By Joel Barthelemy – Most people have some awareness of what diabetes is; many have family members or friends with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. But what isn’t as well known is how telemedicine is helping patients manage their condition – and even saving their lives in the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Joel Barthelemy – Telemedicine (also called telehealth, virtual care, or virtual health) is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to gain access to health care services remotely.
By Joel Barthelemy – Telehealth has been around for years. Why did it take a global crisis to wake up the healthcare industry? There’s only one surprise about Covid-19 and that’s everyone’s surprise at the severity of the ongoing catastrophe.
By Joel Barthelemy – Hospitals and universities have something in common: they often go beyond their campuses to help their communities. That’s especially true when they come together in an academic medical center (AMC), which acts as a hybrid of medical school, teaching hospital and university.