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5 Tips for Managing Stress and Preventing Burnout in the Workplace

Are you tired of work? Have you been experiencing burnout in the workplace? If yes, you are not alone; a recent survey revealed that 77% of respondents – nearly 4 out
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American Hospital Association Urges DEA to Issue Special Registration for Telemedicine Controlled Substances

The American Hospital Association (AHA), on behalf of its nearly 5,000 member hospitals and health systems, sent a letter urging the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to take immediate action to allow telemedicine prescribing of controlled substances before the Public Health Emergency (PHE) waivers expire. The letter exhorts the DEA to publish the proposed rule for a special telemedicine registration, something the DEA has said it would do since 2009 (yes, 13 years ago; not a typo). 
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Configuring Virtual Care to Boost Pediatric Healthcare Quality, Access

Virtual care can be a boon for pediatric patients and providers alike, but the key to a successful program lies in selecting and implementing the right technology.
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At Children’s Mercy, telemedicine boosts access to highly sought-after subspecialists

by Bill Siwicki Children’s Mercy Kansas City is a pediatric health system with the highest-level designations in neonatal and pediatric intensive care, trauma and emergency services, fetal health and transport services.
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Haifa’s ecosystem is leading digital health in the Post-COVID era 

Innovators and hi-tech entrepreneurs from Haifa and the surrounding area meet in order to celebrate the emergence of a new ecosystem in digital health startups.
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Emotion AI: Why It’s The Future Of Digital Health

by Aaron Labbé Have you ever heard of emotion artificial intelligence (AI)? Emotion AI, or affective AI, is a field of computer science that helps machines gain an understanding of
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Cybersecurity pressures grow for hospitals as digital health tools multiply

The pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital health solutions and devices. But it also exposed the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of hospital systems. Digital leaders in hospital organizations must now demand data security assurance from IT providers.
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Virtual Reality in Healthcare and Compliance Meets Enterprise Training

Cutting-edge virtual training could save companies millions in expenses and reach critical goals
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New AMA blueprint seeks to tap the full potential of digital health

Six core concepts, developed with input from industry experts and stakeholders, offer chances for healthcare organizations to evolve in digitally enabled care.
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The Online Therapy Bubble Is Bursting

BY JAMIE DUCHARME  Hebah Arroyo, an Illinois nurse practitioner, began working for the startup Done in the spring of 2020. She was drawn to the San Francisco-based company’s promise: to provide
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Is It Time To Rethink Our Reference Models For Digital Health ?

The healthcare system today needs innovators who can build an entirely new model of care, much like how Google created search to transform advertising and AirBnB unlocked free bedroom space to transform hospitality. Many companies are trying to do just that, and VCs are pouring billions into them. However, efforts to superimpose a consumer business model that has worked well for e-commerce and transportation onto healthcare have not had the level of impact we might have hoped for. It may be time to rethink our reference models altogether.
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Telehealth progress relies on making temporary policies permanent

by Andis Robeznieks The versatility in how telehealth technology can be used and the creativity physicians are showing in how they use it is rapidly coming to light. But so
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How Metaverse Is Reinventing Healthtech & Its Future

By Pradip Shitole Metaverse applications in healthcare can significantly improve patient outcomes by introducing new channels for delivering cost-effective treatment MRFR expects global healthcare in metaverse to reach $5,373 Mn by
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Amazon Launches “Amazon Care,” National Virtual Health Care

Amazon is about to make health care as convenient as two-day shipping.
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Considering AR Solutions For The Healthcare Sector

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to implement augmented reality technology, especially in the vital healthcare space as outlined above. While healthcare has one of the most promising use cases of any industry, evaluating the cost-benefit analysis of deploying the technology is integral.
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VIRTUAL REALITY REPLACES THE TEXTBOOK AS A PROVIDER EDUCATION TOOL

Healthcare organizations are using augmented and virtual reality technology to give doctors and nurses better insight on challenging treatments.
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Healthcare turns to the gaming industry to build its metaverse

As more companies and industries dip their toes in the metaverse, a healthcare company explains how they are using gaming platforms to develop physical and mental therapies.
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Part I: The Promise of Telehealth – A Cautionary Tale

The massive pandemic-driven expansion of telehealth will have a consequential, enduring impact on the health care delivery system. However, telehealth’s future role in health care delivery is deeply uncertain in terms of its appropriate use across the stages of patient care, among myriad disease types and discrete clinical care needs, and amid uncertainty in payment and provider operational models.
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Telehealth is fundamental to care. The Senate must act like it.

by Kevin B. O’Reilly The AMA and more than 300 other physician, health care and patient organizations are calling on the U.S. Senate to follow the example set by a bipartisan
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Medicare Telehealth Services During the First Year of the Pandemic: Program Integrity Risks

WHY WE DID THIS STUDY The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges for how Medicare beneficiaries access health care. In response, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CMS
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A UK startup develops the “Mediverse” to train healthcare professionals in VR

A company in Wales is working on the “Mediverse.” What does the virtual reality platform offer healthcare professionals and medical students?
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UCHealth leaps into AR for patient engagement and experience

For its first mobile augmented reality use case, UCHealth will give patients and others a chance to interact with virtual dogs while they sit in real waiting rooms.
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How telehealth can help solve the physician specialist shortage

Dr. Chris Gallagher, a cardiologist and CEO of SOC Telemed, sees "the power of telemedicine to change patients' lives and make a real difference to hospitals' bottom lines."
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The key relationship between health equity and telemedicine

"As healthcare providers continue to navigate and find ways to improve the telehealth experience, we have to be intentional about bringing all voices to the table," one expert says.
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To Integrate Virtual Care, Start By Redefining The ‘Visit’

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve already laid the foundation of a new way of operating and blending both in-person and virtual care. Regulators and policy makers can facilitate this by fostering policies for asynchronous—and not “building-bound”—billing layers on top of the current fee-for-service infrastructure.
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Is virtual care the key to better, more equitable health outcomes?

