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With lockdown orders in place and a global health crisis ongoing, doctors and patients are now choosing to carry out their consultation process through telemedicine. The fear of being exposed and violating orders has left many people with no choice but to resort to this mode of doctor-patient interaction. The COVID-19 pandemic’s end is yet to be seen, but with people getting comfortable with telemedicine, many experts believe it will become the new norm. Fuelling...

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By Neil Bedi, Founder and CEO, MAXhealth We’ve seen a distinct shift to telemedicine since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic – and rightly so – but are we utilizing it in the right way? At MAXhealth, we’ve looked closely at virtual visits and how to improve them. As a network of primary care medical centers in Florida, we’ve had much to think about while revamping our programs, including the average age of our patients,...

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Some say ‘burden’. Others say ‘opportunity’. Here are three areas where telehealth can grow. Prior to The COVID outbreak of 2019/2020, lack of awareness was a major concern for telehealth. Well, all that has changed; a survey of 2,000 Americans conducted by Sykes in late March 2020 showed that:  73% of Americans would consider using telehealth for COVID screening.  60% knew if their provider offered telehealth services. Only 3% would not consider a telehealth appointment....

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Patient-centric design is more than a nice-to-have in telemedicine – it’s a must-have. See how three key elements of service design can make telehealth platforms more usable. When was the last time you deleted an under-performing app or clicked off a webpage because you couldn’t do what you wanted to? Frustrating, right? Now imagine trying to use a vital piece of telemedical equipment to connect to your doctor and having that same experience. How high...

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With stay-at-home orders and dental clinics closures, 35% of people say they’ve already missed a dental appointment due to the pandemic. With telemedicine adoption in hyper-drive – telehealth visits surged 50% and virtual health interactions are on pace to exceed one billion by the end of 2020. Teledentistry is being thrust into the spotlight, emerging not only as a solution during the era of social distancing, but also as a growing health trend. To learn...

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Telemedicine has revolutionized healthcare delivery in recent years by bringing doctors into living rooms via video. What once might have been considered science fiction is very much a reality. The concept of telemedicine started as phone and radio consults. One of the earliest examples of telemedicine was in Australia, where, in the early 1900s, people living in remote parts of the country communicated with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia via bicycle-powered two-way radios....

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