In recent years, study after study has highlighted the potential that health care organizations, providers, and patients see in utilizing telemedicine. And economists have predicted that the telemedicine market will be worth as much as $40 billion by the year 2021. But despite the sense of excitement surrounding the technologies, from health care organizations’ and providers’ point of view, there are still barriers that are holding back implementation. As one new study shows, providers in some medical specialties are using telemedicine far more than their counterparts in other specialties.
We’re starting to see significant initiatives in Healthcare IT take shape that are fundamentally changing both the way healthcare consumers interact with providers and how providers administer care across their networks.
Unexpected Viral Illness in an Urgent Care Setting: The Re-Emergence of Mumps, Measles, and Varicella
Urgent message: Urgent care providers often see acute public health emergencies due to easy patient accessibility. It is important to identify communicable disease rapidly to control any risk of a community outbreak. This article will focus on mumps, measles and varicella (chickenpox).
Carmen N. Burrell, DO, Melinda J. Sharon, MPH, and Megan Kessell, BA
Leaders from several states vowed appeals to stave off the consequences to health care after a district judge from Texas ruled that when Congress eliminated the penalty for not buying health insurance, the individual mandate was no longer constitutional under Congress' taxation powers, The Los Angeles Times reported.
First movers such as Mount Sinai, Fresenius and Houston Methodist are running AI pilots and enabling employees to work alongside machines.
The holiday season is a time to celebrate with people who are important to us and to be grateful for blessings received. However, for many, the meaning of these holidays has turned into consumerism focused on the acquisition of belongings and sharing the joy of newly acquired possessions. Consumerism has become the dominant cultural force of our year-end holidays. It distorts their meaning and diverts the focus of these special times from relationships, religious beliefs and self-reflection.
Konica Minolta Debuts Product to Bring Motion to X-ray 12, 2018 Wayne, N.J.-based Konica Minolta Healthcare has unveiled a product that helps clinicians visualize movement using conventional x-ray. Known as Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) or X-ray in Motion, this new modality captures movement in a single exam and allows the clinician to observe the dynamic interaction of anatomical structures, such as soft tissue and bone, with physiological changes over time.
Business News / Healthcare / Healthcare trends to watch in 2019 Healthcare trends to watch in 2019 Business News | 5 hours ago | Erin Thorburn At one time Andy Jacobs considered entering the police force, but the current vice president at Concentric Healthcare Staffing happily surrendered to his strong and successful acumen and natural talent for sales and staffing.
Most adolescent patients with femoroacetabular impingement may be treated nonoperatively and have significant improvements in outcome scores at the 2-year minimum follow-up, according to recently published results.
One of Alleghany Health Networks key hospitals saw more patients choose its urgent care centers over its emergency room for the first time ever last year. Saint Vincent Hospital has also seen a steady increase in visits to its primary care offices—again, at the expense of the ED.