Now that telehealth has been quickly rolled out across the nation and patients and clinicians have found the experience useful, it is unlikely that virtual doctor visits, in all its various forms, will be temporary.
Nearly 1-in-10 households with school-aged children lack a consistent internet connection that can be used for educational purposes at a time when millions of kids have been forced out of classrooms by the coronavirus, according to federal estimates released recently.
People nationwide depend on the Internet to go to work or school, maintain their health, and take care of loved ones. For residents of rural, Tribal, and other underserved areas, however, smooth, speedy access to the Internet isn’t always a given.
The coronavirus pandemic has acted as an "unexpected experiment" for telehealth, but despite its huge promise and the hopes of many that it will become the new normal, experts say it's difficult to predict what's next.
In a new twist on the Hippocratic Oath, infosec experts say hospitals must protect patient safety by identifying the areas most vulnerable to cyberattacks and deploying effective strategies to secure their networks.