Coronavirus: Vulnerable Populations

GoMd Medical Experts Weigh In On Those Most At-Risk Against COVID-19 Written by: Thomas J. Lewis, Ph.D. Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson Vulnerable Populations “Preliminary data suggest that older adults and persons with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems might be at greater risk for severe illness from this virus,” according to the [...]

Coronavirus: Vulnerable Populations

Saving time, money and lives with Teletriage

Telehealth is not new to the emergency department, but at least one health system has found a novel way to deploy it. Next month Banner Health is launching a teletriage program in its high-volume emergency departments in the Phoenix area with a threefold mission: to relieve pressure on staff, to make sure patients don't leave [...]

Saving time, money and lives with Teletriage

The Rising Cost of Health Care

Why health care costs are making consumers more afraid of medical bills than an actual illness Health care costs are spiraling higher, but patient visits to a doctor have been on the decline. A growing number of consumers are staying away out of fear of big bills. Untimely visits or delay of visits to the [...]

The Rising Cost of Health Care

Study finds wellness coaching benefits last over time

Wellness coaching is an increasingly popular strategy for improving health and well-being, yet it remains relatively unstudied. Most published research has looked at outcomes for specific medical problems such as cardiovascular disease and weight management, even though people often seek wellness coaching for general lifestyle improvements. "At Mayo Clinic, the wellness coaches are in the [...]

Study finds wellness coaching benefits last over time

The Future Of Healthcare Is Virtual

Virtual Health Care is a quickly growing segment of the health care industry because it provides real and measurable benefits to patients. Virtual Health Care has been cited as being particularly helpful in rural areas, where the shortage of healthcare providers had led to a lack of accessibility to both basic healthcare and specialty care. [...]

The Future Of Healthcare Is Virtual

Consumers Want Virtual Care Options

Can the health care system deliver? Improved technology, increased access to smart devices, consumer expectations, evolving state and federal policies, and the transition to value-based care are all driving virtual health adoption. Evidence is mounting that virtual health can improve outcomes in certain populations by reducing length of hospital stays, improving the experience among chronically ill [...]

Consumers Want Virtual Care Options

The Rise of Virtual Visit Technology, and What It Means for Patients & Providers

Along with many other aspects of telehealth, like remote patient monitoring (RPM) and mHealth, the virtual visit is becoming not just a familiar part of the American healthcare delivery, but also a means to significantly boost quality and cost-effectiveness. The process of utilizing consumer technology to allow patients to confer with physicians and clinicians via videoconferencing apps — usually [...]

The Rise of Virtual Visit Technology, and What It Means for Patients & Providers

Chronic illness around the holidays

When you’re chronically ill, you might look forward to the holiday season, but also experience feelings of apprehension, anxiety or grief. You aren’t alone. One of the best things you can do now is to prepare for any challenges you might face. Try the following eight strategies to navigate certain problems related to chronic illness around [...]

Chronic illness around the holidays

Why Patient Behavior Change Is Key for Chronic Disease Management

To make chronic disease management and patient behavior change effective, healthcare professionals must create strategies that play on patients' overall lifestyle goals. Chronic disease management may rank as one of the key priorities in the healthcare industry right now. With a multi-billion-dollar price tag, ensuring patients know how to manage their illnesses and prevent costly [...]

Why Patient Behavior Change Is Key for Chronic Disease Management

Health Coaching Drives Patient Behavior Change, Weight Loss

Health coaching is an effective measure for preventing or managing chronic illness according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Health coaching is an effective patient engagement strategy because it puts disease and health management directly into the patient’s hands, the researchers suggested. Health coaches do not drive the management, but [...]

Health Coaching Drives Patient Behavior Change, Weight Loss
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