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The Texas Army National Guard moves through flooded Houston streets from Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Army photo

By Mike Miliard 02:19 pm September 18, 2017
Thousands of people in Florida and Texas have made use of remote consults offered by Nemours and others.
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Geostationary satellite data screen shot of Hurricane Irma. Photo via NOAA

By Bill Siwicki 01:26 pm September 12, 2017
The provider organization joins telemedicine vendors in treating hurricane victims with limited access to healthcare.
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A snapshot view of Hurricane Irma from the International Space Station on Sept. 8. Photo via NASA

By Bill Siwicki 04:16 pm September 08, 2017
Floridians can download the company’s mobile app, register, and access physicians and psychologists for nonemergency conditions now through Dec. 31.
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By Bill Siwicki 02:27 pm September 08, 2017
Of the nearly 20,000 patients studied, only 49 complications were reported, and there was no difference in the complication rate between women who had an in-person visit.
HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf

Hal Wolf is firmly behind HIMSS involvement in public policy and is already involved in work to educate the FDA on certification of digital devices and is focused on emerging technologies like blockchain.

By Gus Venditto 03:13 pm September 01, 2017
Hal Wolf believes an aging population will require a new approach from healthcare IT leaders.

Citizens forced to evacuate their homes but have medical needs can access Doctor On Demand at no cost in the Hurricane Harvey affected areas. Photo via Twitter

By Bill Siwicki 01:57 pm August 31, 2017
Two companies are trying to assist Houston-area residents who cannot make it to a physician or psychiatrist.
Allscripts picks Vidyo telehealth
By Bill Siwicki 03:20 pm August 30, 2017
The EHR vendor is enabling patients to consult with physicians either over the web or through a mobile app.
HIMSS Pop Health Forum
By Bernie Monegain 10:10 am August 30, 2017
Speakers at the upcoming Pop Health Forum will share insights about engaging patients, both on-site and virtually. 
Sutter Health, Quartet Health partner on mental health coordination

Sutter Health, based in Sacramento, California, will pilot Quartet’s technology in the Roseville area of the state. Photo via Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 12:13 pm August 22, 2017
Pilot aims to integrate mental and physical health by using Quartet’s virtual, data-driven environment for shared care planning.
population health Higi

A Higi kiosk station is set up in a retail store to help people monitor their health.

By Bill Siwicki 10:42 am August 22, 2017
Partnership hopes to incorporate genomic data to foster precision medicine, improve care.

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