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Accreditation agencies take on telehealth with new virtual care standards

In the early days of the pandemic, as social distancing forced patients out of doctors’ offices, health care organizations scrambled to offer care online. In turn, health care accreditation organizations ...
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Cedars-Sinai expands virtual care offering to children, Spanish speakers

The health system's expanded app, Cedars-Sinai Connect, will allow parents and Spanish-speaking adults to access 24/7 on-demand care.
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The new frontier of healthcare: Bringing hospital care home

This trend is growing because advances in technology and patient preference are driving the hospital-at-home movement.
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Telehealth groups urge DEA to release virtual e-prescribing rules

Citing compliance strains on providers and others, and the need to maintain patient care continuity, more than 200 virtual care stakeholders urged the agency to release its regulatory scheme for ...
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How rural America is shaping the future of healthcare

What some call flyover country, I call America’s heartland. It’s the part of the map between the Rocky Mountains and the Great Lakes, in states with more cows than people ...
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Models adjusting for geography show racial gaps in telehealth use

Unadjusted research models show high telehealth use among minority race groups during the pandemic, but models that adjust for geography reveal the opposite.
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Female, chronically ill patients more likely to use telehealth

Over 40 percent of patients used telehealth in 2022, but certain groups are more likely to use the care modality than others, new research reveals.
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Driving the Future of Health

Since 2010, there has been over $100 billion of venture funding invested in digital health companies. Yet despite this growth and the desire from patients and physicians for progress to ...
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Telehealth in care deserts: Helping to overcome barriers created by location, costs, or social stigma

Both patients and professionals are becoming more comfortable with virtual care, helping improve outcomes when access to traditional, in-person care is inconsistent.
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Virtual agents, chatbots can improve care delivery, but trust is critical

Experts emphasized the value of proactive approaches, meaningful interactions and seamless connections to human support while using AI-enabled chatbots in healthcare.
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Your health in your hands: the empowering effect of virtual care

The COVID-19 pandemic gave a boost to the virtual world, with many people realizing that they can not only work remotely, but also receive education and health care services by ...
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How virtual nursing is increasing nurse satisfaction and transforming patient care

In the midst of the national nurse staffing shortage, nurse recruitment and retention are top priorities for most healthcare industry leaders. In addition to providing hands-on patient care, nurses are ...
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Comprehending the potential of telemedicine to fundamentally reform the way healthcare is delivered now

Digital technologies have changed the way we live, the way we look at life and the way we experience things. It is no surprise that in this age of rapid ...
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ChristianaCare Virtual Nursing Makes an Innovative Connection

Virtual nursing support helps nurses at the bedside keep their focus on patient care.
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The Future of Medicine – Pill or Person?

The Future of Medicine – Pill or Person? Far in the medical future, we imagine amazing tricorder technology and remedies in Star Trek.  When you project our medical technologies (e.g., ...
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