Regardless of how tired we might be of reading about the healthcare industry, the coronavirus pandemic, and how the world deals with it, we should acknowledge that, namely, the advances made in the healthcare sector, especially healthcare software, are taking us closer to getting rid of this obnoxious topic one step at a time. Therefore, talking about the latest news from the telemedicine and healthcare domains is a must if we want to know whether the path that we are trying to follow in this battle was the right one to choose. In this Ralabs Healthcare digest, you will find the most exciting and the most up-to-date news from the world of healthcare.
Make America Telehealthy AgainIn her article, Kat Jerchich talks about how COVID-19 has propelled the American government into including the required telehealth services payments into Medicare. Of course, this set of healthcare software solutions will take time to be implemented in full swing, but it can surely be classified as the beginning of a new era in the telemedicine services.
Smartphones at the Healthcare ForefrontsThose used to talking about how smartphones are obstructive to human health have, probably, not heard that they are gradually becoming an integral tool used by healthcare administrations worldwide. In this article, you will learn how smartphones can be used for measuring hemoglobin by merely taking a photo of an eyelid.
Pandemic at the Service of Rural America Yes, COVID-19 has become an enemy that we all want to conquer. However, on the brighter side, the pandemic has fostered rural healthcare development in the United States, as Gaby Galvin claims in her article.
Improved Doctor-Patient RelationsSome ten years ago, it was impossible to think that a doctor and a patient could communicate efficiently without actually meeting each other in person. In his recent article, Mike Miliard proves that telemedicine companies might actually be turning a new page in the history of medicine as we all witness the advent of neoteric telehealthcare solutions. 
Let the Video Calls StayThe pandemic has got a lot of old industrial cities within the United States by the scruffs of their necks. While COVID-19 remains not the only one disease that the people have to deal with, the elderly patients eagerly hope that the video visits stay after the pandemic goes. Read the stories of chronically ill patients for whom online telemedicine is the only beacon of hope for being saved from loneliness in the article by Casey Ross.
Is It Really the Future?As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic has made it crystal clear that even the American healthcare system is not capable of dealing with overwhelmed hospitals, CNBC has started its journalistic investigation of whether telemedicine is genuinely the future of healthcare. Devote sixteen minutes of your time and have a look at this splendid reportage about coronavirus telemedicine. 
AI Teleradiology Fighting COVID-19Treating the patients with COVID-19 is without a single shred of doubt a crucial task of every healthcare system. Nonetheless, it does mean that people suffering from other diseases now have to wait for the end of the pandemic. This fascinating story by Conn Hastings will tell you about an AI-powered teleradiology device that has been cleared by FDA for Triage within the hospital departments swamped with COVID-19.
Does Telemedicine Bear a Threat to the Security of Your Personal Data?Governments from all around the world have had to embark upon dramatic decisions in order to deal with the threat of a further spread of COVID-19. Some of the steps taken have justifiably compromised the security of people’s data. In this article, you will find a comprehensive answer to whether the rapid rollouts of telemedicine platforms lead us to a security crisis.
New Diabetes Type in the Pipeline?Scientists from the King's College of London have come up with a hypothesis that COVID-19 can become a causative factor for the emergence of a new form of diabetes. A growing body of evidence, as the scientists claim, hints that the coronavirus might cause severe complications to the already-existing types of diabetes, which might eventually mutate into a new, yet unknown, kind of diabetes.
The Art of the Second Opinion: A PodcastGiving the second opinion is one of the hardest challenges in modern doctors' practice as, in most cases, it actually means proving a colleague wrong. An experienced attorney Jim Boston welcomes us to his conversation with TMLT’s Anthony Passalacqua in which they discuss the hardships and bumps that a doctor's professional decision has to go through before being defined as credible.
Hopefully, you have found this month's digest interesting as it surely offers some questions to ponder over. Stay tuned for more as we have a bunch of interesting articles coming soon.