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The Chiron Health Blog

Telemedicine’s Role in Cancer Treatment

Readers of this blog may be familiar with the terms “telemedicine” and “telehealth, but a new word, “teleoncology,” is starting to take hold. Teleoncology refers to the application of telemedicine in cancer care, including diagnostics, treatment, and supportive care.  Telemedicine offers oncologists a new way to consult remotely with specialists in other specialties or places to … Read More

Will Regulators help Expand VA Telemedicine?

The Veterans Affairs Department sees a future that includes a significant increase in its use of telemedicine as part of the medical services that it provides to veterans. However, current state medical licensing requirements create a roadblock that the VA would like to see removed.   Present VA Telemedicine The VA is already a pioneer … Read More

VA Telehealth Access set to Expand in 2017

President Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin recently announced a new initiative to expand access to telehealth services for veterans across the nation. The importance of improving veterans health care services was stressed throughout the president’s campaign and he has been doing his best to back it up with action since getting into office. … Read More

The Loss of Net Neutrality Threatens Access to Telemedicine

Net Neutrality is the set of FCC rules enacted in 2015 that prohibits internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from speeding up, slowing down or blocking any content, applications or websites. The rules prohibit ISPs from entering into agreements with certain content providers that guarantee faster load times or from charging customers more … Read More

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