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IT Management

Hospital Chaplains and Telemedicine

2015 05 Oct

Use of telemedicine has expanded to meet the growing spiritual needs of patients, with hospital chaplains now offering spiritual support increasingly through Skype, FaceTime and other high-tech connections, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal . The demand for spiritual support, in a variety of forms, is expected to increase as hospitals... Read more

IT Management

Use of Email and Facebook for Patient-Doctor Communication

2015 01 Jul

Despite recommendations from some hospitals and professional organisations to limit email contact with patients and avoid friending them on the social media, research suggests that many patients continue to use online communication tools including email and Facebook to engage with their physicians. The study is published in the Journal of General... Read more