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Tech pitches in to fight COVID-19 pandemic

A growing number of tech companies and IT pros are working in a variety of ways to help fight the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Here's a rundown of what some of them are doing to help fight COVID-19.

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Telehealth booms amid COVID-19 crisis; virtual care is here to stay

The coronavirus pandemic that has erupted worldwide has pushed telehealth to the forefront. It's unlikely remote medicine will go away, even after the current crisis abates.

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COVID-19 puts new demands on e-health record systems

The ongoing pandemic is putting healthcare systems under strain worldwide and forcing hospitals and other medical facilities to scramble to make sure data can be shared effectively.

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What is Verily Life Sciences and how can it help assess COVID-19 cases?

When Trump said Google was working on a site, he really meant Verily. The company has launched an online tool to clarify when and where at-risk individuals should seek testing and treatment for COVID-19.

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Northwell Health deploys Microsoft Teams as secure messaging tool for clinical staff

The hospital network has also reduced time interacting with EMR systems thanks to a chatbot built on the collaboration platform.

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Q&A: How Baptist Health saved $13M using AI to reduce readmissions

The largest hospital group in Montgomery, Ala. deployed artificial intelligence with its EHR system; the information gleaned has helped cut unnecessary admissions by 18% over the past two years.

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How the coronavirus is changing tech and 5 things to do about it

Due to the Covid-19 virus, some tech-culture trends are radically accelerating. Others are being reversed. And it's happening all at once. Here's what you need to know.

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Fed rule on patient access to healthcare data gets EMR vendor pushback

A rule that would allow greater access to electronic healthcare information for patients and their doctors is being challenged by some of the vendors supplying the technology.

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Apple says it’s healthy to be skeptical about digital health

Apple’s vice president for health, Dr. Sumbul Desai, says it's important to question what digital health solutions can do.

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Tim Cook keeps promising new health features, probably for Apple Watch

The Apple CEO seems very positive that we'll hear a lot more from him on digital health.

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Can Apple do more to transform the health industry?

Apple CEO Tim Cook often says his company’s greatest contribution to humankind “will be in the health area.”

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For IT pros, adding blockchain skills can pad your paycheck – by a lot

Beefing up on skills around blockchain development, management or engineering can earn techies some big bucks above their current salary.

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Yes, Google's using your healthcare data – and it's not alone

There's a multi-billion dollar industry built around collecting healthcare data and anonymizing it so it can be used for research; it's perfectly legal.

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Balancing patient security with healthcare innovation | TECH(talk)

Healthcare organizations are one of the most targeted verticals when it comes to cyberattacks. While those organizations must work to secure patients' sensitive data, it can also be helpful to analyze that data to improve patient...

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How Apple is building a world-class digital health ecosystem

It's enabling healthcare developers to focus on problems, not platforms.

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Why Amazon Care may be the new model for corporate healthcare

Amazon's pilot program for providing healthcare to Seattle-area employees through telemedicine and at-home visits is only the latest in a concerted effort by companies to cut costs and improve care for employees.

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How pharma will soon use blockchain to track your drugs

Under regulatory pressure, a large number of pharmaceutical manufacturers, shippers and wholesalers are adopting blockchain to track and trace prescription drugs.

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How augmented reality boosts training and productivity

Augmented reality is gaining ground as a way to improve employee training, boost field worker productivity and optimize operational performance.

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