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Some Positives of the Pandemic Lockdown can be seen in Healthcare, Education and Virtual Reality
Electronic health records, e-prescriptions and telemedicine are being transformed;
Telemedicine is being driven by patients looking for better, faster, and safer options for their care.
Electronic health records are driven by doctors, insurers, and the government.
- Solv, offers same-day appointments with a network of physicians, reported that the consumer telemedicine usage was up nearly 3x. Walk-in patient traffic had declined by 57%, and the number of patients who scheduled their appointments more than a day ahead of time had declined by 18%.
- Doxy.me offers healthcare practitioners a free video platform to virtually connect with their patients. Doctor on Demand takes telemedicine a step further, allowing patients to make a virtual appointment with their own practitioners on the platform.
Some Funding and Acquisitions:
- Quizlet, a global learning platform providing AI-powered study tools to help people practice and master whatever they are learning, has raised $30 million in Series C funding at $1 billion valuation. School shutdowns due to Pandemic have caused students to flock to the platform as they look for new ways to study, retain information, and collaborate.
- Apple acquired NextVR, a virtual reality company that specializes in broadcasting live events. NextVR had established partnerships with the NBA, Wimbledon, Fox Sports, WWE, and more. It holds more than 40 patents of interest to Apple.
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