It's nearing the end of February, a cold month with cloudy days and stories circulating about illnesses. This has been an especially tough winter, as threats of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the flu have spanned countries, making many of us question the safety and importance of making a business trip or even coming into the office.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare employment is expected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028. Telehealth is up 53 percent, and is growing faster than any other place of care. In fact, according to Massachusetts General Hospital, 79 percent of patients say that a telemedicine follow up is more convenient than in-person visits.
Have you noticed the buzz around telemedicine? It's a growing field that's getting a lot of media attention...and for good reason.
New USDA Distance Learning Technology Grant for 2017
In 2017, the USDA will DLT (Distance Learning and Telemedicine) grant program will allocate over $17 Million Dollars in funding for distance learning and telemedicine programs. The program will help rural communities acquire technology to connect teachers and medical providers with needed expertise located at distances too far to access otherwise.
We want to help your organization secure a technology grant for distance learning and/or telemedicine. We can help with grant writing and technology planning.
"The Distance Learning & Telemedicine (DLT) program helps rural communities acquire technologies to connect teachers and medical providers serving rural residents with other teachers, medical professionals and other needed expertise located at distances too far to access otherwise." -USDA
Hello Healthcare Professionals,
In this video Paul Richards, Dir of Business Development for PTZOptics, reviews the latest telemedicine instruments with Dr. Anne Chang of VSee. This inside look at the technology doctors will be using to perform remote telehealth appointments demonstrates the following healthcare tools in a online patient survey:
- Calling patient from private Waiting Room queue
- PTZ camera control
- Blood pressure reading
- Iris scope / Dermascope
- Stethoscope (needs to add sound)
- X-ray sharing
- Lab Results sharing
VSee is the largest video telemedicine platform, combining HIPAA secure video chat, EMR screen sharing, and medical device streaming. VSee has recently partnered with PTZOptics a US-based camera manufacturer to integrate Pan, Tilt, Zoom camera control into its secure telemedicine platform.