By Yuriy Pylypchuk & Wes Barker – In 2020, as the U.S. health care system faced the unprecedented challenge of combating the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine emerged as an invaluable care delivery tool; both providers and patients heavily relied on it for providing and receiving care.Read More
By Hannah Norman – The same devices used to take selfies and type out tweets are being repurposed and commercialized for quick access to information needed for monitoring a patient’s health. A fingertip pressed against a phone’s camera lens can measure a heart rate.
By Kathleen Aller – We are moving from a clinic and hospital-based model of health and care led by clinicians to a commercially-driven care system: a colossal experiment being conducted by consumers, and based on market forces. So how do we coevolve with the accelerated evolution of healthcare, in terms of access and management?
By Devin Partida – People have ongoing conversations about improving value within health care organizations. But what that means differs across the respective groups. Patients might link high-quality care to value, while providers may view value as synonymous with productivity.
Heading to HIMSS21 in Las Vegas in August? Looking to learn more on telehealth and remote patient monitoring? We rounded up some sessions and exhibitors that want to help. Stop by, they will be glad to see you.
By Rahul Varshneya – In 2020, healthcare practices across the United States rapidly scaled their virtual offerings in order to make care more accessible during COVID-19. As a result, traffic volumes soared to unmatched levels, with practices seeing 50 to 175 times the number of patients with telehealth than before the outbreak.
By Dr. Jonathan Yoder – We all know – many of us too well – that healthcare is notoriously slow to change. While some areas move faster than others when it comes to innovation, there are those that have remained quite stagnant, like primary care.
Responding to Americans’ growing reluctance to share health data and unresolved tension over eroding personal privacy, the American Medical Association issued new privacy principles supporting an individual’s right to control, access, and delete personal data collected about them.
HHS announced unprecedented steps to expand Americans’ access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 outbreak. CMS expanded Medicare coverage for telehealth visits, the HHS Office for Civil Rights announced it will waive potential HIPAA penalties for good faith use of telehealth during the emergency.