Access to primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic poses a problem for some patients as they follow public health instructions to practice social distancing and staying home. With patients obeying public health instructions, physicians are seeing less demand for traditional face-to-face clinical appointments. Virtual medical appointments using the Novari eVisit™ technology provide a safe way… Continue reading Get virtual medical care on your schedule
Healthcare professionals play a critical role in supporting the health, safety, and wellness of people around the world. Working in a complex care environment—made even more complex by events such as the spread of COVID-19—doctors, nurses, and other Microsoft teams healthcare staff need access to tools that enable collaborative workflows to deliver high quality patient… Continue reading Get started with Teams for the healthcare industry
Decades ago, patients who needed their medical information called their primary care provider. The doctor was likely the same person that they’d seen for most of their life and probably had a thick folder with test results and appointment details. But today, the average person sees numerous health care providers throughout their lifetime, from primary… Continue reading Patient access to medical records online
The cost of health care continues to rise. That is why it helps to learn how to take steps to limit your out-of-pocket health care costs. Learn how to save money and still receive the care you need. Start by looking at your plan information so you know what services are available. Try the tips… Continue reading Need to Reduce Healthcare Costs?
Expand patient care with virtual visits in Microsoft Teams. Revolutionize telehealth workflows with capabilities such as scheduling, reminders, innovative mobile experiences, and connection to the Epic electronic health record (EHR). Send messages, capture and share images, and relay urgent information knowing that Microsoft Teams supports the enhanced security and compliance requirements for healthcare. Optimize care… Continue reading Using Microsoft teams for patient
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?