Amazon Care Pilot Program Offers Virtual Primary Care to Seattle Employees; Features Both Telehealth and In-home Care Services That Include Clinical Laboratory Testing

Experts say Amazon could be planning a roll-out of healthcare services to its Prime members and others Clinical laboratory leaders will want to note that the Telehealth and home healthcare industries have expanded with the launch of Amazon Care, a virtual medical clinic and home care services program from global retailer Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Amazon is piloting Amazon Care as a benefit for its 53,000 Seattle-area employees and their families, according to published reports. Could...

Physicians Embrace mHealth Technology, Creating New Opportunities for Clinical Laboratories to Add Value

Mobile health devices can allow physicians to consult with pathologists in real time Mobile-health technology (mHealth) is the hot ticket with physicians. The advent of mobile computing, smartphones, and iPad-types of devices are fueling a strong demand by physicians for mobile apps that can help them receive alerts, stay informed of patient progress, access lab test results, and contact patients. This is a swift-moving trend and clinical laboratory managers will want to develop information...

Clinical Pathology Laboratories Should Prepare for the iPad Era!

It’s All About “Apps” as Physicians Rush to Adopt iPads for Use in Clinical Settings Evidence is building that iPads are a hit with physicians. Experts are astonished at the rate at which physicians are adopting iPads for their daily clinical practice. That means every clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology group in the United States will need a strategy on how to allow physicians to use their iPads to order medical laboratory tests and view lab results. One secret as to how clinical...
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