By  Stephanie Schomer It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of taking a doctor’s appointment over Zoom was unfathomable — and even unappealing — to the bulk of consumers. Times,
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What’s the future of virtual-first care?

The Future of Virtual-First Care eBook, sponsored by Wheel, explores some of the challenges and trends in virtual-first care. It also offers clues as to how healthcare stakeholders envision the future of virtual health.
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Enhancing Care for Kids with Genetic Conditions Through Telehealth

New research shows that telehealth can be used to effectively care for pediatric patients with genetic conditions, but the implementation considerations and challenges of virtual care remain.
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How telehealth can help inpatient care, and what a hybrid future looks like

A telemedicine expert discusses how virtual care will evolve beyond its current use.
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High efficiency vs. the personal connection: Experts debate the future of telemedicine

Telemedicine offers the promise of increased efficiency during patient care, but in-person evaluations and relationships are too valuable to completely disregard, according to a debate session at EULAR 2022 Congress.
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Measuring the Effectiveness and Value of Virtual Health Care

The authors call for the collection and use of data on virtual health care to shape an informed and thoughtful approach to telehealth payment that equitably serves all stakeholders.
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Telehealth could get more expensive with public health emergency set to end this year

Medicare paid for nearly 52.7 million telehealth visits in 2020, a big jump over 2019
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MD Anderson, Business School Develop Design Framework for Virtual Care

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School created a framework to help healthcare organizations design and implement virtual care services.
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THE METAVERSE HAS THE POWER TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE, AND IT HAS ALREADY BEGUN

It doesn’t have to be all fun and games in the Metaverse, especially when its best use cases are the ones that need a different reality the most.
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ATA2022: Virtual Care Expands Patient Access and Engagement in Pediatrics

Telehealth has added flexibility for parents and children seeking care, but more can be done to improve access to care and the patient experience.
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Calculating the ROI of virtual care

'It's important to simplify the access; it's really important to work on prevention'
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Back to the doctor’s office? Here’s what’s next for telehealth after the pandemic

Ensuring that people have access to broadband and that medical centers have software that can protect patient’s privacy will be expensive. Hernández-Cancio said that although the upfront cost of improving the technology may be steep, it is an investment that could save money in the long term as more people get the care they need.
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Telehealth growing pains

The ability for patients to pay online visits to their doctors across state lines is being threatened by pre-pandemic regulations.
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A Framework for Designing Excellent Virtual Health Care

The pandemic heightened awareness of the promise of virtual care but realizing it is proving challenging. A framework developed by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School can help. It prioritizes the needs of both patients and caregivers.
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The value of integrating in-person and virtual care

The retail industry with its e-commerce boom has lessons to teach healthcare, says an innovation leader at Teladoc Health.
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Virtual Reality Experience Helping Healthcare Workers Suffering From Pandemic Burnout

Researchers are looking at possible long lasting stress benefits to the virtual reality experience and they're introducing other scenes including beaches and snow falling, since some people may prefer different scenes to relax.
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Envisioning the Future of Healthcare Construction through Virtual and Augmented Reality

For an industry undergoing drastic change, the ability of healthcare employees to be adaptable is crucial, as are the facilities in which they work.
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9 key steps to advance equity in emerging telehealth landscape

Telehealth has the potential to become an important tool to address longstanding health inequities in the historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality And Mixed Reality Are Enhancing Radiology

Morris Panner is President of Intelerad, a global leader in medical image management solutions. Virtual reality (VR) has been talked about for at least a few decades, but you may have
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Why the “Great Resignation” is Driving Physicians to Explore Opportunities in Telemedicine

Recently, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that a record number of workers left their jobs by the end of 2021 – 4.5 million to be exact – and that healthcare
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HIMSS 2022: Health systems see virtual care companies as biggest competitive threat: report

The race toward digital transformation has accelerated in the context of the pandemic as many hospitals and health systems have ramped up their investments in digital technologies intended to maintain remote contact with their patients.
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US doctors provide free telehealth for Ukrainian soldiers, civilians, refugees

Telehealth will 'connect American doctors to patients on the battlefield'
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Telehealth visits now available through Amazon Alexa

Customers can talk with Teladoc providers through Echo devices
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Amazon and Walmart Squaring off on Telehealth, Pharmacy, Connected Healthcare in 2022

By PYMNTS The celebrity cage match featuring Amazon and Walmart is carrying over into healthcare big time as the two retail rivals push further into health technologies, pharmacy and treatment.
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The Amazing Possibilities Of Healthcare In The Metaverse

The metaverse is a hot topic at the moment, and much has been written and spoken about its potential to revolutionize gaming, entertainment, socializing, work and commerce. Not so much
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