Cough Diagnosing App Gets CE Certification

Cough Diagnosing App Gets CE Certification

We first covered ResApp more than three years ago. The company has developed a smartphone app that can diagnose the different types of childhood coughs, simply by analyzing a sound sample recorded by a phone. It can distinguish between lower respiratory tract disease,...
Outpatient Telehealth Adoption Rate Holding Steady

Outpatient Telehealth Adoption Rate Holding Steady

Outpatient telehealth services plateaued in 2019, according to a recent survey of physicians and healthcare administrators. Healthcare provider data analytics company Definitive Healthcare’s 2019 Outpatient Telehealth Study found adoption rates holding steady at...
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...