Medicare’s competitive bidding program has been delayed until 2021, with the possibility of the open window extending even longer than the next two years.
We often think of innovations as occurring in the perpetual future, but wearables are changing the healthcare industry today, even as you’re reading this article. These devices, often no larger than a watch, can track your blood pressure, heart rate and more—and wearables’ impact in healthcare is just getting started. Below, we briefly cover the [...]
While telehealth services have been around for more than four decades, in the past few years the explosion of healthcare technology has really caused a boom in patient-centered telemedicine solutions. As defined by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), telemedicine is “the remote delivery of health care services and clinical information using telecommunications technology. This includes [...]
When mentioning or trying to describe the blockchain revolution, one of the hardest concepts is in separating the news from the hype and the noise. A lot of the mystery and confusion around blockchain networks may be attributed to blockchain’s origin and the mystique found with the association of the unknown Satoshi Nakamoto, author of [...]
According to Forbes, by the year 2020, more than 50 billion internet devices will exist in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to connect internet-enabled devices—from activity trackers like your Apple Watch and Android Wear to high-tech biometric devices that monitor certain health conditions—and let them share data. The idea behind this is [...]
A common misconception is that the terms “telemedicine,” “telecare” and “telehealth” are interchangeable. Each of these terms refers to a different way of administering health care using existing technologies or a different area of medical technology. New healthcare technologies are important for the general population’s health, but secure storage of digitally accessed patient data and [...]
In the digital age, we’re more connected than ever, but at the same time, we’re less likely to have real, human contact than we were pre-internet. This is especially true in the medical realm, where it’s possible to receive top-tier care without ever having to set foot inside a medical facility. All the major players [...]