We haven't figured out how to teleport patients into medical offices. But telemedicine technologies link patients and clinicians in ways Ray Bradbury would admire.
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American Well provides telemedicine services that enable patients and physicians to consult remotely. As pictured here, patients and doctors can see each other via webcam, as well as communicate by text, email, or phone. The service can provide patients with medical consultation off hours, with specialists who are in short supply, and to help monitor chronic conditions.
American Well and Harvard's renowned Joslin Diabetes Center recently announced their intent to collaborate to extend Joslin's expertise to diabetes patients using American Well's Online Care technology.
American Well also collaborates with other partners, including the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, drug store chain Rite Aid, and health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield, to deliver telemedicine services to various patient populations, including those seeking mental health services, common acute diagnoses, and specialty medical consultations from remote places.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?