Med City News
Telemedicine gets a commercial payer with Iagnosis, Highmark collaboration
by: Dan Verel
One of the biggest barriers to wide-spread adoption of telemedicine is weather it’s covered by insurance, particularly for consumers who might embrace it more readily if it’s not cost prohibitive but also for employers looking to contain health plan costs. So it’s not without warrant that Iagnosis, the parent company of DermatologistOnCall, announced that starting next year, web-based visits will be a covered benefit for some 5.2 million members of Highmark Commercial Insurance, a Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated carrier based in Pittsburgh, across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware. Read More
Fierce Mobile Healthcare
Microsoft debuts mHealth platform, smartband
by: Judy Mottl
Microsoft is officially in the mHealth realm, debuting its Microsoft Health platform complete with a cloud service, app, 10-sensor smartband and industry partnerships with app developers and a national fitness chain."We see an opportunity to bring these devices and services together to allow you to combine the information they collect and use the power of the cloud to turn that data in to something more valuable," writes Microsoft Corporate Vice President Todd Holmdahl in a post on the Microsoft Blog. Read More
Healthcare prices are up, and patients are buying less
by: Melanie Evans
Healthcare spending growth for people who get their health insurance at work remained modest last year. Prices edged upward, but people in employer-based plans made fewer trips to doctors, hospitals and pharmacies. Health spending increased 3.9% in 2013 for roughly 40 million people with health benefits from an employer, according to the latest report from the Health Care Cost Institute. The analysis is based on about 5 billion medical bills submitted to private health plans, offering a snapshot of spending taken from the medical care for nearly 1 in 4 Americans with employer-based health insurance. Read More
Malpractice insurer turns to digital health to reduce claims
by: Jonah Comstock
MIEC, an Oakland, California-based medical malpractice insurer, has teamed up with HealthLoop to turn the startup’s mobile and web-based communication platform toward a new use-case: decreasing the number of malpractice claims brought against a doctor or hospital.
“It is well known that most litigation cases are not due to actual malpractice or ‘bad surgeons,’ but rather because patients felt that they were not treated fairly as individuals or they didn’t understand the treatment recommendation,” Dr. Wendy Levinson wrote in a JAMA study in 1997. “Patients tend not to sue doctors they like and with whom they feel rapport; they sue doctors who never took the effort to get to know them and understand their beliefs and desires or who treated them without respect.” Read More
Do you Know What Telehealth Can Do For You?
The Affordable Care Act know as Obamacare is here and there will be many changes on how you can get healthcare. One of those changes will be how you will get healthcare from your doctor. Now you can go online for a doctor's and get everything from a diagnosis to your medication all without leaving your home. It's call tele-medicine but is it as good as an in person visit? The answer is Yes!! Studies done by iHealthbeat in 2012 70% of patients received the same or better healthcare online as they did with an in person visit. But the surprising fact about this report is cost. The average cost of an in person doctor's visit range from $75.00 to $195.00 per visit. While an online visit cost $35.00 to $50.00 per visit.
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