Tag: Remote health

Telemedicine can help address unique health needs of Native American veterans

Although American Indians make up less than 2% of the US population, certain individuals of this extremely diverse ethnic group may be a significant target market for telemedicine interventions. Researchers from different universities recently published an article summarizing their experiences offering this group of Americans telemental health services for over a decade. The researchers summarized […]

iPhone matches computer workstations in remote opthalmology evaluation of diabetic retinopathy

mHealth Research Digest by Tim Bredrup Teleophthalmology, the electronic exchange of ophthalmic information to provide remote eye care services, has conventionally been executed on a standard office computer workstation. However, ophthalmologists in Pittsburgh, PA recently compared the diagnostic capability of an iPhone against a typical computer workstation for remote photographic evaluation of the fundus in […]

UCLA and eResearchTechnology launch remote health monitoring study for COPD

by Tim Bredrup The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and eResearchTechnology, Inc. (ERT), recently announced the launch of their joint venture CLEAR Study, a program to help patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  COPD is a progressive and chronic inflammatory disease of airways that typically occurs in middle-aged and older patients, and […]

Therapists using new telemedicine application to support patients post addiction treatment

by Tim Bredrup Video Guidance, a visual communications company, is helping Hazelden, a private, nonprofit alcohol and drug addiction treatment center, visually connect therapists to patients after they have completed their residential program. The application is called Telehealth and connects patients with the tools, support, and fellowship needed to build new lives in recovery from […]

Introducing mHealth by iMedicalApps

iMedicalApps has launched mHealth (iMedicalApps.com/mhealth), a page dedicated to the use of mobile technologies for direct patient care. This is where you can read about great research being done on the use of mobile technologies for health & wellness, the latest in wireless health devices and about innovative digital health startups. We will continue to […]

iRobot expands partnership with InTouch Health, investing $6 million

By Tim Bredrup iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, recently announced a $6 million investment and expanded partnership with InTouch Health, a leading remote presence telemedicine solution provider. The $6 million investment represents a minority position in the company. Under the expanded agreement, InTouch Health will provide access to FDA regulated healthcare […]