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Hey Siri, tell me about hand hygiene

Hand hygiene is probably the most talked about topic of the last two years with the ongoing pandemic. Regular hand washing and sanitizing have made hands the most attended part of our body. To further help with that, thermal imaging is offered by a portable mini camera that is compatible with any iPhone. This technology uses a forward-looking […]

Digital Masks for Patient Privacy

We all spent almost 2 years with masks. We were told masks will protect the virus spread. Well, It’s an elevated form of facial mask that allows biometric and other case-sensitive credentials of patients to be stored in a database. Scientists are calling it a ‘digital mask’. Concepts and techniques like 3D reconstruction and deep, learning […]

Tech for Tumors

Wearable health monitoring devices are all the buzz nowadays. Researchers from Stanford Univeristy developed a wearable device, that is capable of measuring size change in cancerous tumors. Traditionally, tumors are diagnosed and measured using diagnostic imaging like x-rays, CT and MRI. This brings about certain limitations as it involves major human intervention and high costs during the diagnosis. This […]

Social Media, A bubble of delusion

Social Media, one of the most life-changing discoveries of the 21st century, has made the world fit into our palms. A total of 4.6 billion people worldwide out of which 70% are North Americans are the daily user of social media. Every other person’s favorite activity on social media is to share and change the […]

Healthcare & Technology: Few Predictions for 2021

We all know how frustrating last year was. But, would you believe if you heard COVID-19 did some good too? No way… COVID-19 did it in a few months which entrepreneurs, activists, and doctors could not accomplish in years: design a healthcare system that actually thinks, cares, and works for the patients instead health insurance […]

Telemedicine & Health Insurance Coverage

Telehealth was a matter of rarity last year. This year, amidst the pandemic situation, it has emerged to be a common practice. When the pandemic started, the usage of telehealth went up from around 13,000 visits per week to about 1.7 million. This was only among Medicare recipients. During mid-March and mid-June, when the pandemic […]

Health-Tech Predictions for 2021

We say, a new year comes with new hope. But we have not meant it like this year ever. The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of virtual health and digital healthcare by at least three years. The healthcare industry has fast-forwarded in several areas including telehealth, artificial intelligence, and remote monitoring to offer patients peace […]

Telemedicine: The Positive & Negative Impacts

The COVID-19 pandemic has made virtual care a normal thing in the healthcare industry. In 2019, around half of the outpatient hospitals offered telehealth services, whereas only one-third of the inpatient hospitals offered virtual care. However, the numbers have exploded in 2020. More than 41 million telehealth claims were filed between April and July 2020, […]

COVID-19: What Tele-health Visits Mean for Doctors

The recent pandemic situation has forced many physicians into telemedicine visits. Even though, having telemedicine visits covered by insurance plans is a huge win, many doctors have been struggling to get reimbursed for these visits. The reimbursement for tele-health visits in this pandemic situation has increased rapidly as compared to the last few years. However, […]