Telcare raises $32.5 million for cellular-enabled glucose meter, to expand to related conditions

October 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Bethesda, Maryland-based cellular-enabled blood glucose meter company Telcare has raised $32.5 million led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from Mosaic Health Solutions and existing backers The Qualcomm Life Fund and Sequoia Capital.

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Quantum Robotics will Create Artificial Intelligence ‘Capable of Creativity’

October 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Quantum computing will open up a new field of robotics able to learn and carry out complex creative tasks, according to researchers.

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‘Giant leap’ to type 1 diabetes cure

October 11, 2014 Leave a comment

The hunt for a cure for type 1 diabetes has recently taken a “tremendous step forward”, scientists have said. The disease is caused by the immune system destroying the cells that control blood sugar levels.

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Study: Connected healthcare device sales to surpass $3B by 2019

October 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Connected healthcare device sales will exceed $3 billion globally by 2019, according to a report from analysis firm Juniper Research. Juniper explains that the connected healthcare devices it looked at include blood pressure cuffs, oximeters for diabetes, and sleep monitors for sleep apnea.

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The future of healthcare is here and it is a telehealth marketplace.

October 8, 2014 Leave a comment

CURELY

There is no doubt that Telemedicine is the future in  healthcare. Laws and Regulations are changing and evolving at an exponential pace. In order for doctors and patients to take full advantage of telehealth and telemedicine, a platform cannot focus on the present but needs to be able to seamlessly evolve and adapt to the future. The Co-Founders of Curely (proud to be one of them) figured this out when we met at Singularity University  Exponential Medicine. With the help of a “Dream Team” Advisory board, Medical Visionaries, and Engineers, Curely has anticipated  the future of medicine. The first step is focusing on the  “SOUL” of medicine. It is not the doctor or patient as a single entity but them as a whole. We believe it’s the collaboration of both Doctors and Consumers.

Consumers:

Curely is a Telehealth-Marketplace, in other words it is the “Uber” or “Airbnb” of Medicine. It enables you to speak directly with doctors all over the world and inform yourselves on everyday health issues.  You can decide to have a free 5 minute consultation or place a bid for a premium consultation.  We see the interaction being similar to that of talking to doctor friends, or doctors in the family that speak freely and truthfully. As physicians we understand the frustrations that can ensue from making a doctors appointment, driving to the clinic, waiting in the lobby for only a short session. We aim to change that. We want you to be in control, whether it is choosing a doctor, language or even setting your own price. At the end of the session, you get to review your doctor. If you liked the doctor, hand out badges that will help their clinic and their reputation or share on your social media to promote their online clinic.

Doctors

1) Curely allows you to test the waters of Telemedicine or Telehealth by interacting with patients the way it was meant to be. A direct and honest conversation. The way you would speak to your father, brother if they had a medical question. At this point in time it is not meant to substitute a clinical visit. But, as I said, we are anticipating this, and Curely will evolve on designated time frames.

2) Some of you are already comfortable with social networks, interacting with patients this way. Gain reputation points, badges that will improve your future Online Clinic in the platform. Help educate and inform consumers of their everyday health questions and give them clarity. By using Curely at this point you will gain an advantage over others to kick start your online reputation and your practice.

3) If you do not want to test Curely, I invite you to test other platforms and explore telemedicine. If you are not open to such technology at this point in time, the future will bring an interesting awakening.

Changing the way healthcare or medicine is offered is challenging. We need to regain the trust that has been destroyed.

For those consumers looking for answers, (Myself included) next time you have a question, come and try Curely. Why go to the internet and do a search when you can talk with top of the line specialists in many cases for free? At this stage you are coming to Curely to inform yourselves, to learn, and get particular recommendations. It is Not meant to substitute an in-person  clinic visit.

Current Feedbacks from our beta-consumers and doctors have been very positive to say the least. As we evolve, It will only get better. For now… Welcome to Curely, welcome to the future of Healthcare.

Philips receives FDA clearance for two telehealth apps

October 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Philips received FDA 510(k) clearance for two of its telehealth applications, eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion.

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Telemonitoring reduces readmissions 44 percent in 4-year, 500-patient study

October 6, 2014 Leave a comment

A new study from Pennsylvania hospital system Geisinger Health Plan shows that remote monitoring of congestive heart failure patients can reduce readmissions by 38 to 44 percent and produce a return on investment of $3.30 on the dollar.

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