Virtual nurse gives a human face to telemedicine

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Around the world, a growing shortage of nurses in hospitals and clinics is leading to concern about the quality of care patients can expect to receive. Hoping to improve the situation, a new telemedicine device from start-up could help to ensure that patients continue to receive the care they need, despite limited human resources.'s virtual nurse — named Molly — is an avatar who provides quality care to patients in between appointments. The service is available to patients who suffer from common, chronic, medical conditions such as heart failure or diabetes. To begin, patients sign up to…

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