For many providers, telehealth services have always seemed an offering better saved for the future. Why bother, they’ve argued, when patients can be seen in person, and especially with the legal and financial roadblocks in the way?
Dave Termunde remembers the day well.
It was a Friday in March, and Arbor Park School District No. 145 had just shut down because of the pandemic. His first order of business as the Illinois district’s CTO involved distributing devices to students and teachers who needed them to continue learning or instructing from home.
The next time the Boston Celtics take the court, how they fare will depend, in part, on the play of young stars like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. But their success will also hinge on someone working behind the scenes: the team’s chief technology officer, Jay Wessland.
It’s a shared challenge facing instructors whose classes typically involve labs or career and technical education: In the age of physical distancing and remote learning, how do educators re-create hands-on lessons online?
James Riser, MD, didn’t open a family medicine practice in rural Mississippi because he thought success would come easily. Still, he says, it’s been more difficult than he anticipated — and the challenges keep coming, year after year.
As COVID-19 swept across the country last spring, teams at Banner Health quickly acquired more tablets so doctors could conduct virtual rounding and other critical communications from a distance.
When the city of Yakima, in south-central Washington state, launched its public transit system in the early 1900s, its state-of-the-art vehicle management plan involved sharp-eyed trolley drivers and a network of overhead wires.
Hoops fans starved for action may soon be rewarded for their patience: The National Basketball Association (NBA) has plans for a new game-streaming service it says will “redefine” the way professional basketball is experienced.
At Arizona State University, an online Introduction to Storytelling class is disrupted by participants posting offensive comments. At The Ohio State University, during an online class in engineering, an uninvited intruder drowns out the teacher by playing loud music and hijacking the chat room...
About 25,000 connected devices assist in care delivery and daily operations at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Tim Foss handles governance and risk management for all of them.
For Brad Rounding, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Security Operations Center (ASOC), managing the risks associated with cyberthreats and vulnerabilities are top priorities every day.
A new imaging technique and artificial intelligence (AI) are poised to significantly advance what neurosurgeons can do to help patients with brain tumors while they’re on the operating room table.
Sometimes the best approach to dealing with the biggest problems involves taking a deep breath and diving in headfirst. That’s the way it was facing the coronavirus pandemic, says Peter Cevenini, CTO at Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.