Healthcare

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 |2020-11-13T20:04:41+00:00November 13th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 |2020-04-10T20:38:16+00:00April 10th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Benefits of Hospice Care

When patients enter the dusk of their sunset years, they need peace, support, and care. It can be a trying time for patients and family alike -- but with hospice, the burden weighs a little easier. According to one report published in the BMJ’s Supportive and Palliative Care, patients who enroll in hospice during their [...]

By |2019-07-25T20:51:56+00:00July 25th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Co-Pay Accumulators Are on the Chopping Block — Here’s Why

Copay accumulators aren’t welcome in Virginia. As of this March, state legislators in both the state and its neighbor, West Virginia, passed legislation that requires insurers to count copay assistance cards and manufacturer-provided coupons towards patients’ out-of-pocket limits. This measure comes in direct response to insurers’ increased tendency to use the policies to prevent payment [...]

By |2020-11-19T14:39:19+00:00May 17th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments