Rural America does not show up in any atlas but, geographically, it accounts for 80 percent of the United States’ land mass, according to the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. About 62 million people live there, all of whom have the same clinical needs as those who live in big cities. Meeting their needs, however, can be very hard, especially when it comes to high-tech imaging.
Health consumerism is taking the healthcare industry by storm. Unlike in the old days, when patients blindly followed their physicians' recommendations, today's health consumers are much more engaged and empowered. The rules of the game have drastically changed, as patients have placed themselves in the driver's seat.
To better explain how this massive transformation led by health consumerism is revolutionizing the health sector, it is essential to take a close look at the 9 trends that are shaping the industry.
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a period that it was required by the Affordable Care Act to have such coverage, according to findings recently published in Annals of Family Medicine.
Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub partner to drive innovation in healthcare
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub recently formed a strategic partnership that aims to positively impact healthcare in the U.S. by addressing some of the significant problems affecting clinicians and patients. Emory Healthcare, one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health systems, and Konica Minolta Healthcare, a leader in medical imaging systems, healthcare IT and precision medicine solutions, together will innovate care pathways through the adoption of new technologies and clinical workflows, as well as develop new solutions to advance personalized patient care with the goal of contributing to a patient-centered healthcare ecosystem.
Covera Health has joined with Walmart in a multi-year, strategic collaboration aimed at helping patients receive the right quality of care and avoid inaccurate radiology diagnoses that can lead to misguided and unnecessary treatments.
The prevention or treatment of some medical conditions, such as cancer-related fatigue, heart disease, infertility and osteoporosis may be complemented with herbs and supplements, according to a speaker at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting.
Precision oncology often relies on treating patients with a single, molecularly matched therapy that targets one mutation in their tumor. In a report, published online in Nature Medicine on April 22, 2019, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that treating patients with personalized, combination therapies improved outcomes in patients with therapy resistant cancers.
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to Konica Minolta Healthcare’s Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) solution, which could be used for musculoskeletal and thoracic imaging. According to the company, DDR represents the next evolution in X-ray imaging with the ability to capture movement in a single exam.
In a recent New Yorker article Atul Gawande, CEO of the Amazon, Berkshire, JP Morgan health initiative wrote about “Why Doctors Hate Their Computers.” He points to the soaring physician burnout rate and suicide rates that are nearly double (or triple for women physicians) the average population. The culprit, Gawande believes is the onset of complicated Electronic Health Records (EHRs), also known as Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and his article vignettes how various physicians are approach the problem, including the use of scribes.