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FastCompany

Lilly Smith

26 March 2020

Hubei Province, China

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To keep the doctor-patient contact at a minimum during the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals in China and Thailand are using human-like robots to perform basic medical tasks. The use of robots doesn't just help to keep ...

The New Yorker

John Seabrook

22 June 2020

Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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Telehealth is being implemented and used across the United States to assist both patients and doctors during the coronavirus pandemic. Although this practice has its limitations and cannot replace in-person diagnostic...

VT Digger

Katie Jickling

17 May 2020

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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The move to telemedicine was made necessary due to the coronavirus outbreak, but in Vermont, many health clinics are planning to continue incorporating the practice even after the pandemic dissipates. Although there a...

Stateline

Christine Vestal

Michael Ollove

8 April 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Across the U.S. many state hospitals and forming partnerships with each other and hospitals in other states to better address the coronavirus pandemic. Washington's hospital system is emerging as a model for collectiv...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jason Laughlin

26 May 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia's local government and health care providers are working to improve access to health care and coronavirus testing in minority and low-income neighborhoods. While a testing center is the newest addition to...

KCRW

Jonathan Bastian

Chery Glaser

2 April 2020

Davis, California, United States

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California is working to increase the number of health care providers by implementing a new program that aims to recruit unemployed, under-employed, newly graduated, and retired medical workers to help provide relief ...

Impact Storytelling

Emma Whalen

1 June 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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The Montrose Center in Texas, which provides LGBTQ support services, has turned to the use of technology to keep resources available during the coronavirus pandemic. Virtual support groups have been one of their most ...

Minority Africa

Torinmo Salau

10 May 2020

Lagos, Nigeria

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Pregnant women in Nigeria are turning to virtual support groups to help manage anxiety and fear they feel about delivering a baby during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the telehealth transition for doctor visits h...

High Country News

Helen Santoro

14 May 2020

Enterprise, Oregon, United States

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A community health care clinic in Oregon’s Wallowa County has been able to offer mental health services to its clients during the coronavirus pandemic thanks in part to an already-established virtual practice. In plac...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

30 March 2020

United States

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Kinsa thermometers connect wirelessly to a central database that has been used to track fevers across the United States during the COVID19 pandemic. The data that has been collected has shown that strict orders like b...

KPRC-TV

Haley Hernandez

26 March 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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One positive side effect of the encouraged social distancing due to the novel coronavirus outbreak is the shift to telemedicine, specifically the chance to have therapy sessions over phone and video calls. At one heal...

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

21 March 2020

Hong Kong

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Hong Kong and Singapore are being looked to as potential models of how to contain the coronavirus pandemic, but they also offer lessons about how to keep the frontline health care providers safe during an outbreak as ...

The New York Times

Benjamin Mueller

4 April 2020

London, United Kingdom

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Social distancing is as necessary to protect healthcare providers as it is anyone else, so primary care providers in the U.K. are begrudgingly making the move to telemedicine—meeting with and diagnosing patients over ...

Christian Science Monitor

Lenora Chu

6 April 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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To contain the coronavirus and manage overwhelmed health care systems, nurses and doctors are returning from retirement, recent medical graduates are being asked to report early to their hospitals and telehealth is ga...

NPR

Kirk Siegler

23 March 2020

Barstow, California, United States

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Traveling clinicians are being assigned to rural regions of the U.S. to play a part in helping small, understaffed hospitals respond to the coronavirus outbreak. To make this process easier and more efficient and offe...

KRIV-TV

Matthew Seedorff

23 March 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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In Houston, hospitals and doctor's offices are changing their protocols for admitting and seeing patients in order to decrease the likelihood of spreading COVID-19. Telehealth practices have increased from 2 percent t...

Valley News

Nora Doyle-Burr

28 March 2020

Charlestown, New Hampshire, United States

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After the New Hampshire Nurses Association sent out a survey to the state's retired nurses, hundreds of them volunteered to address the state's healthcare worker shortfall amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The reserves wi...

WBFO

Marian Hetherly

20 April 2020

New York, United States

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The Special Olympics turned 50 in 2020, but the pandemic has put a damper on their original birthday plans. People with intellectual and physical differences who participate rely on the games for social connection, so...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

24 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Street medicine is used across the United States to bring health care access to those experiencing homelessness, but this model of care has had to adapt to better address living in times of coronavirus. For the Street...

Stories for Human Rights and Social Inclusion

Evelyn Lirri

27 April 2020

Kampala, Uganda

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Strict social distancing and stay-at-home orders – including the suspension of public transportation – in Uganda during the coronavirus pandemic have made if difficult for those who need anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs t...

Valley News

Nora Doyle-Burr

25 April 2020

Lebanon, Connecticut, United States

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In the New England region of the U.S., community nurses are working to fill a void in health care during the coronavirus pandemic for those who may require medical attention but do not need hospital care. As described...

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Erica Jackson

30 April 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Volunteer groups in Georgia are making cloth masks for non-coronavirus patients at local hospitals so that personal protective equipment can be reserved for medical staff in direct contact with COVID-19 patients. Alth...

Next City

Cinnamon Janzer

1 May 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In Minneapolis, a collaboration between the Division of Race and Equity, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the city’s procurement department has helped establish an emergency mental he...

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Katie Sullivan Borrelli

30 June 2020

Rochester, New York, United States

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A change in communication policies and outreach procedures has helped the UR Medicine Home Care program retain employees during the coronavirus pandemic, despite increasingly difficult work conditions. Part of this ef...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

10 August 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Although COVID-19 has taken a toll on the healthcare industry, some providers and clinics have figured out a way to eliminate barriers during this time for those seeking treatment. According to the director of the Beh...

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