Healthcare News & Insights

Virtualizing clinical trials: Why digitization, connectivity are more important than ever

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, every industry is working to pivot and adapt. In many respects, an effective vaccine will mean a return to business as usual. In health care and life sciences, it will not, nor should it. 

Surprising truth about hand hygiene during COVID-19

Proper hand hygiene has never been discussed more than it is today. Hospitals are working harder than ever to keep patients safe, even while their providers jeopardize their own health. One might expect that raised awareness due to the pandemic would lead to improvements in hand hygiene, but a recent study reveals without intervention, hand […] [MORE]

Cloud-based and virtual lessons learned from COVID-19 storm

Looking back to early January, there was no understanding of the storm about to hit the U.S. healthcare system, nor its devastating impacts. It would test hospitals, emergency clinics, frontline workers and the American public like never before – especially in terms of clinical and economic supply and demand. 

Real-time experience management provides insights needed during COVID-19

Even prior to COVID-19, patients, and the providers who cared for them, exhibited signs of trauma. In fact, according to consulting firm Prophet, 81% of patients indicated they were dissatisfied with their healthcare experiences. At the same time, more than half of the country’s physicians and nurses showed significant burnout symptoms, emphasizing how patients and […] [MORE]

3 ways hackers are exploiting COVID-19 to attack hospitals

The COVID-19 crisis has prompted unprecedented change and collaboration across the healthcare industry. Examples include institutions launching operational reorganizations, sharing data between competing health systems, and calling on clinical volunteers to help respond to and prepare for the new wave of cases across the country. 

Telemedicine: Sharing records securely & quickly is vital during COVID-19 pandemic

Never have telehealth services been more vital than during the coronavirus pandemic. In this guest post, Lawrence Kaelin, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Founder of a provider of health information exchange services, explains why telehealth is so important in today’s healthcare system. 

Managing healthcare receivables amid COVID-19 challenges

Drive down the street in any city or town, and you’ll see signs honoring healthcare heroes for their brave work fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. What you won’t see is the battle being waged behind the scenes at many hospitals against financial insolvency.

Fighting coronavirus using data collection: Latest for hospitals

New York City-headquartered data and analytics company Information Builders has launched a COVID-19 Resource Center to help healthcare organizations better understand and manage the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to affect daily life in the U.S. 

Preparing for a potential surge in deferred non-coronavirus care

The prioritization of creating capacity for coronavirus patients and preserving personal protective equipment (PPE) meant making the costly move of postponing elective procedures and preventive diagnostic services. Meanwhile, patients with chronic and acute conditions in need of care may be avoiding hospital settings to avoid contracting COVID-19. 

Coronavirus: Antibody testing, development of treatments & vaccines underway

The next wave of coronavirus testing involves serology tests to identify antibodies that help fight off the infection. 

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