Become a Fan of ChaCha!

Bridge Writes

Become a fan of the best mobile search out there. Have questions? ChaCha has answers, simply test 242242 from your mobile phone or call at 1-800-2-ChaCha. They have an awesome contest going on right now on their Official Facebook page. Why not check it out today, and become a fan. Hey ChaChees!

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TextBroker

Bridge Writes

Get paid to write on articles you like to talk about everyday! Take a peek over at [link] you will have to apply, and write a sample article. Once accepted you can make anywhere from $2-$10 an article. Try it out today

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Telemedicine Ballyhoo

LinkousThink

The chart shown here depicts the increase in the number of articles per month about telemedicine or telehealth, growing from 600 in January 2008 to 2,200 in October 2009. The road from hype to real is bumpy.

Work From Home with QT

Bridge Writes

Work from home with QuickTate. Quicktate is an online transcription service that pays per word based on your typing speed. For example if you typed around 50 wpm they say your pay would be around $5-$7 an hour. Now I have not had the extra time to put in straight but have made around $30.00 with them so far. It's really fun, and a good pair of headphones help. Check it out today [link

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Work From Home with ChaCha!!

Bridge Writes

Have you heard of ChaCha?? It is an up and coming mobile search company. They have been around for a few years now, but launched their mobile service in January of 2008. New users are growing daily and they are in need of new guides to answer all those incoming questions from those users. All that is required is you are 18 years old or older, have a computer, are able to work in the United States, and have a US Mailing address.

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Beyond the Legislation

LinkousThink

What a year. After months of grueling debates, public clamor and hundreds of legislative proposals, national health reform legislation for the United States is almost here. The House and Senate versions of the legislation will be reconciled and a final bill will be signed by the President early next year.

Standards of Care - Key to Telemedicine’s Growth

LinkousThink

ATA recently announced new telemental health practice guidelines. Such guidelines and associated efforts to create Standards of Care for telemedicine are important from several perspectives: Payer Acceptance Private insurers, employers sponsoring their own employee health insurance plans, government agencies and consumers are all payers of health care.

Ford Produces an Electronic Health Record for Cars

LinkousThink

Car owners can now get a text message of their car’s health. Why can’t we get something similar for ourselves? The Ford Motor Company offers an option for car owners to develop and track a VHR – Vehicle Health Report for several of its models. The data links to a website, [link] using the customer’s Bluetooth-paired and connected mobile phone.

Shaman-Based Triage for Telemedicine

LinkousThink

In many parts of the world, large segments of the population still fervently believe in the powers of supernatural healers, a shaman, witch doctors and the like. This causes problems when modern medicine starts to be introduced into a culture with a history of such beliefs. In remarks at a recent meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, ATALACC President Silvio Vega recounted a story where telemedicine ran up against such a case in the indigenous community of Hato Chami in Panama.

A Report on the Status of Telemedicine from the Three C’s

LinkousThink

Over the past ten days I have been on the road speaking and participating in a number of completely different telemedicine-related meetings including the Canadian Society of Telehealth in Vancouver, Canada, a cellular industry conference in California and the Cartagena Telemedicine Conference in Colombia. Talking with these three groups in the three “C’s” (Canada, California and Colombia) provided an interesting opportunity to get a bigger view of where telemedicine is going.

Are We Walking-the-Walk?

LinkousThink

An important question that was asked at the first meeting of the ATA’s new Institutional Council was whether any of the institutions provided telemedicine as part of the employee benefits for their own organizations. Scott Simmons of the University of Miami reported on their progress in extending telemedicine for employees of the University’s Medical Center. Someone mentioned that Cisco has started such a demonstration for their employees. But no other institution raised their hand.

Maintaining Balance as We Leap Ahead

LinkousThink

ATA was originally formed with an intention to be a medical society. Members were expected to submit their credentials upon joining ATA. This quickly changed as ATA's membership expanded to include both individuals and companies. In addition to individual and corporate membership categories, a new category, institutional membership, was created for hospitals and other non-profit healthcare organizations by then ATA President Ron Weinstein. The governance of ATA has also reflected this diversity.

