Healthcare

Will RPM Facilitate a New Model of Postoperative Care?

Recovering from a surgical procedure or severe illness can be a uniquely stressful experience, especially if you need to do so in a hospital. Being in an unfamiliar clinical environment, away from your home and family, is often emotionally taxing. The trade-off is worth it, of course -- a hospital provides increased safety and access [...]

By |2021-04-15T12:33:23+00:00April 15th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Will RPM Facilitate a New Model of Postoperative Care?

Remote Work May Open New Opportunities for Physical Therapy Providers

Remote work offers a well-packed portfolio of conveniences. At-home employees enjoy flexible scheduling, commute-less workdays, and all of the comforts of home. But in the months since Covid-19 prompted a mass exodus out of corporate cubicles and into home offices, some have realized a less-positive mainstay of remote work: back pain.  “As it turns out, [...]

By |2021-01-14T22:26:26+00:00January 14th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Remote Work May Open New Opportunities for Physical Therapy Providers

Can AI Improve Expecting Mothers’ Health? New Study Suggests So.

Artificial intelligence isn’t a phrase one usually expects to be heard in the same breath as maternal health -- and yet, recent research indicates that AI might be key to drastically improving outcomes for expecting mothers.  In early November, researchers from the University of Seville released a report suggesting that by integrating AI into prenatal [...]

By |2021-01-14T22:24:14+00:00November 13th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Can AI Improve Expecting Mothers’ Health? New Study Suggests So.

Diagnostic Chaos: What Happens When COVID and Flu Season Collide

Fall is coming. As the leaves change and temperature falls, healthcare providers across the country face a new and sobering challenge: navigating flu season during a global pandemic.  The early symptoms of COVID-19 are, at this point, familiar. Infected patients experience fever, chills, cough, fatigue, headache, sore throat, congestion, and nausea. The problem is that [...]

By |2020-09-18T16:59:27+00:00September 18th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Diagnostic Chaos: What Happens When COVID and Flu Season Collide

For Providers, EHR Innovation Benefits Won’t Come Automatically

Given how innovative and game-changing electronic health records have been for the healthcare sector, you would think more providers would be excited about using them. Some are, of course -- but the reception that these information-centric innovations have received has been oddly mixed.  Electronic health records offer providers a real-time digital version of a patient’s [...]

By |2020-05-28T16:16:06+00:00May 28th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on For Providers, EHR Innovation Benefits Won’t Come Automatically

AI Solutions in Assisted Living — What Can Be Done?

Artificial intelligence has made its mark in nearly every sector of the healthcare industry -- so why not assisted living?    Over the last decade, artificial intelligence has proven itself to be adept at empowering healthcare providers, payers, and organizations to apply big health data and analytics towards critical clinical and administrative decisions. This capability [...]

By |2021-09-23T18:31:38+00:00April 10th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on AI Solutions in Assisted Living — What Can Be Done?

We Need to Think Bigger About How We Use AI in Healthcare

Despite what some of the splashier headlines might shout, artificially intelligent robots are unlikely to replace human doctors, and technology won’t redefine patient experiences anytime soon. However, AI has come to claim an essential place in the healthcare sector in recent years; today, it stands not as a means to replace human work, but as [...]

By |2020-03-03T18:59:05+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on We Need to Think Bigger About How We Use AI in Healthcare

How Can We Prevent Out-of-Network Use in In-Network Hospitals?

Everything should have gone according to plan. Weeks before an expected surgery, the patient had taken the time to make sure that his hospital was in-network and that his out-of-pocket cost would be within his tight budget. He had set aside the money, taken off time for recovery, and prepared for his surgery. He felt [...]

By |2020-02-07T16:37:52+00:00February 7th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on How Can We Prevent Out-of-Network Use in In-Network Hospitals?

Will Value-Based Care Require New Leadership Strategies?

Will value-based healthcare be the answer to America’s medical woes? A significant subset of providers seem to think so. According to a recent survey of the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council, 42% of participants believe that value-based reimbursement models will one day supplant fee-for-service as the primary revenue model for healthcare in the United States.    [...]

By |2020-11-19T14:45:06+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Will Value-Based Care Require New Leadership Strategies?

FCC Rural Telemedicine Update: Improving Care for Patients?

Positive change may be on the horizon for patients who use -- or even rely on -- telehealth services. Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its intent to overhaul its method for distributing telemedicine-adjacent funds through the Rural Health Care Program in a way that eliminates any current wasteful practices or inefficiencies.  [...]

By |2019-08-26T19:48:43+00:00August 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on FCC Rural Telemedicine Update: Improving Care for Patients?