The World Health Organisation has declared the spread of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV/COVID-19) a global emergency, following its appearance in China late last year. As of February 12, over 45 000 cases and 1,100 deaths have been confirmed in mainland China alone, surpassing the toll from the SARS epidemic of 2002-3.
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The 2019-20 Australian bushfires have been devastating, with at least 33 recorded deaths nationally. Hundreds of structures have been destroyed and millions of animals and livestock have perished. Unfortunately, there is no end in sight, with experts warning the fires could continue for months.
5. Increased Telehealth Usage by Patients, Providers and Larger Organisations.
Finally, the last and possibly most exciting trend! Telehealth usage is increasing quickly, as each year, patients are becoming more open to new technology, and equally more dependant on it.
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Telehealth video consultations are quickly becoming a standard way to deliver healthcare, both within Australia and globally.
The devastating 2019-20 Australian bushfires continue to rage on, with at least 28 recorded deaths nationally. Hundreds of structures have been destroyed and millions of animals and livestock have perished. Unfortunately, there is no end in sight, with experts warning the fires could could continue for months.
Over the last few years, the use of 'telehealth video consultations' has gained more traction in the healthcare space. This has resulted in a continuous string of academic studies being published, discussing the effectiveness of telehealth video consultations, particularly in speech pathology.
WebRTC video technology is the jewel in the HTML5 video conferencing crown. Sessions are fully encrypted, run entirely within the browser and can be accessed by any modern device including smartphones, iPads, and Tablets. WebRTC is the most secure video technology available today.