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How New Tech Is Redefining How We Think About Nutrition

Technology is advancing the way we eat and take care of our bodies. Thanks to technology, we are able to track what we put into our bodies and understand our nutritional needs. In an article from HealthTechZone, author Larry Alton writes, “Tech is helping us meet and understand these nutritional needs in some pretty significant…

Why Healthcare Companies Should Invest in Blockchain

There is no question that technology has transformed industries across the globe. One of these industries, healthcare, has seen an advancement in the way patients are treated, how finances are kept, and how patients interact with their doctors. With the digitization of the healthcare industry comes the rise of blockchain technology, something that can create…

How Physicians Can Impact Healthcare Policies

With healthcare policies that seem to be changing on a daily basis, physicians are tasked with directing referrals and treatment options that follow the rules and regulation of the government. But what happens when physicians are pressured to give advice that is not best for the customer outcome? In an article from Medical Economics author…

Seniors are More Likely to Drop Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage plans can turn out poorly for senior citizens in declining health because it can become difficult to get access to the proper care. Why are some plans hurting those who are sick? In an article from Kaiser Health News author Fred Schulte writes, “A recent report by the Government Accountability Office, the auditing…

Digital Health Tech Can Benefit Both Employees and Employers

Digital health tech is just one of many technology features that is impacting the healthcare industry. Being able to view health data on any device is a huge upgrade from years past. So what are some of the benefits for both employers and employees? In an article from HealthTech, author Rick Delgado writes, “Because of…

Physician Operations, Engagement, Clinical Performance, and Integration

Health leaders are tasked with daunting priorities amid uncertain potential regulatory changes. Staff from Becker’s Hospital Review connected with leaders from Prism Healthcare Partners to discuss the most pressing issues for both hospitals and the health system executives to address in 2017 This 2-minute read on priorities for the healthcare industry takes a look at:…

How Poor Sleep Can Influence the Way We Learn

Poor sleep can leave us feeling groggy, confused, and even lead us to think irrationally. In contrast, getting a good night’s sleep can help us stay sharp and boost our productivity. According to a new study, there is a certain area of the brain that can hinder our ability to learn without a proper night’s…

Don’t Let These Toxic Behaviors Undermine Patient Safety and Quality of Care at Your Practice

In a recent article for FierceHealthcare, Joanne Finnegan discusses the results of a study by the training company VitalSmarts. Researchers surveyed over 1,200 physicians, nurses and staff; resulting data revealed common behavioral problems that can result in reduced patient safety and quality of care. Finnegan enumerates the issues, emphasizing the importance of addressing, rather than…

Health Affairs Report Details the Potential Financial Effects of MACRA

According to a new study published by Health Affairs, hospitals could experience a $250 billion decrease in reimbursement under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The potential decrease would take place over a 15-year period, says the report. A recent article written by Maria Castellucci for Modern Healthcare details the findings of the…

Doubts About Telemedicine

Telemedicine has been hailed as an invaluable new modality that provides healthcare to patients who aren’t able to access care in person. That includes patients with mobility issues, as well as those who live in underserved geographic regions. In addition, it offers a lower-cost alternative to making an office visit. Reduction of cost and expansion…

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