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The Chiron Health Blog

Investors are Betting big on Digital Health

Last year was a huge one for investment in digital health. Venture funding for digital health companies reached $4.2B in 2016.  That’s down 8% from 2015, but there were a record number of deals in 2016 and the investment total was double the total from three years ago. There were 304 deals across 296 companies, … Read More

Research Suggests Ways to Increase Patient Retention

The relationship that someone has with their healthcare providers is far more important and intimate than the relationships they may have with other service providers or merchants.  But healthcare is a business after all and a competitive one at that. Just like any other business owner, providers need to think about how to attract and … Read More

The Telemedicine Space Age

It goes without saying that access to medical care is even more crucial in space. Ever since the launch of Expedition One in 2001 to the International Space Station (ISS) and the beginning of long-duration stays, NASA has needed a way to monitor astronaut’s health. NASA’s Human Health and Performance team spend their days developing, … Read More

9 Tips for Reducing Patient No-Shows and Cancellations

Patient no-shows and last minute cancellations are a money and resource wasting fact of life for medical practices. There’s no way around them entirely, but there are some practical steps that practices can take to keep them to a minimum. Here are some tried and true best practices for reducing the number of no-shows. Communicate … Read More

The Telehealth Market is Booming but Reluctance Remains

Many companies have started to invest their time, money, and human resources into the emerging telehealth market. They can see patient demand raising and are looking to be ahead of the curve. According to Zion Market Research, an estimated $38 billion will have been invested by the year 2022 by companies such as Google, IBM, Samsung, … Read More

Telemedicine: Save Time Without Sacrificing Patient Satisfaction

There’s an old saying in customer service, “We offer three kinds of service, fast, good, and cheap. You can pick two.” In general, it is probably fairly accurate, you usually do have to make tradeoffs when buying products or getting service. It’s rare that you get everything you want at once. Fortunately, telemedicine is an … Read More

Is the FDA Done Playing Catch up to Digital Health?

Many products 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

Barriers to Telemedicine are Falling. Why Aren’t More Patients Engaging?

Telemedicine once required sophisticated equipment and skilled operators. That’s why remote medical visits were largely done with the patient in one medical office location with a provider, conferring with a physician or radiologist located at a distant site. The rise of high-speed internet connections and mobile devices with high definition cameras, along with modern easy-to-use … 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