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How telemedicine can be improved to better capitalize on efficiencies

It’s commonly accepted by now that telemedicine holds the potential to improve both access for patients and efficiency for providers. But as with any emergent technology, it isn’t perfect. Occasionally, patients receive care that isn’t quite on par with what they would get face-to-face in terms of quality and consistency. Speaking at HIMSS19 on Tuesday,… Read More »

Public Health England warns that improved treatment and testing rates for STIs in the UK could be imperilled by cuts

The authors place the post-AIDS increase in STIs within a historic context. Gonorrhoea cases in the UK have been recorded since 1918 and syphilis since 1922, when the UK’s network of free and confidential STI clinics was set up. This was after a Royal Commission on Venereal Diseases (as STIs used to be called) recommended… Read More »