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Vaccines; crowdsourcing apps to report your symptoms; calling a doc instead of going to the hospital.... Individuals benefit, yes, but the masses even more so.
Telemedicine -- when patients visit doctors over video chat -- is becoming more popular. But there are challenges for the tech providers in keeping patient information confidential. CNET's Kara Tsuboi profiles one Silicon Valley firm that's working to keep things private.
The two companies will form a new one focused on monitoring chronic and age-related diseases and delivering health-related services remotely.
American Well's newest platform enables mobile-device video chats with care providers and includes the ability to plug in and transmit data from medical devices.
General Electric, a giant in clinical settings, has turned out to be a key partner for Wintel's health care ambitions.
The new health care joint venture will develop technologies that support healthy, independent living at home and in senior housing communities, the companies announce.
The U.S. healthcare system is in so much trouble, that the economics may finally be compelling enough to make telemedicine a reality in this country.
The chipmaker and General Electric announce a health-related alliance that targets in-home health care.
Health management gadget, which remotely connects patients and doctors, is expected to hit the market by early 2009.