Healthcare

Patient Self-Scheduling as a Competitive Advantage – Interview with the Expert

The rising popularity of virtual care seems to be extending itself into other areas of patient experience, including a re-energized consumer preference for digital self-scheduling. In fact, McKinsey & Company reports that telehealth visits and utilization are 38x higher than pre-COVID-19 levels (July 2021). Meanwhile, Experian Health’s State of Patient Access 2.0 survey, released in …

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How 24/7 self-scheduling can improve the post-pandemic patient experience

This is the second in a series of blog posts that will highlight how the patient journey has evolved since the onset of COVID-19. This series will take you through the changes that impacted every step of the patient journey and provide strategic recommendations to move forward. In this post, we explore how 24/7 self-scheduling can …

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4 ways to strengthen digital patient access

In November 2020, Experian Health conducted a survey to capture consumer and provider attitudes regarding patient access. At the height of the pandemic, patients welcomed telehealth services and maintained their distance from hospital waiting rooms. Providers scrambled to implement and provide digital services that would help them maintain quality care for their patients. In June …

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How COVID-19 changed the patient journey: A call for digital transformation

COVID-19 changed every aspect of the patient journey – placing unprecedented demands on the healthcare system and accelerating the need for digital transformation industry-wide. Telehealth, touchless engagement, and self-service scheduling became the new normal; however, this created new stress on operations, administration, and finance. While this new normal comes with many challenges, data and digital …

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Celebrating Everyday Healthcare Heroes

The last 18 months have challenged us all as a global society. We’ve had to reimagine and rethink the way we socialize, learn and live – and at times, we’ve all felt the burden of the pandemic.   But perhaps the most significant burden of the pandemic is the one placed on our healthcare providers and frontline workers.   These …

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The State of Patient Access 2.0: 4 opportunities to strengthen the digital experience

“93% of providers say creating a better patient experience remains a top priority, up 3% from last year.” – Experian Health’s State of Patient Access, June 2021 Download now In November 2020, we surveyed patients and providers for their sentiments on how patient access changed because of the pandemic. During this time, patients welcomed the …

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Reports: 1 in 10 adults delayed care in spring amid trailing healthcare utilization levels

According to two new reports, hospital admissions were about 85% of what was expected based on historic patterns at the beginning of April, and in the same month, 11% of adults reported delaying care because of Covid, including 16% of Hispanic and 13% of Black adults.

Social Health: The Future of Healthcare Marketing

With advertisers preparing to spend up to $15 billion on influencer marketing by 2022, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are increasingly (and carefully) engaging trusted health social influencers to connect more authentically with consumers. As pharma starts to leverage a multitude of high-engagement channels like influencer marketing, online communities and virtual health services, the industry finds itself …

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Technological Innovation: The Medicine of Healthcare

The last decade has experienced immense growth in the Healthcare Sector, partly due to funds and finance, but mainly due to all the advancement in the technological aspect utilized. Healthcare Technology commonly known as ‘Healthtech’ is the usage of technology developed to aid all healthcare related activities or any software or tool specifically designed to …

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Boost vaccination rates with frictionless self-scheduling

It’s time to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations. Healthcare experts are increasingly concerned about the rapid spread of the highly contagious delta variant, which now makes up over 83% of COVID-19 cases. This variant is estimated to be 60% more transmissible than previous strains, and while vaccination doesn’t eliminate the risk, it does reduce …

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Boost vaccination rates with frictionless self-scheduling

As the country strives to ramp up the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations, providers need to take new approaches to drive registration volume. Healthcare experts are increasingly concerned about the rapid spread of the highly contagious delta variant, which now makes up over 83% of COVID-19 cases. This variant is estimated to be 60% more transmissible …

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Building bridges to the future of care

It’s almost unimaginable that a year and a half ago, a global pandemic unlike anything we’ve ever seen, upturned our world. Overnight, we were forced to reimagine learning, reimagine work, and reimagine care. Now, eighteen months later, healthcare is at another critical inflection point, as we look at the future of care and how the …

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Self-service patient registration isn’t just for the pandemic

Consumer-led care hit its stride during the pandemic. COVID-19 unlocked healthcare’s digital front door, giving patients more control over how and when they schedule and manage appointments. Unfortunately, while digital patient access has made navigating the healthcare system more convenient and flexible in many ways, consumers are discovering that one of the more frustrating aspects …

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Why Google is focusing its consumer health efforts on Fitbit

Google recently reshuffled its health division, moving a significant number of employees over to its Fitbit and Search businesses. Analysts said it’s no surprise Google would focus its consumer health efforts on Fitbit, given Fitbit’s broad reach and the competition to add more meaningful health features to these devices. 

