Technology has changed, and largely improved, the way Americans receive health care. From digitized record keeping in secure databases to better, more efficient workflow with the arrival of mobile devices and tablets, both health care providers and patients are seeing the benefits. But even the
When we first hear about telemedicine, many of us imagine surgeons operating on patients remotely with sophisticated robots. This can seem very far removed from everyday medical needs and capabilities, and make telemedicine something that all but the largest hospitals ignore. Telemedicine encompasses much more
The picture is bleak for rural hospitals and healthcare facilities in the U.S. The challenges that rural healthcare faces include a high percentage of the uninsured population, greater numbers of elderly patients, reduced overall population in these communities to support healthcare facilities, equipment underutilization and
If you want a good example of how real-time communications can revolutionize healthcare, look no further than the telepsychiatry app for mental health, Talkspace. The telepsychiatry startup just received $15 million of Series B funding for its innovative online therapy platform that promises to remake the mental health services landscape.
Rural mental health is one of the most pressing areas in healthcare today. Telemedicine technology can make a huge difference in helping rural populations with mental health services, but only if video chat reliability is improved. First, the problem. Roughly one in five people in the U.S.
Smartphones and improved video conferencing capabilities are changing almost every aspect of our lives, and veterinary medicine is one of the fields being disrupted by mobile technology. Telemedicine technology is a growing market. Currently, the market for telemedicine stands at roughly $23.8 billion, according to BCC research,
Rocky was the dog everyone loved: friendly, affectionate, quirky and playful, with lots of personality. So when mucous developed around Rocky’s left eye, and he began sneezing more than normal, my normally stoic cousin morphed into a nervous wreck. Was something seriously wrong with his
For more information, download our “Agora for Telemedicine” datasheet here and also see our fun Infographic here on the global journey of a video packet that shows how we optimize mobile and global video communications to connect people everywhere. Agora.io was excited to attend the American Telemedicine Association
Last month I did the unthinkable: I removed the Phone app from my smartphone. Well, I didn’t remove it completely because Apple won’t let me remove phone functionality from my iPhone. But I buried the phone app in a folder I never access the one
The market for telemedicine technology is growing fast. A report last year by Wintergreen Research found that telemedicine, telehealth, and mobile health markets accounted for $1.5 billion in 2014, and were expected to grow to $45.4 billion by 2021. Other analysts such as Nancy Fabozzi at Frost & Sullivan