Healthcare continues to be a source of major concern in the United States, with recent polling indicating it is the number one issue to voters in the 2020 elections. Availability and cost, which are closely related, are the key reasons for this. Despite greater past media attention on pharmaceutical pricing, the single greatest contributor to overall healthcare costs (a whopping 18 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, or $11,172 per person in 2018), is actually hospitals. As a result, there has been growing attention on hospital pricing. The issues involved are more complex than they may appear but, fortunately, there is a clear path to improvement for both hospitals and patients.
6 Diseases That Could Benefit Most From MedTech In 2020
Despite major advancements, the medical community continues to treat many conditions with no effective cure or long-term treatments — like cancer and heart disease. For some diseases, this may change soon. Recent innovations, powered in part by initiatives like the FDA's Breakthrough Therapy designation, may lead to major benefits for some untreatable and difficult-to-treat conditions this year.
Accelerating The Time To Value From Advanced Analytics
Why should healthcare executives care about analytics and connected analytics in particular? Because healthcare is in a state of enormous disruption and transformation.
Healthcare Providers Must Protect Patient Data In 2020: Here’s Why
Quality healthcare is predicated on a simple principle: first, do no harm. The Hippocratic Oath serves as the sector’s centuries-old lodestar that ensures that doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers are always working toward a singular goal of promoting positive patient health outcomes.
Healthcare’s Unique Challenge: Managing Employee Spend
Healthcare facilities nationwide face increasing pressure to reduce costs across their organization. Providing patient care is the top priority. For that reason, healthcare executives take advantage of cost savings opportunities within administrative spend to reinvest in critical business areas. These reinvestment efforts enable them to provide better quality care.
Vitality Health Services — The Search For A Secure Place To Store Data
Technology has rapidly changed the chiropractic industry. Less than 5 years ago, only a handful of large chiropractic practices could afford X-ray machines. With the advancement in radiological equipment technology, the cost of this equipment has decreased significantly. Patients are also asking for a quicker turnaround on X-ray diagnostics, forcing their chiropractic care professionals to invest in this technology located on-premises.
The Importance Of A Software Development Partner For SMEs
Small and Medium Enterprises add up to a significant percentage of the new private sector companies all over the world. Over the years, the enterprises belonging of this sector that have stood out and emerged as leaders in world economy have had atleast 2 things in common - relentless focus on the fundamentals of their businesses and an uncanny knack for identifying and riding on a market/technological wave.
The Relevance Of Middleware In Digital Health
Middleware has long been an asset in healthcare IT. Its continued impact has the opportunity to change the future of healthcare. Many consider middleware to be the "glue" that allows different software programs to work together, enabling interoperability. Middleware helps users solve the challenges of heterogeneity and distribution, sitting above operating systems and networking software but below specific applications.
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Leveraging The HHS Cybersecurity Report
The long-anticipated Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Industry has been released by the HHS Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, and with it comes clear, prescriptive recommendations on protecting your organization from the growing risk of cyber-attacks.
The True ROI Of SSO And VDI
To protect PHI, healthcare organizations often build a system of usernames and complex passwords. But why are we still relying on usernames and passwords when solutions such as single sign-on (SSO) have a measurable benefit of giving time back to clinicians, which is everything in healthcare. That time saved –amounting to hours per week – can now be spent with patients, increasing both patient and clinician satisfaction.
Improving Patient Outcomes With Smartphones: UW Medicine Valley Medical Center’s Story
UW Medicine’s Valley Medical Center dramatically improved patient outcomes after moving to a smartphone-based platform for clinical communication and alarm and alert notification.
29th World Neonatal, Pediatric and Family Medicine Conference
March 19 - 20, 2020
Medical Device Recalls – Keys To Implementing A Successful Approach
April 14 - 14, 2020
1pm-2:30pm EST, Online Training