What do the digital technology and healthcare industries have in common? Perhaps surprisingly, they are far from mutually exclusive. In fact, these industries are coordinating on a common platform to serve the need for virtual care, and both are at the forefront of transforming healthcare management.
• Second Life® is one of the most widely used 3D platforms for healthcare communities, with companies such as IBM and organizations such as NHS creating
Hardly anyone will dispute the growing environmental consciousness that has taken place on a global scale in the past 10 years. The term green has become a part of our everyday lexicon. It should come as no surprise then that the “green awakening” has now trickled down to how we take care of our bodies.
The United States faces a shortage of physicians—a shortage that the Association of American Medical Colleges reports will reach 91,500 by 2020. This shortage is caused by many factors, including an aging population, healthcare reform that will provide healthcare access to an additional 64 million people, and more physicians retiring than are entering the profession. Greater pressures on primary care are driving the evolution of the primary care physician.