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The challenges set to confront life sciences in 2021 Special

How will the life science sector and wider healthcare further transform into 2021? The coronavirus disruption, which saw a rise in telehealth, and other remote services being offered.

Telemedicine is helping doctors to address the COVID-19 crisis

Telemedicine is one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the number of Americans participating in at least one telemedicine visit has increased from 14 percent to 57 percent.

Clinical study reveals the success of AI in telehealth

New research looks at the implementation of AI-based decision-support technology, via telemedicine, as part of the standard way clinicians can manage the insulin therapy of people with diabetes. This is one of the first applications of AI and telehealth.

Use of telehealth expands during COVID-19 lockdown

Telehealth has experienced large growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, medical providers have expanded access to care for patients by offering virtual appointments and other online services to meet demand.

Why hospitals won’t embrace telehealth post-COVID-19 Special

In the wake of COVID-19, telehealth saw a massive surge as physicians and patients alike looked for alternatives to the traditional face-to-face doctor’s visit. But will this trajectory continue post-COVID?

Telehealth booms amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Telehealth and related digital health solutions have seen a large uptake during the coronavirus pandemic. In turn, this has seen an upscale of investment in digital health startups.

Air Doctor launches new telemedicine service

Air Doctor has announced it will make available telemedicine services to all travelers, aimed at improving insurer care, and reducing costs by up to 75 percent.

Telemedicine Report: Patients are keen to use remote services

A new survey finds that 53 percent of the respondents have indicated that a major benefit of Telemedicine Service is to get consultation without leaving the comfort of home. Despite these advantages, the provision and take-up of telemedicine remains slow.

Q&A: Patients prefer a provider who offers telemedicine services Special

A telehealth survey of nearly 400 U.S. patients finds a growing interest in and impressions of video conferencing as a replacement for in-person doctor visits. Consumers are gravitating towards providers of such services.

Majority of expats opt for virtual health care services

For those electing to living abroad, accessing health services can be challenging, not only in terms of cost but also due to cultural differences and language barriers. A new survey finds 78 percent of expats are now likely to use virtual health services.

Q&A: Deploying telemedicine to cut hospitalizations Special

All nursing homes are dealing with the challenge of trying to care for higher acuity patients on tight budgets. To assist with cost control and as a means of lowering hospitalization rates, telemedicine can assist as Central Island Healthcare explain.

MediSprout integrates telehealth solution with Alexa

MediSprout, an innovator in healthcare and telehealth solutions, has announced that its V2MD telehealth platform that connects physicians with their patients through video conferencing will integrate with Amazon Alexa.

Q&A: Looking to the future of telehealth Special

Telehealth could save millions of dollars within the healthcare industry. One example is Call9, a tech-enabled healthcare service that delivers immediate care to patients in skilled nursing facilities.

Digital care for substance abuse introduced in Ontario

Toronto - A digital care package has been developed for substance use disorder. The platform has been made available to healthcare providers in Ontario.

Medicare and Medicaid set to expand telehealth

The telehealth remote medical practice received a boost recently with a strong indication that the U.S. health schemes Medicare and Medicaid are set to endorse the practice, especially for elements of the population residing out of town.

How telehealth is disrupting healthcare: Interview Special

Telehealth is changing the way many people access health services, especially in remote areas. What does it take to deliver telehealth and how effective it? To answer these issues we spoke with Teresa Gardner Tyson, Executive Director, The Health Wagon.

How motion tracking technology aids healthcare: Interview Special

Motion tracking technology might be more closely associated with the entertainment industry, but it has other applications. In healthcare it can advance patient recovery through remote solutions. To find out more we spoke with a leading expert.

New hospital metrics system wins 'Most Wired Innovator Award'

A new electronic health record, implemented at the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania, has aided the management of patients and scooped a major health technology award,

Telehealth was used to help patients during Hurricane Irma

Miami - During the worst days of Hurricane Irma, the company Nemours Children’s Health System made use of its telehealth to provide pediatric care for any patient in the state who needed it.

Telemedicine empowers patients in remote areas

Telemedicine uses telecommunication and information technology to deliver health care from a distance. Telemedicine has empowered patients in remote areas by enabling them to have health care in their home area when before telemedicine none was available.

Interview with thought leader on TeleHealth for business Special

San Francisco - For human resources, and businesses in general, the biggest trend in new benefits offerings is shaping up to be TeleHealth, especially the areas of TeleMedicine and TeleTherapy. We spoke with David Reid, CEO of EaseCentral to find out more.

Essential Science: Why telemedicine works with mental health

Telemedicine can trump face-to-face care in some situations. A new study shows how a telephone-delivered collaborative care program for treating panic and generalized anxiety disorders in primary care proves more successful than conventional care.

Telemedicine or in-person care for Parkinson's Disease?

Telemedicine has supporters and critics, with some championing the ease of access from digital healthcare provision; whereas others argue in favor of direct medical contact. A new study comes down on the side of telemedicine for Parkinson's disease.

Digital health care is here — From diagnosis to prescriptions

Advances in the biotech sector and health care have changed the way we view the medical field today. With new medicines, diagnostics, and procedures available to everyone, it didn't take long for medicine and health care to go digital.

Growth in online medical information platforms

Toronto - The Internet has expanded the different ways through which patients can access health information and many people, especially the younger generation, are turning to Internet-based doctors.

Implantable remote control drug dispersion device tested in space

Scientists are developing an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs as commanded by remote control. The device's effectiveness will be tested on animals aboard the International Space Station.
 

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