Foods, supplements, and medicine: the new frontier in chronic disease treatment

Chronic diseases are the biggest threat to our global socio-economic development. Lifestyle diseases including heart disease, neuro-degenerative disease, diabetes, and cancer collectively kill almost 50 million people per year.1 With 1 in 2 Americans diagnosed with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, there is no doubt that the food we eat has implications not only for …

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Welcoming analytics-driven digital marketing agency closerlook to the Fishawack Health pack

At Fishawack Health, we are always seeking opportunities to enhance our capabilities and help our life science clients navigate the new, dynamically changing healthcare environment. As part of our commitment to our clients, their customers, and their patients, we intentionally seek out and acquire best-in-class agencies that can help us further our services. Our ambitious growth …

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Pharma Supply Chain Conference Virtual

Join us for an interactive, one-day digital event, where VPs, Directors and Heads of Supply Chain and Logistics come together to share their experiences, brainstorm challenges and take advantage of new opportunities in the global pharma supply chain industry. Helping you transform, redefine and innovate your supply chain strategy during these unprecedented times and beyond. …

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FDA faces big questions as it takes a closer look at AI regulations

An action plan shared by the FDA earlier this year showed how the regulator is thinking about future regulations for AI and machine learning in healthcare. But the agency still has several big questions to address as it prepares to roll out new guidance.

Mental Health: The hidden pandemic in a world remade by COVID-19

While we grappled physically with COVID-19, donning masks and using hand sanitizer to protect ourselves against an unseen virus, another invisible pandemic was taking hold.   Behind snarky memes and jokes about too many wine bottles on the curb, lies a grim reality: the upheaval, isolation, fear, sadness, and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic profoundly impacted mental health across the world. In the US alone, …

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Ashfield Engage acquires Nuvera to enhance Patient Solutions offering

Nuvera are experts in optimizing the design and build of seamless patient and HCP treatment experiences. This expertise will enhance Ashfield Engage’s Patient Solutions capabilities and create an end-to-end strategic offering across their client’s product lifecycles. Following the acquisition, Ashfield Engage and Nuvera will offer integrated specialist support and services including late-phase clinical trial experience, …

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Vaccines to Vaccinations: Towards collaboration in vaccine administration

Co-Author: Dr. Brad Crammond, Lead – Research & Insight, RMIT-Cisco Health Transformation Lab At the beginning of 2020, as the world was only just learning of the existence of COVID-19, there existed no vaccine for anything that looked anything like a coronavirus. However close humanity had come to such a vaccine during the SARS outbreak in …

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MedCity Spotlight Video: Fruit Street Health on diabetes and telemedicine [Sponsored]

Although it has focused on diabetes management, Founder and CEO Laurence Girard says that the company is growing its telemedicine services to include virtual primary care support for other chronic conditions such as hypertension, mental health and smoking cessation that pair community and clinical components.

Celebrating MinuteClinic as it Transforms the Health of People and Communities

  To say we’re witnessing a revolution in healthcare today is an understatement. Between telehealth, 5G expansions and business intelligence analytics—the pace of pandemic-led change has been rapid and will not be slowing anytime soon.   Longtime Cisco customer CVS Health was on a digital transformation path long before any of us had heard of …

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Healthcare Staffing: Tips for Recruitment

The success of any healthcare organization depends on its workers. The equipment and structure a hospital or healthcare facility have means nothing if it does not have good workers. This is why most hospitals pay a great deal of attention to their recruiting process. However, the pandemic has made the shortage of healthcare workers even …

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3 Considerations for Pharma Brand Strategy Success

Change is coming in the digital marketing world whether you’re ready or not. New challenges are presented for marketers as privacy measures tighten and we say goodbye to cookies, yet this impending farewell also presents an invaluable opportunity to rejuvenate your pharma brand strategy. As healthcare marketers prepare for the switch to flip, one thing is …

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phactMI: Delivering accurate drug information to point of care, part III

Part 3: What phactMI provides to the healthcare community As explained in the first two posts in this series (read Part 1 and Part 2), robust scientific and clinical information about medicinal products is an essential resource for healthcare professionals. However, access to this information has not always been easy. The Pharma Collaboration for Transparent …

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Downloading an app for virtual care? No need. Webex Telehealth Connect for Epic.

