Human error is inevitable, especially when there are so many people and processes involved in a business. Administrative errors tend to be more apparent in the healthcare industry though, due to the risk of human lives at stake. Take a look at these statistics: Approximately 86 percent of mistakes made in the healthcare industry are […]
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About one-quarter of physician referrals in the United States go to specialists who are out-of-network, which can be very costly for health systems and medical providers. This ‘referral leakage’ occurs when patients seek out or are referred to an out-of-network physician by a healthcare provider. Although referral leakage can’t be avoided at all times, the […]
Each season brings new changes and modifications to the healthcare industry. With summer here, we’ve highlighted important issues, healthcare coverage changes and advances in medical research. Cybersecurity Still Troubles the Industry The healthcare industry continues to be plagued by cybersecurity issues. A newly published 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon found that of the […]
Approximately 2.1 billion tons of waste are produced annually, with the United States generating over 250 million tons of waste each year. Plastic waste generation is increasing in this country, and food waste is estimated to be between 30 to 40 percent of the food supply. In the effort to “reduce, reuse, and recycle”, the […]
The future of telehealth continues to build interest due to its convenience and cost-effectiveness. Not only does it increase access to care and reduce travel time—especially for people living in rural areas—but telehealth also decreases the number of hospital stays and can improve communication between clinicians. According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), 76 percent […]
A number that seems to be continuously growing is the amount of healthcare spending in the United States, which has reached $3.5 trillion. According to research and multiple studies, this amount is high due to unnecessary medical treatment. Also referred to as “low-value care,” unnecessary medical treatment occurs when the risk for harm outweighs the […]
Now that suitable supporting infrastructure is more readily available, VR is rapidly taking root in healthcare.