Symptom tracker smartphone applications can be valuable tools for patients who need healthcare guidance. A new study shows that while they will never replace a physician, the apps have strong potential in the primary care setting.
Haven, the ambitious joint venture by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase & Co., will end operations. How will the three groups continue to collaborate, and what challenges does Haven’s end highlight?
While 2020 has proved that, when it comes to healthcare, to expect the unexpected, we’ve pinpointed three key trends to pay careful attention to in 2021.
Researchers estimate that waste accounts for nearly 25 percent of our ever-increasing national healthcare spending. What constitutes “waste” and how might bundled payments help to reduce it?
An in-depth study on patient discrimination in the healthcare industry reveals the extent to which patients have experienced it. Among skin color, patients have also cited sex, weight, and appearance as methods of discrimination.
Healthcare consumerism is an unstoppable force that has led to permanent changes in the healthcare landscape. What are these changes, and what should primary care physicians know if they want to transform their practices to accommodate CMS’s new rules?
Studies show that consumers demand high-quality online experiences from their physician’s virtual health technology, and additional access points to in-person visits, but healthcare organizations are falling short. What basic additions should physicians incorporate in their practices?
Google recently announced two new healthcare-specific artificial intelligence (AI) tools designed to gather insights from unstructured medical text. How might these tools reduce administrative work, avoid errors, improve the patient experience, and lower physician burnout?
Healthcare consumerism places the patient at the center of the industry, and COVID-19 has helped in speeding up the process. What are the policy and technology trends that physicians should be aware of as the industry transitions into consumerism?
A newly released study reveals that patients with disabilities are at a greater risk of transmitting and dying from COVID-19 than previously thought. What other critical patient insights should physicians be aware of?