Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
14 July, 2020

This week: 5 things COVID-19 is teaching us about the patient experience - What new restrictions on telehealth mean for healthcare? - Translating technology into healthcare - and more.

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5 things COVID-19 is teaching us about the patient experience

With in-person visits down, social distancing measures in effect and no current COVID-19 vaccine, physicians are leveraging new digital tools to survive. Telehealth has allowed providers to continue to see and connect with patients through virtual consults. - medicaleconomics.com

 

What will new restrictions on telehealth mean for healthcare access?

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced significant new restrictions on telehealth arrangements to take effect from 20 July that will allow access in most cases only for providers who “have an existing and continuous relationship with a patient”. - croakey.org

 

'Protective' box a potential infection risk to healthcare workers

An Australian study has shown that aerosol boxes designed to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 can actually increase their exposure to airborne particles that carry the virus. - hospitalhealth.com.au

 

Experts develop a simple questionnaire to raise awareness about managing liver disease

Alcohol's popularity and its central place in socializing in Australia obscures the dangers of excessive drinking and possible liver disease, Flinders University experts warn. - news-medical.net

 

Translating technology into healthcare

The University of Sydney has been awarded more than $7 million federal funding for research projects harnessing AI to diagnose and treat neurological and mental health disorders. - sydney.edu.au

 

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