University of Rochester

By Laura Lovett January 10, 2018
Preventative telemedicine could play a key role in helping school-aged children with asthma manage their condition. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics, reported that kids who used telemedicine and in-school care for their asthma had fewer visits to the ER than children who used enhanced usual care.  “The telemedicine model is one form of connected care that enhances access to medical...
By Jonah Comstock July 13, 2016
At a congressional hearing on mobile medical apps today, experts from different sectors of the industry weighed in on the ways they think federal regulation needs to change to create a robust digital health industry while still protecting the safety and wellbeing of patients. The conversation spanned various regulatory bodies and federal programs including HIPAA, the FDA, the FTC, and Medicare. “...
By Brian Dolan March 13, 2015
The big digital health story this week was, without a doubt, Apple's unveiling of ResearchKit, a forthcoming developer tool that will make it easier for medical researchers to use apps to collect health data for clinical studies. (If you haven't already, be sure to read our original coverage of the ResearchKit announcement right here.) What follows is a comprehensive round-up of the most...
By Aditi Pai March 9, 2015
During Apple's most recent event, the company launched a new health offering -- arguably its most clinically-focused yet -- called ResearchKit. The open source platform helps researchers build medical apps and more easily recruit patients for clinical trials and other research projects. “iOS apps already help millions of customers track and improve their health,"Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice...
By Jonah Comstock December 11, 2014
Dr. Richard Boxer There's more than one way to do a house call. That was the takeaway from a discussion of two very different mobile health initiatives that shared the stage at a panel I moderated this week at the mHealth Summit. Dr. Richard Boxer, the former chief medical officer of Teladoc, spoke about his new startup Pager, which literally sends doctors to the doors of patients who have...
By Neil Versel December 19, 2013
"Virtual house calls" over consumer-grade webcams and mobile devices have great potential to improve the care of patients with Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders, new research has shown, but the lingering issues of reimbursement and physician licensure continue to hinder growth of remote consultations. In a study published this month as an open-access article in the journal...