Where healthcare challenges find solutions
Today’s patients are becoming consumers who expect a convenient, personalized and intuitive experience in all aspects of their lives, including interactions with healthcare providers. Read about the innovations that engage, inform and empower patients.
A pilot program, funded by the CDC's cancer division, is experimenting with allowing patients to ask a virtual coach questions that they might otherwise feel too uncomfortable or overwhelmed to ask a real physician. »
Carbon Health seeks to create a provider network based on its digital platform. The company's app, nestled in a patient's smartphone, is an electronic health record, a telehealth portal, a secure message platform, and a payment and scheduling service.
Some in the industry see the use of voice recognition as changing the way care is delivered, but there are significant technological and regulatory hurdles.
For today's tech-savvy consumers, patient-centric care begins before the patient steps foot in the doctor's office, hospital or clinic. It starts with the prospective patient trawling the web for provider reviews and ratings.
Healthgrades' CareChats is one of the platforms providers are using to maintain communication before and after the actual point of care. They're partnering with the makers of these platforms to help patients stay engaged, healthier, satisfied and trusting.
When they need healthcare, many consumers today go online first. There they find a slew of unfiltered information—some of it helpful, some of it less so, some of it downright misleading. Healthcare systems have taken notice.
Millennials want instant access to healthcare. That's presenting a big challenge to major health providers, as those patients give less weight to name brands or personal referrals than previous generations.
The makers of three popular health-related mobile apps have reached settlements with the New York attorney general's office over allegations that they could have harmed consumers by giving them wrong or misleading results.
Eric Lefkofsky, the billionaire co-founder of Groupon, was astonished a few years ago when he realized firsthand the marginal amount of genetic and molecular data available to cancer patients during treatment.
Three years ago, administrators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medicine decided to tackle the issue of patients and visitors getting lost on its immense campus.
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