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The Ongoing Challenge of Healthcare Staffing Shortages & What To Do About It

The “Great Resignation,” an exodus that saw an average of nearly four million Americans leave their jobs each month in 2021, has had wide-ranging implications for all industries, not the least of which is healthcare. Within the latter sector, the nursing profession in particular is feeling the pinch – an enormous concern, given the fact [...]

By |2022-05-10T16:30:17+00:00May 10th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on The Ongoing Challenge of Healthcare Staffing Shortages & What To Do About It

The Promise of Telehealth Physical Therapy

Despite the many challenges brought on by the global pandemic, COVID-19 also presented several new opportunities. The rapid advancements in healthcare technology are a prime example of how the pandemic acted as a beneficial catalyst. Aside from an escalated vaccine production process, personal healthcare options have also improved. The introduction of telehealth has drastically changed [...]

By |2022-04-15T18:12:54+00:00April 15th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on The Promise of Telehealth Physical Therapy

The Race Gap in Dermatology, and What Can Be Done About It

Dr. Natalie Moulton-Levy, a Manhattan-based dermatologist, told the New York Times in 2020 that she knows physicians are well-intentioned when they say they “do not see color” when it comes to their patients. “They are trying in a nice, benevolent way to say skin color doesn’t matter,” she told the Times. “But it absolutely matters, [...]

By |2022-03-23T18:23:35+00:00March 23rd, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on The Race Gap in Dermatology, and What Can Be Done About It

Why Young People Need to be Included in End-of-Life Discussions

What would you do if your mother or father fell ill and couldn't make medical decisions? Would your dad want to have his life prolonged if doing so means that he would spend the rest of his life unconscious and dependent upon a machine? Would you be able to access your mother's funds to pay [...]

By |2022-02-16T16:50:37+00:00February 16th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Why Young People Need to be Included in End-of-Life Discussions

CMS Care Model Innovation: The Vision and the Reality

In October 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a whitepaper outlining a revised plan for the next 10 years, after a review of the 50 value-based care payment models set forth over the past decade by that body’s Innovation Center – the CMMI – showed that only six of them resulted [...]

By |2022-01-11T21:37:34+00:00January 11th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on CMS Care Model Innovation: The Vision and the Reality

One Challenge of Value-Based Care: Raising Awareness

A recent survey of 1,000 consumers showed that only 26 percent had ever heard of the term “value-based care,” and of those, few knew what it meant. Moreover, 62 percent had never heard of the concept at all. All of this underscores the first VBC-related challenge facing those within the healthcare industry -- raising awareness. [...]

By |2021-12-09T16:27:55+00:00December 9th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on One Challenge of Value-Based Care: Raising Awareness

How Dermatologists Can Help Alleviate Psoriasis Symptoms

While psoriasis is not just a skin-deep issue (despite all appearances to the contrary), a dermatologist can make all the difference in dealing with an affliction that impacts 7.5 million Americans and is characterized by skin that, depending on the severity, could be itchy, scaly, cracked or bleeding in spots, and joints that might be [...]

By |2021-10-28T13:36:48+00:00October 28th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on How Dermatologists Can Help Alleviate Psoriasis Symptoms

How We Can More Effectively Diagnose Kidney Disease

Kidney disease has a reputation of being unpredictable. On its website, the American Kidney Fund cites an example of one of its employees, Shayla Harris, who in her 20s was diagnosed with a case so severe that she required a transplant.  At the time she was seemingly healthy, but while undergoing a routine physical she [...]

By |2021-08-18T13:35:41+00:00August 18th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on How We Can More Effectively Diagnose Kidney Disease

Unsung Heroes: How Pharmacists Positively Impact Those Suffering From Chronic Conditions

A sometimes-overlooked part of an interprofessional healthcare team is the pharmacist, though in recent years that has begun to change, given patients’ increasing needs and the interdependence of those teams, which typically consist of a medical doctor but can also include nurses and various other specialists. The role of the pharmacist cannot be overstated, however, [...]

By |2021-08-03T13:37:55+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Unsung Heroes: How Pharmacists Positively Impact Those Suffering From Chronic Conditions

Mobile Apps Are Aiding Mental Healthcare Accessibility in Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic caused massive amounts of disruption in virtually every industry and area of life. With more people staying at home and limiting physical contact with others, medical professionals quickly began to express concern for how the pandemic and associated health practices would have a lasting impact on individuals' mental health. To address this [...]

By |2021-07-06T17:24:16+00:00July 6th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Mobile Apps Are Aiding Mental Healthcare Accessibility in Wake of COVID-19