“Cisco in Healthcare? Don’t you just sell switches and routers?” When I talk to clinicians, this is often a question they ask. And we welcome the conversation because it means we can stop talking bits, bytes, speeds and feeds and really dive into how technology is transforming patient care. We can talk about how Webex, …

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Public health, racial equity, climate action drive Biden’s budget requests for healthcare

President Joe Biden has submitted his discretionary budget for 2022 to Congress. Among its healthcare provisions are funding requests for the CDC, mental health and social determinants of health programs. But there are some unusual requests as well, such as funding for an Office of Climate Change and Health Equity.

Preparing for a New Age without Information Blocking

Digital technologies have become prevalent in healthcare after the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009. Though we have seen adoption and meaningful use of technology in at least 96% of the hospitals in the United States, electronic access to health information is stymied. What is Information …

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Vaccine Administration in APJC: The Path Forward in 2021

As the calendar turns to April 2021 we’re reflective about the past year and more importantly, looking forward with determination and hopefulness. Along with the continuation of successful public health measures such as mandatory masks and social distancing, as vaccine administration in the APJC regions grows, we find ourselves cautiously optimistic. A successful rollout – …

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Making a big impact in small patient populations

Approximately 85% of rare diseases are genetic, offering significant opportunities to develop better treatments as our understanding of the human genome improves1. Advances in next-generation sequencing have shown that sequencing the whole genomes of large numbers of individuals in a standardized way can improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with rare diseases. Scientists have …

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Making a big impact in small patient populations

Approximately 85% of rare diseases are genetic, offering significant opportunities to develop better treatments as our understanding of the human genome improves1. Advances in next-generation sequencing have shown that sequencing the whole genomes of large numbers of individuals in a standardized way can improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with rare diseases. Scientists have …

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Continuity of Care in a Pandemic: Reflecting on the Rise of Telehealth

March 2021 comes with mixed emotions, as people across the United States reflect on one year of life in the era of COVID-19. From a rollercoaster of lockdown restrictions, isolation, mask-wearing and socially distancing, to finally experiencing a glimmer of hope with increasing vaccine distribution – it’s safe to say the past 12 months have …

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Continuity of Care in a Pandemic: Reflecting on the Rise of Telehealth

March 2021 comes with mixed emotions, as people across the United States reflect on one year of life in the era of COVID-19. From a rollercoaster of lockdown restrictions, isolation, mask-wearing and socially distancing, to finally experiencing a glimmer of hope with increasing vaccine distribution – it’s safe to say the past 12 months have …

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What is Clinical Zero Trust?

The past year, more than ever, has driven home the importance of cybersecurity in the healthcare industry. Between unprecedented adoption of telehealth capabilities to increased attacks on healthcare systems, network security is top-of-mind. Enter the new buzzword in healthcare: clinical zero trust.  Clinical Zero Trust in Healthcare Clinical zero trust is a cybersecurity philosophy that has grown to address the multi-faceted needs of healthcare. Taking the cornerstones …

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phactMI: Delivering accurate drug information to point of care

Part 1: How healthcare professionals can access the latest and most accurate information on medications Access to accurate, up-to-date information on medications helps healthcare professionals make better decisions. Before prescribing or dispensing a drug, it’s essential to have some insight into its behaviors — desired effect, required storage conditions, potential off-target effects, drug–drug interactions and …

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Innovaccer gains unicorn status, plans to launch cloud platform

The health technology company’s valuation skyrocketed to $1.3 billion following its latest funding round. It plans to use the new funds to launch Innovaccer Health Cloud, which will aggregate and normalize data from different systems and support the development of interoperable apps.

