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Genius Kitchen – Can I eat this?

I recently listened to an interesting podcast featuring Max Lugavere, a health and science journalist and author of a new cookbook called Genius Kitchen. His earlier New York Times bestseller,
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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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Patients love telehealth—physicians are not so sure

During the pandemic, patients have said that they like telehealth, especially for behavioral-health treatment. But physicians say they are concerned about telehealth’s long-term sustainability.
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Using Telehealth, Virtual Care for an Enhanced Consumer Experience

Healthcare providers will need to build out interpersonal skills and choose seamless technology to use telehealth to support a good consumer experience.
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Report shows overwhelming patient interest in post-pandemic virtual care

Research from the telehealth platform Doximity finds that nearly three-quarters of patients surveyed say they plan to keep receiving at least some care virtually.
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Navigating the Next Generation of Telehealth

Coordination of care is an area that needs improvement.
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Cigna: Virtual Care Reduces Healthcare Costs by About $100 Per Visit

Virtual care yielded lower healthcare costs for Cigna members and expanded access to care for members without a primary care physician, according to a white paper from the payer.
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Why telehealth is primed to gain even more momentum in 2022 and beyond

Cigna’s recently published study highlights how virtual care can cut healthcare costs.
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Virtual Reality Simulations In Healthcare

Virtual reality is redefining what is possible in the healthcare industry. Patients are already benefiting from advanced and more precise surgeries, simulations for mental illness treatments and many other improvements thanks to VR solutions. VR helps make the work of healthcare professionals more effective and the lives of patients easier.
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The new frontier in employee benefits: Virtual specialty care

New, personalized virtual care models deliver broad, high-quality solutions beyond primary and urgent care telemedicine.
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Industry Voices—An innovation engine for virtual care: 4 lessons from The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic

With the vast majority of healthcare providers now offering some kind of virtual care option for patients, telehealth on its own is no longer a differentiator or unique value-add. If care doesn’t feel personalized and specialized, patients will look elsewhere.
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Telemedicine as Good as In-Person for Many Health Conditions: Review

Chatting with your doctor via video about your health issues works just as well as an in-person office visit, at least when it comes to managing chronic illnesses, a new review suggests.
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The telehealth bubble has burst. Time to figure out what’s next

Telehealth took off during the pandemic, but 2021 was a brutal awakening. The healthcare industry is still figuring out how it fits into the big picture.
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Virtual Healthcare On A Global Scale

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) isn’t a new concept, but interest and adoption have increased significantly in the past 18 months. The pandemic took remote care from an enticing notion to the need-to-have status it holds now. Covid-19 spurred healthcare systems and organizations around the world to explore and execute medical monitoring differently.
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Advances in telemedicine are on the way in 2022

A physician expert in virtual care talks technological advances, reimbursement legislation and the continued evolution of remote patient monitoring.
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What does the future look like for virtual healthcare

Virtual health is expected to capture the attention of future consumers
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How Digital-First Strategies Are Shaping Healthcare

As healthcare organizations continue their digital-transformation journeys, what lessons can they learn from virtual-first approaches to care?
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Smart Tech Goes Niche With Devices That Specialize

We’re in the middle of a long-term trend to reduce the size of our connected devices. What used to be done on a bulky desktop is now a few taps away on a smartphone.
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How Healthcare Technology Can (Believe it or Not) Humanize Medicine

Gadgetry that is time-saving (not to mention life-saving) can be expected to fill the breach.
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The first metaverse experiments? Look to what’s already happening in medicine

The metaverse will be an extension of the virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality technology already in use today.
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The Next Frontier For Healthcare: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, And The Metaverse

For many years, healthcare delivery entailed the physical interaction between a patient and physician as a means to receive a diagnosis, medical treatment, or operative care. This changed slightly with the advent of telehealth, which delivered the patient-physician relationship through digital means and the internet.
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How Virtual Care Can Close Healthcare Disparities

Advances in virtual technology and changing patient preferences show promise for increasing care access and present an opportunity for budding healthcare entrepreneurs.
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What Is Next for Telehealth?

