Tag Archives: Telemedicine

Telemedicine apps are thriving because working moms love the convenience of their smartphones

MoMo Productions | Getty Images When Laika Kayani started to lose her voice late one night last year, she picked up her iPhone and got connected to a doctor through a video-chat service called American Well. Kayani, who works at a health-tech company in San Francisco, used the app because her young son and husband… Read More »

VUMC looks to quickly diagnose children with autism via telemedicine

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a study to assess tools designed to make a remote diagnosis of autism in young children rapidly using telemedicine technology. The two-year study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, will enroll 150 patients in an effort to significantly increase access and reduce wait… Read More »

AMA: Telemedicine use by docs is exception rather than rule

The first nationally representative estimates of physicians’ use of telemedicine has found the numbers lacking, according to the American Medical Association. Data from the AMA’s 2016 Physician Practice Benchmark Survey of 3,500 doctors, published in the December issue of Health Affairs, show that only 15 percent of physicians worked in practices that used telemedicine for… Read More »