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How AI Can Meet the Challenges Presented by Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health, variously abbreviated as SDOH or SDH, are described by the World Health Organization as the conditions under which individuals live, work, play and age, and factor into such things as chronic conditions, preventable hospitalizations, morbidity and mortality. Various studies have concluded, in fact, that SDOH factors into between 60 percent and [...]

By |2022-08-15T16:56:37+00:00August 15th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on How AI Can Meet the Challenges Presented by Social Determinants of Health

Good Health Starts From the Ground Up: What a Podiatrist Can Tell About You From Your Feet

It has long been said that the eyes are the window to the soul. It has never been said that the feet are the window to one’s health – even though that’s inarguable. Go beyond the obvious fact that our feet are our literal foundation, and that any flaw – any blister, bunion, ache or [...]

By |2022-08-16T12:32:30+00:00July 1st, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Good Health Starts From the Ground Up: What a Podiatrist Can Tell About You From Your Feet

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

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

Is AI the Answer to Healthcare Fraud, Waste and Abuse? 

All healthcare organizations are cognizant of the problems presented by fraud, waste and abuse (FWA). Until recently, however, there had yet to be a solution that significantly addresses an issue that each year results in losses of at least $300 billion. Enter artificial intelligence. A 2019 Optum survey of 500 U.S. healthcare leaders showed that [...]

By |2021-10-12T14:36:05+00:00October 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is AI the Answer to Healthcare Fraud, Waste and Abuse? 

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|Comments Off on We Can Overcome Hurdles in Telehealth Implementation

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|Comments Off on Work Smarter, Not Harder: Balancing Efficiency and Value in Healthcare