Spectrum, Into Foreign Markets:

According to Foley’s 2017 Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey, there is a surge in demand for telemedicine-based offerings among providers and patients. Back in 2014, the survey showed that 87% of respondents did not expect their patients to use telemedicine service. However, this year’s survey showed exponential growth with three-quarters of respondents currently offering or planning to offer telemedicine services.

To learn more about what the survey showed, read here:

Linking EMS Data With Hospitals To Improve Care:

Linking EMS Data With Hospitals to Save Lives

In this StartUp Health NOW, Health Transformer Jonathon Feit of Beyond Lucid Technologies, Inc. shares his mission to connect ambulances, vehicles and hospitals to save lives.

Posted by StartUp Health on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

CEO & Co-founder of Beyond Lucid Technologies, Jonathon Feit is developing a software solution for the emergency medical field. This startup connects ambulances with hospitals to help them better prepare for the patient’s care once they arrive. In essence, they are a creating an on the go EHR document.

Watch Jonathon explain Beyond Lucid Technologies further, here.

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CMS Issues Updates to Medicare Telehealth Reimbursement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated version of their telehealth fact sheet for 2018, expanded into an easy-to-read booklet format. If you are a Medicare fee-for-service provider, this is a must-read. This booklet provides...

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Women Making Telemedicine History: Kerry Palakanis

Women’s History Month is upon us, and one of the ways we are celebrating is by highlighting women who are making telemedicine history. This week, we are shining the spotlight on Dr. Kerry Palakanis, a remarkable nurse practitioner that we are thrilled to have as a...

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Reimbursement Policy Update

  There is a helpful update for practices seeking payment for telemedicine services. The Center for Connected Health Policy recently released a fact sheet explaining the latest developments in policies concerning telemedicine reimbursement. The document covers...

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