3 Things We’re Reading: Children’s Health Offers Virtual Visits in Schools

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CHILDREN’S HEALTH OFFERS VIRTUAL VISTS; AT&T PLANS TO AQUIRE VIDEO STREAMING COMPANY; WALMART LAUNCHES MOBILE PAY IN NORTH TEXAS


Every day, Dallas Innovates staffers scan websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:

Sometimes the logistics of taking kids to the doctor can be difficult to figure out, but Children’s Health in Dallas is hoping to make it easier through virtual visits. With the help of a $20,000 telemedicine cart, a Children’s doctor or nurse practitioner can conduct exams with students in the school nurse’s office via video conference. Children’s school-based telehealth program is offered in 57 schools in the region. It plans to add even more schools in August. Other hospitals have taken notice of Children’s telehealth program and are planning to implement similar programs. Read more about the program from the Dallas Morning News.

Dallas-based AT&T announced Monday that it plans to purchase Canada-based Quickplay Media Inc. According to D Magazine, the move will support the DirecTV streaming options AT&T will launch later this year. Here’s more on the transaction.

Wal-Mart’s mobile payment system is now available in North Texas. Walmart Pay can be accessed through the retailer’s smartphone app. To use the payment system, customers scan a code that appears on the register during checkout. Learn more about how it works via the Dallas Business Journal.

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