Volume 1, Issue 5: Ryan Palmer, Ed.D., M.F.A., Principal, Kennedy & Company Education Strategies Discusses Medical Students on Meeting with Patients Virtually via Telehealth

Dear colleagues,

We hope you had a safe and wonderful holiday season despite the continued unprecedented circumstances.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has halted growth in the medical travel sector, expect the pace to pick up again throughout the new year as the opportunity for vaccines spreads worldwide.

If you missed our announcement about the new branding of our newsletter, here’s an update:

For over a decade, Medical Travel Today has provided 40,000 readers worldwide with news, information and business perspectives on medical travel. 

In response to market changes prompted by COVID-19 and advanced technology, we are broadening our focus to include digital health: Medical Travel & Digital Health News not only features a new logo and layout, but also expanded coverage on this fast growing market sector.

Over the last 13 years of publication, our team has appreciated the support of audiences worldwide and their input which allows us to fulfill our mission of aggregating the best medical travel news.  For those who have participated in interviews and sent us updates, we say “Thank You!”  Please continue to provide suggestions for further Spotlight interviews and company news. 

Recent world events have had a major impact on medical travel and have forced a new era of healthcare. Digital health has long been an integral component of medical travel and post COVID-19, it will continue to play a substantial role in enhancing care for both patients and providers.

Digital health is convenient, accessible and cost-effective and we are excited to expand our news and interviews with experts in both this space and medical travel to keep our readers up to date with the advances in these exciting fields.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Keep an eye on Medical Travel & Digital Health News as we continue to serve business audiences in every part of the globe.  We remain committed to bringing you the most important news from the medical travel industry and now the digital health space.

In this issue, we speak with Ryan Palmer, Ed.D., M.F.A., Principal, of Kennedy & Company Education Strategies to discuss how medical students are preparing to meet with patients virtually via telehealth.

We also bring you news on hospitals in Medicaid expansion states which could have better chance of weathering COVID-19 crisis, findings that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine could protect for years, and how researchers are using Facebook data and AI to spot early stages of severe psychiatric illness.

On behalf of the staff of Medical Travel & Digital Health News, we would like to wish all of our readers a successful, safe and Happy New Year.

Laura Carabello
Executive Editor and Publisher
Medical Travel & Digital Health News