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Convenience Is Driving Telehealth

American Well is a private company based in Boston, MA. It has a mission to improve access to quality healthcare while making it more affordable for consumers. The company does this by using mobile and web telehealth to remove barriers such as distance, mobility,

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E-stethoscope for Telehealth

Telehealth is really catching on. Some consumers are changing their family physician to one who offers telehealth. The driver is the big C, convenience. Driving to sit in a waiting room (usually with no WiFi) is such a waste of time for

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Telehealth and mHealth Fuel Growth

There are many skeptics about telehealth, but the evidence is mounting that it works well for patients and providers. Teladoc, which claims to be the leader in telehealth, is providing telehealth access to millions. This week, the company announced a record

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How Millennials Are Changing Health Care

The Advisory Board reported millennials (those born between 1981 and 1997) are now the largest living generation in the United States. The Pew Research Center said the U.S. now includes 75.4 million millennials , compared to 74.9 million baby boomers. Young immigrants will

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‘Facebooking’ your doctor’s appointment

Agostina Giorgio of the Polytechnic University of Bari in Italy has published a very interesting paper about telehealth. The paper is “Social networks, apps and smartphones for telemedicine”. Giorgio sees telehealth as a nearly all inclusive solution for a large number

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