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Is the Patient an Afterthought in Healthcare in America?

A close examination of healthcare in America leads to the inevitable conclusion that patients are one of the least important players in the healthcare system. I’m the first to admit that this claim is both counterintuitive and provocative, but hear me out.  The evidence could not be clearer. This is particularly ironic because the healthcare

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digital healthcare

Are 30-Day Readmissions Rates a Reliable Indicator for Poor Healthcare Delivery?  (Part 2 of 2)

A look at poor healthcare delivery through hospital readmission rates. Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) has provisions that require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to financially penalize hospitals that have unacceptably high 30-day readmission rates for Medicare and Medicaid patients. Institutions with high 30-day readmission rates in just a handful

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digital healthcare

Are 30-Day Readmissions Rates a Reliable Indicator for Poor Healthcare Delivery? (Part 1 of 2)

A look at healthcare delivery quality through hospital readmission rates. Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) has provisions that require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to financially penalize hospitals and clinics that have unacceptably high readmission rates for Medicare and Medicaid patients within 30 days. Institutions with high 30-day readmission rates

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digital healthcare

Digitally Transforming Healthcare Industry

Big Data Has Changed the Practice of Healthcare Forever – and the Change is Just Beginning. Healthcare organizations – old and new – are investing heavily in Big Data applications. Big Data projects process data measured in petabytes to deliver significant healthcare benefits. Only a small proportion of that data comes from traditional databases with

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mobile medical apps

How Medical Mobile Apps are Transforming Healthcare

Medical mobile apps are transforming the Healthcare Industry, promising to improve quality of healthcare while lowering costs. In 2017, global medical healthcare apps were a $26 billion industry with a global average CAGR of 32.5%. The United States currently has the largest market for mobile medical apps. However, the Asia-Pacific region is showing the fastest

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