By Patty Hayward – The healthcare payer space has shifted radically in recent years, with evolving reimbursement models, the rise of healthcare consumerism, advances in technology, and a global pandemic that upended businesses.Read More
By Dan Matthews – There’s a reason why medicine is celebrated as the healing profession. As prestigious as a career in medicine may be, doctors simply don’t incur the massive debt or take on the endless hours of rigorous study and training just for a bunch of impressive letters at the end of their names.
By Matthew Albright – The issue of surprise billing has long plagued the U.S. healthcare system. The need for legislation to protect individuals from surprise billing is strikingly clear, as studies reveal that one in five emergency room visits result in an unexpected bill for patients.
By Lynn Carroll & Rahul Sharma – The U.S. healthcare system’s transition away from fee-for-service toward value-based care represents the most significant change in how healthcare is delivered and paid for in generations.
By Dimitri Shelest – In October 2021, the San Leandro Hospital emergency room was locked down when a visitor, upset that COVID-19 restrictions prevented him from visiting a patient, threatened to bring a gun to the California healthcare facility. The incident is emblematic of a troubling trend of more frequent and severe violent episodes at healthcare facilities.
By Devin Partida – Many companies in the health care sector are making digital transformations by adopting cloud computing technology and other improved IT solutions. With new technologies, the need for enhanced cybersecurity measures grows.
By Matthew Blosl – Staffing shortages and other challenges have become principal concerns in the healthcare industry over the course of the pandemic, as historically high shortages plague provider facilities across the U.S., from hospitals to urgent care clinics.
By Jonathan Shannon – The concept of interoperability in healthcare IT has had its fair share of challenges over the years. Compounding challenges around security, organizing the vast amount of data, and making such data available in a timely fashion has hampered the ability to meaningfully exchange such information in healthcare.
By Robert E. Winkler MD – COVID-19 vaccines were developed extremely fast, approximately nine months from pandemic emergence to FDA approval in the U.S. This is, by a landslide, a record for one of the fastest development (and approval) of a vaccine, and significantly faster than traditional R&D timelines.