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Telemedicine and Abortions: What the Future Holds

Telemedicine and Abortions: What the Future Holds

Telemedicine, where medical services are delivered at a distance, has the potential to revolutionize the ways in which many people receive healthcare services. For example, injured workers in remote areas (such as on offshore drilling platforms or remote pipeline building ...

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7 Reasons to Get Excited about Telemedicine

7 Reasons to Get Excited about Telemedicine

Telemedicine encompasses a number of technologies that allow patients and healthcare professionals to communicate more quickly, solve problems faster, save time, and save money. Telemedicine may be something as simple as x-ray images being electronically forwarded to a specialist for ...

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Telemedicine Industry Looks Forward with Optimism

Telemedicine Industry Looks Forward with Optimism

September 6 through 9, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) held its Fall Forum in Palm Desert, California. This year, the ATA Fall Forum focused on the management of chronic conditions through telemedicine. Sessions, programs, and discussions concerned ways telemedicine can ...

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More Antibiotics Being Prescribed Via Telemedicine

More Antibiotics Being Prescribed Via Telemedicine

Telemedicine is a concept that’s inching its way into the mainstream of healthcare provision in the US. With telemedicine, the physician and the patient are not physically in the same room, but communicate by phone, video conference, or some other ...

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The Bumpy Road Ahead for Telemedicine Regulations

The Bumpy Road Ahead for Telemedicine Regulations

By the year 2018, the global market for telemedicine is expected to grow by more than a factor of ten, with worldwide revenue for telemedicine expected to grow from $440.6 million to $4.5 billion by then. Whereas only 350,000 patients ...

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Medicare Might Expand for Telemedicine

Medicare Might Expand for Telemedicine

More telemedicine services are expected to become available to Medicare patients in 2015. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) defines telemedicine for its purposes as the provision of healthcare services using multimedia equipment including at a minimum, both ...

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Telemedicine Helping with Injured Workers

Telemedicine Helping with Injured Workers

Telemedicine can be used to treat workers injured on the job, particularly in rural areas, providing quicker evaluation and potentially reducing the costs paid by employers and workers’ compensation insurers. Telemedicine is remote, virtual interaction among two or more parties, ...

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