TECHNOLOGY: Best App for Finding A Private-Pay, Direct Care Doc

Best App for Finding A Direct Pay, Direct Care Doc JULY 22, 2013 | Atlanta, GA – Concierge Doc, the concierge medicine and direct primary care’s first-ever mobile application (app) was developed by the entrepreneur and Editor behind Concierge Medicine Today who between meetings, noticed there was no easy way to find a concierge or direct primary care doctor on his smart phone. The new, … Continue reading TECHNOLOGY: Best App for Finding A Private-Pay, Direct Care Doc

HealthTech VCs: Invest Here If You Want to Fix Healthcare

My Forbes colleague, Dr. David Shaywitz, captured the essence of three prominent Silicon Valley investors in his recent post. “Every interaction in every area related to health is just so sh*tty,” explains Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook FB +0.82%  executive and founder of the VC firm Social+Capital Partnership. “The software is crap, the services are crap…” Shaywitz has done a good job of capturing how … Continue reading HealthTech VCs: Invest Here If You Want to Fix Healthcare

AAFP: ‘[DPC] … that’s a good deal for patients …’

By Ted Griggs JUNE 15, 2013 | Baton Rouge, LA | The rapidly growing concierge medicine industry has drawn supporters and opponents, but one thing appears clear in a study: it works. The study by concierge medical group MDVIP found hospitalization admissions were 72 percent lower for MDVIP patients between the ages of 35 and 64 than for non-members. The study, published in the December … Continue reading AAFP: ‘[DPC] … that’s a good deal for patients …’

Legal and Regulatory Issues: From Telemedicine Everywhere to Telemedicine Anywhere.

American Telemedicine Association President-Elect Ed Brown, M.D., founder and CEO of the Ontario Telemedicine Network, coined this phrase at the American Telemedicine Association annual meeting.Dr. Brown made the point that telemedicine is growing out of the status of an innovative add-on technological extender to conventional health care, to an essential part of all patient health care. As a corollary, Dr. Brown suggested that telemedicine, far … Continue reading Legal and Regulatory Issues: From Telemedicine Everywhere to Telemedicine Anywhere.