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Could your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect early COVID-19 symptoms?

August 3, 2020

From  Reuters: Fitbit and other wearable devices typically linked to exercise are being studied as ways to identify people who are potentially infected with COVID-19 before symptoms appear, when they can unknowingly spread the disease. Source: Could your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect early COVID-19 symptoms? – Reuters The linked article hits many of my hot buttons regarding future […]

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How business leaders (and dentists) can plan for the next normal

July 28, 2020

From McKinsey: The figures for telemedicine and virtual health are just as striking. Teladoc Health, the largest US stand-alone telemedicine service, reported a 50 percent increase in service in the week ending March 20, and is adding thousands of doctors to its network. The Federal Communications Commission is spending $200 million to improve connectivity between patients […]

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Telehealth: A post-COVID-19 reality?

July 16, 2020

From McKinsey: COVID-19 has caused a massive acceleration in the use of telehealth. Consumer adoption has skyrocketed, from 11 percent of US consumers using telehealth in 2019 to 46 percent of consumers now using telehealth to replace cancelled healthcare visits.1 Providers have rapidly scaled offerings and are seeing 50 to 175 times2 3 4 the number […]

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Virtual health: The next frontier of care delivery

June 18, 2020

From  McKinsey: For the past 10 to 15 years, virtual health has been heralded as the next disrupter in the delivery of care, but there has been minimal uptick in adoption. The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing against structural barriers that had previously slowed health system investment in integrated virtual health applications. Source: Virtual health: The […]

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OralEye teledentistry Network 

May 28, 2020

Provide Virtual Checkups For Patients Using Your Computer Source: OralEye Network | Join Today and start using teledentistry Another teledentistry resource.

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Work From Home (WFH) Guidelines

May 19, 2020

The following guidelines are from Jeff Broudy, the CEO of PCIHIPAA Unlike Telehealth, where OCR has announced softening of the HIPAA Rules, when working from home, healthcare providers face cyber-security and HIPAA challenges.  Below are tips to consider to help keep patient data private and secure while working from home. Review your Company’s Workstation Use Policy, […]

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Teledentistry by PBHS | Virtual, Online Dental Consultation

April 23, 2020

Another Tele-dentistry option from PBHS. They are primarily a web site and marketing company offering this as an added service. PBHS SecureVideo provides unlimited encrypted, HIPAA-compliant teledentistry consultations right through your desktop, iOS and android devices. It includes secure two-way clinical chat, screen sharing and file transfers. Source: Teledentistry by PBHS | Virtual, Online Dental […]

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Physicians Should Be Allowed To Practice Across State Lines—and Not Just During a Pandemic

April 21, 2020

From Reason.com: The COVID-19 pandemic is straining all the country’s health care resources right now—including the supply of physicians. In response, nearly all 50 states are temporarily suspending regulations to allow physicians to practice across state lines and to encourage the use of telemedicine, which lets patients interact with doctors remotely via audio or video… …Medical […]

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Minnesota dentists turn to ‘teledentistry’ to treat patients

April 20, 2020

From  kare11.com: So Bryan wants people to know most dental offices are providing emergency care and people can still be evaluated virtually.”It’s really taken off,” said Laskin. Teledentistry has actually been around for several years, but given the times it is of high interest among dentists and orthodontists.They can provide a diagnosis through photos or video. […]

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Zoom privacy and security issues: Here’s everything that’s wrong (so far)

April 14, 2020

From Tom’s Guide: Are you using Zoom yet? It seems that everyone in America who’s been forced to work, or do schoolwork, from home during the coronavirus lockdown is using the video-conferencing platform for meetings, classes and even social gatherings. There are good reasons Zoom has taken off… …But there’s a downside. Zoom’s ease of use makes […]

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Zoom macOS install ‘shady,’ plus video chats aren’t end-to-end encrypted

April 2, 2020

From Appleinsider: Video conferencing service Zoom reportedly installs itself on Macs by working around Apple’s regular security, and also promotes that it has end-to-end encryption, but demonstrably does not. Zoom’s popularity as a video conferencing tool has soared over the coronavirusIncreased usage of video conferencing app and service Zoom during the coronavirus outbreak is leading […]

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Carestream Dental | Teledentistry

March 31, 2020

A nice tele-dentistry resource from Carestream: Together, Carestream Dental and MouthWatch TeleDent are here to help your practice navigate today’s COVID-19 challenges and beyond. Depending on the needs of your practice, our customized teledentistry solutions inlcude: Online patient portal to share information with patients remotely Secure 2-way patient messaging for screening patients before an appointment […]

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COVID-19 Resources for Dentists

March 26, 2020

From the ADA, includes coding and billing guidance for tele-dentistry Source: COVID-19 Resources for Dentists

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Tele Dental Consult

March 26, 2020

More on working from home during Corona Pandemic shutdown. According to HHS the list below includes some vendors that represent that they provide HIPAA-compliant video communication products and that they will enter into a HIPAA BAA. Skype for Business Updox VSee Zoom for Healthcare Doxy.me Google G Suite Hangouts Meet Dentists may use one of […]

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Toothpic Pro – Start Offering Teledentistry in your dental practice

October 17, 2019

If your patient has a question or needs a follow up outside of the office, they can send you high quality photos of their teeth through our HIPAA compliant software. Source: Toothpic Pro – Start Offering Teledentistry in your dental practice If you plan to have a thriving leading edge practice in the next decade […]

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Doctor Alexa Will See You Now: Is Amazon Primed To Come To Your Rescue?

October 8, 2019

From Kaiser Health News: But a flood of new opportunities are emerging since Alexa won permission to use protected patient health records controlled under the U.S. privacy law known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Before, Alexa had been limited to providing generic responses about medical conditions. Now that it can transmit private […]

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Telemedicine

September 23, 2019

From Modern Healthcare: The global telemedicine market is expected to swell to $130.5 billion by 2025 as more clinicians across all ages embrace the technology, a new report found. The projection marks a steep increase from the estimated $38.3 billion valuation last year, with the number of doctors who self-reported telemedicine as a skill doubling from 2015 to 2018, […]

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Telehealth Has An Awareness Problem

September 9, 2019

Two-thirds of adults are willing to consult with a doctor via video, but only 8% have tried it, Source: Telehealth Has An Awareness Problem The article reports on recent surveys that indicate people say they want to use remote telemedical services but don’t really do it. This may be because they don’t know it is […]

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SmileSnap | Dental Virtual Consultation Software App and Practice Patient Analytics

August 26, 2019

SmileSnap is the Leading Virtual Consultation Software and App for the Dental Industry. Grow your practice and start more patients with our patient analytics and metrics dashboard. Source: SmileSnap | Dental Virtual Consultation Software App and Practice Patient Analytics I just talked to the developers of this new service. I like a lot of the […]

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Artificial Intelligence Better At Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Dermatologists

August 6, 2019

From Study Finds: …an artificial intelligence program trained to identify and diagnose skin cancer in humans proved to show greater accuracy when pitted against dermatologists. Researchers from the U.S., Germany, and France used an AI system called the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to detect skin cancer by showing it more than 100,000 images of malignant melanomas […]

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