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Health Information Technology HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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May 21, 2019

Physicians using ehrs that net meaningful use criteria reported that EHR use: With 2 or more years of ehr experience were most likely to report clinical benefits across all 10 measures 0000600000 enhanced overall patient care. The majority of physicians reported EHR use: helped access a patient'...

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8 ways we help your patient 8 WAYS WE HELP YOUR PATIENT

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May 08, 2019

Home health care is a system of care provided by skilled practitioners to patients in their homes under the direction of a physician. Home health care services include nursing care; physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy; and medical social services.1 The goals of home health care servi...

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Canadians with a Hearing Disability CANADIANS WITH A HEARING DISABILITY

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May 08, 2019

Over 1.3 million or 5% of Canadians aged 15 years and over have a hearing disability.
35 percent of Canadians with a hearing disability also have a seeing disability.
319,000 Canadians with a hearing disability do not use a hearing aid or cochlear implant but need them. Of these, 66% s...

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Rules of healthy Sleep RULES OF HEALTHY SLEEP

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May 05, 2019

Your behaviors during the day, and especially before bedtime, can have a major impact on your sleep. They can promote healthy sleep or contribute to sleeplessness. Your daily routines what you eat and drink, the medications you take, how you schedule your days and how you choose to spend your evenin...

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Medical and Healthcare Infographic MEDICAL AND HEALTHCARE INFOGRAPHIC

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May 03, 2019

Infographics are an innovative and engaging method of visually communicating information in a colourful and concise manner.  Healthcare professionals already use infographics to communicate medical information to their patients.

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National Cannabis Survey 1st quarter, 2019 NATIONAL CANNABIS SURVEY 1ST QUARTER, 2019

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May 02, 2019

Statistics Canada conducted the National Cannabis Survey every three months throughout 2018, and continues to do so in 2019. These data are about Canadians, 15 and older, and re¬flect their cannabis use and related behaviours in the past three months.

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HIDA Infographic Ambulatory Survey Clinical Result HIDA INFOGRAPHIC AMBULATORY SURVEY CLINICAL RESULT

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Apr 25, 2019

Achieving clinical results is the factor most likely to drive medical product decision making and supply chain goals for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Over the next year, one-third of ASCs plan to expand, and the most commonly added new service is ear, nose, and throat surgery.

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3 Ways Healthcare is Improving With AI and Deep Learning 3 WAYS HEALTHCARE IS IMPROVING WITH AI AND DEEP LEARNING

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Apr 10, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI), combined with deep learning, has the vast opportunity to quickly sort through data and provide insights that can be used to automate tasks and make faster decisions than ever before, which is especially impactful in the healthcare industry, where these capabilities are ...

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Staying Healthy in the Heat STAYING HEALTHY IN THE HEAT

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Apr 09, 2019

Extreme heat involves high temperatures and can pose health risks. Over the next 30 years, the number of extremely hot days in a year is expected to more than double in some parts of Canada. Older adults may be faced with compounding factors that could put them at increased risk during extreme heat ...

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Unlocking Data-Driven Excellence in Healthcare UNLOCKING DATA-DRIVEN EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE

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Apr 08, 2019

The expansion of data across healthcare organizations is making analytics even more crucial when it comes to improving patient outcomes, reducing costs, and managing revenue cycles. The most successful healthcare organizations have been able to democratize their data and analytics to provide more co...

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7 Healthcare Predictions for 2019 7 HEALTHCARE PREDICTIONS FOR 2019

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Apr 05, 2019

Big tech, artificial intelligence, cost takeout, the 2020 presidential race, pharma, and tomorrow’s “new front door” are among the trends expected to impact the healthcare industry in 2019, according to a new infographic by Oliver Wyman. The infographic explores these trends and th...

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Should ride-sharing be added to a healthcare benefit plan? SHOULD RIDE-SHARING BE ADDED TO A HEALTHCARE BENEFIT PLAN?

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Apr 03, 2019

As the public discourse continues to focus on the high cost of healthcare, an increasing number of payers and healthcare organizations are turning to ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft for non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). In fact, Lyft reports that nearly one-third of its passeng...

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Transform Healthcare Risk Adjustment HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE RISK ADJUSTMENT

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Apr 01, 2019

To receive funding for serving high-risk patient populations, healthcare payers must prove their population risk scores, according to a new infographic by Change Healthcare LLC. The infographic examines how artificial intelligence improves a healthcare organization’s ability to risk score a pa...

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Trends Driving Hospital Revenue Cycle Performance TRENDS DRIVING HOSPITAL REVENUE CYCLE PERFORMANCE

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Mar 29, 2019

Most of the nation’s hospital and acute-care facility leaders believe revenue cycle solutions are optimized for coding and audits, according to a new infographic by BESLER. The infographic examines the three biggest revenue cycle challenges, barriers to better revenue integrity and the stage w...

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6 Trends that are Impacting Healthcare Industry in 2019 6 TRENDS THAT ARE IMPACTING HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Mar 27, 2019

What are the latest changes in the healthcare industry? Those who are operating within the healthcare domain are already anticipating industry innovations in this sector. Here, you can navigate through the recent healthcare industry trends & changes and prepare for them

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Visualizing the Healthtech Revolution VISUALIZING THE HEALTHTECH REVOLUTION

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Mar 26, 2019

Imagine being a patient in the early 19th century, when all ailments were considered “humors” to be ejected from the body. To restore balance, various techniques such as diets, natural herbs, or bloodletting with leeches were used – the only “technology” available at th...

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Where Is Your Health Data Going? WHERE IS YOUR HEALTH DATA GOING?

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Mar 25, 2019

Sharing of healthcare user data by medicine-related apps is routine but far from transparent, according to a new infographic by the University of Sydney. The infographic examines how health data is shared.

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The Top 10 Reasons You Need a Digital Healthcare Security Check-Up THE TOP 10 REASONS YOU NEED A DIGITAL HEALTHCARE SECURITY CHECK-UP

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Mar 22, 2019

Healthcare organizations continue to have the highest breach-related costs of any industry at $408 per stolen record, according to a new infographic by Keyfactor. The infographic examines trends surrounding healthcare data breaches, Internet of Medical Technology and emerging technology.

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Strategies for Ensuring Post Merger & Acquisition Success in the Healthcare Industry STRATEGIES FOR ENSURING POST MERGER & ACQUISITION SUCCESS IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Mar 20, 2019

Increasing competition, lower margins and a need for scale are continuing to drive hospital merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, according to a new infographic by Agiliti. The infographic looks at three ways hospitals can improve post M&A integrations and outcomes.

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UW Medicine Healthcare Equity UW MEDICINE HEALTHCARE EQUITY

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Mar 15, 2019

UW Medicine Healthcare has launched a number of initiatives to further its organizational goal of providing high-quality, culturally appropriate healthcare, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or ability, according to a new infographic by UW Medicine.The infograp...

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Top 8 Healthcare Technology Adoption Trends TOP 8 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION TRENDS

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Mar 13, 2019

Healthcare providers are preparing to increase adoption of clinical business intelligence solutions and technologies. In addition, insurers are expected to invest in interoperability solutions in preparation for the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Info...

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A Day in the Life of a Community Health Worker A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

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Mar 11, 2019

Community health workers are frontline public health outreach workers who have a strong connection to the communities they serve, with an in-depth understanding of their experiences, culture, language, or needs, according to a new infographic by the Connecticut Health Foundation. The infographic exa...

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Medicare Beneficiaries at a Glance MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES AT A GLANCE

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Mar 08, 2019

There were some 57 million Americans enrolled in Medicare in 2016—with the majority (68 percent) still enrolled in the traditional Medicare fee-for-service program, according to a new infographic by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The infographic examines Medicare demographic d...

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The Importance Of Building A Better Healthcare Team THE IMPORTANCE OF BUILDING A BETTER HEALTHCARE TEAM

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Mar 04, 2019

Teamwork has become crucial in contemporary healthcare and the reasons are multiple. Clinical care is becoming more complex and specialized, forcing medical staffs to attempt complicated health services and quickly learn new methods. Aging populations, the increase of chronic diseases like diabetes,...

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The Anatomy of the Healthcare Revenue Cycle THE ANATOMY OF THE HEALTHCARE REVENUE CYCLE

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Mar 04, 2019

The healthcare revenue cycle is made up of several important steps that all work together to increase cash flow within a medical practice, according to a new infographic by White Plume. The infographic examines the healthcare revenue cycle steps as well as trends in healthcare payments.

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Healthcare HEALTHCARE'S CYBERSECURITY KNOWLEDGE GAP

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Feb 28, 2019

Anyone in a healthcare organization can find themselves targeted through phishing and business email compromise (BEC) — some of the industry’s most pervasive and damaging cyber threats. As our new infographic shows, many employees aren’t prepared to protect against these attacks, w...

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5 Sure Fire Ways to Draw a HIPAA Violation 5 SURE FIRE WAYS TO DRAW A HIPAA VIOLATION

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Feb 25, 2019

Fines levied by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights for a HIPAA violation can reach up to $50,000 per violation, according to a new infographic by Accellion. The infographic provides five sure fire ways to draw a HIPAA violation.

