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Healthcare costs per capita in the United States are increasing at an alarming rate. Overall spending reached $3.8 trillion in 2019. Between $760-$935 billion of the overall cost of healthcare is attributed to waste, overtreatment, low-value care, and failure of care coordination.
Changing Patient Communications Preferences And The Race For Providers To Adapt
The Japanese scholar Kakuzō Okakura once said, “The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” Or to put it in more colloquial terms—change sucks, but it’s a part of life, so deal with it.
Keeping Patients Top Of Mind: Connected, Informed, And Educated
More and more, the same holds true for our healthcare communications. Increasingly, providers are shifting to more efficient patient communication channels that emphasize accessibility, convenience, and haste. Though syncing communication preferences is always the first step to being on the same wavelength with patients, best practices reveal that some mediums are better than others when speed and timing are must-haves.
Making Strides Toward Greater Success In Virtual Care
A well-known proverb posits that necessity is the mother of invention. And while telehealth slightly predates the worldwide COVID-19 calamity, we were sure glad — and relieved — the technology was available when the pandemic threatened in-person care.
Bridging The Digital Divide: Virtual Care Accessibility Options For Everyone
This month marks one year since COVID-19 mushroomed across the planet and changed everything. For healthcare providers, the pandemic has been a major disruption that led to in-office safety protocols and created a chilling effect as patients refrained from scheduling the care they needed. Medical practices across the country resorted to reducing their hours or temporarily shuttering their offices. For many in the healthcare business, the reduction in appointments and closures precipitated revenue shortfalls of as much as 50 percent.
Eye-Tracking In Healthcare: Medical Diagnostics, Health Equity, And The COVID-19 Response
Commonly used as an assistive technology solution to support the communication and computing needs of severely handicapped individuals, eye-tracking is gaining momentum across a broader spectrum of industries as hardware and software solutions continue to evolve. Among those industries, healthcare stands to benefit greatly from advancements in the field of precision eye-tracking. Innovative and emerging use cases are ushering medical eye-tracking to a new forefront.
COVID-19 Communications: Meeting Patients Where They Are
There’s been a spate of good news in recent weeks on the COVID-19 vaccine front that is cause for hope and optimism in the war against the coronavirus. The pace of vaccine production and distribution by the U.S. government has been accelerated, making more doses available to more people sooner. In many states, the prioritized rollout has transitioned from healthcare workers and long-term facility residents to vaccinating adults 70 years of age and up. President Joe Biden has set a goal to administer 100 million shots of the vaccine in his first 100 days in office.
HEALTH IT NEWS
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System And UNC Health Sign Affiliation Agreement5/3/2022
The Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) Board of Trustees and the UNC Health Board of Directors announced today the approval of a comprehensive, long-term Management Services Agreement (MSA) between the two organizations to expand local healthcare services and improve access to resources for patients in the High Country region of North Carolina.
Vivalink Announces World's First Multi-Vital Blood Pressure Patch For Remote Patient Monitoring5/3/2022
Vivalink, a leading provider of digital healthcare solutions, announces availability of the world's first multi-vital blood pressure patch for remote patient monitoring for use in commercial research and development.