Summer is officially here, and people around the country will be spending more time outside. We need sunshine in order to stay healthy, but too much of anything can become problematic.
Time travel is still the stuff of science fiction, but after two years of a global pandemic, attending a live healthcare conference sure felt like a paradigm shift.
In some ways, the 2022 HIMSS Annual Global Health Conference & Exhibition, held in Orlando in mid-March, felt like early 2020, with in-person conversations, presentations, and networking.
New technologies come with new security challenges
If you saw the end of Super Bowl LVI, you know that defense matters. With less than a minute to play, Rams’ star defensive tackle Aaron Donald barreled past two Cincinnati Bengals and spun quarterback Joe Burrow to the turf, sealing his team’s 23-20 victory.
Understanding the importance of your cardiovascular health is key to reducing the chances of contracting life-threatening diseases. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and adopting a healthful diet alongside regular physical exercise can reduce the chances of contracting the disease.
Stability, continuity of care, and outstanding service matter
National Patient Recognition Week occurs each year during the first week of February, coinciding with another popular event — Groundhog Day. This year, we imagine that winter’s duration is probably not the first thing on the minds of providers and patients. They’re more likely to be asking how much longer the COVID-19 crisis will last!
In the last few years, we have seen dramatic shifts in how patients have interacted with technology and taken control of their own health during a global pandemic.
Medical science, healthcare IT make the difference
Given the challenges of COVID-19, we are indeed living in turbulent times. From lockdowns and mask mandates to the impact on supply chains and economic growth, societies around the globe are dealing with the kind of crisis most of us have never known.
Overcast with COVID-19 and scattered regulations
While much attention will remain focused on the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022, other topics of importance to healthcare providers in 2022 include:
While lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., the death rate has steadily declined for more than 30 years, thanks to increased screening, early detection, and improvements in treatment.
Delivering care at a distance has a long, successful record
Telephones, television, and teleportation were once in the realm of science fiction. OK, teleportation still is. But many things once thought impossible are part of everyday life. Why should telehealth be different?
Well, it isn’t. The future surely holds many advanced telehealth applications, but the idea of delivering care from afar — tēle is Greek for “far” — is an old one.
The jury is in — paper is out!
More than six months after the first reports of coronavirus began to circulate, medical providers across the nation largely adjusted to key changes in their workflows. Those changes include the rise of telehealth, stricter sanitation protocols, and prioritizing care to make the best use of resources.
Neuro2Go: A tool to overcome limitations of referrals
Every medical ailment demands attention, but some ailments are more urgent than others. Where a patient might be able to wait a week to have a sore toe examined, almost any problem with the central nervous system demands prompt examination and diagnosis.
eClinicalWorks has all the elements you need
True invention is hard, but imagine transportation without the wheel, construction without nails, or literacy without the printing press. Each of those things was built on moments of inspiration, years of effort, and the slow accumulation of technology and knowledge. And the path to today’s technology-rich world is a very long one indeed, stretching from the alchemists of the Middle Ages to Benjamin Franklin’s kite to the integrated circuit.
With healthcare data constantly flowing in from multiple sources, how are providers supposed to best organize patient information within their EHR? Truly knowing your patient population starts by finding a means of aggregating scattered data and then funneling it into a convenient and organized system.
There are few things as satisfying as placing the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle in the correct spot.
January 29, 2021, is National Puzzle Day and even though finishing a jigsaw puzzle may be satisfying, solving unique problems specific to healthcare is another area worth celebrating.