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Who Would Have Thought that Seafarers Would Support Telemedicine? Why Not.

Well, just when you thought the support for telemedicine couldn’t come from anywhere else, the maritime professionals’ trade union, Nautilus International, says the technology might not be such a bad thing for its industry. In basic terms, through a study it conducted with its members in regard to the technology, much more must be done to improve the accessibility and quality of healthcare services onboard seafaring vessels. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Bill expanding telehealth services signed in Texas

Telehealth or telemedicine are synonymous terms used to denote the practice of medical providers connecting with patients virtually, via platforms such as the internet, telephones and video conferencing tools, the American Telemedicine Association explained. Providers are able to examine patients and make diagnoses via telemedicine and studies have indicated that telemedicine is a safe and highly effective way to treat patients, particularly those who live in rural or underserved areas.  [cont...]

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An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Ride-Sharing Partnerships Seem to Be on the Rise In an Effort to Reduce Missed Non-Emergency Patient Visits

Have an appointment with a physician but have no ride? There’s always a cab or ride sharing to get you there, but that might be a bit of a hassle. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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How to ensure your health while traveling abroad

Whether you're vacationing for pleasure or working overseas, traveling abroad opens up a multitude of opportunity for exploring and engaging in different cultures. While the excitement of traveling makes many associate happiness and positivity with any trip, there's always a chance that something could go wrong. Arriving to your destination may seem as simple as packing your bags and getting on a plane, but there's preparation that needs to take place in order to ensure your health.

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Wearable Devices Are Good for Consumers but Data Collected May Not Be Accurate

The ability to measure physical activity through wrist-worn devices provides an opportunity for cardiovascular medicine, but the accuracy of commercial devices is largely unknown, in fact, the data collected might even be filled with error. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Improving patient health literacy: Strategies for healthcare providers

According to a fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. has a health literacy problem. Citing statistics from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, the source revealed that just 12 percent of American adults possess health literacy levels that can be described as competent. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Multiple countries impacted by enormous ransomware attack

On Friday, May 12, 2017, an enormous ransomware attack infected computers across an array of companies and government organizations, based in some 99 countries, BBC News reported. Cases were observed from the U.S. to the U.K., to Russia and China. CNN stated that the nations with the highest concentration of attacks were Taiwan, Russia and the Ukraine.  [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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7 apps that can help those living with multiple sclerosis

There are now smartphone apps available that can help users navigate virtually every aspect of healthcare, from preventative strategies in terms of exercise and diet to chronic disease management. In addition to illnesses such as heart disease and cancer, there are now a wide selection of apps available designed for those living with multiple sclerosis. Read on to learn more. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Employees Will Engage In Unsafe Data Behaviors Even In Healthcare

The latest Dell End-User Security Survey, the results of which were actually published in February prior to the annual HIMSS conference, paints a picture of a workforce caught between two imperatives: being productive and efficient on the job, and maintain the security of company data. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Security Issues Remain a Major Concern for Health IT, but Many Appear to Be Unfazed

A lot of security surveys getting some ink recently. Dell recently published some fairly comprehensive results from a piece it put out just before HIMSS in February (but was widely reported about two months later). [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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