VA Sets the Pace for Telehealth Services

VA Sets the Pace for Telehealth Services

The Veterans Administration (VA) has taken its lumps in recent years for shortcomings in delivering health services to veterans. The agency is charged with charged with providing services for more than 9 million patients across the country. About one third live in...
Deep Learning Better at Spotting Melanoma

Deep Learning Better at Spotting Melanoma

Machine learning and neural networks continue to prove effective tools to improve healthcare. In 2017 we wrote about a Stanford University study in which a deep convolutional neural network performed comparably to 21 board-certified dermatologists. A large group of...
Updated Doctor’s Bag Makes Telehealth House Calls

Updated Doctor’s Bag Makes Telehealth House Calls

Telemedicine may replace physician house calls and emergency department visits but it also requires special-purpose technology and personnel who can the technology and relate to patients. Telehealth has spawned a new mobile device category that consists of mobile...
Hybrid Telehealth Model Assists Homebound

Hybrid Telehealth Model Assists Homebound

At first glance, telemedicine for in-home medical care seems a sure bet given its potential for improved access to care, resource management, and cost containment. Telemedicine should be an easy win with regulatory bodies, healthcare providers, and insurance...
Visual Prosthesis Restores Vision [video]

Visual Prosthesis Restores Vision [video]

Almost two years ago we wrote about Second Sight Medical Products’ Argus II prosthetic retina replacement and a new product, Orion. Orion consists of a camera mounted on a pair of glasses, a mobile controller, and an electrode array implant. The camera sends...