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Every Breath You Take – 5 Ways to Keep Calm

You’ve heard the advice, “take a deep breath” during times of anxiety, uncertainty and stress. Active breathing techniques have been used over the centuries to calm the nervous sytem (activating
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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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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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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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For telehealth, a hybrid future mixed with in-person care – and mobile devices

A physician expert speaks to the future of virtual care, the role of connected health tools and how to secure them when used for telemedicine.
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What is virtual nursing and is it a good career path for you?

During the coronavirus pandemic, virtual nursing has been integral in providing health care to patients reluctant to leave home
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From Rapid to Robust: Why Healthcare Is Focused on Telehealth Security

As the care option skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, providers worked to keep it secure and safeguard patient data.
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What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Post-Pandemic Telehealth Industry

The world's new virtual reality has created potential opportunities in the healthcare ecosystem.
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Why a Focus on Virtual Care Is Vital for the Future

As healthcare systems progress in their digital transformations, telehealth options must continue to be prioritized.
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Virtual healthcare trajectory remains vital post-pandemic

Michelle Snyder, Partner, McKesson Ventures, looks for investors and providers to continue to embrace virtual care.
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Teladoc and Microsoft team up on integrated virtual care

The companies announced this week that Teladoc's Solo platform will be accessible within the Microsoft Teams environment.
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Why Virtual Care is Key to Health Systems Long-Term Business Strategy

Over the past year, the shortcomings and gaps in healthcare have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The patient and provider experience (and their respective preferences) in care delivery have been no exception to the industry’s shortcomings.
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Top 5 trends in digital health

With innovations like biofeedback, AR surgery, on-demand care and more, technology is helping improve medical care. Tom Merritt lists five things to know about digital health.
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McKinsey sees possible $250 billion shift toward virtual healthcare

Telehealth utilization is 38 times higher now than before the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Report calls for greater use of VR technology in healthcare education

New research could influence improvements in the use of immersive technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), in healthcare education and training.
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How is technology changing surgical training?

A new wave of VR tools are making it easier for students to train to use complicated surgical devices.
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These telemedicine companies are changing the future of doctor visits

By Tawanda Scott Sambou and Natalia V. Osipova, CNN Business After years of slowly gaining traction, telemedicine exploded during the pandemic. Now companies are using that momentum to usher in the next wave
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#ATA2021: The Long-Term Outlook on Virtual Care for Providers and Employers

Experts at the virtual conference shared their perspectives on strengthening telehealth training and employer-provided digital health benefits.
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How to Measure the Value of Virtual Health Care

The pandemic spurred a huge increase in the use of virtual health care. To help policymakers, payers, providers assess the various ways in which virtual care programs could have a positive impact for patients, clinicians, payers, and society going forward, the American Medical Association and Manatt Health developed a framework.
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Extended Reality In Healthcare: 3 Reasons The Industry Must Get Ready For AR And VR

There is huge potential to apply extended reality (XR) technologies – namely, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) – to healthcare. From self-care and wellbeing to treatment and even surgical procedures, XR is already helping to improve many aspects of healthcare.
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The State of Virtual Care in Latin America

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced healthcare systems around the world to accelerate their delivery of healthcare more safely and remotely by leveraging virtual care.
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Telemedicine set for steady rise after pandemic: Experts

Telemedicine, cited in a recent survey as having had the largest impact on workers compensation during the COVID-19 pandemic, appears poised to keep growing even as states reopen, experts say.
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9 Ways Virtual Reality (VR) Is Improving Healthcare Right Now

Technology and medicine go hand in hand. Check out how VR is making healthcare better for everyone right now.
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6 Companies That Are Taking Telemedicine By Storm

As with much of our “new normal,” consumers’ newfound telehealth habit won’t be going anywhere. Demand for telemedicine is expected to rise by 38% over the next five years as more and more patients become eager to take advantage of the convenience of digital healthcare.
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4 strategies for healthcare providers to make virtual care practical for seniors

As telehealth becomes mainstream, seniors will be forced to adapt – but we as healthcare providers have a duty to make this process as seamless as possible, so one of our most vulnerable populations does not get left behind.
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Will Amazon Move Into the Telehealth Space?

Amazon Care is rolling out to employees. Could customers be next?
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COVID-19 One Year Later: What’s Next for Virtual Care?

The pandemic has created demand for remote patient care and telehealth. Could Lenovo’s virtual care solution interface with such digital tools and provide the health data providers need?
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How American attitudes on telehealth have changed since the start of the pandemic

by Katie Adams Before the pandemic, 56.40 percent of Americans did not believe they could receive the same level of care from telehealth compared to in-person care, but recent polling shows 79.85
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How a Virtual Care Mindset Leads to Greater Patient Acceptance and Sustainable Telehealth Growth

There’s no question that the demand for telehealth and virtual care has grown exponentially over the last twelve months. With that growth has come a fundamental shift in the attitude toward virtual care.
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3 Ways to Humanize the Virtual Health Care Experience

For telehealth to remain a significant force in health care after the pandemic subsides, digital tools will have to take human emotions into account in the ways they support patients and care providers. A growing array of offerings are doing just that. They are aimed at helping both parties build trusting relationships.
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Building Trust into Telehealth

Trust is harder to establish in a virtual conversation than in person. The limits of technology pose a variety of challenges. This article identifies them and makes recommendations for overcoming them.
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‘We are on a collision course’: As virtual care booms, experts call for new health data privacy protections

A drop in your daily step count. A missed period. A loss of hearing. If it’s collected by a smartwatch or wearable, that health data isn’t protected the same way
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Telehealth is ready for its second dose – introducing virtual care 2.0

While 2020 incited widespread adoption of video-based consultations, the healthcare ecosystem is now presented with a new mandate of delivering virtual care at scale. Fortunately, there are some companies up to the task.
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Three Common Characteristics Among Virtual-First Health Plans

Although payers are still exploring how to best use virtual care and telehealth technologies, virtual-first health plans have started to develop a couple of consistencies.
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USDA Invests $42 Million in Distance Learning and Telemedicine Infrastructure to Improve Education and Health Outcomes

Investments Will Benefit 5 Million Rural Resident
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Telemedicine use in Japan still at a nascent stage

The uptake of telemedicine is still at infancy stage in Japan compared to other countries in Asia such as China and Singapore.
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VR and AR Simulation Medical Training Can Reduce Medical Errors

by Adam Dougherty, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer, SimX Human error is an inevitable event in the practice of any trade, including healthcare and medicine. The errors made in medicine can
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Telemedicine in Latin America: educating healthcare personnel

Investment in educational projects is one of the steps that public and private organizations in Latin America must take to boost the benefits of virtual health and telemedicine. An opinion
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Telemedicine in Latin America: invest to expand

In certain parts of Latin America, virtual health begins to take steps to meet the challenges and provide digital services to the population. One of the first is to design
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Telemedicine in Latin America: the pending digital divide

Despite the benefits they generate during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual health and telemedicine need to overcome challenges to grow in Latin America. One of the most prevalent is the digital
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Telemedicine in Latin America: in search of trained personnel

The success of digital health and telemedicine depends on people with the training and experience to deliver top-caliber care. It is a visible reality in any territory, especially in Latin
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