Relationship Advice: What Patients Want HCPs to Know About Satisfaction

What aspects of a patient’s treatment matter most? For many, healthcare providers (HCPs) make a significant impact on how a person feels about their overall care plan; a positive HCP-patient relationship can help a person feel in control of their health and more prepared for the journey ahead, while a less than ideal HCP-patient relationship …

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Healthcare Now – Perspectives from Australia and Japan

Co-Author: Tomoyuki Wakamura, Business Development Manager Divergent responses to the pandemic and a stutter-step start to global vaccine administration have shown just how varied global health systems are; challenging notions about strengths and weaknesses – ­at home and abroad. We’re taking the pulse of healthcare in our region, using perspectives from Australia and Japan, to provide insights …

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Healthcare in 2021: Top Disruptions Bound To Impact The Way Healthcare Is Delivered

Over the past few years, the healthcare sector has evolved significantly. Almost all the aspects of the healthcare sector, such as service delivery, communications, operation, medical equipment, and drug development, have grown remarkably and improved the overall health outcome. Technology has played a crucial role in changing the healthcare delivery system. Apart from increasing healthcare …

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Wilmington Healthcare launches new platform to map the formulary landscape

Healthcare intelligence provider Wilmington Healthcare has launched a new platform that enables pharma companies to develop a clear picture of formulary status across therapy areas and territories in the UK.   Known as InFormulary XD, the solution uses a unique blend of data and real-world evidence to provide an objective view of the status of …

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Fake News In The Healthcare Sector: A Misinformation Crisis In The Era Of Digitalization

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) over the past few years have changed the way of communication. Among all the communication mediums, social media, in particular, has got a lot of attention and offers a huge benefit over traditional media. It has empowered the common man to quickly and easily get access to a broad range …

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Reimagining the Future of Healthcare through Innovation and Technology

Australia is in the fortunate position of having COVID-19 largely under control. To use a relevant analogy for an Australian summer, thankfully, we are not dealing with a all-out bushfire but rather monitoring and responding to spot fires and ember attacks. Entire states in Australia have been largely case-free for months and have established strong controls through contact tracing and …

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Healthcare Now – What’s Next in the Americas

With the new year underway, we are excited and encouraged by the new COVID-19 vaccines being deployed to healthcare workers and high-risk individuals in the United States and Canada. Here in the United States, each of our states are receiving their allocated commitments of vaccinations and planning is underway for broad-scale deployment of the vaccine. …

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Prescient Healthcare Group to Partner with Bridgepoint Development Capital

The partnership will further enhance the depth, breadth and value of services for Prescient’s pharmaceutical and biotech clients. LONDON, January 21, 2021: Prescient Healthcare Group (Prescient), a global product strategy advisory firm serving the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, announced today that Bridgepoint Development Capital, part of Bridgepoint, the international alternative asset management group, has agreed …

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Amazon’s health venture Haven to cease trading

Haven, the healthcare venture launched by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase is to cease trading next month after failing to achieve its goal of pushing down health insurance costs for US workers. The joint venture had been billed by many as Amazon’s big move into healthcare when it was launched three years ago …

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Strategies for Successful Security Outcomes in Healthcare

Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  This year has brought unprecedented challenge and opportunity for healthcare organizations as they look to secure their patients, clinicians, care teams, endpoints and data. With the shift to remote work, heightened …

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Ensuring Safer Healthcare Wireless – Backed by Evidence

Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  What would your life be like without wireless technology? The average household has over 9 Wi-Fi devices and that number is growing rapidly. Smart speakers. Smart lights. Security cameras. Temperature controls. …

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Havas Health & You launches Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask is a global research initiative to document health experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Havas Health & You (HH&Y) has launched the details of a long-term global research project, Behind the Mask, a longitudinal, multi-armed study that focuses on documenting the ongoing evolution of health and wellness. This sector has seen …

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35th PM Society Awards – now open for entries

2021 will be the 35th anniversary of the PM Society Awards where we recognise the best in creativity, impact and innovation across communications within the healthcare industry.  These awards highlight the best creative campaigns, programmes and tools used in pharmaceutical promotion, patient and HCP communication, disease awareness and internal training and engagement. This year we …

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How Webex Uses Patient and Provider Insight to Improve Virtual Care Delivery

Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  In the past few months, we’ve seen huge shifts in how people are working. This naturally extends to the healthcare industry, where care delivery continues to be a priority, even amidst …

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Clinical Document World | Virtual 2021

Join us at our 2nd Clinical Document World Virtual event on January 19-21, 2021, alongside your TMF, clinical quality, document management, and clinical professionals to explore a strategic clinical process and ensure a complete Document Management Process.  This interactive event will include thought-provoking sessions from a variety of different life science professionals, each followed by …

