on September 24, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
The healthcare industry is no stranger to change. From adopting new care-delivery and payment models to embracing modern technology and aligning with consumer expectations, it’s clear that today’s healthcare practices have their hands full.
on September 22, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
In recent years, we’ve seen the steady rise of healthcare consumerism, or the enabling of patients to become more involved in their care decisions. The emergence of new healthcare IT tools and ever-evolving care landscape have transformed the industry, empowering consumers to step up and take their health into their own hands.
on September 10, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
COVID-19 has changed nearly everything about our daily lives, from the way we shop and socialize to how we approach healthcare. For providers and their practices, the global health crisis has rapidly accelerated the need for remote patient care tactics. The question is, what can healthcare practices do to engage patients and keep them up to date during such unprecedented times?
on September 8, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
Electronic health records (EHRs) play a vital role in modern healthcare. EHR vendors develop their systems to facilitate tools providers can use to document their clinical encounters and manage the patient record. In recent years, EHR vendors have also been looking to serve the patient in terms of new technologies to keep them wired into their health and associated providers.
on August 4, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
Patient engagement is a top priority for healthcare providers—and for very good reason. When patients are engaged, they’re more likely to have positive health outcomes and be actively involved in their care.
on July 21, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
When you’re thinking about improving patient engagement, it’s easy to hone in on the effect it will have on your own practice alone. The benefits speak for themselves: If you do it well, you’ll get more business, retain more patients, and remain more profitable.
on July 2, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
Patient portals have become a staple of the modern healthcare experience. The benefits speak for themselves for patients, practices, and providers alike: Patient portal technologies lead to better efficiency, engagement, satisfaction, and health outcomes.
on June 23, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
These days, telehealth is all the rage. Before COVID-19, both patients and providers were hesitant to embrace virtual care services. Now that the global health crisis has accelerated telehealth’s growth, healthcare IT experts believe it’s here to stay. In fact, the telehealth market in the U.S. is expected to surpass $25 billion within the next five years.
on June 18, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
As it turns out, there can be too much of a good thing. Technology has transformed the healthcare industry, allowing providers to reduce treatment costs, work more efficiently, and improve patient outcomes. However, the rapid acceleration of the healthcare tech industry has resulted in a number of different tools that providers need access to keep up in the modern age.
on June 16, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
Complex physician practice workflows are not only stressful for medical staff, but also have a negative impact on patient outcomes and satisfaction. Healthcare organizations need access to digital tools to simplify workflows and improve organizational efficiency—but some solutions are more effective than others, and choosing the right tools for your practice can be daunting.