healthcare IT


April 14, 2021

Virtualization in Healthcare: Promoting Streamlined Access to Care

In a study of 2,000 adults from around the United States, two-thirds of respondents stated that COVID-19 increased their willingness to try telehealth in the future. This is in comparison to about 25 percent who expressed they hadn’t previously considered it an option

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March 17, 2021

The Newest Trend in Healthcare Utilization

In the United States, a large portion of healthcare spending is incurred by a small percentage of the population. That’s nothing new. Neither is the fact that the U.S. spends more money on healthcare - approximately $3.6 trillion and 18 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) – than any other developed nation. 

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March 03, 2021

3 Ways for Physicians to Find Work-Life Balance

Physicians are naturally high achievers. They endure years of grueling education and post-graduate training, often at the expense of other areas of their life. This intrinsic will to help others and succeed extends throughout their practice, which, we are learning, can contribute to physician burnout.

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February 17, 2021

Telehealth: By the Numbers

In the 1920s, radios were used to communicate medical advice to clinics on ships. Thirty years later, two Pennsylvania physicians exchanged radiologic images through telephone lines. A little more than 20 years ago, the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Alaska Native Health Board created the Village Telemedicine Project to provide telemedicine equipment to four regional hospitals and 20 village clinics to benefit Alaska Native people.

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September 14, 2020

Boosting Practice Efficiency and Patient Engagement Through Digital Technology

There are numerous choices for today’s consumers. Whether you’re looking to buy a car, house or even just a bottle of soda, there are multiple brands, sizes and other categories from which to choose. 

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August 17, 2020

Pathways to Success and Primary Care First: Ushering in a New Era in Healthcare

Almost ten years ago, accountable care organizations (ACOs) were added as a permanent part of Medicare due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As of last year, there were a total of 561 Medicare ACOs serving more than 10 million beneficiaries. More than 377,000 providers provide care for these beneficiaries through the ACO model.

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