The Conundrum of Internet Prescribing

LinkousThink

For several years ATA has been drawn into controversies surrounding the online prescribing of medications. Some issues in this area are clear but many others are murky and have become even more blurred with biased statements by groups on both sides with an obvious self interest. Over the past few years, ATA worked with Senate and House staff and related regulatory agencies on limiting online access to controlled substances.

Telemedicine, Telehealth, Remote Monitoring and the Latest Congressional Health Reform Proposal

LinkousThink

This week, the United States Senate Finance Committee announced its proposed health reform bill. This is the last of five proposals in Congress (two in the Senate, three in the House) to come forward. The proposals in the House are being combined into one bill and the same will probably happen in the Senate. Although it has already come under attack by many groups, the Finance Committee proposal, put forward by Sen.

Telemedicine and Health Reform: a little progress, a lot of hope

LinkousThink

Over the past few months you have heard a lot from ATA about the various machinations going on with national health reform. Starting out with high hopes we have witnessed the usual highs and lows of the legislative process. ATA has promoted a broad expansion of governmental support for telemedicine, only to have parts of it dashed by a few parties that refuse to consider what telemedicine can do for cost savings and improved quality of care.

How Big IS Telemedicine?

LinkousThink

If I had a nickel for every time I was asked this question. There are some interesting facts that have recently come out about the telemedicine market (explained below). However, much to the consternation of many reporters and entrepreneurs, there is no single answer to this question for four good reasons: Transparency - Telemedicine is not a separate specialty. In fact, many successful applications of telemedicine are simply folded into the normal clinical practice.

Telemedicine is Changing and ATA is Evolving

LinkousThink

The world of telemedicine, is changing rapidly and radically. ATA is also undergoing significant change. I want to share a couple of these changes with you and explain why they are occurring. Building on the foundation of programs and services established over 17 years, ATA is realigning our activities, our structure and even our look to ensure that the organization continues to be current, healthy and a change agent for the use of telecommunications technology in healthcare.

HHS CTO: Opioids, open data, kidney disease are key focus areas for department

Mobi Health News

President Barack Obama created the role in 2009 and appointed the first three people to hold the post: Todd Park, Bryan Sivak, and Susannah Fox The Department of Health and Human Services’ position of Chief Technology Officer is a relatively new one.

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Telemedicine Technology Is Being Used to Educate Doctors Around The World

Clocktree

The Armenian Eyecare Project approached Lee in 2009 and has been working with him since, using telemedicine tools to provide a cost effective educational program. At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, doctor Thomas C.

Five new technologies from LeadingAge Philadelphia 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

As it was at first encounter in 2009, it is an association of faith-based and non-profit senior living and aging-related services. From the 2016 event, attended by 6500, attendance had shrunk from 2009’s attending 9000. From A AHSA to LeadingAge.

How Digital Health Can Stimulate Economic Development

Health Populi

In February 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), less formally known as the Stimulus Bill. The policy’s acronym fully spelled-out was the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009.

Transparency in Improving Electronic Health Record Usability and Safety

Healthcare Guys

ver the last 9 years the US health care system has undergone an unprecedented transition from paper-based clinical record keeping to electronic health records (EHRs).

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Americans Growing Health Consumer Muscles and Knowledge: McKinsey

Health Populi

The first chart shows consumers’ concerns about health care expenses over time, comparing perceptions in 2009 and 2017.

CDC requests $350M to replace facility that handles deadly pathogens

FierceHealthIT

The current facility has only been in use since 2009 The CDC has requested $350 million from Congress to replace a lab for dangerous diseases, including Ebola and smallpox.

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FemTech is Hot, and Fitbit Knows It

Health Populi

But honestly, all I’ve wanted these years since beginning of quantifying myself with the Fitbit “Classic” in 2009 was a way to organize the many facets of my health-life in one app. Girls Rule the World, Beyoncé has told us.

