Tag: Virtual Care

WHO releases new support tool for assessing and strengthening telemedicine services
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WHO releases new support tool for assessing and strengthening telemedicine services

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new support tool to help health systems in assessing and strengthening their telemedicine services, presenting a “comprehensive framework” addressing the “critical need” for accessible and effective telemedicine solutions. According to the accompanying guidance, the support tool “facilitates the creation of high-quality telemedicine […]

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Exploring virtual and remote care in the Middle East

Virtual care is a concept that we have been following closely over on our UK site, but what has uptake been like elsewhere, and how is remote care being used by international health systems to tackle some of the challenges facing global healthcare? Here, we take a look into virtual […]

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South Australian remote monitoring programme marks milestone

My Home Hospital, a South Australian service offering treatment for patients in Adelaide as well as the regions around Gawler, Mount Barker, and the Southern Fleurieu, has delivered care to 10,000 patients, with patients sharing that the service “made such a difference”. Delivered by Calvary and Amplar Health, the service […]

Dutch company NLC Health Ventures has announced that it has secured a total of €58 million in funding for health tech ventures.
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Amazon announces launch of new Health Condition Programs for chronic conditions

Amazon has announced the launch of its new Health Condition Programs for chronic conditions, enabling customers to “discover and enrol in the digital health benefits available through their employer or insurance plan for conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure”. By partnering with companies from the digital health domain, Amazon […]

A study published in BMC Health Services Research earlier this year, has highlighted "important considerations for strengthening virtual primary healthcare approaches to meet the needs of Indigenous peoples worldwide".
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Study highlights considerations for virtual approaches to help “meet the needs of Indigenous peoples worldwide”

A study published in BMC Health Services Research has highlighted “important considerations for strengthening virtual primary healthcare approaches to meet the needs of Indigenous peoples worldwide”. Authors highlight four themes: barriers of virtual primary healthcare, indigenous-centred approaches, virtual indigenous relationality, and collaborative approaches to ensuring holistic virtual care. Using a […]

A study published in Nurse Education in Practice has evaluated the preparedness of Australian nursing students for the digitalised clinical environment.
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WHO project highlights digitally-enabled engagement approaches to HIV/AIDS in Cambodia

The World Health Organisation has published results from a pilot project in Cambodia, trialling digitally-enabled community engagement approaches to HIV/AIDS. The organisation is now looking at ways to scale the project across additional sites in order to further strengthen community trust and confidence with digital health interventions. Running from 2020-2022, […]

New Zealand Remote Patient Monitoring Guide 2023
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Use cases and learnings from New Zealand on remote patient monitoring

NZ Telehealth has published ‘The Aotearoa New Zealand Remote Patient Monitoring Guide 2023’, intended as a guide for healthcare providers and suppliers looking to implement remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions and setting out general guidelines, current working models, an RPM checklist and lessons learned. On current working models in New […]

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Ghana’s Ministry of Health on realised and potential benefits of national e-health project

A programme update published by the Republic of Ghana’s Ministry of Health has highlighted progress in the country’s national e-health project. The project, which features the Lightwave Health Information Management System (LHIMS), is said to be “transforming healthcare across the country and placing Ghana at the forefront of healthcare in Africa”. […]

Amazon launches One Medical, a health benefit for Prime customers
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Amazon launches One Medical healthcare benefit for Prime members

Amazon has launched One Medical, a healthcare benefit for Prime members, which provides “24/7 on-demand virtual care nationwide and easy to schedule office visits at any of One Medical’s hundreds of locations across the U.S.”. In a press release dated November 8th, 2023, Amazon revealed how it plans to “reinvent” […]