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Telemedicine

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Four Types of Teledentistry

January 4, 2021

From Teledent: Four Types of Teledentistry Live Video (Synchronous) Best described as a two-way interaction between patient and dentist, using audiovisual technology. Store and Forward (Asynchronous) Recorded health information, such as radiographs, photos, video, digital impressions or photomicrographs that is transmitted through a secure electronic communications system. The practitioner then uses the information to evaluate […]

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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS DENTAL TELEHEALTH BILL

December 22, 2020

It should have been titled the ANTI Dental Telehealth Bill. From NY State Dental Association: The amendment protects dental patients by requiring that dental telehealth providers identify themselves to patients and provide their New York State license number. It also stipulates that patients undergo proper examinations, necessary X-rays, and reviews of medical and health history […]

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Teledentistry in action

December 21, 2020

So, Ruiz did what many people do when they have a question—she turned to the internet. That’s where she found a teledentistry app called Toothpic. Toothpic allows people like Ruiz who need a check-up or have a specific dental concern to snap a few photos of their teeth and submit them along with a short write-up of […]

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The shift to virtual and home care: An interview with Annie Lamont

December 7, 2020

Interesting, from McKinsey: “There is no doubt that the patient–provider experience during the past several months has accelerated virtual models of care by five to ten years. …Hospital systems have been the drivers of our healthcare system. Our nurses and doctors in those hospitals have been heroes throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. But the reality is […]

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ADA updates teledentistry policy

November 30, 2020

This is very disappointing. Dentists who deliver, direct or supervise teledentistry services should be licensed in the state where the patient receives services unless otherwise authorized by a state’s dental board, according to the policy. Patients have the right to know the identity and qualifications of oral health practitioners involved in the teledental encounter, costs […]

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Teledentistry App – Grin

October 27, 2020

Dvora Brandstatter used to drive her son Elchanan half an hour to the orthodontist and back every month to make sure his braces were working properly. Now, from the comfort of her home in Bergenfield, New Jersey, she attaches a special scope to her smartphone camera, opens an app and inserts the contraption into the […]

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Boston Dynamics Is Putting Legged Robots in Hospitals

October 6, 2020

From  IEEE Spectrum: For the past eight months, Boston Dynamics has been trying to find ways in which their friendly yellow quadruped, Spot, can provide some kind of useful response to COVID-19. The company has been working with researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts to use Spot as a telepresence-based extension for […]

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Making healthcare more affordable through scalable automation

September 22, 2020

From McKinsey: As more healthcare companies start to implement automation technologies, the ability to coordinate across the organization in achieving scale will be a major determinant of success. Source: Making healthcare more affordable through scalable automation | McKinsey Another thoughtful analysis from McKinsey. The linked article looks at many business sectors, not just medicine/dentistry and analyses how […]

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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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