Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. Rachel Levine and Sen. Richard Burr

(L-R) Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. Rachel Levine and Sen. Richard Burr
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Both nominees enjoyed bipartisan support from members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

March 17, 2021
A person in braids browses on the phone

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April 15, 2021
Some companies are betting on telehealth's "gold rush," but virtual care may run into limiting factors. 
Santa Rosa Community Health health IT

Santa Rosa Community Health in California. (Credit: Santa Rosa Community Health)

April 13, 2021
After a wildfire wreaked havoc on Santa Rosa Community Health, the organization cured IT instability and other challenges by turning to a one-stop-shop tech-services vendor.
Dr. Lucienne Ide Rimidi RPM

Dr. Lucienne Ide, founder and chief health innovator at Rimidi (Credit: Rimidi)

April 12, 2021
A physician expert in RPM discusses why the technology is so important to patient care and outcomes, and describes what needs to happen to capitalize on its promise.
lab worker holding a test tube

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April 06, 2021
Dr. Charlotte Jones-Burton, who leads Otsuka’s Global Clinical Development on Nephrology, discusses how COVID-19 has changed care.
Two workers using laptop in modern office

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April 06, 2021
Women-led startups only represent 14% of digital health deals closed in 2019, according to Rock Health.
Legacy Health Mount Hood Medical Center telehealth

Legacy Health Mount Hood Medical Center. (Credit: Legacy Health)

April 05, 2021
The Oregon health system already had telemedicine in its eight hospitals when COVID-19 struck. The pandemic demanded a change in virtual care strategy.
Vivek Murthy in a mask

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March 24, 2021
Dr. Vivek Murthy will return to the job he held during the Obama administration, while Dr. Rachel Levine makes history as the first openly transgender official to be confirmed by the Senate.
A drone in the sky against a moon

"Drone and Moon" by Don McCullough is licensed under CC BY 2.0

March 23, 2021
The prototype has cameras and a display screen as well as a waterproof box that can deliver medical supplies or collect tests.
Health First Central Florida AI analytics

Health First's Heart Center in Central Florida. (Credit: Health First)

March 23, 2021
In two years, the organization eliminated 517 avoidable days monthly, reduced length of stay by six hours on average per patient, and eliminated 200 hours of data collection per week.
A telehealth consultation
March 15, 2021
The waivers on some virtual care restrictions are likely to be lifted in the near future – but providers have some options. 

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