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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

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

Balance Billing: A Money Trap for Patients and Providers Alike?

A physician's first priority is to help those they see in need of medical attention. So, when a doctor working the night shift sees a EMTs rolling a bloodied car accident victim into the emergency room on a gurney, she doesn't hesitate; she immediately crosses the room to treat her new patient. At that moment, [...]

By |2020-06-16T15:38:59+00:00December 21st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Balance Billing: A Money Trap for Patients and Providers Alike?

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|Comments Off on Doing Well by Doing Good. What Does it Mean?