Healthcare News & Insights

Adoption of safer enteral connections key to patient safety

These are challenging times for hospitals of all sizes. Due to the crush of patients suffering from COVID-19, caregivers are stretched thin and stressed out. The ripple effects are everywhere in the hospital system.

Better, efficient revenue cycle management with patient centric approach

The pandemic has forced many healthcare stakeholders to seek out innovative tech solutions that improve their revenue cycle management, as the crisis continues to highlight the inefficiencies of an overly complicated (and often manual) process. After months of reducing activity and suspending elective procedures, healthcare facilities must reassess their business strategy with a focus towards […] [MORE]

How facilities can prepare for flu season amidst COVID-19

In 2017, the British Medical Journal published a report stating that healthcare facilities around the world are “woefully unprepared for the next infectious disease outbreak.” Three years later, and COVID-19 needs no introduction. The virus has ravaged the United States this past year. But while COVID-19 has been unpredictable, the one thing we can count […] [MORE]

Improving the patient experience: Technology solutions for healthcare providers

The interest in the public health branch of government has dramatically increased in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With public health officials helping governments curb the spread of the virus, doctors, hospitals, researchers, and medical professionals have become some of the most trusted people in the U.S. But with many non-essential medical services—including fertility treatments […] [MORE]

What pandemic has taught us about importance of hand hygiene compliance

Never in my lifetime do I recall such a significant worldwide wake-up call on the importance of infection prevention. When COVID hit, nearly every person across the globe changed their hand hygiene behaviors seemingly overnight, and became more compliant. Rightfully so; hand hygiene has been cited as one of the single most important practices to […] [MORE]

RPM’s role in COVID-19

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions have been emerging within the market for several years, and several studies evaluated and found RPM to improve treatment and access to ongoing care, patient satisfaction, and healthcare costs. Despite the success and proven effectiveness, providers in the past have been slow to adapt to RPM. The changing landscape and […] [MORE]

Five technology lessons healthcare organizations learned from COVID-19

More than nine months after the coronavirus became a household word, many healthcare organizations are still struggling to catch up on delayed appointments and postponed surgeries caused by the pandemic. Providers are getting creative and leveraging technology to reduce exposures and help keep clinicians and patients safe – gaining valuable insights into a wide range […] [MORE]

Tracking COVID-19 immunizations relies on accurate patient identification

As the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine nears, the industry must have a robust strategy in place to manage coronavirus immunizations effectively. That means patients will have to be accurately identified and consistently matched to their health records so providers can track who has received a vaccine and who hasn’t.

Rural hospitals can beat COVID-19 by shifting from reactive to pro-active care

The COVID-19 virus is ravaging the planet at a scale not seen since the infamous Spanish Flu of the early 1900s, inflicting immense devastation as the U.S. loses more than 265,000 lives and counting. According to CDC statistics, 94% of patient mortalities associated with COVID-19 were simultaneously suffering from preexisting conditions, leaving a mere 6% […] [MORE]

3 challenges hospitals can overcome with medical financial aid platform

As the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, CEOs, CFOs and senior level management at health systems face increased pressure to recover lost revenues while providing the maximum level of financial assistance for their uninsured and underinsured patients. The American Hospital Association (AHA) estimates a total four-month financial impact of $202.6 billion […] [MORE]