Patients Will Soon Gain Access to Clinical Notes: How That Impacts Your Note-Taking

We’ve discussed before the industry-wide push for patient empowerment and value-based care. And while this push is surely still happening, a recent delay in the federal “Open Notes” rule that would grant patients instant access to their clinical notes has slowed this push.  This by no means…


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Applications of Telehealth for Chronic Care Management: Are They Viable?

Chronic care is the leading cause of both death and healthcare costs in the US. And it’s not even a contest. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer account for 7 out of 10 deaths in the US and make up more than 75% of the money spent on public and private healthcare. What…


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How Social Determinants of Health Help to Combat COVID-19 and More

With healthcare, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. Every body is unique and requires different care even when suffering from the same exact condition. It’s why the sector as a whole focuses so intently on gathering as much data on an individual patient as possible before moving…


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The Most Common Causes and Solutions of Patient Misidentification

It happens more than a healthcare professional would like to think or even admit. A patient comes in to receive care or a rather simple check up, they return home thinking nothing of the normal procedure and, a few months later, their jaw drops to the floor as they sit face-to-face with a bill…


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Robotics in Healthcare: Examples, Benefits, and Future Applications

When the term “robot” is evoked, a series of preconceived notions flush the brain. Many may think of sleek, humanoid machines. Others may imagine less upright machines, but more feasible designs such as programmable arms on a factory floor. Regardless of the image that enters your head, there’s a…


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Building a Digital Front Door Healthcare Strategy: Where to Start and Why

Though constantly evolving, hospitals and care providers can be rather averse to new tech adoption. 2020, however, has shown many that change is a necessity as the status quo between provider and patient has been irrevocably altered.  One of the changes embraced en-masse has been the inclusion of…


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Addressing the Aftermath of a Pandemic with Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

While the entire world has faced a staggering blow as a result of the COVID pandemic, none have felt the brunt of that impact more than the healthcare sector. Closed businesses have begun to experience soft re-openings, employees are seeing some more of their hours return, but healthcare has been…


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How to Address the Rising Patient Appointment Cancellation Problem

Patient appointment cancellation has been a thorn in the side of many a care provider for several years. They’re a normal enough occurrence- peoples’ lives are hectic and oft unpredictable. Unfortunately, in the case of a healthcare appointment, that blocked off time slot is much more valuable than…


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3 Must-Haves for a Remote Monitoring Program in Your Facility

Despite healthcare’s notorious aversion to new technology and new modes of operation, there has been a widespread adoption of innovative new technology as facilities become forced to adapt to an infection-conscious world and clientele. Suddenly, tech adoption that used to only be limited to EHRs,…


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Healthcare Recession: How Can Providers Help Their Patients and Themselves?

When we think of a recession, we often tend to exempt healthcare facilities from the conversation. Afterall, people are constantly in need of healing and care. Because of this, many tend to think of a “healthcare recession” as nothing more than fiction and believe the industry as a whole is…


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