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The New Care Outlook, According to Healthcare Executives

Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  This year, the healthcare sector has been thrust into the spotlight globally. Healthcare is the front line, but also our last line of defense in this pandemic – doing incredibly important, …

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Achieve Business and Clinical Resiliency in Times of Change

Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Change. It’s constantly redefining the healthcare landscape, whether triggered by technology innovations, cultural shifts, or world events.    Healthcare organizations understand this and plan for it, putting continuity and recovery plans in place to help them maintain normal operations as much as possible in times …

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Samsung Bioepis Reports Results of Renflexis (biosimilar, infliximab) from Two Studies in IBD Patients

Shots: The company reported results from two real-world studies of Renflexis (infliximab-abda) in patients with IBD registered in the US Veteran Affairs Healthcare System database. Data were presented at ACG 2020 One study assesses the safety of switching from reference infliximab or infliximab-dyyb to Renflexis in patients with IBD identified from the VAHS database and …

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Securing Internet-Connected Devices in the New Era of Healthcare

The proliferation of medical and internet-connected devices in healthcare brings both clinical benefits and security risks. Just think of the volume of healthcare data being transferred and stored every day — data from IoT and connected medical devices, electronic health records (EHRs), clinical workstations, and smart hospital applications for patients, clinicians, researchers, and administrators. All …

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Using Behavioral Science in A Digital World

By Rotem Shor, Medisafe Chief Technology Officer Technology and health have experienced a convergence in the last few years, leading to a new state of digital health that is transforming how we live and work. But there is a greater science behind it that analyzes tremendous amounts of data to shape and personalize our health …

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Digital Therapeutics: Key Concepts and Regulations to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic

Digital therapeutics are clinically validated applications / software / online programs that have demonstrated the capability to facilitate positive outcomes when used in the prevention / treatment / management of diseases / clinical conditions. These therapeutics are designed to engage patients in personalized treatment or disease prevention programs, through mediating behavioral or psychological modifications, providing …

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A Tipping Point for Care Virtualisation

Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  One of the most remarkable impacts of the pandemic has been the speed with which it accelerated telehealth as a mainstream channel for clinical consultations. Issues that were once considered intractable …

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Retired NFL Linebacker Overcomes ADHD, Invests in Mental Health Platform Done

October is ADHD Awareness Month, and retired NFL linebacker J.T. Thomas wants people to know that it is okay to get help for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As a person with ADHD, J.T. Thomas knows how important getting help is, and why overcoming obstacles such as stigma, access to care and …

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Retired NFL Linebacker Overcomes ADHD, Invests in Mental Health Platform Done

October is ADHD Awareness Month, and retired NFL linebacker J.T. Thomas wants people to know that it is okay to get help for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As a person with ADHD, J.T. Thomas knows how important getting help is, and why overcoming obstacles such as stigma, access to care and …

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Targeted Drug Delivery Devices: An Attractive Option for Improving the Efficacy of Biologics

The gradual shift of healthcare industry towards the development of biologics is a well-known fact. Owing to this shift, there are over 1,000 cell and gene therapies which are being developed for the treatment of various disorders, majority of them being oncological disorders, cardiovascular disorders and neurological disorders.  Additionally, over the last decade, multiple immunotherapies …

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Managing the New Realities of Patient Care

Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  With the uncertainty of the current environment, health organizations around the world are accelerating their adoption of technology solutions to prepare for a new era of patient care. The pandemic is accelerating change at a rapid rate, redefining healthcare as …

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Lessons from COVID-19 – The Need for Dynamic Health Capacity

Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Never before in living memory have our health systems been so clearly and obviously challenged. They have been at the heart of the storm that is the present pandemic – simultaneously core …

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Georgia Department of Public Health: Keeping Doctors and Patients Connected

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) needed a way to continue critical healthcare services without in-person visits when the pandemic hit.  Like most healthcare organizations, they needed to pivot when stay at home …

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Social Detriments of Health Goes Beyond Just Healthcare

Health care or medical care is very important for health, but it can’t be the only criteria for determining health. In 1948, the WHO defined Health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The definition is relevant however it didn’t address various factors that …

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Empowering Secure Remote Work in Healthcare

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  The last six months have changed everything that we know about work – especially remote work. According to a recent study by PwC, 54% of CFOs say their organizations will …

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Kaiser sees Q2 net income more than double to $4.5B

For the quarter ending on June 30, when many health systems face a rising number of Covid-19 cases, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan more than doubled its net income to $4.5 billion. The nonprofit managed care plans attributed the increase to reduced operating expenses and “market fluctuations.”

