Diabetes remains one of healthcare's most pressing issues. The World Health Organization places it in the top four noncommunicable diseases requiring priority attention, and current trends and statistics are not encouraging. By Dustyn Williams, MD, co-founder/chief medical officer, DoseDr
Making healthcare more affordable and accessible is an important mission for our nation, and for all of those who are personally invested in helping change lives. To get there, we must help educate others about, and evolve different attitudes toward, healthcare. By Arif Razvi, co-founder and president, Alvin Healthcare
Since 2010, more than 80 rural hospitals have closed across the U.S. while nearly 700 are still at risk. By Bobby Park, MD, Co-Founder & Director of Virtual Health, RelyMD
In a given year, one in five American adults is diagnosed with a mental health disorder. And more than half (56 percent) of the U.S. adults with a mental health condition do not receive proper treatment. By Lawrence Gleit, EVP & General Manager, Behavioral Health, MDLIVE
High readmission rates are a $17 billion problem across the U.S. for hospital administrators. What’s even more alarming is a portion of 30-day readmissions are preventable. By Lee Horner, President of Stratus’s Telehealth Division, HIT Leaders and News
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations are in the midst of a digital revolution that’s forcing them to change their traditional ways of capturing, storing, and sharing information. To keep up with their needs for greater IT infrastructure agility, performance, security, and compliance, many savvy healthcare organizations are exploring the benefits of the public cloud.
5 Key Steps Companies Can Take to Start or Accelerate Their Digital Health Strategy.
Telemedicine is the future of healthcare. According to the 2014 World Market for Telehealth report from HIS Technology, the number of patients using telemedicine will increase to about 7 million in 2018. Telemedicine solutions fall into two broad categories. Remote patient monitoring solutions use a wired or wireless connection to link home healthcare equipment (heart monitors, dialysis equipment, etc.) to the Internet and then securely report patient data back to a healthcare provider.
Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.
Our inaugural class of Health IT Change Agents set a high bar, but this year’s class can more than hold its own when it comes to driving positive change and advancing health IT.
For the past five years, EHR/MU was selected as the top health IT initiative for the coming year. This year, there’s a new top initiative, and what it is should come as no surprise.
Health IT is in a state of constant evolution, and it often seems that, for every problem solved, another is created. That’s why it’s vital we stop to assess where the industry stands from time to time, as well as look to the future to determine the best course to take to achieve our collective goals.
Telemedicine offers a clear opportunity for healthcare providers to connect with patients in cost-effective, efficient, and engaging ways. Yet while telemedicine continues to grow, challenges to widespread adoption remain.
Transporting patients by medevac helicopter can save lives when moments count, but it’s not always necessary. Telemedicine allows specialists to provide immediate and effective care for patients in remote locations who may otherwise have required an airlift.
The growing prevalence of mHealth technology promises a new dynamic between patients and caregivers, as well as better health outcomes and cost-efficiency. Yet challenges remain in the effort to get both patients and providers on board.
From notifying care givers of proper bed rail placement for patients with a high fall risk to directing patients to their medical appointments, the possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare are truly endless.
Logitech plug-and-play video conferencing solutions make it easier than ever for specialists, residents and caseworkers to instantly collaborate, face-to-face, from dispersed locations.
Telehealth (Telemedicine) is a term used to define the technology doctors, nurses, and patients use to aid in long-distance healthcare. Telehealth applications generally fall into three categories.
Store-and-forward applications allow providers to capture and share patient images and data outside of the patient’s healthcare facility. Remote monitoring applications involve the use of sensors and alerts that transmit patient data to a healthcare provider. This eliminates the need for the patient to frequently visit the healthcare facility and also allows the provider to monitor patient conditions in real time. This is especially useful on chronic disease management applications. Finally, interactive telehealth solutions allow providers and patients to interact in real time using wireless, video, and remote diagnostic technologies. These interactive applications can be especially useful when providers and patients are separated by great distances or in rural settings.
Lenovo and Orbita are among exhibitors demonstrating new home healthcare products at HIMSS17. By Christine Kern, contributing writer