Ideas, Innovations and Inspiration
Afghanistan, a country located in central Asia with a population of over 38 million and a life expectancy of 61-64 years in men and women respectively, has been facing decades of war, social problems, and intense poverty for more than a century. Since the 1970s, social conflict and civil war have led a large number of the population to suffer from mental health problems, mostly in youths between the ages of 18-25.
The administration added more than 140 telemedicine services to the coverage list, and more than 24.5 million (out of 63 million) enrolees received a Medicare telemedicine service between mid-March and mid-October — about 60 times the rate of pre-pandemic levels — officials reported late last year.
In the face of tremendous sadness, uncertainty and loss, innovators are coming together to work as hard and fast as they can to address the challenges associated with the global pandemic. With the advent of vaccines, there is an end in sight.
As the adoption of telemedicine continues to grow dramatically, even as the healthcare and health insurance industries prepare for months of COVID-19 treatment and vaccination programs, the crossroads of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT for patient monitoring and chronic care management) and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are becoming more promising than ever.
While it is well documented that the level of care delivered by physicians and scientists in the United States is elite, the cost of that care is often devastating. The three trillion-dollar-plus cost of healthcare in the US is unsustainable and is sinking businesses and families who struggle to pay for both insurance and care.
Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, the healthcare industry has been put under immense pressure due to an increased demand for efficient and accurate healthcare. Amidst the pandemic, to meet these demands, the healthcare industry has turned towards the incorporation of telemedicine, with many connected devices and other telemedicine services slowly becoming more common. While beneficial to the entire healthcare industry, the veteran portion of the population has seen significant improvement in healthcare thanks to the adoption of telemedicine devices and services into their lives.
In today’s world, technology has made us more connected than we’ve ever been before, with our friends and co-workers being just the push of a button away. Practically every industry has brought in technology as a way of increasing efficiency and strengthening communication, and the healthcare industry is no exception.
WebRTC, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard for next-gen real time communications, and an open-source project created by Google, earlier this month hosted a webinar sharing various use cases where WebRTC enhances the IoT and IIoT.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry has been put under immense stress and pressure. The need for safe, yet efficient healthcare and more medical personnel has stretched the healthcare industry to its limits trying to meet the demands. The industry is now turning to telehealth for healthcare, with new and innovative connected devices to fill the void.
My mom is legally blind, and as a result I have been studying new technologies that are literally helping the blind to see.
Recently, I took my mom to an appointment to eSight. Her condition? Retinal detachment on right and diminished vision on left.