Where healthcare challenges find solutions
Caring for patients to prevent chronic conditions is among the top challenges facing healthcare today, standing alongside the more established acute care. Read about the innovations that help providers coordinate and improve care.
Healthcare utilization and spending over the short term increases when low-income, less healthy patients gain access to primary care, but costs will likely be lower in the long run, experts said. »
The Joint Commission's Hand Hygiene Targeted Solutions Tool helps hospitals and health systems pinpoint the specific reasons why their employees aren't washing their hands and provides training tactics to improve compliance.
Similar to Uber, Lyft is working its way into healthcare and will allow providers to request rides for their patients.
Gold Cross Ambulance EMTs learn about their patients' eventual diagnoses thanks to a link-up with Utah's health information exchange.
Uber will enter the $3 billion non-emergency medical transportation market with its new Uber Health service for providers.
The Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot focuses on replacing opioids with other alternative medications to treat pain. The 10 EDs in Colorado that participated in the project decreased prescribing by 36% over six months.
At Nemours Children's Health System, parents get hands-on training on how to manage and insert a trach tube so they can take their child home sooner.
The most popular apps downloaded by clinicians come with a wide variety of uses.
Companies like Twine Health, a so-called “health activation platform,” allow providers to track the health of large employers' workforces, who are encouraged to use technology to engage in their own well-being.
Primary-care providers write most of the antidepressant prescriptions in the U.S., but these providers may have “limited” training in mental health treatment. Arun Gupta is giving primary-care providers and their patients access to mental health resources.
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