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Addressing Medication Complexity Through Community-Based Strategies ADDRESSING MEDICATION COMPLEXITY THROUGH COMMUNITY-BASED STRATEGIES

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Feb 22, 2019

Juggling medications can be overwhelming for people with complex needs — individuals who often struggle with low health literacy, unstable housing, isolation, and other unmet issues. This population is often prescribed multiple medications from numerous providers taken on different schedules w...

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Healthcare 2030: Four Economic Scenarios HEALTHCARE 2030: FOUR ECONOMIC SCENARIOS

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Feb 21, 2019

Looking back on how the industry has progressed over the last two decades, US healthcare now comprises 18 percent of total gross domestic product, up 13 percent from twenty years ago. The composition of that spending has remained (remarkably) stable since 1960, with 38 percent to hospitals, 23 perce...

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Addressing Social Health Determinant Barriers to Better Health ADDRESSING SOCIAL HEALTH DETERMINANT BARRIERS TO BETTER HEALTH

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Feb 20, 2019

Addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) has become a top priority for public and private healthcare institutions, according to a new infographic by BCBS ProgressHealth. The infographic examines how Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are addressing SDOH.

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Healthcare Privacy Concerns HEALTHCARE PRIVACY CONCERNS

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Feb 18, 2019

Four out of five physicians have experienced a cybersecurity attack, according to a new infographic by Liquid Technology Inc. The infographic details the numbers behind the top healthcare cybersecurity threats.

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Top 11 Healthcare Trends for 2019 TOP 11 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2019

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Feb 18, 2019

The 2019 Healthcare Leadership Intelligence Survey reveals the demand for experienced healthcare executives has never been higher as organizations seek leaders who can navigate a wide range of challenges. Many executives are viewing these challenges as opportunities to display strong leadership and ...

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The Next Big Revolution – IoT Wearables in Healthcare THE NEXT BIG REVOLUTION – IOT WEARABLES IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 15, 2019

The rapid innovation in the use of wearables in healthcare and fitness is driving a clear shift from episodic to continuous healthcare. In this infographic, we take a look at some of the most promising and value-driven innovations in the domain of IoT-powered wearables for healthcare and fitness.

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Alternative Healthcare Payment Model Trends ALTERNATIVE HEALTHCARE PAYMENT MODEL TRENDS

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Feb 13, 2019

Public and private health plans, managed Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) states, and Medicare FFS voluntarily participated in a national effort to measure the use of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) as well as progress toward the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network’s (LAN) goal o...

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Advanced Analytics for Healthcare ADVANCED ANALYTICS FOR HEALTHCARE

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Feb 12, 2019

Healthcare systems face multiple challenges, including ageing populations, evolving healthcare needs and rising costs.  We provide tailored end-to-end analytics solutions, allowing healthcare providers to inject ongoing intelligence into key processes to improve patients’ access to high-q...

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Automated Machine Learning in Healthcare AUTOMATED MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 11, 2019

Healthcare organizations are increasingly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the patient experience, along with business outcomes, according to a new infographic by DataRobot, Inc. The infographic shows common use cases for AI implemented by medical and research facilities to: improve ...

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9 Ways in Which AI Is Transforming Healthcare 9 WAYS IN WHICH AI IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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Feb 08, 2019

Given the huge potential of artificial intelligence (Al), it is transforming the healthcare industry, performing human tasks more efficiently, more quickly, and at a lower cost, according to a new infographic by Cognilytica. The infographic identifies 9 ways in which AI is transforming healthcare.

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Top 10 Health Economics and Outcomes Research Trends TOP 10 HEALTH ECONOMICS AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH TRENDS

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Feb 06, 2019

Interest in the field of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) has grown exponentially as governments and other payers grapple with how to provide the best possible health outcomes at affordable costs, according to a new infographic by ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economic...

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Startups Lead the Way in AI for Healthcare STARTUPS LEAD THE WAY IN AI FOR HEALTHCARE

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Feb 05, 2019

A recent report by CB Insights shows that healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) startups have raised $4.3 billion since 2013, topping all other industries. Kolabtree, the online platform for freelance scientists, has released an infographic highlighting startups that have developed innovative AI-a...

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BDO Health & Life Sciences Rx: 2025 & BEYOND BDO HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES RX: 2025 & BEYOND

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Feb 04, 2019

Beyond 2019, we expect the convergence of the health and life sciences supply chains only to quicken, as consumer-centric disruption continues. The result will ultimately be Shared Care, Shared Value. Here are our top predictions for developments in 2025 and beyond that will help entities break down...

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U.S. Prescription Drug Spending Trends U.S. PRESCRIPTION DRUG SPENDING TRENDS

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Feb 01, 2019

There was an 18.5 percent increase in drug spending from 2015 to 2017, according to a new infographic by the American Hospital Association. The infographic examines prescription drug spending and the impact on hospitals and patients.

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Blockchain Applications in Healthcare BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATIONS IN HEALTHCARE

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Jan 30, 2019

Healthcare industry leaders believe in the potential of blockchain and are more than willing to execute this technology to transform healthcare, according to a new infographic by TechJini. The infographic provides a business case for blockchain in healthcare through a series of use applications.

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Blockchain Technology: A Hopeful Secure Solution for Healthcare? BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY: A HOPEFUL SECURE SOLUTION FOR HEALTHCARE?

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Jan 27, 2019

An electronic health record, or EHR, contains the patient’s name, date of birth, and social security number. It also contains the names of the patient’s employers, dependents, and more. Considering the increasing number of healthcare data breaches, blockchain technology that enables pati...

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Five Dimensions of Healthcare’s New Front Door FIVE DIMENSIONS OF HEALTHCARE’S NEW FRONT DOOR

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Jan 25, 2019

Healthcare investments in gyms and fitness centers may extend healthcare stakeholders’ reach beyond the pharmacy, clinic, or doctor’s office, into a setting where consumers are far more likely to independently manage and improve their physical fitness and well-being, according to a new i...

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Electronic Health Records as a GPS for Healthcare ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS AS A GPS FOR HEALTHCARE

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Jan 22, 2019

As patients are bombarded with more choice and information than ever, the burdened health system seems to lack the appropriate support to manage increasing demands for personalized and convenient care. Today’s infographic comes to us from Publicis Health, and it demonstrates how electronic hea...

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Improving Care Quality with Patient Engagement IMPROVING CARE QUALITY WITH PATIENT ENGAGEMENT

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Jan 21, 2019

Healthcare leaders should strategically distribute work among different care team members to enrich the end-to-end care experience of patients, according to a new infographic by Innovaccer. The infographic examines patient engagement trends and the impact of patient engagement on care quality.

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Improve Physician Practice Efficiency in 4 Easy Steps IMPROVE PHYSICIAN PRACTICE EFFICIENCY IN 4 EASY STEPS

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Jan 18, 2019

Trying to manage a physician practice while keeping patients, staff, and physicians happy is challenging, according to a new infographic by Change Healthcare. The infographic examines how practices can improve efficiency both pre- and post-visit.

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Healthcare Payments Myths HEALTHCARE PAYMENTS MYTHS

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Jan 17, 2019

Do you really know what your patients want from their healthcare payments experience? We talk to a lot of providers about their patients’ payment preferences and it turns out there are a lot of myths circulating in the industry. When you look at the data, it’s easy to put together a clea...

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HEALTHCARE TRENDS 2019 HEALTHCARE TRENDS 2019

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Jan 16, 2019

Consumer adoption of digital health services is blowing up and demand is unlikely to wane in the near future, according to a new Accenture study. The results from a survey of 2,301 consumers demonstrate that not only are consumers already using multiple tools to manage their health, they’re al...

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Consumer Expectations Define Today’s Patient Journey CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS DEFINE TODAY’S PATIENT JOURNEY

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Jan 16, 2019

The modern patient’s healthcare journey is made up of seven distinct phases, according to a new infographic by Stericycle Communication Solutions. The infographic dives into how to capitalize on opportunities to enhance engagement throughout each phase—and to avoid the very real risks th...

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Blueprint for Complex Care BLUEPRINT FOR COMPLEX CARE

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Jan 11, 2019

The United States spends more on healthcare than any other industrialized nation, and much of that spending is concentrated on a small percentage of individuals with complex medical, behavioral, and social needs, according to a new infographic by the Center for Health Care Strategies. The infographi...

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How Housing Affordability Matters in Healthcare HOW HOUSING AFFORDABILITY MATTERS IN HEALTHCARE

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Jan 09, 2019

Housing affordability is a social determinant of health. A lack of affordable housing contributes to housing instability and homelessness, both of which are strong predictors of higher healthcare costs and poor health outcomes, according to a new infographic by the State Health Access Data Assistanc...

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How To Establish Your Healthcare Data Task Force HOW TO ESTABLISH YOUR HEALTHCARE DATA TASK FORCE

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Jan 07, 2019

Reaching electronic medical record (EMR) interoperability in healthcare begins with selecting the right data to share, according to a new infographic by HULFT. The infographic illustrates the key players healthcare organizations should include on a healthcare data task force team to ensure that the ...

