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The Challenges and Opportunities of Integrated Health Homes

Fragmented care has long been a frustrating thorn in the sides of those living with multiple or chronic illnesses. Despite the complexity of their conditions, these patients often receive little to no support when coordinating their medical treatment and struggle to shoulder the administrative burden themselves. Change, however, may be on the way in Illinois; [...]

By |2019-11-26T20:01:02+00:00April 29th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

We Can Overcome Hurdles in Telehealth Implementation

Telemedicine is an inarguable boon to modern care. By complementing traditional in-practice services with telemedical offerings, healthcare providers can extend specialty consults into the most remote rural clinics, cut down on the time patients wait for care, and even reach those who might have otherwise foregone the time and expense of in-person care.   The [...]

By |2019-02-12T20:55:04+00:00February 12th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Is the Future of Healthcare Outpatient-Centric?

Hospitals might once have been the treatment hub for all of a communities’ aches, pains, and surgical procedures -- but that central status is becoming hazier by the day. In the last few years, increasing pressure to make health services more affordable, accessible, and effective has prompted many healthcare organizations to decompress their campuses and [...]

By |2019-01-28T16:09:53+00:00January 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Balancing Efficiency and Value in Healthcare

When it comes to healthcare delivery, our intent is to be ever quicker, more effective, and less expensive. We want to improve treatment experiences and patient outcomes without slipping on our efficiency scores; we aim to provide ever-soaring value for our providers, payers, and patients, but we don’t want to stop cutting costs. When those [...]

By |2018-12-21T16:16:02+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Rehabilitation Centers: Invest, But Be Careful

It's no secret that America has a drug problem. According to the latest reports from the Center for Disease Control, well over 71,000 individuals lost their lives to overdose in 2017. The situation we face today is dire, and expectations for the future are hardly any better.   The opioid crisis is a problem that [...]

By |2018-10-04T15:30:43+00:00October 4th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Tech Will Revolutionize Elder Care — Here’s How

When it comes to generational stereotypes, seniors aren't exactly known for their technological proficiency. All too often, helpful apps and advances in tech are given over first to enthusiastic Millennials and then slowly — if at all – filter into the lives of those in the elder generations.   But what if these generational stereotypes [...]

By |2018-08-28T15:16:30+00:00August 28th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Doing Well by Doing Good. What Does it Mean?

It's been an hour, and the doctor has yet to arrive at the cramped exam room. The clock on the wall softly ticks on, and bad cell service leaves the mother and her child with little to do but study the faded anatomical posters and health infographics hanging from the wall. The mother feels the [...]

By |2018-07-27T14:04:30+00:00July 27th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments