Retail healthcare is having another “moment” with the recent announcements that both Amazon and Walmart are rolling out primary care clinics with consumer convenience in mind. Amazon’s entry to the market, Amazon Care, is a “virtual” clinic that combines elements of telemedicine with in-person visits to the patient’s home while Walmart has opened a health “super center” in Dallas, GA.
Systemic problems from the opioid crisis to mass shootings are linked to the overarching problem of underfunded and underworked mental health services, a problem that Silicon Valley is seeking to address with mobile health apps. At the same time, legislators are introducing legislation aimed at improving privacy protections of unregulated health apps.
Robust use of health IT help accountable care organizations (ACOs) better coordinate care, especially ACOs that use a single electronic health system, according to a government report.
Prenatal care smartphone apps have been shown to decrease the number of in-person clinic visits while maintaining satisfaction among patients with low-risk pregnancies, according to a new study.
Natural language processing (NLP) is delivering on the promise of artificial intelligence in healthcare by providing significant value across clinical and administrative functions. This white paper examines the capabilities of clinically aware NLP and why it’s essential to revenue cycle transformation; five things to look for in an NLP solution; and vital areas where it’s currently showing significant impact.
Hospice providers have taken note as health information technology becomes increasingly more important in the industry, and are starting to adopt more high-tech solutions for improving reimbursement and as a means of improving patient care