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Healthcare disrupted: Disruption today will cause displacement in the future HEALTHCARE DISRUPTED: DISRUPTION TODAY WILL CAUSE DISPLACEMENT IN THE FUTURE

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Dec 31, 2018

Newcomers are eroding market share nearly 1/3 of customers rely on insurtech solutions either exclusively or combined with an established insurance company. 20% of payer revenues are at risk to insurtech companies. Nontraditional new entrants are seeking economies of scale to transform the insurance...

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2019 Global health care outlook 2019 GLOBAL HEALTH CARE OUTLOOK

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Dec 28, 2018

The need to partner with other sectors such as employment, housing, education, and transportation to address the social determinants of health, and with new sectors such as retail, banking, and technology giants to improve data and platform interoperability.

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2019 Global Health Care Outlook 2019 GLOBAL HEALTH CARE OUTLOOK

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Dec 28, 2018

With financial sustainability, care delivery, patient centricity, digital transformation, and regulatory compliance at the top of the agenda, health care sector leaders need to collaborate with all stakeholders—both within the health care ecosystem and those in converging industries—as t...

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What Goes Into A Dental Lab? WHAT GOES INTO A DENTAL LAB?

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Dec 21, 2018

Dental laboratories are filled with appliances, tools and equipment. These products help create basic dentistry products such as crown and fillings to more advanced appliances like bridges. This infographic by LOC Scientific gives great information about what goes into a dental lab but also excellen...

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Implementing a Modern Managed Care Environment IMPLEMENTING A MODERN MANAGED CARE ENVIRONMENT

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Dec 19, 2018

There are several structural, downward pressures on providers’ margins, according to a new infographic by Baker Tilly Virchow Krause. The infographic examines these nine factors as well as how providers can respond to these impacts.

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Telehealth’s Big Impact on the PATIENT EXPERIENCE TELEHEALTH’S BIG IMPACT ON THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Dec 19, 2018

The growth of telehealth is being driven by younger consumers who bring heightened expectations for technology solutions to the patient experience. A 2018 HIMSS Analytics industry study on patient experience reveals hospital and health system leaders agree that telehealth is important, but feel unpr...

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Healthcare Price Transparency HEALTHCARE PRICE TRANSPARENCY

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Dec 17, 2018

As price transparency becomes essential to a patient’s experience, it’s important to understand why it matters to patients, and the impact it can have to a hospital’s bottom line, according to a new infographic by TransUnion LLC. The infographic examines patients’ perspective...

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Artificial Intelligence’s Role in Improving Healthcare ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE’S ROLE IN IMPROVING HEALTHCARE

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Dec 17, 2018

The artificial intelligence (AI) healthcare market is expected reach $6.6 billion by 2021, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40 percent over the next five years, according to a report from Accenture. AI in health represents a collection of multiple technologies enabling machines t...

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Long term Care Options and Considerations LONG TERM CARE OPTIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS

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Dec 15, 2018

The good news new products offered by insurance and finanival companies may increase your option.we discuss 4 option for paying for long term care exxpenses and how to weight the pros and cons for your partivular situation

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The pace of healthcare cost growth has slowed. Why doesn’t it feel like it? THE PACE OF HEALTHCARE COST GROWTH HAS SLOWED. WHY DOESN’T IT FEEL LIKE IT?

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Dec 10, 2018

Over the past 18 years, our healthcare financing and delivery systems have quietly evolved in ways that seem to be producing consistent, long-term reductions in expenditure growth rates. But for a typical family of four insured through an employer PPO plan, healthcare costs still stand at $28,166. B...

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Causes of Blurry Vision CAUSES OF BLURRY VISION

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Dec 10, 2018

Climbing stairs, running and jumping doesn’t seem like much of a task until you have broken a bone or sprained your ankle. Similarly, clear vision is often taken for granted by many of us until our vision isn’t as crystal clear as we remember and minor details start turning hazy. Most pe...

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Early Signs & Symptoms of Heart Disease EARLY SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF HEART DISEASE

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Dec 05, 2018

A heart attack or Myocardial Infarction occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. It can be fatal, but treatment has improved dramatically over the years. This infographic from Cardiac Rhythm explains early signs & symptoms of Heart Ischemia and necessary tips for a healthy heart. A...

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5 Fast Facts About Millennial Patients 5 FAST FACTS ABOUT MILLENNIAL PATIENTS

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Dec 05, 2018

As the largest generation in United States history, millennia’s impact on the healthcare industry will be radically different than older generations, according to a new infographic by athenahealth, Inc. The infographic provides five facts about millennial patients.

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Precision Outcomes-Based Contracting Driving More Health per Dollar PRECISION OUTCOMES-BASED CONTRACTING DRIVING MORE HEALTH PER DOLLAR

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Dec 03, 2018

Tying healthcare payments to the achievement of pre-specified goals better align healthcare spending with desired clinical outcomes, according to a new infographic by the University of Michigan V-BID Center. The infographic provides examples of outcomes-based contracts as well as key elements of out...

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Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Needs to Evolve HEALTHCARE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS NEEDS TO EVOLVE

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Dec 02, 2018

The survey, Emergency Preparedness and Security Trends in the Healthcare Industry, explored the biggest safety concerns for personnel at healthcare organizations throughout the U.S., as well as how often they practice drills and communicate with certain personnel.

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4 Future Trends in Medicine 4 FUTURE TRENDS IN MEDICINE

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Nov 30, 2018

The world of medicine is continually impacted by updates in technology, new scientific research, and healthcare reform initiatives, according to a new infographic by docwire. The infographic examines four future trends that are impacting the healthcare industry.

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Improving Patient Care through Clinical Integration IMPROVING PATIENT CARE THROUGH CLINICAL INTEGRATION

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Nov 28, 2018

Clinical integration plays a key role in the creation of meaningful connections and collaboration within the healthcare sector, according to a new infographic by Regis College. The infographic examines the benefits of clinical integration and conditions that benefit from integrated care.

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How Emotional Intelligence Can Make a Difference in Health Care HOW EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HEALTH CARE

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Nov 28, 2018

Emotional intelligence (EQ) has been an important topic in business and organizational leadership for decades. It’s equally important in the health care business. Health care administrators can develop their own EQ skills, and they can also promote EQ in their organizations via employee traini...

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How Telehealth Is Changing the Healthcare Industry HOW TELEHEALTH IS CHANGING THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Nov 26, 2018

Featuring digital services such as real-time patient monitoring, real-time patient chat, and interactive online portals, telehealth technology is actively revolutionizing the healthcare system, making it more efficient for patients and care providers as well as administrators and insurance companies...

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Throughput: Optimizing Patient Flow THROUGHPUT: OPTIMIZING PATIENT FLOW

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Nov 21, 2018

As healthcare moves from fee for service to fee for value, health systems need to help their physicians maintain relationships with a broad range of patients. This means getting patients through the door and helping providers work efficiently. Learn the best practices that will optimize your patient...

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6 Recommended Practices for Strengthening Care Transitions 6 RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR STRENGTHENING CARE TRANSITIONS

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Nov 21, 2018

Poorly coordinated care transitions from hospitals to other care settings contribute to avoidable healthcare costs, according to a new infographic by Cureatr. The infographic examines six best practices for improving care transitions.

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Facts About Prescription Drugs FACTS ABOUT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

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Nov 20, 2018

Although most people initially acquire them from medical professionals, prescription drugs can be the most dangerous substances to abuse. For example, more than 46 people died per day in 2016 due to opioid-related overdoses. Learn the facts about prescription drugs so you can better understand how t...

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Manage Chronic Disease with the EFST Model for Cultural Competence MANAGE CHRONIC DISEASE WITH THE EFST MODEL FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCE

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Nov 19, 2018

The challenges of serious illness are compounded when there are cross-cultural issues at play, according to a new infographic by Quality Interactions. The infographic examines the essential questions to ask patients to foster culturally-sensitive healthcare that improves patient adherence and health...

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An Eye on Diabetes AN EYE ON DIABETES

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Nov 16, 2018

Diabetes can strike anyone, from any walk of life. Keeping diabetes under control helps to prevent heart, nerve, and foot problems. This informative Infographic by InfoGraphic Design Team illustrates the symptoms, types, statistics, prevention and behavior of people towards Diabetes.

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The Trend From Community to Population-based Healthcare THE TREND FROM COMMUNITY TO POPULATION-BASED HEALTHCARE

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Nov 12, 2018

Community-based healthcare made great advances toward improving health within given geographies. Now, leading healthcare practitioners are moving beyond a place to think in terms of special groups of people, or populations, according to a new infographic by work. The infographic highlights five key ...

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All You Need to Know About the Ketogenic Diet ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE KETOGENIC DIET

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Nov 08, 2018

The following infographic from Konscious Keto defines the Keto Diet and the effects it has on your body. Learn how you lose weight quickly and why you’ll never be hungry when on this diet. Also discover some of the benefits of the keto diet such as longer-lasting energy and enhanced focus.

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High-Assurance Encryption for Healthcare Network Data HIGH-ASSURANCE ENCRYPTION FOR HEALTHCARE NETWORK DATA

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Nov 07, 2018

The high-speed networks used by healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly complex. Multiple devices are linked across a variety of network technologies, protocols, and topologies. With this complexity comes risk, according to a new infographic by Senetas. The infographic examines the health...

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UNDERSTANDING THE REALITY OF AI IN HEALTHCARE UNDERSTANDING THE REALITY OF AI IN HEALTHCARE

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Nov 06, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has extended its reach across the healthcare ecosystem, including drug development, diagnostics, care management, physician tools, and medication management. AI is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior and the capability of a ma...

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The Hospital of the Future THE HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE

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Nov 05, 2018

Hospital-based health systems face a tremendous deal of pressure just to sustain current performance levels, according to a new infographic by Oliver Wyman. The infographic examines how healthcare organizations are innovating to bridge the gap between where the industry sits today and a differentiat...

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Medication Adherence: A Multifaceted Challenge MEDICATION ADHERENCE: A MULTIFACETED CHALLENGE

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Oct 31, 2018

The path to medication adherence is filled with roadblocks, according to a new infographic by Health Dialog. For healthcare organizations to navigate successfully, they need to focus on fostering long-lasting behavior change through personalized, meaningful engagement with high-risk and difficult-to...

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8 Healthcare Analytics Tips 8 HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS TIPS

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Oct 29, 2018

Many healthcare organizations are drowning in the medical and consumer data flood. According to research by IDC Health Insights, hospitals rank analytics as the top driver for new IT spending. The data and analytics pressures prevalent in healthcare make the industry unique, according to a new infog...

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Hospital Labs Focus on Staffing, Automation, Cost Control HOSPITAL LABS FOCUS ON STAFFING, AUTOMATION, COST CONTROL

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Oct 22, 2018

Hospital labs say staffing will be their leading challenge over the next year, and that inadequate staffing is having a significant impact on their staff operations, according to a new infographic by the Health Industry Distributors Association. The infographic examines additional trends impacting h...

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Digital Healthcare Technology 2018 Vision DIGITAL HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY 2018 VISION

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Oct 19, 2018

Healthcare enterprises are increasingly unleashing the power of intelligent technologies, using them to deliver personalized, efficient and informed care, according to a new infographic by Accenture. The infographic examines five trends that demonstrate the potential for healthcare to apply emerging...

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Access to Health Services ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES

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Oct 17, 2018

Individuals with an advanced degree are more likely to have health insurance than those with less than a high school degree, according to a new infographic by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The infographic also examines how ...

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Connecting the Dots in the Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) CONNECTING THE DOTS IN THE HEALTHCARE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

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Oct 16, 2018

Healthcare will benefit massively from the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which could help to optimize care, give patients more tailored treatment, and reduce readmission rates, but there are significant barriers to its adoption that have yet to be resolved. This infographic created by PodM2M set...

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Advancing Clinical Decision Support Tools What’s driving usage and adoption? ADVANCING CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS WHAT’S DRIVING USAGE AND ADOPTION?

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Oct 16, 2018

Hospital and acute-care facility sta¬ view clinical decision support (CDS) tools as a chief ingredient in improving patient care. That’s according to a recent survey of clinicians and healthcare IT and business professionals conducted by HIMSS Media.* Among those investing in best-of-breed...

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5 Benefits Of A Gluten Free Diet 5 BENEFITS OF A GLUTEN FREE DIET

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Oct 12, 2018

Gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, and celiac disease have become common terms, especially in recent years. A gluten-free diet can have many health benefits, not only for those with celiac disease. Learn some of the main health benefits of going gluten free here.

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Unlocking the New Patient Engagement Experience UNLOCKING THE NEW PATIENT ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

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Oct 12, 2018

The digital age is no longer about just the product—it’s equally about the customer experience, according to a new infographic by Publicis Health. The infographic explores the shift occurring in the healthcare space to a new outcome-based economy that is powered by an increasingly digita...

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The Value of Medical Attachments THE VALUE OF MEDICAL ATTACHMENTS

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Oct 09, 2018

The health care industry still has a big paper problem. According to one report, faxes account for almost 75 percent of all medical communication. One way to address this problem is to make it easier for providers to electronically attach supporting medical documentation with healthcare transactions...

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Healthcare HEALTHCARE'S APPROPRIATENESS CRISIS

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Oct 05, 2018

The following infographic presents a summary of ideas from Dr. Marty Makary's recent keynote address at the 2018 Fall Clinical Meeting in Chicago, hosted by the Alliance of Community Health Plans. Marty, Professor of Surgery and Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Medicine, is also Adv...

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The State of Predictive Analytics in Health Care THE STATE OF PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS IN HEALTH CARE

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Oct 05, 2018

According to a 2018 survey of health care business and IT leaders conducted by HIMSS Media on behalf of Center for Connected Medicine, hospitals and health systems are pursuing predictive analytics to transform patient care, but face difficulty predicting future outcomes due to challenges with inter...

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Five key trends in AI-Healthcare FIVE KEY TRENDS IN AI-HEALTHCARE

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Oct 04, 2018

Healthcare is undergoing digital transformation, and now there are no doubts about it: technology has become its integral part, conquering more and more aspects of patient interaction, R&D and clinical trials. The most frequent word that you will now hear when it comes to healthcare digitalizati...

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Industry Perspectives on Value-Based Payment INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES ON VALUE-BASED PAYMENT

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Oct 04, 2018

The shift to value-based payment is a slow one, with most health plans not yet making the transition to risk, according to a new infographic by HealthScape Advisors. The infographic examines the percentage of plans in upside and downside risk contracts, the impact of health plan sponsor on risk cont...

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Resource Allocation in Healthcare Decision-Making RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN HEALTHCARE DECISION-MAKING

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Oct 03, 2018

Resource allocation methods use mathematical optimization techniques to identify the allocation of healthcare dollars between a set of alternatives, according to a new infographic by RTI Health Solutions. The infographic examines how different players in the public health and health care system bene...

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Healthcare Consumer Insight & Digital Engagement HEALTHCARE CONSUMER INSIGHT & DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT

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Oct 01, 2018

Healthcare consumers are relying more on online ratings and review sites to make informed healthcare decisions, according to a new infographic by Binary Fountain, Inc. The infographic examines consumer comfort levels with sharing healthcare experiences online, the growing dependence on online rating...

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How Hospital Administrators Empower their Organizations HOW HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS EMPOWER THEIR ORGANIZATIONS

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Sep 28, 2018

The challenges healthcare administrators face requiring a unique set of leadership skills. Administrators who empower their teams also empower their whole organization, giving everyone the opportunity to work together to achieve goals and provide high-quality health care, according to a new infograp...

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Healthcare’s Blockchain Security Soluti HEALTHCARE’S BLOCKCHAIN SECURITY SOLUTI

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Sep 26, 2018

As technology continues to advance, healthcare data security is becoming a great paradox where data breaches are quite commonplace. Blockchain technology is a promising solution to healthcare cybersecurity, according to a new infographic by Duquesne University. The infographic provides an overview o...

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Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation ADDICTION TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION

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Sep 20, 2018

This infographic created by a Non-Profit Addiction Rehab Directory. aims to provide information on addiction treatment and rehabilitation. Addiction is a disease that drug and alcohol rehab can help you overcome. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIDA, young people have the highest ...

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A Clean Bill of Health A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH

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Sep 19, 2018

Congress is expected to pass appropriations bills within the next week that provide meaningful funding increases to HHS budgets over both last year and the President’s FY19 Budget Request. In the following publication, we provide a snapshot of how major OpDivs are expected to fare and highligh...

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6 Ways to Keep Patients Coming Back 6 WAYS TO KEEP PATIENTS COMING BACK

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Sep 10, 2018

Normal attrition rates for physician practices range between 10 percent and 30 percent, according to a new infographic by Solutionreach, Inc. The infographic looks at why patients leave practices and strategies to overcome patient attrition.

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Nurse Recruitment and Retention NURSE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

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Sep 03, 2018

Amid a looming shortage of experienced RNs, hospitals are spending billions on creative strategies to attract and keep qualified staff. At the same time, the nursing industry has one of the highest turnover rates—especially among new hires, according to a new infographic by nurse grad. The inf...

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How Consumers Find and Select Healthcare Providers HOW CONSUMERS FIND AND SELECT HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

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Aug 31, 2018

Publishing physician ratings and reviews not only provide consumers with the information they seek, it supports choice and can help build loyalty and keep patients in the system, according to a new infographic by Press Ganey. The infographic examines what drives healthcare consumer loyalty and how p...

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Proposed Changes to ACO Involvement in the Medicare Shared Savings Program PROPOSED CHANGES TO ACO INVOLVEMENT IN THE MEDICARE SHARED SAVINGS PROGRAM

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Aug 29, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed a new “Pathways to Success” rule to increase the financial risk doctors and hospitals participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program take on to increase accountability of health care quality and spending for patients, acco...

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Health Systems Expand Their Community Footprint HEALTH SYSTEMS EXPAND THEIR COMMUNITY FOOTPRINT

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Aug 27, 2018

Most health systems plan to expand in 2018, with physician offices and hospitals being the leading targets for acquisition. Many organizations are seeking to align supply chain between their new and existing care facilities to reduce costs, but find alignment challenging as supply needs can be very ...

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Infections with the Highest Impact on Medicare HAC Penalties INFECTIONS WITH THE HIGHEST IMPACT ON MEDICARE HAC PENALTIES

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Aug 24, 2018

Attention to high-impact healthcare-associated infections can help you get out of the bottom quartile penalty box, according to a new infographic by 3M. The infographic examines the relative rate of impact on the 2018 penalties for six healthcare-associated infections.

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5 Ways Data Analytics Can Help the Healthcare Industry 5 WAYS DATA ANALYTICS CAN HELP THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Aug 22, 2018

Using data analytics, healthcare providers can take charge of the information from multiple sources and convert it into meaningful insights that can lead to timely and strategic decisions, according to a new infographic by Snuvik Technologies. The infographic looks at how data sources can help deliv...

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4 Major Healthcare Industry Digital Challenges 4 MAJOR HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY DIGITAL CHALLENGES

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Aug 20, 2018

Even as the Internet of Things (IoT) healthcare market is expected to grow from $41 billion in 2017 to $158 billion in 2022, the industry still faces several digital healthcare challenges, according to a new infographic by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise. The infographic details the four healthcare major ...

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Malnutrition Care Needs to Be Integrated Into Care Transitions MALNUTRITION CARE NEEDS TO BE INTEGRATED INTO CARE TRANSITIONS

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Aug 17, 2018

Malnutrition is pervasive, but often under-diagnosed, a condition in the United States. This prevalence is exacerbated among those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and gastrointestinal, pulmonary, heart, and chronic kidney disease and their treatments can result in changes in nutrient...

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Are EHRs Delivering Value-Based Care? ARE EHRS DELIVERING VALUE-BASED CARE?

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Aug 15, 2018

The majority of health system executives surveyed report that electronic health records (EHRs) alone are not delivering the data solutions needed to succeed with value-based care contracts, according to a new infographic by Philips Wellcentive. The infographic examines the top-rated technology chall...

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Power Your Population Health Initiatives with Dispensed Medication Data POWER YOUR POPULATION HEALTH INITIATIVES WITH DISPENSED MEDICATION DATA

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Aug 15, 2018

Medication History for Populations from Cureatr Meds 360º provides timely and accurate dispensed medication data for at-risk patient populations. This enables healthcare providers to better manage high-risk groups to reduce readmissions and CMS penalties, maximize reimbursements and ultimately ...

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Navigating the Telehealth Landscape NAVIGATING THE TELEHEALTH LANDSCAPE

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Aug 13, 2018

As healthcare organizations move from fee-for-service to value-based care, telehealth can enable the delivery of medicine at every point in the care continuum, according to a new infographic by InTouch Health. The infographic provides a roadmap to help navigate the telehealth landscape.

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Aligning Infrastructure Decisions with Healthcare Business Plans ALIGNING INFRASTRUCTURE DECISIONS WITH HEALTHCARE BUSINESS PLANS

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Aug 10, 2018

Healthcare organizations need to align their infrastructure process and business models, according to a new infographic by Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, Inc. The infographic drills down on how healthcare organizations spend their capital and key goals for good infrastructure options.

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Can Your Network Handle Healthcare Technology Shifts? CAN YOUR NETWORK HANDLE HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY SHIFTS?

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Aug 08, 2018

When patient lives are at stake, every connection matter. Evolving technologies enable healthcare innovation—unless an underperforming network slows progress. These healthcare technology shifts may affect your network in the future, according to a new infographic by Spectrum Enterprise. The in...

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How Big Data Will Unlock the Potential of Healthcare HOW BIG DATA WILL UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF HEALTHCARE

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Aug 06, 2018

The amount of medical data generated each year is rising astronomically. Understanding how to connect that data for new growth opportunities, greater efficiency and better serving consumer needs is a pressing challenge for healthcare organizations, according to a new infographic by Publicis Health. ...

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Grading the Medicare Advantage Shopping Experience GRADING THE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

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Aug 03, 2018

With (on average) 20 Medicare plans to choose from, consumers have high expectations and little patience for friction in health plan interactions, according to a new infographic by NTT DATA. The infographic examines the leaders and the laggards in the online shopping process for Medicare Advantage o...

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Challenges and Success Factors for Telehealth CHALLENGES AND SUCCESS FACTORS FOR TELEHEALTH

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Jul 27, 2018

As telehealth continues to expand each year, current and prospective adopters face an array of challenges, according to a new infographic by URAC. The infographic examines these challenges, as well as success factors.

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3 Key Steps To Healthcare Success 3 KEY STEPS TO HEALTHCARE SUCCESS

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Jul 25, 2018

Healthcare leaders have sought to improve health care quality, delivery, efficiency, and customer service by using organizational change as a mechanism for success, according to a new infographic by Optimum Healthcare IT. The infographic examines the three key steps that can lead to change success f...

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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Healthcare 5 WAYS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE

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Jul 23, 2018

From personalized medicine to CRISPR gene editing, artificial intelligence (AI) has a revolutionary part to play in tackling healthcare industry challenges, according to a new infographic by AI Business. The infographic examines the potential for AI to improve health care services and reduce costs.

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5 Ways to Improve Patient Intake 5 WAYS TO IMPROVE PATIENT INTAKE

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Jul 19, 2018

Make sure documentation is available in the most common languages spoken in your community and a translator is accessible to assist with other languages. Address Language and Literacy Your electronic health record (EHR) software may include a patient intake module or you may have the option of addin...

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Tackling Hospital Staffing Problems TACKLING HOSPITAL STAFFING PROBLEMS

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Jul 18, 2018

Healthcare staffing remains a problem for hospitals. Thirty-one percent of hospitals cannot find enough candidates to fill open positions. Only slightly more than 25 percent of leadership positions are being filled within three months. Medium and large hospitals spend between $10,000 and $30,000 to ...

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Angiogenesis in Cancer ANGIOGENESIS IN CANCER

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Jul 17, 2018

Angiogenesis is a vital process that occurs during normal development, growth, and wound healing. However, it is also implicated in the growth of cancer, through the tumor’s ability to release chemical signals that stimulate angiogenesis.

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Reducing the Use of Low-Value Healthcare Services REDUCING THE USE OF LOW-VALUE HEALTHCARE SERVICES

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Jul 16, 2018

The United States spends more, both per capita and as a percent of GDP, on healthcare than any other country, yet fails to achieve commensurate health outcomes. One reason for this discrepancy between health spending and outcomes is the significant amount—upwards of $200 billion per year&mdash...

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Skilled Nursing Facilities Focus on Quality and Partnerships SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES FOCUS ON QUALITY AND PARTNERSHIPS

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Jul 13, 2018

Focus on performing well in the CMS Five-Star Quality program has become a business imperative for skilled nursing facilities—it’s essential to keeping occupancy rates up, according to a new infographic by the Health Industry Distributors Association. The infographic examines how skilled...

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The 6 Forces Transforming the Future of Healthcare THE 6 FORCES TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

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Jul 12, 2018

Disruptive technologies are advancing healthcare at an extraordinary pace. By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the internet, and many of these devices will be tracking the health data of individuals. This will empower consumers in an exciting way, but it will also fundamentally sh...

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America AMERICA'S SENIORS DESERVE DENTAL COVERAGE IN MEDICARE: MARTHA'S STORY

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Jul 11, 2018

Medicare doesn’t cover one part of the body that causes many health problems—the mouth. Two-thirds of the seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare do not have any oral health coverage and their health is worse for it. Millions of people could live healthier, happier lives if oral...

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The 2018 Milliman Medical Index THE 2018 MILLIMAN MEDICAL INDEX

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Jul 07, 2018

The pace of health care cost growth has slowed. Healthcare financing and delivery systems have quietly evolved in ways that seem to be producing consistent, long-term reductions in expenditure growth rates, but costs are still at record levels, according to a new infographic by Milliman. The infogra...

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Doctors Call for Overhaul of Electronic Health Records DOCTORS CALL FOR OVERHAUL OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

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Jul 06, 2018

Physicians want substantial improvements in the way electronic health records (EHRs) work, according to a new infographic by Stanford Medicine based on a survey conducted by The Harris Poll. The infographic examines how physicians would like to see EHRs evolve.

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Consumer and Physician Perceptions of Virtual Care CONSUMER AND PHYSICIAN PERCEPTIONS OF VIRTUAL CARE

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Jul 02, 2018

Consumers support the concept of virtual care, but doctors aren’t meeting the demand, according to a new infographic by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. The infographic examines consumer and physician virtual care perceptions and potential benefits to physicians for timely adoption.

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7 Steps for Healthcare Interoperability 7 STEPS FOR HEALTHCARE INTEROPERABILITY

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Jun 29, 2018

Healthcare interoperability will lead to a collaborative environment with accessible data for all users to gain meaningful insights, according to a new infographic by Liaison. Healthcare organizations can move from an environment with siloed information and limited data access to one that is truly c...

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NCORP Structure NCORP STRUCTURE

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Jun 28, 2018

The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) brings cancer research studies and results to patients in a variety of community settings across the United States. 7 Research Bases develop and coordinate clinical trials and cancer care research for 46 Community Sites to bring NCI approved trials...

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The Top 10 Healthcare Opportunities, Challenges and Issues in 2018 THE TOP 10 HEALTHCARE OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND ISSUES IN 2018

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Jun 25, 2018

The Health Care Executive Group Top 10 provides insight into primary opportunities, challenges, and issues currently facing healthcare executives in the United States, according to HCEG’s new infographic detailing these trends. The infographic examines the top 10 trends that are impacting the ...

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Clinical Documentation to Optimize Value-Based Care in the Outpatient Setting CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION TO OPTIMIZE VALUE-BASED CARE IN THE OUTPATIENT SETTING

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Jun 22, 2018

A strong commitment to clinical documentation improvement (CDI) can help healthcare organizations maximize claims reimbursement while improving quality of care, according to a new infographic by Galen Healthcare Solutions. The infographic examines CDI goals and the impact of improved CDI on the heal...

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The Current State of Telehealth THE CURRENT STATE OF TELEHEALTH

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Jun 20, 2018

Telehealth becomes a bigger part of the medical landscape every year, according to a new infographic by URAC. The infographic details the results of a recent URAC survey on the future of telehealth services.

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PERSPECTIVE IN HEALTHCARE PERSPECTIVE IN HEALTHCARE

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Jun 19, 2018

As demand for elder care services increases in line with population growth, the biggest investments needed—particularly within home health—center around people. Healthcare is projected to be the largest U.S. employer by 2024, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics projections, with home...

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The State of Mobile Clinical Communication THE STATE OF MOBILE CLINICAL COMMUNICATION

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Jun 15, 2018

Adoption of smartphone-based clinical communications systems in the healthcare setting has grown rapidly in recent years. However, fragmented solutions and disparate device deployments are all too common in provider institutions today, according to a new infographic by PatientSafe Solutions. The inf...

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US virtual health care survey US VIRTUAL HEALTH CARE SURVEY

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Jun 14, 2018

Virtual healthcare is popular—in theory. Deloitte surveys of US physicians and healthcare consumers found support for the concept, but doctors aren’t meeting demand. However, organizations that get on board sooner rather than later may see the benefits.

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Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases AUTOIMMUNITY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

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Jun 12, 2018

Autoimmune diseases affect millions of people across the globe. Scientists often don't know the precise cause of the disease, and diagnosing autoimmunity can be difficult. Even the immune system is prone to error, and autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases are the results of that mistake.

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The Healthcare Value Initiative THE HEALTHCARE VALUE INITIATIVE

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Jun 11, 2018

Hospitals are taking the lead in addressing healthcare affordability, according to a new infographic by the American Hospital Association. The infographic examines how hospitals and health systems have been able to hold price increases to under 2 percent in each of the last four years.

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7 ways to make time for exercise and nutrition 7 WAYS TO MAKE TIME FOR EXERCISE AND NUTRITION

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Jun 10, 2018

Almost everyone knows what to do to get fitter and healthier. (For most people it starts with: Move more and eat fewer processed foods.) But when life’s already full, how can you expect to actually do those things? With these 7 practical tips, of course. They’ll help you make more time f...

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Using Social Determinants of Health Data to Generate Value USING SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH DATA TO GENERATE VALUE

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Jun 08, 2018

Up until somewhat recently, socioeconomic data wasn’t part of the conversation on how best to improve health outcomes. Where people live, learn, work and play – commonly known as social determinants of health (SDOH), are today, considered essential factors for gaining a more complete pic...

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Screening Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer SCREENING HELPS PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER

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Jun 07, 2018

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal (colon) cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. But this is one cancer you can prevent! Screening helps find polyps (abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum before they turn into cancer. Several tests are recommended to ...

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Unlock Your Data To Optimize Your EMR UNLOCK YOUR DATA TO OPTIMIZE YOUR EMR

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Jun 06, 2018

As healthcare shifts from volume to value, imaging clinicians need intelligent solutions that help them leverage the data available in the EMR at the point of care for faster, more accurate diagnoses, according to a new infographic by Change Healthcare. The infographic examines how to mine clinical ...

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Smart Technologies Transforming Healthcare SMART TECHNOLOGIES TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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Jun 04, 2018

Healthcare providers are continuing to turn toward advanced technologies and the Internet of Things to improve care services, according to a new infographic by MedicoReach. The infographic examines the attributes of smart healthcare, barriers to smart healthcare adoption and provider response to the...

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How Hospital Acquired Conditions Can Impact a Hospital’s Bottom Line HOW HOSPITAL ACQUIRED CONDITIONS CAN IMPACT A HOSPITAL’S BOTTOM LINE

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Jun 01, 2018

In 2018, an estimated 32 percent of large U.S. hospitals will occupy the lowest performing quartile for hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), according to a new infographic by 3M. The infographic examines how HACs impact a hospital’s bottom line and how to stay out of the bottom quartile.

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Shooting for Five Stars in Medicare Advantage SHOOTING FOR FIVE STARS IN MEDICARE ADVANTAGE

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May 28, 2018

Health plans have continued to mature in their approach to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Stars rating. Over the past two years, they have become more effective and more efficient at driving high-quality scores overall, demonstrated by significant increases in the 4-Star thres...

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Telehealth Video Calling TELEHEALTH VIDEO CALLING

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May 25, 2018

Some 64 percent of Americans are willing to engage in a video session with a healthcare provider, according to a new infographic by Lua Technologies, Inc. The infographic examines telehealth use cases and patients’ telehealth perceptions.

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Preparing for Human-Machine Partnerships in Healthcare PREPARING FOR HUMAN-MACHINE PARTNERSHIPS IN HEALTHCARE

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May 25, 2018

Human-machine partnerships will reshape how we share medical information, treat disease, and discover new therapies more precisely. This timely infographic offers a divided vision of the future, but agreement on both the need and means to transform.

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10 Most Common Genetic Diseases 10 MOST COMMON GENETIC DISEASES

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May 22, 2018

The completion of Human Genome Project in 2003 has helped to identify genes associated with many genetic diseases. As a result, scientists were able to develop genetic testing which could confirm a diagnosis or a carrier state of the disease or predict future illness or even a response to therapy. T...

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Partnering to Perfect Patient, Physician Experience PARTNERING TO PERFECT PATIENT, PHYSICIAN EXPERIENCE

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May 17, 2018

With the goal of enabling clinicians to capture the richness of narrative clinical documents and making them actionable at large scale and in real time, M*Modal currently supports over 1,000 hospital systems, thousands of concurrent users, 36,000 queries and millions of transcriptions documents each...

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Big Data Healthcare Trends Will Improve Outcomes BIG DATA HEALTHCARE TRENDS WILL IMPROVE OUTCOMES

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May 14, 2018

Improved technology will play a pivotal role in the collection and analysis of big data for healthcare facilities. Healthcare providers will have access to large data sets to help improve their patients’ overall well-being, according to a new infographic by Compliant Healthcare Technologies. T...

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Healthcare & Social Media: 7 Numbers To Know HEALTHCARE & SOCIAL MEDIA: 7 NUMBERS TO KNOW

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May 11, 2018

The idea of blending healthcare, with its many restrictions on privacy, with social media, where nothing seems private anymore, can be tricky for many providers. But the numbers show that it is a wilderness that you can’t ignore forever. As younger, social-savvy users become patients and healt...

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Health Systems Rely on Distribution HEALTH SYSTEMS RELY ON DISTRIBUTION

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May 11, 2018

Nearly all hospitals and health systems rely on healthcare distributors to optimize their supply chain, according to a new infographic by the Health Industry Distributors Association. The infographic details supply chain executives’ satisfaction with distributors’ expertise, and other he...

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Funding public health protects our communities and kids FUNDING PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTS OUR COMMUNITIES AND KIDS

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May 10, 2018

Public health helps kids grow up healthy and helps build strong communities. Public health saves lives and saves money. But it is often tricky describing public health and its impact in concrete terms, which is a critical step in building support for these important programs. This infographic is an ...

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Healthcare Access and Affordability HEALTHCARE ACCESS AND AFFORDABILITY

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May 09, 2018

Affordability of health care plays a key role in advancing access to care. Community and legislative efforts are increasingly focused on this issue. A new infographic by the American Hospital Association examines healthcare affordability concerns.

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Children’s Health and Neighborhood Amenities CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND NEIGHBORHOOD AMENITIES

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May 07, 2018

Ten percent of children nationwide (approximately 7,059,000 children) lived in neighborhoods with no amenities in 2016, defined as a neighborhood without any parks, recreation centers, sidewalks, or libraries, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 National Survey of Children&rsq...

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The Big Tech Healthcare Invasion THE BIG TECH HEALTHCARE INVASION

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May 04, 2018

The healthcare industry is ripe for disruption and big tech companies are taking advantage of that disruption, according to a new infographic by Koeppel Direct. The infographic examines why technology companies are investing in healthcare; technology advancements in healthcare; and the benefits of t...

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Enabling a 360-degree View of Patient Data ENABLING A 360-DEGREE VIEW OF PATIENT DATA

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May 02, 2018

As healthcare organizations move toward more integrated and personalized service delivery, they need the ability to securely access and analyze all data along the patient journey, according to a new infographic by BridgeHead. The infographic examines how an Application Independent Clinical Archive (...

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What Do You Know About Testicular Cancer? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT TESTICULAR CANCER?

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Apr 30, 2018

By having a dedicated month for Testicular Cancer, a spotlight has been placed on the disease about the importance of understanding the risks and warning signs to look. Through dedicating an entire month, it empowers individuals, survivors, organizations, and the media to get involved in the life-sa...

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Healthcare Colocation Myths HEALTHCARE COLOCATION MYTHS

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Apr 27, 2018

The average healthcare organization stores well over one petabyte of data (1,000,000 gigabytes) leading many organizations to store data off premise, according to a new infographic by CoreSite. The infographic explores some of the myths surrounding off premise data hosting.

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How Academic Medical Centers and Health Systems Are Meeting Innovation Challenges HOW ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS ARE MEETING INNOVATION CHALLENGES

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Apr 25, 2018

Healthcare policy is increasingly designed to incentivize healthcare delivery transformation and payment model reform, according to a new infographic by Russell Reynolds Associates. The infographic examines organizational innovation at health systems across institutions.

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The Digital Patient Journey THE DIGITAL PATIENT JOURNEY

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Apr 23, 2018

Patients rely heavily on digital sources for information and support at many points along their patient journey – making patient journey mapping a complex, fragmented exercise, according to a new infographic by Decisions Resource Group (DRG). The infographic highlights key digital touch points...

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Impact of Diagnostics on Healthcare Outcomes IMPACT OF DIAGNOSTICS ON HEALTHCARE OUTCOMES

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Apr 20, 2018

Diagnostic testing plays a key role in reducing hospitalizations, preventing infections, and improving healthcare outcomes, according to a new infographic by the Health Industry Distributors Association. The infographic explores the impact of diagnostic testing on healthcare utilization, infections,...

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Wants and Woes of Healthcare IT Managers WANTS AND WOES OF HEALTHCARE IT MANAGERS

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Apr 18, 2018

Managing quality and assuring compliance of medical display assets is an ongoing challenge for health IT executives, according to a new infographic by Barco, Inc. The infographic examines these challenges, along with how consolidations in the industry and remote locations contribute to compliance is...

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Unlocking the Power of Population Health UNLOCKING THE POWER OF POPULATION HEALTH

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Apr 16, 2018

Population health management is one of the primary strategies for achieving greater value in healthcare, according to a new infographic by leidos. The infographic examines how healthcare organizations can create effective and sustainable population health programs.

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Wearable Healthcare Technology WEARABLE HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 13, 2018

Some 62 percent of consumers agree that wearables will put people in control of their health, according to a new infographic by Racounteur. The infographic provides examples of a wide range of healthcare wearables, the most popular types of healthcare apps and insight into healthcare wearable trends...

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Hospital Leadership’s Top Perioperative Priorities HOSPITAL LEADERSHIP’S TOP PERIOPERATIVE PRIORITIES

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Apr 11, 2018

U.S. hospital leaders are reporting low surgical block utilization and high costs associated with suboptimal surgical staffing, according to a new infographic by Hospital IQ, Inc. As hospital leaders project ambitious surgical revenue targets over the next three years, they will need to leverage the...

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How Machine Learning Will Impact Healthcare HOW MACHINE LEARNING WILL IMPACT HEALTHCARE

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Apr 09, 2018

With $150 billion expected to be spent by the healthcare industry on AI deployment and tools over the next decade, machine learning is set to transform the industry, according to a new infographic by Appen. The infographic examines several use cases for machine learning in healthcare.

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7 Reasons to Retire Legacy Healthcare Data to the Cloud 7 REASONS TO RETIRE LEGACY HEALTHCARE DATA TO THE CLOUD

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Apr 06, 2018

Moving healthcare legacy data to the cloud can ease data lifecycle management challenges, according to a new infographic by Flatirons Jouve. The infographic summarizes seven reasons why more healthcare organizations are adopting hosted solutions, including ones for application decommissioning and da...

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2018 Middle East Healthcare Predictions 2018 MIDDLE EAST HEALTHCARE PREDICTIONS

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Apr 05, 2018

In honor of this year's World Health Day on April 7, 2018, here are four new healthcare trends two of our Dubai-based executives predict will make headway across the Middle East.

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What should you eat when sick? WHAT SHOULD YOU EAT WHEN SICK?

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Apr 04, 2018

We’ve already walked you through how to handle your gym routine when you’re sick. For today: How to play your diet when you’re feeling lousy. You might not realize it, but what happens in your digestive tract plays a huge role in how well you’re able to fight off germs. And w...

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Insights for Optimal Performance in Value-Based Care INSIGHTS FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE IN VALUE-BASED CARE

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Apr 04, 2018

Based on a report by global analyst Chilmark Research, this infographic compares the capabilities and functionalities of several-health industry analytics solutions, rating their ability to help doctors, researchers, and insurers innovate with advanced analytic capabilities.

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Hospitals Drive Post-Acute Volume HOSPITALS DRIVE POST-ACUTE VOLUME

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Apr 02, 2018

Twenty-two percent of all hospital patients are discharged to post-acute care (PAC), according to a new infographic by the Health Industry Distributors Association. The infographic examines other PAC trends, including the top five conditions discharged to PAC and PAC facilities with the highest volu...

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340B Hospitals Provide Healthcare Safety Net for Low-Income Americans 340B HOSPITALS PROVIDE HEALTHCARE SAFETY NET FOR LOW-INCOME AMERICANS

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Mar 30, 2018

340B hospitals treat significantly more low-income patients and provide a greater percentage of uncompensated and unreimbursed care, according to a new infographic by 340B Health. The infographic examines the critical services 340B hospitals provide to low-income hospitals.

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EHR Trends – Usage and Adoption EHR TRENDS – USAGE AND ADOPTION

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Mar 27, 2018

The implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) has been a goal of the U.S. government for many years. The use of information technology in healthcare has amazing potential, but the process has turned out to be very slow. Less than a decade ago, 9 out of 10 doctors in the US updated their pat...

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Statewide Health Information Network for New York STATEWIDE HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORK FOR NEW YORK

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Mar 23, 2018

The Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) is a statewide network that facilitates secure and confidential sharing of patient data across the healthcare system to improve outcomes. The SHIN-NY is comprised of eight Qualified Entities (QEs) that are regional health information ex...

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Top 5 Digital Healthcare Transformation Trends TOP 5 DIGITAL HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION TRENDS

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Mar 21, 2018

Digital transformation is reshaping every industry and the healthcare industry is no exception, according to a new infographic by Estuate Inc. The infographic examines five key digital transformation trends that are altering the way healthcare is delivered.

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The rise of the digital patient THE RISE OF THE DIGITAL PATIENT

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Mar 20, 2018

The digital patient has arrived! Thanks to innovative mobile technology and the prevalence of broadband networks, patients are investing in their own healthcare more than ever before. From searching for a physician online to tracking fitness activities via wearable technology to accessing their pers...

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A Look at Mental Health A LOOK AT MENTAL HEALTH

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Mar 19, 2018

When it comes to understand mental health and brain disorders, there’s a lot we don’t know. Medical professionals have come a long way towards identifying certain diseases and creating treatments, but dealing with the human mind is still an area where plenty is unknown. Studies show that...

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TOP 8 RULES FOR SECURE TEXTING IN HEALTHCARE TOP 8 RULES FOR SECURE TEXTING IN HEALTHCARE

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Mar 18, 2018

Special rules for texting apply in the healthcare world. The HIPAA/HITECH privacy and security rules cover any communication with protected health information (PHI), including texting. Patient privacy and the integrity of hospital operations are at stake.

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Physician Lifestyle and Happiness Report 2018 PHYSICIAN LIFESTYLE AND HAPPINESS REPORT 2018

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Mar 16, 2018

Physicians struggle with many of the same issues that other people do—friendships, relationships, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight, according to Medscape’s Physician Lifestyle and Happiness report. A new infographic by Board Vitals highlights some of the survey findings includ...

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Prevention Studies for a Cancer-Free Tomorrow PREVENTION STUDIES FOR A CANCER-FREE TOMORROW

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Mar 15, 2018

Since the 1950s, the American Cancer Society has conducted long-term studies that have played a major role in helping researchers better understand, prevent, and treat cancer. The findings from previous studies include confirming the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, the impact of bein...

