Patients may use phones to contact their providers, but three-quarters want their providers to use web portals, live chat, or two-way video, according to a recent Harris Poll for the Salesforce software company. Results may affect providers’ electronic presence. Patients Willing to Reach Out Digitally The study, conducted online of 2,083 adults age 18 or ...
Insurer UnitedHealthcare announced, April 30, plans to cover “virtual” healthcare visits, whereby a patient meets with a provider via Smartphone or other electronic device to allow real-time interaction. Initially, coverage will extend only to self-funded employer customers, using one of three approved vendors— American Well, Doctor on Demand, and NowClinic—to connect with in-network providers. In ...
Mar 29th, 2012
Greater numbers of health care providers adopting smartphones and tablets (such as the iPad) means greater concerns about the security of patient health information stored on such devices. And, as reported by Pamela Lewis Dolan of amednews, if a portable device gets lost (or worse, stolen), you can be fairly certain that whoever finds it ...