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Health systems across the country rapidly stood up virtual care programs to monitor COVID-19 patients from home and it proved to be a crucial tool during the pandemic. As the country begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, these virtual tools, including telehealth, remote monitoring technologies, and wearables, will become a way of life for patients and will likely replace some in-person care, health technology experts say.

Hotspots and smartphones powered by the FirstNet are enabling 9-1-1 dispatchers to take calls from their homes and remote locations.

The coronavirus has revolutionized how Americans work & those changes could be permanent. The coronavirus-caused shift to working from home could be a welcome excuse for change.

Some experts believe that the temporary expansion of telehealth services will have lasting effects and that offerings will remain as a widely available option long after the novel coronavirus pandemic ends.

Most people use the internet every day in one form or fashion, and in homes and businesses across the nation, it has become as common as electricity and indoor plumbing. Yet in many parts of the country, including some regions of Missouri, the "Information Superhighway" is more of a "two-lane country road" because these areas lack high-speed broadband availability.

System upgrades at the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles have led to safer and more secure IDs at a time when residents are sheltering at home and offices are shuttered due to the novel coronavirus.

Data breaches cause real-world damage and tarnish the credibility of the organizations that fall prey to them. By one account, 5.1 million records are lost or stolen daily — nearly 60 per second. Data breaches cost organizations on average as much as $1.57 million in lost business.

The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau approved an additional 26 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $11.19 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The goal of taking daily attendance isn’t to crack down on absentees, but to monitor that students are faring well through the pandemic, say Pennsylvania school officials working to keep students engaged.

    The option to perform a job remotely – to telework – may prove to be a financial lifeline for many workers during the COVID-19 downturn, which has shut down large segments of the U.S. economy and caused about 30 million American workers to file unemployment insurance claims since the middle of March 2020.


    Printed from the website on June 03, 2020 at 7:35pm.