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How Millennials are Reshaping the Entire Healthcare Sector

Millennials demand instant access to all services.

What can providers and payers do, beyond tech upgrades, to more closely align their services with millennial expectations?

Millennial Expectations for Healthcare

Millennials will soon make up the bulk of healthcare workers as well as innovators.

The status quos in both claims and billing are at odds with what millennials have come to expect from on-demand services such as Lyft, Airbnb and iOS Maps.

How Millennials are Reshaping Healthcare – Part 1

Millennials are now making mobile devices a core part of the healthcare delivery process.

Millennials came of age during the 2000s and 2010s alongside applications for smartphones, tablets and cloud platforms, all of which have shaped their expectations for the way services are delivered.

All Systems Go – The Crucial Role of Healthcare Interoperability

Healthcare interoperability is more critical than ever.

As U.S. healthcare expenses continue their long-term climb, providers and payers are exploring fresh approaches to care delivery and reimbursement.

When and Where Air Ambulances Save Lives: Part 2 of a 2-part series

Air ambulances provide quick transportation for patients in remote locations, as well as for paramedics and other medical professionals whose services can be the difference between life and death in an emergency. In the first part of this series, we looked at why hospitals offer air medical services (AMS) and how insurers and patients navigate […]

The Rise of Air Ambulance Use: Part 1 of a 2-part series

Air ambulances have rapidly become vital and unique fixtures of the U.S. healthcare system. As specialized aircrafts – i.e., medically equipped helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes – they provide emergency transportation over distances and/or terrains that would be impractical for ground ambulances.   Their use has surged since 1980, when medical helicopters began to be manufactured […]

New Approaches to Managing High-Cost Drugs

Prescription drugs are critical to any effective healthcare system, but in the U.S. they are also a growing financial burden on patients, employers and care providers, many of whom struggle to keep up with their high costs. According to separate reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, prescriptions accounted for a […]

Value-Based Reimbursement and Improving Quality of Care

Making an effective transition to value-based care, and to a corresponding reimbursement model that works for medical providers, insurers and patients alike, is a longstanding goal for much of the U.S. healthcare system. There are many compelling reasons for adopting value-based reimbursement (VBR) as a replacement for traditional fee-for-service (FFS), with two of the most notable […]

The Rise of Behavioral Health Apps [Infographic]

Do you “power nap” with a meditation app? Behavioral Health is tapping into tech for innovative ways to leverage the accessibility and big data of apps. Learn more in this original infographic from AMR!

A Look at Physician Burnout

There is no denying physicians have stressful jobs. Every day, people place their lives and well-being in physicians’ hands and ask these professionals to have all of the answers. In addition to these high expectations, doctors must see numerous patients each day while keeping on top of administrative duties, technological advancements, continuing education and legislative […]

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