Tag Archives: Telehealth

Australian seniors are comfortable using telehealth despite challenges, survey shows

The CareSide, a home care service provider based in Western Australia, has published a report on Australians’ perception of telemedicine, gauging their comfort with its technology and preference between teleconsultations and in-person visits. In January this year, it surveyed 1,122 Australian adults, categorising them by age brackets: 74% were aged 18-39, 20% were 40-64 years… Read More »

House reps seek to permanently safeguard audio-only telehealth coverage

Reps. Jason Smith, R-Mo., and Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., introduced legislation this week to ensure Medicare enrollees have expanded access to telehealth. HR 3447, or the “Permanency for Audio-Only Telehealth Act,” would allow for Medicare coverage of audio-only telehealth services after the COVID-19 public health emergency.   “The COVID-19 pandemic required the U.S. healthcare system to… Read More »

Amazon expands app-based telehealth services for Wash. employees

[Update: This piece has been updated to clarify where Care Medical is based and the program’s original scope.] Amazon is expanding an initiative allowing employees to access healthcare via text-based messaging or video call from the Seattle area to throughout Washington state. The service, called Amazon Care, is available via a downloadable app to office workers and… Read More »

The post COVID Italian telehealth experience

When the COVID-19 emergency struck Italy, Lombardy was one of the hardest hit regions. All inpatient admissions in the area for non-COVID patients were stopped in a bid to prevent the contagion spreading. But this caused a potentially dangerous dilemma for the region’s Foundation IRCCS Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, which hosts around 6,000 inpatient and… Read More »

Circle Medical says $14M from WELL Health will enable low-cost telehealth app usage

Circle Medical on Wednesday announced that it had received a majority control investment of $ 14.3 million from the Canadian firm WELL Health Technologies.  The cash, says the company, will allow Circle and WELL to offer 200 million people in the United States support for the use of Circle’s telehealth app either for no cost… Read More »