Playing an Active Role in Treatment Yields More Confidence in Patients

When aiming to reach the people who will benefit most from a given medication or therapy, patients who play an active role in treatment decisions are often at the forefront of the conversation. But what does playing an active role in treatment really mean? While there is no concrete definition, a meta-analysis of Health Union’s …

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Pharma’s rep soars on back of COVID-19, says FutureBrand

The perception of pharma and medical product companies has surged forward since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they still lie mostly outside the top-rated firms in the FutureBrand Index. Roche, AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi all shot up the rankings in the first edition of the report since the start of the coronavirus …

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Why Healthcare Providers Need Secure Telehealth Solutions

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Even before in-person doctor’s visits paused to abide by social distancing measures, the use of video technology was starting to be used by clinicians to consult with patients virtually. Back …

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Healthy Microbiome: Fighter Against COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading to every corner of the world. During this worldwide attack of virus, human beings are highly concerned for their immune system, since it is the only savior currently. In circumventing a response to pathogenic infections like coronavirus, a healthy microbiome is essential to maintain an optimal immune system in preventing …

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ATA 2020 in Review

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.   Now is the time for innovation and transformation in virtual health. During these unprecedented times of social distancing, stay at home orders and phased re-openings, one thing remains constant. Patients …

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Cisco Webex Teams Earns HITRUST Certification

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  As virtual healthcare is adopted at a greater velocity and scale than ever before, there’s never been a more critical time to talk about how we keep our customers’ data …

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How Video Calling Enriches the Telehealth Experience

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Despite the growing number of advantages of telehealth, you may have some concerns about the inability to see your healthcare provider in-person. If so, you’re not alone. Earlier this year, …

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Cisco Greece Drives Telehealth Through Donation

Cisco Greece has donated Cisco Webex DX80 collaboration endpoints to the University General Hospital of Thessaloniki AHEPA to provide telehealth services for patients in isolation.  Helping our customers, partners, communities and people take advantage of technology in times of massive transformation is core to who we are at Cisco. During this challenging time, we are …

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Mental Health Matters: Delivering Hope for Today and Tomorrow

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Let’s be honest: COVID-19 has landed a pretty hard hit on our collective mental health. We have valid reasons to be optimistic (more on that in a minute), but the …

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Skill up with the HIMSS 2020 Digital Conference

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  The healthcare industry is changing at a rapid pace. Healthcare providers are scaling virtual consultations and telehealth faster than ever before. Optimizing the clinical experience and empowering healthcare staff to …

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Thank You, Nurses

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Today is International Nurses Day, a day to celebrate nurses and the huge impact they have on the lives of their patients.  At Cisco, we recognize that nurses have one …

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When Virtual Care Becomes the New Normal

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  In the last few months we have witnessed an unprecedented acceleration in the adoption of telehealth. To keep providers and patients safe, hospitals are shedding their initial hesitation to adopt …

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Enabling Virtual Consultations for Doctors in Atlanta

Around the world, health systems are rapidly deploying new care delivery methods. Balancing the increased volume of patient care with the need to minimize physical contact between clinicians and patients, many hospitals and clinics are turning to telehealth. With telehealth, healthcare providers can scale virtual consultations and remote work from home, allowing doctors to see …

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Scaling Virtual Consultations

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  The healthcare landscape is quickly changing and we’re entering a new era of patient-centered care delivery – one that is not bound by location. Healthcare providers have …

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5 Reasons Why People Don’t go to the Dentist and How to Overcome Them

Introduction It is recommended by the majority of dentists to visit your dentist for a check-up every six months. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. According to a statistic done by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016, only 64.4% of adults aged 18-64 had one dental visit for that year. There are many …

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Best practices for incorporating a patient financing program

Medical prices have essentially remodeled over the past decade triggering an upsurge within the want for medical finance. Insurance corporations are charging additional and covering less for procedures, exploit patients to bridge the gap with their own funds. If a patient has to bear an elective procedure, they’ll seemingly not have the available credit on …

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