Every May, we celebrate National Mental Health Month, a time set aside to recognize individuals with behavioral and mental health conditions as well as acknowledge the people who support them. In 2019 alone, 51.5 million U.S. adults struggled with mental health issues and because one in five people will experience some form of mental illness throughout their lifetime, chances are we all know someone who is affected.
Whether it be advanced treatment or a regularly scheduled check-up, healthcare delivery cannot merely rely on effective scheduling, billing and reporting. All of these aspects must and should involve some form of engagement so that providers can enhance communication efforts, offer increased accessibility as well as improve patient outcomes.
Even before the pandemic, providers were driving innovation for new forms of virtual care. As Covid-19 has progressed, we have seen the rapid adoption of telehealth as well as recognized the significance of remote patient monitoring devices for those with chronic illnesses or who require continuity of treatment. With these digital technologies revolutionizing patient/provider engagement, more people are looking for ways to honor the hard-working professionals who provide exceptional patient experiences every day. That is why, each April is dedicated to celebrating Patient Experience Week (PX Week) and commemorating community efforts to better advocate for public health.
Our President of Strategic Growth and Marketing, Terrence Sims recently met with MarketScale, a company that is dedicated to publishing leading content for B2B growth across a variety of industries. In a 20 minute interview they discuss whether or not specialty healthcare practices would be able to operate efficiently post COVID.
Within the last year we have experienced a huge boom in the use of Telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) tools as solutions to continuity of care for providers across the spectrum of healthcare. Although RPM has certainly become more popular due to quarantine - it has always been an important tool for providers. Continue reading to learn more about RPM and why it is such a critical asset to healthcare practices and patients alike.
As we have weathered the pandemic, the utilization of Telehealth has provided a much needed platform for patients and providers alike to be able to connect as well as perform. However, Telehealth has quickly evolved from what was a temporary lifeline to what is now an industry standard necessity when it comes to stabilizing service delivery. That is why, today we are discussing the persistent relevance of Telehealth and how patient engagement continues to adapt to the progressive needs of the healthcare industry.
Wishing everyone a happy first week of spring! This season inspires growth and rejuvenation, not to mention what many refer to as ‘Spring Cleaning’. Everyone has something that needs a good cleaning-up or restart, if you will, so, for specialized healthcare providers struggling with their software platform, we are here to help! In today’s blog we’ll be breaking down why DIY software can help you get specific solutions you need for your specialized practice and clean up the mess that often comes with ‘one-size-fits-all’ models.
With this past week marking the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it is important to not only remember those who passed and their families who are forever affected by this tragedy but to also recognize the first responders, fire fighters, police officers, military personnel as well as medical professionals that all served during this state of national emergency. As we commemorate their sacrifice and honor their commitment to public safety, the recent challenges of COVID-19 have presented the healthcare industry with similar issues of struggling to deliver patient care under pressures of fear, panic and confusion. While the pandemic has caused various obstacles for both patients and providers, there are some benefits that have come from the CoronaVirus such as increased collaboration among multispecialty care teams, prioritization of patient engagement in addition to technological advancements that have offered business continuity plans and goals to reshape the future of healthcare innovation.
To conclude our four part “Patient Innovation”#rtblogseries, today’s installment will discuss the advancements of RPM within the pulmonology industry. With a particular focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), we wanted to offer some informative, educational resources for people who suffer from COPD, providers who treat it and any others who want to learn more about how virtual care technologies are playing a major role in innovating new methods of patient management as well as expanding rural access to COPD treatments.
Over 50 million Americans live with chronic pain (1) and each one of their experiences differs from the rest. With pain being the most common and frequent medical symptom, it is important to understand the significance of properly managing and monitoring patients who endure chronic pain conditions like nerve damage, inflammatory diseases and acute injuries. For the third installment of our “Patient Innovation” #rtblogseries we wanted to provide you with some resources about why chronic pain matters and how RPM technology is innovating patient behavior.