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Telemedicine for Type 1 Diabetes During COVID-19

2020 05 Sep

The current pandemic has led to increased use of telemedicine, allowing delivery of care with no person-to-person contact, in line with physical distancing measures to prevent further spread of coronavirus.   You might also like: Bright Ideas   A new survey study (Scott et al. 2020) zeroed in on telemedicine use among people living... Read more

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Not Everyone Is Ready for Telehealth

2020 14 Aug

With pandemic-induced lockdowns and travel curbs, telemedicine offers a safe and convenient way to meet the healthcare needs of patients without leaving their home. However, in the U.S., new research   shows many older adults (65 years and above) – who are more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection – are not ready for video visits mainly due to inexperience... Read more

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COVID-19 Superheroes

2020 03 Aug

COVID-19 has affected  15 million people  across the globe, and meanwhile, over 600,000 deaths are associated with it. Even my father, having some pre-conditions, passed away because of it. The healthcare systems and economies of more than 200 countries have been severely affected, also impacting healthcare workers both physically and psychologically.... Read more

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Telemedicine in Time of COVID-19

2020 03 Aug

The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the demand for telemedicine services. Not all health systems, however, were ready to switch to this new format, so some corporate providers decided to offer their telehealth platforms for free. The CEO of one such company talks about the thinking behind the step and shares his vision of telemedicine’s role in the... Read more

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COVID-19 Challenges of IT Team

2020 03 Aug

After a state of emergency was declared in Spain in mid-March, an IT team in a leading hospital had to develop a number of systems, upgrade the infrastructure and provide training, to ensure that the delivery of care continues smoothly. Two experts who led this massive effort share their experience and outline the new areas for work, which the pandemic... Read more

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Digital Health After COVID-19 - #medicosfrentealcovid Experience

2020 03 Aug

Supporting the efforts to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19 infections, a company in Spain has encouraged health professionals to volunteer and offer teleconsultations to the population using its telemedicine platform free of charge. An expert who led the project explains why this was necessary from a business perspective and how telehealth is... Read more

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eCBT Vs. Face-to-Face

2020 16 Jul

Antidepressants have long been used as medications for depression, although now treatment plans often combine psychotherapy with pharmacotherapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), in fact, has been shown in studies to be as effective as antidepressants in reducing symptoms of depression. However, traditional face-to-face CBT is not always... Read more

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‘Your COVID Recovery’ – NHS Launches Online Rehabilitation Service

2020 06 Jul

A new on-demand recovery service being launched by the U.K. National Health System (NHS) will help those suffering post-coronavirus effects. The patients would be able to contact health professionals either online or by phone.   You might also like: Providing Alternative Outpatient Delivery Channels   Called ‘Your... Read more

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COVID-19 from the Perspective of Telemedicine

2020 23 Jun

A retired physician offers insights into COVID-19 telemedicine following a stint volunteering for a telephone support service for patients with the disease. After years of serving as a primary healthcare services manager in Barcelona and promoting the use of ICT, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to volunteer as a... Read more

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Who Uses Telemedicine?

2020 23 Jun

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when physical distancing is necessary to help curb virus spread, telemedicine use has risen. A recent JAMA study looks into factors key in directing a patient’s choice of telemedicine use (via video or telephone) versus office visit.   You might also like : China Sees COVID-19 Telehealth Expansion  ... Read more