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The Chiron Health Blog

9 Truths and 1 Lie About Telemedicine

A popular ice breaker in meetings or at small events these days is, “3 Truths and 1 Lie.” Each person says three little-known true things about themselves and one lie. Everyone else tries to guess which is the lie. It is a fun way to learn a little bit about people and get some insight … Read More

What the American Health Care Act Might Mean for Telemedicine

Last week, the United States House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare. The AHCA has been touted by supporters as a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The legislation has a long way to go before becoming law. The Senate must pass its own bill, … Read More

Mobile Healthcare is a Big Hit with Parents

A couple of recent articles by Health Intelligence highlight the growing popularity of integrating the use of mobile communications and remote visits among parents. It makes sense that these technologies are a hit with busy moms and dads who want to get the best healthcare possible for their children, but who are also very busy … Read More

The US Faces an Imminent Physician Shortage

The United States faces something of a perfect storm concerning the number of primary and specialty care physicians available to treat the population. America’s population is growing and aging. Many of our physicians are nearing retirement age themselves, and the ACA has expanded insurance coverage to millions. New research paints a stark picture of what … Read More

Can Gamification and Other Cool Tech Improve Health?

Google defines “gamification” as, “The application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as a technique to encourage engagement with a product or service.” The idea behind gamification is to take advantage of people’s innate desire to socialize, learn, master tasks, … Read More

Investment in Telehealth Will Skyrocket This Year. Here’s Why.

Each year the American Telemedicine Association conducts a research study to assess the state of the telemedicine industry from the point of view of healthcare executives. The primary goals are to gauge the competitive advantages of offering telehealth related services, discover the appetite for investing in telehealth this year, and gain intelligence about trends and … Read More

Survey Calls Out Some Consumer Concerns About Telemedicine

We recently wrote about a study of US consumers regarding technology and medicine conducted by Deloitte last year. The survey found that more than half of respondents would use telemedicine, but it also found some lingering concerns about the approach. In order to help healthcare providers address them and be prepared for likely questions from … Read More

Study Provides Insights on Telemedicine’s Generation Gap

Every year since 2008, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (DCHS) has surveyed a nationally representative sample of adults in the United States about their attitudes and experiences related to their health, health insurance, and health care. The most recent study, conducted in 2016, focused on current use of technology for monitoring health and fitness, … Read More

Employers are Embracing Telemedicine in Droves

For many Americans, healthcare and employment go hand in hand. Through health insurance, employee wellness programs, and other benefits, the nation’s large employers have a big impact on how people get needed care. Many employers have realized that telemedicine represents an opportunity to reduce costs, keep employees healthier, and provide an attractive benefit. Sharp Rise … Read More