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 new season has arrived, and it brings new changes within the healthcare industry. To help keep you informed about these issues and how they may affect you, we’ve compiled the most important industry news. FDA Commissioner Resigns Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the 23rd commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, recently resigned after […]
Technology has played an increasingly larger role in the healthcare industry over the past couple decades and continues to offer a myriad of benefits to physicians and other healthcare professionals. It is intended to streamline workflow, reduce administrative burden and improve patient care, but when poorly designed, technology may increase stress for physicians. This stress […]
To help keep you aware of substantial updates happening in healthcare, we’ve rounded up the most recent industry updates concerning new laws, initiatives, pilot programs and more across the country. FDA Approves New Opioid to Help Manage Acute Pain With High Regulations At the end of 2018, the FDA authorized a new opioid to help […]
The 1990s movie “Total Recall” stars Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a man who isn’t sure if the experiences he had on Mars were real or from memory implants. The movie includes some technology which at the time was futuristic. For example, body scanners like those utilized by the airport TSA were shown in the movie, and […]
It’s not unusual to see a friend, coworker or even stranger sporting some kind of fitness tracker. Though you might think such “gadgets” are only for runners and those trying to drop a few pounds, wearable technology is being utilized in numerous other ways, especially in healthcare. The global market for medical wearable devices […]
Technology has created lanes for many people, businesses and industries to seek and attain enormous progress. The healthcare industry, in particular, has rapidly evolved in recent years through partnering with technological innovators. Many such partnerships have been forged through creative collaborations with companies not traditionally active in healthcare. The most recent whirlwind of tech companies […]
Blockchain dates back to the 2000s, but it only entered the mainstream in 2017. That year, it neared the peak of the Gartner Hype Cycle, a visual index of how much attention emerging technologies garner for their business-level potential. By the end of 2017, the trading prices of prominent digital currencies such as Bitcoin and […]
Now that suitable supporting infrastructure is more readily available, VR is rapidly taking root in healthcare.
What can providers and payers do, beyond tech upgrades, to more closely align their services with millennial expectations?