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Healthcare IT Trends to Watch for This Year

February 10, 2016 by Dennis Hung

Although there are certainly incredible technologies being honed right now that have the power to change the healthcare industry as we know it, sometimes the most impactful technologies are the ones that seem the simplest.[read more]


What Can We Learn From European Hospice Care and Life Insurance Policies?

February 8, 2016 by Charlie Kimball

Worldwide, health care continues to be a hot topic for debate. No one can seem to agree on what system is best. In the United States, healthcare is different compared to other countries and many people long for a universal health care system like the types found in Europe and elsewhere around the globe. When it comes to hospice care and life insurance, there may be several things the United States can learn from Europe.[read more]


How the Healthcare Industry Has Reduced Aggravation For Patients

February 8, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The delivery of health care has changed significantly in recent years. Technological advances have made better treatment possible, while changes on the regulatory landscape and in the best practices for providing service have also had a significant impact. As a result, patients' lives are improving dramatically.[read more]


Get Your Sleep: All You Didn’t Want to Know About Sleep-Related Health Problems

February 4, 2016 by Daphne Stanford

The basic findings from all of these studies seem to agree that a sufficient amount of sleep is crucial to basic functioning, and it can also prevent or delay a number of serious health conditions such as diabetes and dementia. Sleep is precious, so do what you can to get as many hours as possible, each night.[read more]


Improving Healthcare With Key Technology Additions

January 29, 2016 by Phil Cohen

Technology has improved several aspects of life, including healthcare. Doctors, nurses and other associates can use technology to save a life or simply look up a medical chart. Healthcare improvements don't have to be one-sided, however. The patients should see these positive changes at their doctors' offices or within hospitals. Take a close look at today's technology and how it's improving healthcare for both employees and patients.[read more]


Can Cannabis Treat ADD or ADHD?

January 27, 2016 by Phil Cohen

Among the plethora of conditions that cannabis has been known to treat, scientists are just finding out that ADD and ADHD are two of them. In fact, it is becoming apparent that marijuana may be more effective at treating these disorders than Adderall, the leading pharmaceutical drug.[read more]


Why Clinicians Need to Embrace Their HIT Teams

January 25, 2016 by Edgar Wilson

Information silos grow from professional silos. Reconnecting means redefining membership of the healthcare team to include new occupations.[read more]


Tech and Precision Medicine: 29 Companies Who Will Lead the Charge

January 22, 2016 by Eugene Borukhovich

Tech companies will likely win large deals in the battle around precision medicine. Why? Those that understand technology and the goals of medicine will be able to create value in the precision medicine value chain by offering platforms to interpret and connect data points.[read more]


What we should know about hospice fraud and whistleblower reward programm

January 22, 2016 by Charlie Kimball

Until the early 2000’s, Hospice Care services were dominated by small, local, non-profit organizations; but since then big business has begun to discover and view “end-of-life care” as a golden goose investment opportunity, and they are currently making billions of dollars.[read more]


The Urgency of Dealing with Low Testosterone

January 21, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

Over the years, the number of men suffering from low testosterone has grown dramatically. And while “low T” may be something you joke around about with your buddies, it’s nothing to laugh about. Aside from being annoying, low testosterone can actually be very dangerous. If you want to be healthy for years to come, something must be done.[read more]


The Rise of Precision Medicine: Viable, but Challenge Lies Ahead

January 21, 2016 by Eugene Borukhovich

In 2015's State of the Union address, President Obama announced the funding for a precision medicine initiative intended to help spur the growth of genetics-based medical treatment. This article examines why now is the perfect time for precision medicine to thrive, what the current downfalls for the industry now, and takes a look at who will be in a position to win the market share when the industry takes off. [read more]


5 Things You Should Know About HIPAA

January 19, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

Of course healthcare professionals should be most concerned about the health and wellness of their patients, but that’s not their only priority. HIPAA violations should also be at the forefront of the agenda. These have become more serious over the recent years, and things are beginning to get out of hand.[read more]


5 Common Misconceptions about Dietary Treatment for Osteoporosis

January 14, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

It’s long been the standard to recommend dietary changes when a patient is diagnosed with osteoporosis. Science has shown that, without a doubt, the foods and nutrients we take in make all the difference in our bone health.[read more]


Staying on top of the technology trend: 4 things to learn from young healthcare professionals

January 12, 2016 by Dennis Hung

Success in the healthcare field, like all consumer-driven business, is about marketing. That means not just attracting patients with excellent care and service, but carving out a niche in a very competitive market. In order to accomplish that, it's important to recognize new trends and technologies which coming generations bring to our culture.[read more]


Transitioning To Electronic Health Records: From Financing To Implementation

January 12, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

Due to a combination of forces related to both technological advancement and requirements under the Affordable Care Act, more medical practices and hospitals are transitioning to electronic health records (EHR). These systems can be expensive both to acquire and implement, however.[read more]


Weekly Dose of Top 5 Healthcare Stories You Might've Missed

January 12, 2016 by HealthWorks Collective

From our partner site, Healthcare Dive, we wanted to share the top 5 stories that readers were talking about and sharing last week. It was the first week of the New Year, so could these stories possibly set the trend for what we'll be reading more about in the coming year?[read more]


7 Reasons Driving Is Hazardous to Your Health

January 7, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

We spend a surprising amount of time driving. In fact, according to recent studies, human beings spend approximately an hour every day driving in a car. This number is multiplied for those with extremely long commutes or who drive for a living, like truckers or delivery drivers. Unfortunately, the repercussions of driving so much are not good. There are many health risks associated with driving.[read more]


Does Legalized Marijuana Impact the Healthcare Industry?

January 4, 2016 by Ryan Kh

While it’s true that cannabis can become habit forming, it is also true that for many, cannabis helps more than it hurts. So, what does that truly mean for our healthcare industry?[read more]


Can’t Afford Health Insurance? You Have Options

December 31, 2015 by John Henning

Despite the law’s main purpose of improving access to health care, many people find that paying the premiums for health insurance is a challenge. Even those who are covered by their employers are finding that premiums are increasing, sometime to levels that they simply can’t afford.[read more]


What Doctors Should Know About Symptoms & Dangers of Concussions

December 31, 2015 by Ryan Kh

Thus, it’s no big surprise that concussions are no laughing matter. Recent reevaluation of the risks these injuries pose to people has shown that seemingly low-risk concussions can actually be far more destructive to us than previously believed. No where is this more apparent than in athletics.[read more]