Controlling Prison Healthcare Costs with Telemedicine


Many inmates enter prison with chronic health conditions and infectious diseases; longer prison terms and life sentences have created an aging population who often need extensive care. To manage costs and ensure quality care for inmates, TDCJ partnered with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch to implement a virtual care program using GlobalMed solutions.

Doc Tom Awardees Announced at SPM2018 Conference

Society for Participatory Medicine

“Doc Tom” Ferguson (1943 – 2006) was a Family Medicine physician, a visionary and pioneer who sought to empower patients to use online resources, embraced patient contribution, and aimed for professionals to be equal partners with patients.

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How Millennials are Reshaping the Entire Healthcare Sector

Advanced Medical Reviews

For example, consumption of crowdsourced reviews often influence how millennials select health providers. A Manatt Health study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that the total number of such clinics grew 900 percent between 2006 and 2014 , to 1,800 nationwide. A 2016 RAND Corporation study published in Health Affairs looked at a group of Aetna enrollees and discovered a correlation between greater use of retail clinics and higher plan utilization.

A Romanticised History of SPM

Society for Participatory Medicine

Doc Tom” Ferguson (Wikipedia) envisioned health care as an equal partnership between e-patients and health professionals and systems that support them. The medical editor of the Millenium Whole Earth Catalog (1994), he founded Medical Self-Care magazine, wrote the visionary 1996 book Health Online: How To Find Health Information, Support Groups, And Self Help Communities In Cyberspace , and authored several papers in the BMJ, as early as 2000.

Weekender 8/31/18

HIStalk Weekender

At Epic UGM, CEO Judy Faulkner sheds more light on the company’s One Virtual System Worldwide initiative, which would give health systems across the globe the ability to share data across a single network. Weekly News Recap.

mHealth in Times of Crisis: the Coronavirus

mHealth Insight

In 2006 David co-founded 3G Doctor, a service providing fully documented Mobile Video Consultations with registered Doctors. 11:30am “mHealth in the time of Coronavirus: Protecting Health Workers & Caregivers “ Dr Kate Tulenko (CEO at Corvus Health).