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Telehealth is here to stay, but it doesn’t have to be all or nothing

COVID-19 may have permanently changed the way we practice health care. A new study shows telehealth visits in the U.S. increased 4,347 percent in March 2020 compared to the same month last year, per private insurance claims. And according to Medical Economics, “Though it may be tempting to brush off telemedicine as a stopgap measure during this unprecedented health care emergency, new research shows that virtual care will outlast the pandemic itself.”Read More

How your practice can address this condition now and in the future

COVID-19 has forced the world to adapt and change like never before. In a matter of weeks, we’ve seen doctors who have never before offered telemedicine figuring out how to continue caring for their patients. And patients—even elderly, technology-averse ones—are adapting to new ways of connecting with their healthcare providers and educating themselves about their health.Read More

No longer only for rural areas, remote visits are keeping doctors and patients connected during COVID-19

A couple of weeks ago, we may not have been able to imagine kindergartners attending virtual classes online, or hospital workers depending on facemasks hand-sewn by volunteers. But here we are: the “new normal” due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold at hyper speed. Read More

4 reasons tech is superior to text

Most people in the U.S. have embraced mobile technology—and are using it to monitor and improve their health. About one in five Americans now wears a smartwatch or fitness tracker, according to Pew Research Center. Nine in 10 Americans ages 34 and under have a smartphone, and those age 50 and older are catching up, with 67 percent adopting the technology as of 2019.Read More

The only lens that can be customized after cataract surgery

Imagine not having to worry about patients’ complaints about refractive errors after cataract surgery. Imagine patients not having to wonder if they made the right decision between monovision or full distance correction. Well, this is now a reality as the “truly disruptive” technology of RxSight Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) will become commercially available in early 2020. It is the first and only lens that can be adjusted after cataract surgery. Read More

What patients want, and what tech is worth the investment

Are you still using Windows 7? By now you should know that Microsoft is sunsetting the operating system in January 2020 more than a decade after its initial release. The company has announced that technical assistance and software updates for Windows 7 will end on January 14, 2020. Read More