The UK is looking to the US as it seeks to develop a digital healthcare system.

To Create a Digital Healthcare System, the UK Looks to the U.S.

The U.S. is currently enjoying some envious glances from across the Atlantic. British experts eager to modernize the country’s famed National Health Service are looking to the U.S. for inspiration as they...
A doctor uses telemental health services to meet with patients.

Telemental Health Services Link Patients, Hospitals, and Caregivers

It’s called closing the loop. It’s a circle of video communication in the medical industry that starts and ends with the patient and connects every health professional they encounter along their path...
LGBT support groups online

LGBT Support Groups Online Offer Therapy That’s Just as Good as an In-Person Meeting

Video conferencing means never having to be alone. With a webcam or smartphone and the internet, you can theoretically speak face-to-face with anyone in the world. This ability to reach out and be...
Holographic telemedicine will make remote medicine more feasible and accurate.

Holographic Telemedicine Is Coming, and Your Smartphone Has a Role to Play

It’s a bit like staring into one of Disney’s fabled magic mirrors. That, or an enchanted fishbowl. It’s a glass dome capable of housing a 3D holographic image from a live streaming...
There's orthopedic telemedicine portal is on the island with the Callanish standing stones.

An Orthopedic Telemedicine Portal Brings Specialist Treatment to Remote Islands

The ancient stone circles on the Isle of Lewis, one of the islands in the Hebrides archipelago off Scotland’s northeast coast, draw much of their mystique from the remoteness of their...
Communication between doctors via video conference

Video Conferencing Encourages Communication Between Doctors

Arguably, video conferencing creates better doctors. The technology may generate more attention for the smartphone apps and online portals that place patients in virtual consulting rooms, but it’s also encouraging communication between...
Telemedicine in schools can improve student health.

Students Get Instant, Expert Care with Telemedicine in Schools

Imagine if your child’s school nurse had the resources of a fully staffed hospital emergency room at their disposal. Every cut, sting, break, fever, asthma attack, and upset stomach could be...
Video conferencing group therapy can offer anonymity

Video Conferencing Group Therapy Provides Private Support Online

For patients dealing with illness or injury, there comes a time when the medical treatment ends and they’re left to deal with the physical and emotional scars of their trauma alone. For...
Telesurgery in a hospital

Telesurgery Connects a Pennsylvania Surgeon with Outside Experts

During a tense, pressure-packed, potentially life-saving heart operation two surgeons have a conversation. One is offering advice to the other on a particularly complex procedure. While the operating surgeon is intimately...
Using virtual reality in medical education

Video Conferencing Makes Virtual Reality in Medical Education a Universal Training Tool

No one dies in virtual reality medicine. No one sues. No one is left scarred by the uneasy hands of an inexperienced surgeon. As a learning tool for a career that...

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The Google Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit Hopes to Rival Skype Room...

Google is finally ready for a video conferencing commitment. After years of switching between video calling platforms and intended audiences--such as when Google Hangouts replaced...