As telehealth and digital platforms cement their role in the post-pandemic future, it's imperative for the digital health ecosystem to find ways of enhancing support networks, marking the transition from Telehealth to Tele-wellbeing.
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The next investment priorities for telehealth, RPM and connected health

Seven health system IT executives explain how they're strategizing to build on the post-pandemic potential of virtual care technologies and services.
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The Virtual Care Paradigm: Going beyond telehealth for the future – and present – of care

Virtual reality (VR) is mostly seen as the domain of the gaming industry. The increasing penetration of connected devices in the healthcare sector, increased investment, and the growing need to reduce the healthcare cost are the major drivers of virtual reality in the healthcare market.
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Telehealth app helps medical staff find specialists

A nurse in Guam struggling to stabilize a COVID-19 patient got help within minutes from a physician at the Brooke Army Medical Center in Houston and a nurse at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Using telehealth, they identified the problem and walked the nurse through a procedure that likely saved the patient’s life.
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Virtual Care Faces A New Era

The market dynamics for telehealth and virtual care continue to evolve, and virtual care ecosystem players must understand how consumers have experienced these changes to better position themselves and design their solutions.
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Telehealth and the rise of contextual care

For the first time, clinicians have been able to get a “behind the scenes look” into their patient’s environment during telehealth visits
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The State of Virtual Care in MENA

COVID-19 led to an emergence of healthcare innovations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which has had to reimagine its healthcare delivery system as the pandemic has exposed many weaknesses in its delivery model, creating opportunities for better healthcare delivery with virtual care.
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VA Looks to Expand Its Use of 5G and AR to Help Doctors and Patients

The Department of Veterans Affairs is working to deploy a new 5G-enabled augmented reality surgical navigation system.
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3 Considerations to Bolster Virtual Care Services for Better Business Outcomes

Here’s how virtual care can help midsized healthcare systems improve margins and minimize disruptions.
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Virtual Reality: A major healthcare influencer

Virtual reality (VR) is mostly seen as the domain of the gaming industry. The increasing penetration of connected devices in the healthcare sector, increased investment, and the growing need to reduce the healthcare cost are the major drivers of virtual reality in the healthcare market.
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4 Best Practices to Foster Virtual Care Transformation for Providers

Telehealth’s meteoric rise began just as the pandemic took off, and all indications suggest it’s here to stay. States that were once unwilling to reimburse for virtual visits are now onboard. Some have even passed parity legislation requiring insurers to reimburse equally for in-person visits and virtual visits.
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Disengaged and Disconnected: Why Most Remote Monitoring Programs Underperform

Many healthcare organizations are learning that creating an effective, scalable remote monitoring program is not easy. Most engage only about half of eligible patients. When patients do engage, providers struggle to keep them connected, find actionable insights in the data, and achieve optimal reimbursement.
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How CMS is boosting telehealth and RPM with new CPT codes

By Bill Siwicki In the latest Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed for the first time a set of CPT codes for remote
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What will the next year look like for telehealth? ‘Well above pre-pandemic levels’

We spoke with a telemedicine expert to get a feel for where virtual care technology goes from here, and how near-term changes in healthcare might impact the ways it's deployed.
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Virtual Healthcare Is The Future – If Organizations Can Clear These Hurdles

Covid-19 forced healthcare organizations to make a huge leap forward in their digital transformation roadmaps.
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How physicians can protect themselves from litigation risk from virtual care

With virtual care on the rise, physicians need to understand the risks when caring for patients.
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Amazon looks to bring telehealth, in-person care to 20 more cities

It will soon offer the "full package" of hybrid virtual/in-person care in Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas and Boston, Insider reports, with more expansion to follow in 2022.
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‘This genie is out of the bottle’: Why virtual care is here to stay

At a conference examining the future for virtual care, experts said more flexible care models will persist beyond the crisis conditions that drove their use.
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To Avoid Falling Off the Telehealth Cliff, Education Needs to be a Priority

The resulting spike in telehealth use exceeded expectations, with an 11,718% increase in remote Medicare visits between March and April 2020.
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Contributed: Patients deserve virtual care that better integrates, and doesn’t compete with, in-person care

There is a growing need for care access in the U.S., but telehealth could help.
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HIMSS21: 3 Takeaways on Virtual Care Strategies

How can healthcare organizations elevate their telehealth offerings beyond the pandemic? These HIMSS sessions provide needed insight.
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Mobility and Virtual Care Solutions Benefit Patients and Providers

With strengthened telehealth options and programs such as mobile clinics, healthcare systems are able to meet patients where they are in their communities.
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The new world of home health will center around hospital-at-home, SNF-at-home, experts say

The pandemic has helped to give rise to innovative models such as hospital-at-home and skilled nursing facility (SNF)-at-home. But to be part of these programs, home health agencies need to prepare. That is according to a home care CEO and a technology expert, who spoke Tuesday at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s Financial Management Conference.
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