Decreased wait times for patients across the country; improved quality of care for people living in rural areas; access to cutting technology; and buy in from major insurance companies—these are just a few of the reasons why the time has come for virtual health in Canada. Virtual health—remote interactions between patients and care providers using… Continue reading Why is virtual care important in Canada?
Since social distancing is now part of our “new normal,” it’s no surprise that virtual medical appointments have become quite popular. While virtual visits aren’t the answer to every medical problem, you might be surprised to learn that many conditions can be managed effectively from the comfort of your couch. “Virtual visits allow us to address… Continue reading What medical conditions are suitable for virtual care?
Issues Many regulatory, public health, and government authorities encourage virtual care—via telephone, video platforms, and so on—as an alternative to face-to-face visits in an effort to limit direct contact as part of the COVID-19 response. Making use of virtual care for some patients as a way to decrease transmission of COVID-19 should be weighed against… Continue reading Virtual health care services during COVID-19
At Chicago’s sprawling Rush University Medical Center, technology is as ubiquitous as the doctors, nurses and patients who fill the corridors. Amid the army of life-saving machines is an invisible force vital to the hospital’s operations: cloud computing. It’s used to run critical applications, cull, analyze and extract important information from piles of unstructured data, including physician and… Continue reading What is the best cloud-based healthcare platform?
The intersection of medicine and technology can be a confusing place. Policy makers, vendors and advocacy groups often use imprecise language or throw out technical terms inconsistently. I’m sure we’re guilty of this from time to time. Although the terms telemedicine and telehealth are often used interchangeably, there is a distinction between the two. Telehealth… Continue reading What are the pros and cons of Telemedicine and Telehealth?
Telemedicine allows convenient, at-home access to healthcare solutions for all. Our doctors see patients remotely to work more efficiently and subsequently ensuring more people receive care. This helps to reduce unnecessary hospital visits & provide some relief to our currently burdened healthcare system. Easy, OHIP covered, and safe Seeing patients remotely also allows our doctors… Continue reading Are you looking to setup virtual walk-in clinics
Making decisions is hard. Anyone who has ever struggled to pick a restaurant for dinner knows well – choosing between options is difficult even when the stakes are low and you have full access to information. But what happens when the information is incomplete or difficult to comprehend? How does navigating a health crisis impact… Continue reading Patient engagement in healthcare and decision
Past few years have witnessed Virtual reality (VR) taking the world by storm and this trend is only getting popular with every passing day. Rapidly evolving technologies around us are changing the way we see the world and how different industries operate. Although VR has revolutionized the gaming industry, it is not restricted to a… Continue reading Best Virtual Application for Healthcare
Healthcare professionals strive to provide the best possible care. Microsoft Teams enables simple, secure collaboration and communication with chat, video, voice, and healthcare tools in a single hub that supports compliance with HIPAA, HITECH, and other regulations. Expand patient care with virtual visits in Microsoft Teams. Revolutionize telehealth workflows with capabilities such as scheduling, reminders,… Continue reading Healthcare Solutions using Microsoft Teams and Azure
VirtualClinic+ is a telehealth platform that connects patients to physicians through video, phone and secure messaging. WELL’s telehealth solution offers Canadians an alternative to lengthy waiting room visits and provides better access to care for patients who are limited in their travel and mobility. On the VirtualClinic+ platform, patients can now schedule an appointment online… Continue reading Find top Virtual Tour Software solutions