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WebRTC Ventures Unveils New Email Course – HIPAA WebRTC Video in Telehealth

MHW learned Tuesday that WebRTC Ventures — a provider of custom, real-time applications with video, voice, and data exchange — is rolling out its offering of a free email course on the future of video in healthcare and telehealth.

“Telehealth is gaining much attention lately due to its many benefits to both providers and patients like: reduced healthcare costs, higher quality patient care, easier follow-up appointments which lead to reduced hospital readmission rates, improved quality of life for patients and access to quality providers for remote patients… just to name a few,” the company tells us.

Arin Sime, CEO of WebRTC Ventures said, “We have been contacted by many companies interested in learning more about how to apply WebRTC video communications in telehealth applications, and so we decided to offer this email course to share the best practices that we’ve learned working with telehealth solutions in the US and Australia.”

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With Healthcare Market Saturated with Tablets, What’s Next for These Devices?

doctor-tablet-opt_0The overall decline of the worldwide tablet market will persist for the remaining months of 2016. But bright skies line the horizon.

For this year, growth (year-over-year) will reach an all-time low of -11.5% and there will be shipments of just 183.4 million units, according to forecast data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.

So when will the turnaround commence?

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The American Academy of Pediatrics Reconsiders Position on Smartphones, Tablets

The American Academy of Pediatrics Reconsiders Position on Smartphones, TabletsMaybe a little bit isn’t so bad.

That seems to be the new opinion of The American Academy of Pediatrics when it comes to mobile device usage among children.

“A new study,” USA Today reports, suggests  that nearly “one in four parents is using a mobile device to put their young children — sometimes their very young children — to sleep.”
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iPad Pro May Become a Hospital Staple

iPad Pro May Become a Hospital StapleOn Wednesday, Apple unveiled the biggest thing in the history of its tablet line — and we mean that literally.

And the all-new iPad Pro, which features an impressive 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels, the most ever in an iOS device, could become the hottest tablet among healthcare professionals.

With healthcare organizations and medical practices large and small looking for more screen real estate and flexibility with their mobile devices, this may be just what the doctor ordered.

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TruClinic Partners With Google To Deliver Secure Telemedicine Via Chromebooks

TruClinic Partners With Google To Deliver Secure Telemedicine Via ChromebooksTruClinic is one of the leading telemedicine health care solutions today for hospitals and healthcare providers around the globe. In a recent announcement, TruClinic revealed that it has partnered with Google for Work to create a streamlined telemedicine solution via Chromebooks.

Currently, hospitals and medical professionals access TruClinic through their mobile device of choice, but can now invest in a Chromebook laptop that comes standard with the TruClinic telemedicine software, as well as other healthcare applications required for patient care.

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Put Away the Smartphone, Grab the Play-Doh: Toddlers Exposed to Too Much Tech Are Hampered, Not Helped

Put Away the Smartphone, Grab the Play-Doh Toddlers Exposed to Too Much Tech Are Hampered, Not HelpedWant to know a secret? Smart parents — I mean, really smart parents — already know this.

But now let’s clue everybody in.

To be blunt, the technological wizardry of the modern age — smartphones, iPads, and even TV — do not make for great child development tools.

We’ve got research on our side here.

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Saving Sight Worldwide: iPad App Used for Visual Field Screenings

Saving Sight Worldwide iPad App Used for Visual Field ScreeningsThe new – and free — visualFields app for the iPad is making it possible to perform visual field screenings in remote areas of the world.

A study was recently conducted in Nepal to assess the ability of the low-cost program for the iPad to perform visual screenings. In Nepal, access to medical equipment is limited and carrying equipment through the mountains is difficult. Fortunately, the iPad is small and less expensive than other equipment.

Andrew Iwach, MD, clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, tells Medscape that “these are solutions and tools that we can use today; they can be used internationally; they can be used remotely.” He says their presence can be leveraged for general health as well.

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