Tag: telemedicine

What Is Next for Telehealth?

By Zohar Babin As COVID-19 cases wane, the world is gradually ushering in a new normal, with many countries relaxing regulations on social distancing, venue capacity limits, cultural life, masking, and more. But the dawn of a post-COVID world won’t mean the twilight of all pandemic-era phenomena. Remote and hybrid work, for example, aren’t going…


Virtual Consultations With Doctors ‘Disastrous’ for Some Patients: UK Study

Phone or video consultations with doctors can be “disastrous” for some patients, though some find them to be “more convenient,” a new UK study has found. According to the study conducted by researchers from Cambridge University, patients regard so-called “telemedicine” to have “increased misdiagnoses, inequalities, and barriers to accessing care,” but more than 60 percent…


Could Your Next Doctor Be Made of Metal? Meet UC Iris

University of California (UC) researchers are turning to robots for help during the ongoing pandemic. A research team—which includes members from UC’S Irvine, San Diego, and Los Angeles campuses—are developing advanced robots that will allow healthcare workers to conduct remote exams. Called UC Iris, the bots will also give quarantined California’s an easier way to…