More U.S. Companies Offering Health Insurance After 8 Years of Decline

Health Populi

has declined, year over year, since the height of the Great Recession in 2009. After eight years of decline, more U.S. employers offered health insurance to workers in 2017, EBRI reports in its latest Issue Brief. In 2017, 46.9% of U.S.

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Six Health and Aging Technology Blog Posts from October 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch

As it was at first encounter in 2009, it is an association of faith-based and non-profit senior living and aging-related services. From the 2016 event, attended by 6500, attendance had shrunk from 2009’s attending 9000. October – autumn leaves drift down and large events gear up.

The more technology changes, the more some categories will remain

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Way back, optimistic offerings from innovators took shape into problem-opportunity clusters – mapped out in the first Market Overview in the spring of 2009 (attached to this blog post).

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The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Jan 11, 2019 — No. 118

Story of Digital Health

If you’re on LinkedIn, please do join the Digital Health group , which I founded in 2009. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Jan 11, 2019 — No. My newsletter for Jan 11, 2019 is viewable here and inline text below, without images. Sign up for free, here.

Just because a technology can be built, is it acceptable?

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Well, robo-calling was banned by the FTC in 2009. Reading the employee microchip article – does it make you shudder? Observe the development and evolution of modifiers for the word technology.' Words like sustainable, appropriate, autonomous all come to mind.

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New T1D book: TESTED

Insulin Nation

He relocated to Australia to become an associate producer at Fox Sports before moving permanently to Canada in 2009, where he now works and lives with his wife and two children. Here is a good book for the new year!

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Reuters Health: Telemedicine surging in US but still uncommon

mHealth Insight

In the real world successful mHealth applications were commonplace in 2009. “Although telemedicine visits have increased sharply in the U.S.

Acetaminophen Can Affect Meter and CGM Readings

Insulin Nation

There’s been evidence as far back as 2009 that acetaminophen can cause inaccurate blood sugar readings with meters. Researchers in the 2009 study documented how acetaminophen use seemed to cause errors in blood glucose readings with meters.

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The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Dec 11, 2018 — No. 115

Story of Digital Health

If you’re on LinkedIn, please do join the Digital Health group , which I founded in 2009. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Dec 11, 2018 — No. My newsletter for Dec 11, 2018 is viewable here and inline text below, without images. Sign up for free, here.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Dec 31, 2018 — No. 117

Story of Digital Health

If you’re on LinkedIn, please do join the Digital Health group , which I founded in 2009. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Dec 31, 2018 — No. My newsletter for Dec 31, 2018 is viewable here and inline text below, without images. Sign up for free, here.

Announcing SPM’s new Doc Tom Awards. Nominations are open!

Society for Participatory Medicine

Our Society was created in 2009 to honor and continue the work of “Doc Tom” Ferguson (1943-2006), a true visionary who foresaw decades ago that “e-patients” (empowered, engaged, equipped, enabled) would transform the future of health and care.

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The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Dec 17, 2018 — No. 116

Story of Digital Health

If you’re on LinkedIn, please do join the Digital Health group , which I founded in 2009. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Dec 17, 2018 — No. My newsletter for Dec 17, 2018 is viewable here and inline text below, without images. Sign up for free, here.

Gail Phillips: My journey to the Society for Participatory Medicine

Society for Participatory Medicine

Editor’s note: this guest post by SPM member Gail Phillips shares the odyssey that led her through numerous related disciplines, eventually discovering our society and our conference last October. Members can submit guest posts to our blog ( guidelines ). Join SPM here.

The boom in VC funding for Mental Health startups

Lloyd Price

Back in 2009, venture capital investors backed seven companies in the mental health space. Jump to this year, and VCs have already completed 30 deals for companies working to help people improve mental health and mindfulness.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Nov 30, 2018 — No. 114

Story of Digital Health

If you’re on LinkedIn, please do join the Digital Health group , which I founded in 2009. The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Nov 30, 2018 — No. My newsletter for Nov 30, 2018 is viewable here and inline text below, without images. Sign up for free, here.