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Health Insurance: Telemedicine, online consultation to be covered amid COVID-19. How it works

Starting from October, the telemedicine consultation will be covered under health insurance policies. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has asked the insurer to allow claim settlement for telemedicine consultation wherever normal consultation with a medical practitioner is allowed in the terms and conditions of the policy contract. In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, people are preferring online consultation with doctors than going for a regular check up at hospitals. Many hospitals have started offering nursing services at the homes of patients to maintain amid pandemic. This recent move by the insurance regulator will be beneficial for...

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IML consultation on telehealth flags several data privacy, security, and confidentiality issues

IML consultation on telehealth flags several data privacy, security, and confidentiality issues An online National Consultation was held on September 27 on ‘Legal & Regulatory Framework for Telehealth – Issues in Data Privacy, Security and Confidentiality’ by the Institute of Medicine & Law. Express Healthcare was the media partner for the consultation. The deliberations were chaired by Justice Ravi Tripathi, Chairman, Gujarat State Human Rights Commission, and former member of Law Commission of India. The session was expertly moderated by R Sunder Rajan, CEO, Institute of Medicine & Law. Lawyers, doctors, patients-rights groups, and tech entrepreneurs deliberated at length on...

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At least 81% doctors in Northern India have adopted telemedicine: Report

At least 81 per cent doctors in Northern India have adopted telemedicine when compared with 50 per cent doctors in Southern and Western regions and 35 per cent in the Eastern region of the country, a report revealed on Saturday. A joint study by India's healthcare research organisation -SMSRC and Purdue University in the US, was conducted this during June-July 2020 period with 2,116 physicians, across all key specialities in more than 80 cities and towns of India. It indicates that doctors in the northern region of the country have the highest adoption of telemedicine when compared with other regions...

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Telemedicine expenses under insurance cover from today

Telemedicine expenses under insurance cover from today PUNE: Telemedicine costs will be covered under medical insurance in accordance with the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India’s (IRDAI) new guidelines with effect from Thursday. “This is very relevant during the time of Covid-19, when physical visits by the doctors to check patients have become difficult,” National Insurance Academy director G Srinivasan said. Telemedicine includes off-site medical consultations through telephone and video calls, online chats. Health experts were unanimous that inclusion of these aspects as part of the insurance coverage would make health plans “more inclusive”. “There is a possibility that...

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Health Ministry’s telemedicine service, eSanjeevani, completes 5 lakh tele-consultations

New Delhi: eSanjeevani, Ministry of Health’s telemedicine initiative, is rapidly gaining popularity amongst patients and doctors. It has recorded 5 lakh teleconsultations in a short span of time. The last one lakh consultations were completed in a record time of 17 days. As a digital modality of healthcare services delivery, eSanjeevani is gradually shaping into a parallel stream for the Indian healthcare delivery system with the number of teleconsultations per day on the platform touching 8,000 mark in the last few days. At present 26 States are using eSanjeevani’s two variants of telemedicine namely – doctor to doctor (eSanjeevaniAB-HWC) and...

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India: Regulator permits telemedicine and online consultation under health policy

With a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has instructed insurers to settle claims for telemedicine and online consultation under health insurance policies. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country, people are increasingly preferring online consultation with doctors rather than hospital visits.  A number of hospitals have also started offering nursing services at the homes of their patients. Over the past few months this trend has been increasing which has prompted the insurance regulator to take steps that will be beneficial to insureds. The regulator...

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US-firm AliveCor taps India telemedicine market with ECG device

AliveCor's electrocardiogram (ECG) device, KardiaMobile NEW DELHI: The government’s push for telemedicine and National Digital Health Mission has provided US-based firm AliveCor a significant opportunity to tap the Indian market for its electrocardiogram (ECG) device, KardiaMobile, which it launched last week, the company’s founder and chief medical officer David Albert told Mint. “The device is not designed to be a hospital device. It is designed to deliver information. It is much easier to move data than it is to move patients, and it is certainly true for rural populations in India as it is for rural populations in America," Albert...

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Younger and female doctors adopted telemedicine more during Covid in India, study says

58% female doctors opted for telemedicine while 50% younger doctors adopted the practice in June-July 2020 in India, study finds. A doctor conducting an online consultation (representational image) New Delhi: More of the younger and female doctors adopted telemedicine or online consultations as a practice in India compared to male and older doctors in the June-July period this year, reveals a new study. A joint study by India-based healthcare research organisation Strategic Marketing Solutions & Research Centre (SMSRC) and Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management in the US found that 50 per cent younger doctors took up telemedicine in India,...

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Telehealth gets a booster shot during Covid

Fear of infection from hospitals and factors such as convenience, comfort and privacy power growth of telemedicine in India, finds a Frost & Sullivan report When Sushma got a positive result in her pregnancy test, she was not in a position to go out and meet a doctor, even for initial consultations. Covid-19 cases were spreading thick and fast and hospitals were accepting only emergency cases. Left with few options, she decided to go for tele-consultations. “I was very sceptical at the start, but after a few consultations, I feel very comfortable with it,” said Sushma. Into the eighth month...

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Creating A Culture Of Mental Wellness In Turbulent Times

Mitchell Demeter is a serial entrepreneur and pioneering figure in the cryptocurrency industry. He is president of Netcoins.  The emotional side of business rarely gets discussed inside boardrooms, but outside, it greatly affects a company's performance. Unlike cognitive culture, which shapes how employees think, or behavioral culture, which influences how employees act, emotional culture influences how employees feel. The underlying moods your teammates and employees experience can have a positive or adverse effect on their overall state of wellness. Regardless of size, your company has an emotional culture, and chances are, the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 and the reeling events of...

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