Using virtual care to support patients during COVID

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has accelerated the widespread adoption of collaboration and communication software to enable medical care at a distance1 and reduce the risk of transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) between patients and Microsoft Teams healthcare providers from gathering together in hospitals, offices, or clinics. Most virtual care solutions […]

Can Microsoft teams be used for virtual healthcare?

Corona virus has renewed interest in telehealth. It helps patients get initial screening without having to go to the hospitals and avoid the crowded waiting rooms, where they needlessly get exposed to other sick people. Telehealth is helping in minimize exposure to the virus for the vulnerable – especially the old timers and those with […]

Benefits of patients having access to medical records online

Doesn’t it seem faintly ridiculous that patients have to jump through hoops to get access to information that, since it is in digital format, would be so readily available to them? Today’s patients are quite accustomed to being able to access data on demand, from whatever location on Earth, as long as they have Internet access […]

How to get started with virtual healthcare?

As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to alter our world, doctors and clinics are being forced to adopt virtual healthcare more rapidly than in the past. In fact, your provider may have recently asked you to switch to virtual visits, also known as telemedicine or telehealth.  In some cases, they are now the only option for those who […]

What are the pros and cons of virtual care for hospitals

Like any technology, virtual care has its advantages and disadvantages. While many in the industry point to virtual care as a strategy for reducing healthcare costs, raising care accessibility, and even helping to improve patient outcomes, some remain doubtful of the extent to which virtual care delivers on these promises. Other providers may wonder whether […]

Virtual health care during COVID-19

atients are under lockdown and health workers are at risk of infection. Paul Webster reports on how telemedicine is being embraced like never before.In the face of a surge in cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), physicians and health systems worldwide are racing to adopt virtualised treatment approaches that obviate the need for physical meetings […]

Best choice virtual appointment via healthcare solution

Since social distancing is now part of our “new normal,” it’s no surprise that virtual medical appointments have become quite popular. While virtual visits aren’t the answer to every medical problem, you might be surprised to learn that many conditions can be managed effectively from the comfort of your couch. “Virtual visits allow us to address […]

Solutions for Emergency Care with Virtual Walk-in Assessment

The UHN Emergency Departments is now offering virtual visits. What is a virtual visit? During a virtual visit, you do not come to the hospital to meet in-person. Instead, you speak with your care team using a regular phone, smartphone, tablet or computer. Who can have a virtual visit in the Emergency Department? To book a […]