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The Chiron Health Blog

Digital Health is Moving Fast. Can the FDA Finally Catch Up?

Many product and services fall under the large umbrella of digital health. Things such as mobile health (mHealth), telemedicine/telehealth, health information technologies and wearable devices are all included under the CDRH’s (Center for Devices and Radiological Health) broad scope of digital health. So, why is this important? Thanks to the amendments made to the Medical Device User … Read More

Notable Uses of Telemedicine for Inpatient and Outpatient Care

Early applications of telemedicine involved medical personnel in one location connecting with medical personnel in another to confer on a case. With the introduction of the internet and modern computing devices, the number of ways in which telemedicine can be used to care for patients has increased astronomically. Telemedicine now has the potential to impact … Read More

New Telemedicine Legislation Expands Access in Texas

There is terrific news for patients and providers in Texas. On May 27, Texas governor, Greg Abbott, signed into law Senate Bill No. 1107, which essentially removed the requirement for a physician-patient relationship to be established in a medical setting before telemedicine services could be used. This new law paves the way for an enormous expansion … Read More

Practical Applications of Modern Telemedicine

Many people are surprised to learn the telemedicine has been around in some shape or form since about the time of the invention of the telephone. Physicians in one location consulted with others far away. One of the earliest uses of data transmission over the telephone was the sharing of diagnostic images. NASA even used … Read More

6 Ways Telemedicine Improves Patient Health

The data is clear, telehealth is popular among patients and they are increasingly choosing providers who offer the option of video visits. In fact, as many as one in five insist on it when selecting a provider. Medical practices also benefit from the introduction of telehealth technology by way of more flexibility, increased revenue, reduced … Read More

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