Inmates can spend six to eight hours shackled in holding pens and sitting in traffic as they travel to NYC Health & Hospitals’ Bellevue campus for five minutes with a doctor. “That was frustrating for the patient because they went through this tremendous effort to get there and they could only have this very, very limited time to get their concerns addressed,” Pham said.
While health and medical apps may be helpful in making diagnoses, it seems they still haven’t caught up to doctors. In a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, a head-to-head competition between doctors and algorithmic symptom-checking apps, the real human doctors came out on top by a margin of more than two to one.
Sotera Wireless last month filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protectection, saying it owes its creditors, Silicon Valley Bank and Oxford Finance, roughly $13.1 million and doesn’t have the scratch to make good.
The Arkansas State Medical Board on Thursday unanimously passed requirements to allow doctors to examine patients from a distant location.
The standards, known as Regulation 38, mirror Act 887 of 2015, which lays out guidelines on the use of telemedicine, board Chairman Joseph Beck said.
With the rise of mobile technology and online communications, the hospital chain has been increasingly using technology to cut down on the need for patients to trek to their doctor’s office. Last year, in fact, more interactions between Kaiser’s patients and health care providers were done virtually than through an in-person visit, CEO Bernard J. Tyson said on Thursday.