Who Takes Care of the Caregivers

Who Takes Care of the Caregivers?

Often the unsung heroes, a primary caregiver battles in the front line of healthcare. If his/her physical and mental health needs are not met, the strain on the entire healthcare system increases. The role of a primary caregiver is so important that advocacy groups such as nurses and social workers have helped convince policymakers that care giving is a major …

Apple

What Does Apple’s “Significant Contribution” to Healthcare Mean?

What Tim Cook Is Saying About Apple’s Future With over $7 trillion spent in healthcare in the last year, the industry constitutes almost 10% of the global GDP.  Apple CEO Tim Cook is running full force claiming, “The healthcare market makes the smartphone market look small,” and that “healthcare is big for Apple’s future.” This is apparent in the way …

Can Technology Reduce Healthcare Fatigue?

The heavy load of responsibility that comes with working in the healthcare industry is rampant. Healthcare fatigue is pummeling physicians, taking a heavy toll on their ability to practice. What is healthcare fatigue and how is it impacting our physicians? What tools are there to combat it? According to Medscape, the industry is looking for solutions to combat “emotional exhaustion, …

Telehealth technology

Does Increased Patient Engagement Mean Patients Will Need You Less?

Tools to increase patient engagement in the healthcare industry have taken practices by storm in recent years. The onset of patient portals and wearable technology have given patients the motivation they needed to stay in charge of their health. Improvement in health outcomes and patient accountability have been a result of the use of these tools. Because of this, organizations …

4 Tips for a Successful Private Practice

4 Tips for a Successful Private Practice in 2017

Regardless of what stage a provider is at in their medical career, the thought of private practice has crossed their mind. The dream of running their own operation and choosing the patients they see is a goal that might seem out of reach for some individuals fresh to the field. Providers who already have their own practice still worry about …

Open Payments

Open Payments: Increased Transparency in Healthcare Gains Momentum

When a doctor or hospital has a financial relationship with a manufacturing company, they trade money for things like research, gifts, public speaking, food, and travel. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that when companies and providers make this exchange, they disclose the spending. CMS has created a program called Open Payments that the federal government maintains. CMS works to …

Healthcare Plus One Party Turns into a -3 Party

When the Healthcare Plus One Party Turns into a -3 Party

At this juncture, it is abundantly clear that the repeal and replace of Obamacare is not happening in 2017. Even a cursory review of the current trajectory of Obamacare shows that absent real and meaningful corrective action, Obamacare will continue having increasing negative consequences on the general population. This is something upon which both sides of the aisle have readily …

Healthcare – Musical Chairs

Many adults have memories of playing musical chairs. The essence of the game is that there is always one less chair than the number of participants. The music plays, the children circle the chairs, and when the music stops everyone tries to sit down. Obviously, there will always be one child left standing. That child is eliminated from the game, …