Search Tag: telemedicine

Virtual Hospital for COVID-19 Care

2020 23 Nov

The COVID-19 pandemic puts much strain on healthcare resources. One way to expand hospital bed capacity is through the use of telemedicine. Atrium Health's "hospital at home" (AH-HaH) is a good example of how telemedicine programmes can be ramped up to provide acute hospital-level care for patients in their own home.   You might also like:... Read more

Cardiology Management

2020 13 Nov

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines telemedicine  as the delivery of health care services by healthcare professionals in areas where distance is a critical factor and where information and communication technologies need to be used for the exchange of information regarding diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The goal of telemedicine was... Read more

Managing Eating Disorders in Multi-User Virtual Reality

2020 23 Oct

A team of researchers share their experience of creating and testing a multi-user virtual reality (MUVR) remote psychotherapeutic system for body weight and shape concerns.   You might also like: Feasibility and Potential Benefits of Immersive Virtual Reality in the Intensive Care Unit   Applications of virtual reality (VR) is an... Read more

Volume 20 - Issue 8, 2020

2020 22 Oct

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Innovating in Healthcare: Hospital Admissions at Home

2020 22 Oct

Today’s hospitals are not yet the hospitals of the future. Emerging societal challenges are demanding a shift towards hospital care at home. Although telemedicine, like telemonitoring and telerehabilitation, has been getting more popular in recent years, hospital admissions at home are still in their infancy. Current organisational and technological... Read more

ATA & ORCHA Partner for Health App Quality

2020 19 Oct

Healthcare apps play an important role in telehealth – enabling patients to be more proactive in monitoring their health and wellbeing. Such apps continue to swell in numbers raising concerns about their safety and effectiveness.   You might also like: Questions to Ask About Chatbots   To ensure that patients are using ‘the best health... Read more

Virtual vs. In-Person Care During Pandemic

2020 08 Oct

There has been a notable increase in telemedicine use amidst pandemic-induced quarantine measures and travel curbs, which are meant to reduce workplace transmission. In the US, for instance, telemedicine accounted for 35.3% of all primary care visits during the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, a big leap from 1.1% of total Q2 2018-2019 visits, says... Read more

Volume 20 - Issue 7, 2020

2020 28 Sep

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Communication in the Time of Corona - The Rise of the Virtual Clinic

2020 28 Sep

In this article, we discuss some aspects of note with regard to virtual clinics, including their proposed benefits and associated challenges. We end by providing some tips for healthcare providers who are beginning to incorporate virtual consultation into their practice. Key Points  COVID-19 crisis has heralded unprecedented change... Read more

Remote Patient Monitoring for Safe and Effective Management of COVID-19 Patients

2020 28 Sep

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) and the role it can play in the early detection of COVID-19 complications, increasing patient safety, and reducing the risk of spreading infection. The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has posed immense challenges to medical professionals around the world. As personal interactions between medical professionals... Read more