Health provider follow-ups delivered via computer or smartphone is a feasible alternative to in-person patient follow-ups for some pediatric cardiac conditions, according to the findings of a pilot study presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions this week.
“We’ve used telemedicine in pediatric cardiology for physician-to-physician communications for years at Children’s National, thanks to cardiologists like Dr. Craig Sable,” says Ashraf Harahsheh, M.D., cardiologist at Children’s National Hospital and senior author of the study. “But this is the first time we’ve really had the appropriate technology to speak directly to patients and their families in their homes instead of requiring an in-person visit.”
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Telemedicine electronic communications and software offers clinical services to patients without an in-person visit. In telemedicine, technology enables healthcare providers by video conferencing to treat patients using a smartphone. Its system is used for the treatment of medication, chronic condition care, and other health services. Telemedicine is used by health care systems, physician practices, and skilled nursing facilities to provide more efficient health care facilities.
Teladoc reached an agreement to acquire InTouch Health for $600 million, including $150 million in cash. The deal is expected to add roughly $80 million to Teladoc’s top line
Amazon Web Services is tapping into its voice technology once again with the launch of the Amazon Transcribe Medical, an automated speech recognition service that will let developers add medical diction and documentation to their apps.