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The Benefits of Virtual Waiting Rooms

2021 06 Dec

COVID-19 sped digital healthcare development in 2020, as care providers implemented digital methods to keep patients and staff safe during the pandemic. Dr Vishal Desai in a prerecorded session for RSNA 2021, described how Thomas Jefferson University’s radiology service managed their transformation from a traditional health care appointment process... Read more

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HIMSS21 Middle East: How Can We Better Prepare for the Next Pandemic?

2021 22 Nov

Leading digital health experts at HIMSS21 Middle East have been sharing practical insights into the best way to leverage technology to manage fresh outbreaks of contagious disease. Having successfully deployed digital solutions to help combat COVID-19, healthcare leaders are now looking to the future. They believe it is only a matter of time... Read more

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TeleHealth Use After Leaving Hospitals Expands While Outpatient Visits Remain Unchanged

2021 15 Nov

University of Pennsylvania researchers saw telehealth use after hospital discharges increases while outpatient visit frequency remained unchanged.   The research team examined FAIR Health claims data from January 2019 to December 2020.  Of 70 million commercially insured and Medicare Advantage enrollees, they identified 1.6 million hospital discharges... Read more

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Tre ondate dopo. Cosa ci ha insegnato la pandemia sull’e-Health?

2021 04 Nov

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Dealing with Data: How to Build a Statistical Surveillance Dashboard for COVID-19

2021 20 Jul

When a major national or global health crisis or pandemic such as the current COVID-19 breaks out, it is important that there is an effective monitoring system in place. The proposed statistical surveillance dashboard can provide authorities and other decision makers with insights and in-depth data analysis to help them make critical decisions.... Read more

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Novel 3D 'Lung-On-A-Chip' Model to Test New COVID-19 Therapies

2021 07 May

COVID-19 is the most recent, but certainly not the only condition to affect and cause serious damage to the lung. Asthma, COPD, influenza and pneumonia, among other respiratory diseases often lead to lung failure — one of the leading causes of death globally. Researchers are in a continuous struggle to understand the mechanisms related to these severe... Read more

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Will Your Mobile Phone Soon Be Able to Detect COVID-19?

2021 03 May

The NIH   recently approved a 24-month grant for researchers to develop sensors that can be embedded into mobile devices which could potentially detect COVID-19 particles on their surfaces. The General Electric Research team is set to begin developing   miniature sensors that can be embedded into mobile devices in order to detect COVID-19 on... Read more

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Short-Term Planning for COVID-19 Made Easy

2021 16 Apr

Based on the transmission rate data, a group of researchers have developed an easy-to-use, reliable model and dashboard to predict the number of daily COVID-19 cases.   You might also like: The WHO has developed a number of surge planning tools, which help to visualise care capacity needs, identify the timing and severity of the peak... Read more

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COVID-19 Remote Monitoring: How Safe Is It?

2021 03 Apr

A new study from the University of Toronto presents the results of implementing a multidisciplinary, family medicine-led remote monitoring programme for outpatients with COVID-19.   You might also like: A new report shows the growing adoption levels for certain categories of digital health tools and populations, and looks into the matters... Read more

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COVID-19 and Telehealth

2021 27 Mar

A massive cohort study of over 36 million U.S. patients looks into how ambulatory care patterns changed considering the rise in virtual care in the first months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.   You might also like: The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated growth in the use of telemedicine but there are differences... Read more

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NLP ‘Barometer’ for Analysing Local Clinical Data

2021 27 Feb

A vendor-neutral, open-source, natural language approach of EHR data is suggested by a team of U.K. researchers, to help providers plan for surges in patients, particularly in the COVID-19 context.   You might also like: The WHO has developed a number of surge planning tools, which help to visualise acute and intensive care capacity... Read more

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AI Helps Multilingual Patient Communication in Radiology

2021 14 Feb

A free web-based tool uses artificial intelligence to help radiologic technicians communicate with patients in various languages.   You might also like : Machine Learning and COVID-19 Management   The RadTranslate web app was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital’s MESH Incubator. To use the tool, a technician should... Read more

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State of Mental Health: Digital Providers’ Insight

2021 12 Feb

A new research assesses the role digital providers play in the mental health support during the pandemic.   You might also like: ATA & ORCHA Partner for Health App Quality   Mental health had been on the radar of the World Health Organization even before COVID-19, with an estimated 1 billion people worldwide suffering... Read more

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Pandemic-Driven Uptake of Virtual Care in Canada

2021 11 Feb

A team of Canadian researchers analysed the shift from office to virtual care early on in the COVID-19 pandemic and identified the degree of change in various patient populations.   You might also like: Not Everyone Is Ready for Telehealth   The pandemic has caused significant changes in how care is delivered, and a turn to telemedicine... Read more

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Readjusting Telemonitoring System for COVID-19 Needs

2021 11 Feb

The U.S. Kaiser Permanente system reports on the efficiency of its special telemonitoring programme for COVID-19 patients.   You might also like: Remote Work and Virtual Consultations: Emergency Setup   The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted demand for general medicine providers and reduced it for subspecialty services. To address... Read more

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ETSI: Comparing Existing Contact Tracing Systems

2021 06 Feb

A new report from ETSI analyses and compares various contact tracing applications and methods utilised to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.   You might also like: Automated Contact Tracing: Is It Efficient?   With its report, Comparison of existing pandemic contact-tracing systems, ETSI’s Europe for Privacy-Preserving... Read more

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2021 01 Feb

The costs of loneliness, and telepresence as a social snack   In this space I explore monthly topics, from concepts to technologies, related to the necessary steps to build Digital Healthcare Systems. For the month of February 2021, I have invited Prof. Luisa Lima to co-author a brief article on ‘The costs of loneliness and... Read more

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Digital Contact Tracing: Case Study from Spain

2021 31 Jan

A new research looks into the use of digital contact tracing (DCT) technologies during the pandemic, based on a real-life controlled experiment in Spain.   You might also like : Automated Contact Tracing: Is It Efficient?   While several countries have deployed DCT applications, to date there is no evidence that such digital... Read more

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U.K. Public Attitudes to Tracking and Immunity Passports

2021 24 Jan

The overwhelming majority of people in the UK support the use of co-location tracking technologies and introduction of immunity passports by the authorities to contain the spread of COVID-19, a new study shows (Lewandowsky et al. 2021) .   You might also like: (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)? COVID-19 ‘Immunity Passports’... Read more

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New Initiative Seeks to Standardise COVID-19 Vaccination Records

2021 15 Jan

Leaders from healthcare and tech industry, including Mayo Clinic, Microsoft and Oracle, are joining forces in the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) to establish a standard for digital vaccination records.   You might also like: COVID-19 Vaccines: Need for Global Tracking System   The new initiative aims to provide every... Read more