Telemedicine

Transforming Diabetes Care Through Telemedicine

Diabetes remains one of healthcare’s most pressing issues. The World Health Organization places it in the top four noncommunicable diseases requiring priority attention, and current trends and statistics are not encouraging.For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions newly released 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report reveals that nearly 10 percent of Americans suffer from

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The Road To Mainstream Consumer Adoption Of Telehealth

Making healthcare more affordable and accessible is an important mission for our nation, and for all of those who are personally invested in helping change lives. To get there, we must help educate others about, and evolve different attitudes toward, healthcare.Important steps toward transforming healthcare involve 1) making telehealth more widely available to those who

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How Telemedicine Can Help Reduce Rural Hospital Closures And Provide Easier Access To Care

Since 2010, more than 80 rural hospitals have closed across the U.S. while nearly 700 are still at risk. Many reasons contribute to their downfall, but what makes it so difficult for these much-needed facilities to stay viable like their urban counter parts? Provider shortages, lack of specialized care, fewer resources, and a lower patient

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How Close Are We to Ubiquitous Telehealth?

Now more than ever, patient care is a concept that extends beyond the walls of any one doctors office or hospital. To provide the highest quality treatment, especially for patients who may live hundreds of miles from the physicians they need to see, collaboration between clinicians is paramount.By connecting providers with patients and other facilities,

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Mayo Clinic says neonatology telehealth saves infants’ lives, avoids transfers

Pre-term infants, newborns with respiratory distress and babies who require advanced resuscitation located in community hospitals get the specialty care they need through video.As a center of excellence in neonatology, the Mayo Clinic is using telemedicine to provide remote consultations throughout the region for high-acuity neonatology needs, such as resuscitation assistance. Mayos program has been

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