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September 5, 2018 by Yash Mehta

Where Medicine and Technology Can Help Clinicians and Patients

Health technology has gained considerable attention in the recent years with new innovations being touted every year at major health tech conferences. With the dearth of attendance from end users of these technologies (i.e. Clinicians and Patients), companies showcase expensive technologies to the audience often comprised of healthcare executives, administrators, and other tech companies. In the midst of hype and showcasing new technology, the voice of ...


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April 16, 2018 by Yash Mehta

How to Plan for Telehealth for Your Organization?

Telehealth integration has considerable risen in recent years within both healthcare systems and private practices. Telehealth is here to stay. Numerous healthcare organizations claim to have achieved success with their telehealth programs in improving patient care and patient engagement. However, outside observers are left to wonder about how tangible the success for these healthcare organizations is and what does it translate into. Healthcare ...


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January 17, 2018 by Yash Mehta

Design Thinking in Digital Health for Patients and Clinicians

Healthcare has seen tremendous stride in delivery methods with the advent of new technologies in telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and patient engagement & communication. However, technology has outpaced the rate at which healthcare can keep up with technology and effectively implement it within clinical workflows and operational setting. This coupled with the slow pace of progress within healthcare leaves patients,...


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October 25, 2017 by Yash Mehta

Ubiquitous Healthcare: Begin with Telehealth and Go Beyond

The continually expanding and pervasive presence of telemed in healthcare is the transitory step in establishing a new paradigm of how we provide care. Implementation and use of telemedicine platforms to provide remote (non-emergency) care over extended geographical care setting is, socio-technically speaking, a breakthrough. We have made considerable strides in technology and societal progress ...


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October 17, 2017 by Yash Mehta

Improve Situational Awareness in Digital Health: Perceive, Decide, Project

Clinician workload, fatigue, and task management are central to effective healthcare delivery. Often though, there isn’t a healthy balance between workload, fatigue, and task management; in fact, it is severely skewed resulting in high workload and fatigue leaving clinicians to barely juggle their daily tasks. Thus, increasing burnout and increasing potential for errors in medical ...


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October 4, 2017 by Yash Mehta

Simplifying Care and Reducing Physician Workload

Managing your patients, responding to their questions and concerns, helping them consistently improve their health, and keeping up with your EMR – not an easy feat for an already overworked clinician. Ensuring the success and wellbeing of your patients need not be a complicated process. Televisits via video provide a means to quicker and convenient ...


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June 15, 2017 by Yash Mehta

Next step in Telehealth: eReporting and eCare

In the midst of rapidly advancing technologies in healthcare, patients and clinicians are often overwhelmed with technologies that are incessantly marketed to them to improve care quality and patient satisfaction. The most notable technology currently being telemedicine for remote visits. Beyond telemedicine, a different set of telehealth technologies are gaining momentum focused on things such ...


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May 17, 2017 by Yash Mehta

Redesigning How We Provide Healthcare – Some takeaways from IHI Summit

As a domain, healthcare is essentially a very much human-centered field, whether it is the patient or the clinician – both groups have different needs and requirements. Yet, for the longest time, healthcare has been delivered void of human-centered approach. Patients needs and desires are unmet or not considered; provider needs are overlooked for administrative ...


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April 6, 2017 by Yash Mehta

A Paradigm Beyond Telemedicine? Spanning care across the continuum for a population

Telemedicine remains one of the much-anticipated modalities of care to improve doctor-patient interaction offering ease, convenience, and comfort of care right from the patient’s home. Adoption remains inconsistent across the nation, yet, even in states with no parity laws, healthcare organizations continue to offer telemedicine as a self-pay service. For healthcare organizations, clinicians, and patients, ...


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February 27, 2017 by Yash Mehta

Thoughts on Actualizing Participatory Care

A new paradigm in healthcare focuses improving the quality of care both within the hospital and within residential setting. Coupled with the fact patients are encouraged to actively play a part in their healthcare, the quality of care is improved with increased patient satisfaction. Perhaps even strengthening the patient-doctor connection. The golden egg is creating ...


