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Q&A: How can telehealth help lower risks during a public health crisis?

Virtual care delivered through a computer, phone, or tablet can be a helpful tool in controlling infectious diseases. With the outbreak of COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has expanded telehealth coverage for Medicare recipients, and the Department of Health and Human Services...

Aledade Empowers Primary Care ACOs With Updox’s Telehealth Virtual Office Visits

Aledade has announced an arrangement with telehealth platform Updox to offer a comprehensive telehealth solution to Aledade’s national network of physician-led accountable care organizations. “While our partner physicians across the country manage an unprecedented publica health crisis, they are encouraging their patients to stay home and...

The DTC coronavirus home test kits are here

The process of COVID-19 testing is already overwhelming the U.S. health care system, tech companies are using their infrastructure to make testing accessible to more people. Health startups EverlyWell, Nurx, and Radish announced their own versions of at-home testing kits, while Hims launched a COVID-19...

Telepharmacists Keep Rural Care Going

Morristown, Indiana, population 1,300, was at risk of becoming one more rural health care desert, lacking both a local pharmacy and easy access to basic medical services. But a partnership between Hancock Health, a leading regional health system, and Amwell, has given the residents of Morristown...

Sexism is Built Into the Algorithm

Men’s wellness and personal care service Hims may have raised eyebrows when its ads for hair loss and erectile dysfunction solutions (all framed in a hipster-friendly format) began appearing in the New York City subway system. But nobody pushed back against allowing the ads in...

hilary coles, co-founder and vp of product at hims & hers

The Cnnekt recently interviewed Hims & Hers Co-founder and VP of Product Hilary Coles, whose company gives easy access to medical-grade products that aren’t always in reach. She and the company are also normalizing conversations about topics such as hair loss, erectile dysfunction, birth control,...

Roy Schoenberg, MD, MPH: How Can Telehealth Reduce the Spread of Coronavirus?

As the spread of novel coronavirus around the U.S. continues, doctors and health systems have realized that health technology such as telehealth can be uses for remote patient monitoring and virtual consultations, which could prevent person-to-person spread, especially among the most vulnerable populations. In an interview...

Why canceling events makes sense in the age of COVID-19

Across the nation, cities, states, and businesses are mobilizing to take drastic measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. This level of action hasn’t occurred since the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic that killed more than 50 million people around the world. Public health officials...