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Dr. Richard Bedlack |Telemedicine for those with ALS|Lou Gehrigs Disease

Dr. Richard Bedlack |Telemedicine for those with ALS|Lou Gehrigs Disease | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

Dr. Richard Bedlack is working with the VA to provide care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis | Lou Gehrigs Disease. 

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Telemedicine Brings Parkinson’s Care to “Anyone, Anywhere”

Telemedicine Brings Parkinson’s Care to “Anyone, Anywhere” | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

A new study shows that a neurologist in an office thousands of miles away can deliver effective specialized care to people with Parkinson’s disease.  For individuals with the condition – many of whom have never seen a specialist – these “virtual house calls” could allow them to live independently...........................

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eMedToday's curator insight, December 4, 2013 9:15 PM

“We have an ample supply of neurologists in the country to take care of people with Parkinson’s, but because of distance, disability, and the distribution of doctors, many patients have a difficult time seeing a specialist,” said Dorsey.

Working with PatientsLikeMe, the study invited individuals with Parkinson’s who lived in the five states where Dorsey is licensed to practice medicine – California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, and New York – to receive one free telemedicine consultation in the comfort of their own home.

The participants downloaded secure web-based video conferencing software developed by California-basedVidyo.  The technology, which is akin to Skype, only requires an Internet connected computer and a webcam.

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Medicare to Expand Telemedicine Use

Medicare to Expand Telemedicine Use | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Medicare officials and members of Congress are taking steps to expand the use of telemedicine services by dropping -- or proposing to drop -- restrictions on their use.
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Telemedicine as beneficial as in-person visits for Parkinson's patients

Telemedicine as beneficial as in-person visits for Parkinson's patients | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

New research published online this week in JAMA Neurology aims to address the problem of the prevalent burden of neurological disorders paired with limited access to care by testing home telemedicine for patients with Parkinson's' disease.

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