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February 1, 2017 by Yash Mehta

DocToDoor partners with Clínica de la Asunción for Post-Op Recovery Pilot for Orthopedics Patients

DocToDoor has partnered with Clínica de la Asunción of Gipuzkoa, Spain to begin pilot programs with Total Knee Replacement (TKR) patients. As a flexible solution, DocToDoor provides means to manage, care for, and engage patients in post-op, chronic care, and primary care. The pilot will provide patients with Andriod and iOS DocToDoor Patient app with ...


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January 17, 2017 by Yash Mehta

Isolation and Empowerment, The plight of independent physicians

The process of transforming and making healthcare smarter has led to innovations with numerous startups being heralded every year for their cutting edge solutions and breakthrough in healthcare. Often, the solutions created by startups or established enterprise often overlook the barriers faced by small independent healthcare organizations. Enterprises and startups alike fervently reach out to ...


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December 5, 2016 by Yash Mehta

Being human-centered for patient engagement

The buzz words such as patient engagement and population health have gained mass appeal in the recent years leading to apparently a new paradigm within digital health. What has emerged under the umbrella of patient engagement has been the patient portals provided by EMR vendors as an introductory offering for patients and providers. Patients can ...


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September 9, 2016 by Yash Mehta

Innovation, Adoption, Regression

Innovation In the current stage of digital health arena, new innovations are abound promising a great future in the coming 5-10 years. Buzz words such as ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’, ‘patient engagement’, big ‘data’ and plethora of other words keep being thrown around in the industry to indicate the grand sweeping changes in healthcare. From ...


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June 27, 2016 by Yash Mehta

Revitalizing mHealth with doctodoor 2.0

Innovation in digital health has been our passion for many years. The culmination of our knowledge and experience resulted in doctodoor. We envisioned and created doctodoor as a platform for better patient engagement, greater accountability, and ease of use. However, seeing shortfalls in telemedicine and current mHealth platforms, we took doctodoor event further.. doctodoor 2.0 ...


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June 17, 2016 by Yash Mehta

DocToDoor selected for the India-Spain Bilateral Program

DocToDoor has been selected by the India-Spain Bilateral Cooperation Program for deploying DocToDoor under the SMART Cities program in India and Spain. Under this Program, Global Innovation Technology Alliance (GITA), a joint venture of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) & Department of Science and Technology (DST), and Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) of ...


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January 5, 2016 by Yash Mehta

What can 2016 mean for mHealth

2015 brought some interesting developments for mHealth – the introduction of Medicare’s Chronic Care Management (CCM) program with reimbursement for non-face-to-face care, the inception of Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) in November of 2015, increasing focus on personalized medicine & population health, and increasing presence of health data exchange & mHealth marketplace vendors. Chronic ...


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December 21, 2015 by Yash Mehta

CMS Bundled Payment for New Joint Replacement Model Includes mHealth

As Medicare (cms.gov) continues to expand their drive for patient-centered care, they have expanded now to include Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR). Knee and hip replacement procedures remain one of the most commonly performed surgeries in United States with over million procedures performed annually (CDC Inpatient Surgery Data). With such commonality of the procedures, ...


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December 9, 2015 by Yash Mehta

DoctoDoor Integrates with Mana Health to Target Diverse Patient Groups

DocToDoor has been integrated with Mana Health, an NYC-based healthcare technology company, for reaching a larger and more diverse patient population by overcoming barriers to interoperability. Integration of doctodoor with Mana Health is made possible through ManaCloud Platform, a secure, HIPAA-compliant cloud platform that unifies electronic medical records (EMRs) with patient-generated data and offers a ...


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September 30, 2015 by Yash Mehta

Changing mHealth through Medicare Chronic Care Management

What is it? The new Medicare (CMS) reimbursement policy for Chronic Care Management (CCM) has opened doors for Providers and Practices to receive reimbursement from Medicare for managing and caring for patients. This has many implications in telemedicine by incentivizing Practices to focus on providing better care for chronic disease patients using telemedicine for patient ...


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June 2, 2015 by Yash Mehta

doctodoor at the EU eHealth Week

Plenar Tech’s was very proud and thankful for an opportunity to participate in the EU SME eHealth Competition as part of the 2015 EU eHealth Week in Riga, Latvia. The eHealth Competition is an annual event open to eHealth and health tech companies in the EU to participate and showcase their innovative solution to tackle ...


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