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Planned Parenthood loses Iowa telemedicine abortion suit
By Bloomberg | August 20, 2014
An Iowa law barring doctors from remotely dispensing pregnancy-ending drugs withstood Planned Parenthood’s claim that it would impose a hardship on women living far from abortion providers.
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Virtual check-ups: The doctor will see your online responses now
By WBUR (Boston) | August 15, 2014
Virtual care and telemedicine are hot health topics, replete with weighty promises of revolutionizing healthcare. But they often refer to real-time video chatting or texting with a clinician. A Massachusetts General Hospital service aims to conduct virtual visits without the real-time interaction.
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Practice Fusion buys startup Ringadoc in telemedicine play
By Reuters | August 07, 2014
Practice Fusion, provider of a free electronic health-record service for doctors, bought app developer Ringadoc on Wednesday as it moves into a new market: telemedicine.
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Beyond the hype, what's the evidence for digital health's benefits?
By Darius Tahir | August 06, 2014
The health and technology communities have been buzzing about the possibilities of digital health, but is it possible those boosters have argued beyond the evidence? The clinical proof underpinning the effectiveness of digital health is, so far, somewhat sparse.
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Doctor on Demand raises $21 million
By Darius Tahir | August 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Telehealth startup Doctor on Demand has raised $21 million in its latest round of funding, the company announced Wednesday. The service allows customers to see board-certified physicians through a video visit, at $40 per consultation.
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Guest Commentary: Telemedicine a necessary investment for rural hospitals
By Bryan Coffey | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Small hospitals across America are wondering whether they can afford a telemedicine robot. From our perspective, how can you afford not to make that investment?
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Professor aims to resume research on pot and PTSD
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
Veterans, medical marijuana activists and scientists welcomed the first federally approved research into pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Reform Update: Insurers, providers may need to work harder to educate ACA's newly covered
By Rachel Landen | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Millions of Americans gained health insurance coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this year, but the influx apparently has not yet translated into patients packing doctors' offices. That may reflect a lack of understanding about how and where to seek care—and a lack...
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Convenience, fixed prices boost demand for doctor visits via Web, text
By Los Angeles Times | July 14, 2014
Online medical exams and retail clinics offer a convenient, low-cost alternative to long waits at primary-care offices. Consumers seeking convenience and predictable prices are being driven to search for medical services available at extended hours and for a fixed fee. But critics of the services...
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Univ. of New Mexico Health Sciences in line to receive $15.1 million telemedicine grant
By Albuquerque Business First | July 10, 2014
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is in line to receive a $15.1 million, three-year grant from HHS to test the expansion of its existing telemedicine network for stroke and brain injury patients.
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