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AVALANCHE PREDICTED FOR HEALTHCARE PRIVATE EQUITY AVALANCHE PREDICTED FOR HEALTHCARE PRIVATE EQUITY

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Mar 14, 2018

Flushed with cash, investors continue to pour capital into their coffers, signaling an optimistic outlook for profitable opportunities. KKR’s $1.45 billion Health Care Strategic Growth Fund and Athyrium Capital Management LP and Neuberger Berman’s $2.025 billion health care fund are just...

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Healthcare and Medical Infographics HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL INFOGRAPHICS

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Mar 14, 2018

illustration of Healthcare and Medical Infographics with male and female anatomy.

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Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring: No Limit to Where ‘Doctor Will See You Now’ TELEHEALTH & REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING: NO LIMIT TO WHERE ‘DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW’

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Mar 14, 2018

No longer reserved for rural populations, telehealth is proving a game-changer across the care continuum, as telepsychiatry, tele-ERs, tele-ICUs and even telepharmacies proliferate. Telehealth adoption rose from 63 percent in 2015 to 74 percent in 2018, according to the latest Telehealth & Remot...

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The Current State of Healthcare Predictive Analytics THE CURRENT STATE OF HEALTHCARE PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS

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Mar 12, 2018

Most organizations sit on a wealth of healthcare data but raw data in itself is not enough to drive down costs and reduce risk, according to a new infographic by Advanced Plan for Health. The infographic examines how to leverage predictive analytics to improve key areas of cost and risk including we...

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Better Health Partnerships – Vaccines BETTER HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS – VACCINES

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Mar 12, 2018

This practice has been an integral part of Walgreens' efforts to improve vaccination rates and population health, and it positions the company and our stores to care for more people and communities around the world. The First Collaboration Walgreens has long recognized the importance of life-sav...

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Types of Cancer-Related Nausea and Vomiting TYPES OF CANCER-RELATED NAUSEA AND VOMITING

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Mar 09, 2018

Medicines and other treatments are effective in preventing or reducing many types of nausea and vomiting. Supportive Care research is showing how such interventions can improve a patient's quality of life, prevent and relieve suffering during cancer therapy and treat pain and other problems.

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Mental Health for Men MENTAL HEALTH FOR MEN

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Mar 09, 2018

Mental Health America is proud to recognize June as Men's Health Month.  Check out the infographic below for some quick facts about men, mental health, and mental illnesses.

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CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

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Mar 08, 2018

APHA is building understanding and awareness of the public health implications of climate change. Those include worsened air quality, changes in the spread of vector-borne diseases and devastation to communities due to extreme weather events like floods and coastal storms. We need strong climate cha...

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How to fix a broken diet HOW TO FIX A BROKEN DIET

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Mar 07, 2018

In this infographic, I’ll share the 3 main strategies I use to help clients fix a “broken diet” and start eating better. I’ll also share how we troubleshoot eating plans when they’ve “just stopped working” and you don’t know what else to try. And, fina...

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15 interesting facts about Coffee and Caffeine 15 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT COFFEE AND CAFFEINE

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Mar 05, 2018

We love coffee. It helps us start our day. It is usually the first drink we drink in the morning, and we will probably take few coffee breaks to get us through the day. You can hardly pass a full day without mentioning coffee in a conversation or drinking it. In fact, on average you will probably co...

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Top-10 Technology Trends in Health Insurance: 2018 TOP-10 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN HEALTH INSURANCE: 2018

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Mar 04, 2018

The health insurance sector stands apart from Life or P&C insurance because of its unique model and number of stakeholders. Its challenges are sector specific: a fragmented ecosystem, margin pressures, regulatory uncertainty, and disjointed data access for stakeholders. However digital tools and...

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How to stay in shape when you’re busy HOW TO STAY IN SHAPE WHEN YOU’RE BUSY

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Mar 03, 2018

You exercise regularly for months… then get derailed by a vacation, business trip, or just the general insanity of life. Sound familiar? Here’s how to stay in shape when you’re busy — it’s faster and easier than you think. It’s one of the most common patterns I s...

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Why nutrition science is so confusing WHY NUTRITION SCIENCE IS SO CONFUSING

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Mar 03, 2018

From a certain perspective, nutrition science can seem like a mess. From another, it illustrates the very nature (and beauty) of the scientific process. Here we’ll explain why nutrition science is so confusing at times. We’ll also explain why, in the grand scheme of things, that’s ...

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Should you exercise when sick? SHOULD YOU EXERCISE WHEN SICK?

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Mar 01, 2018

You just hit a nice rhythm with your newly ramped-up training routine. And now… you’re sick. Because the universe hates you. We’ve all been there. Guess what? Fitting in some exercise when sick isn’t always a bad idea. In fact, if you play it right, moving your body can actu...

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What Really Happens When You Deprive Yourself of Sleep WHAT REALLY HAPPENS WHEN YOU DEPRIVE YOURSELF OF SLEEP

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Feb 27, 2018

Feeling forgetful? Finding it hard to focus? Have a shortened temper? You might need more sleep. Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on a person, both physically and mentally. Studies show that extended periods of sleeplessness can lead to shortened attention span, impaired memory and even irreversibl...

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Can Bacteria Talk to Your Brain? CAN BACTERIA TALK TO YOUR BRAIN?

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Feb 23, 2018

Your brain and your digestive system are intricately linked. They interact so closely that some say they should be taken as one system. The link is the valgus nerve, a direct neuronal connection between the gut and the brain. It turns out the gut can bidirectionally communicate with the brain via th...

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Protect every patient every time PROTECT EVERY PATIENT EVERY TIME

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Feb 14, 2018

Nurses are always on the frontline of patient care and reducing a patient’s risk to antibiotic-resistant infections is key to optimizing patient outcomes. Today’s infographic, compliments of the CDC, overviews steps you can take in your nursing practice to ensure you protect your patient...

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How food sensitivities can prevent you from reaching your health and fitness goals HOW FOOD SENSITIVITIES CAN PREVENT YOU FROM REACHING YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS GOALS

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Feb 12, 2018

Lethargic, bloated, foggy-headed, uncomfortable… they’re all common symptoms that can keep people from their health and fitness goals for years. Sometimes, undetected food sensitivities are to blame. Here’s how to root out and fix the problem.

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What is Cancer Immunotherapy? WHAT IS CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY?

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Feb 10, 2018

mmunotherapy is a revolutionary form of treatment that uses parts of a patient’s immune system to fight disease. There are many types of cancer immunotherapy which all serve to either stimulate a patient’s own immune system or, provide the immune system with new components to make it mor...

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Diabetes and Weight Loss Surgery Facts, Statistics DIABETES AND WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY FACTS, STATISTICS

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Feb 08, 2018

One of the most researched and substantial benefits of bariatric surgery is the benefit to individuals who have type 2 diabetes or those who are pre-diabetic. More than three million Americans are diagnosed per year and are increasing with the rise of obesity. Those considering bariatric surgery, wh...

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8 Healthcare Trends for 2018 8 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2018

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Feb 08, 2018

Given the powerful patterns disrupting healthcare, what will it take to succeed as a high-velocity healthcare organization in 2018? A new infographic by HIN examines eight key healthcare industry trends for 2018.

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25 ways to eat well on the go 25 WAYS TO EAT WELL ON THE GO

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Feb 08, 2018

Traveling for work? Going on vacation? Running your kids from soccer game to violin practice? Being away from home is one of the most common nutrition challenges I hear about. So I asked Precision Nutrition’s coaches for the tips and tricks they use to help clients eat well on the go. Below, 2...

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DIGITAL HEALTH TECH VISION 2018 DIGITAL HEALTH TECH VISION 2018

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Feb 07, 2018

where technology is deeply embedded in our lives—and the lines between business and personal are blurred more than ever. Healthcare enterprises are increasingly unleashing the power of intelligent technologies, using them to deliver personalized, efficient and informed care. However, with such...

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Public health takes on obesity PUBLIC HEALTH TAKES ON OBESITY

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Feb 07, 2018

Obesity is a serious and costly health problem facing our nation. The number of kids and teens who are obese has nearly tripled in the past three decades, leading to a generation at risk for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and other serious health problems. However, there is hope. For the first t...

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The best calorie control guide THE BEST CALORIE CONTROL GUIDE

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Feb 06, 2018

Trying to gain muscle? Lose weight? Just eat healthily? Then finding the right portions is probably on your mind. But calorie counting is usually a recipe for failure: It’s annoying, impractical, and research shows it can be up to 25 percent inaccurate on both sides — calories in, and ca...

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Rising Global Cancer Epidemic RISING GLOBAL CANCER EPIDEMIC

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Feb 03, 2018

Cancer constitutes a major challenge to development, undermining social and economic advances throughout the world. Approximately 38 million people worldwide die of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) every year, with more than 8 million of them dying from cancer. This infographic focuses on the increa...

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The Precision Nutrition Formula THE PRECISION NUTRITION FORMULA

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Feb 02, 2018

Passionate about helping people with their nutrition and fitness, but not sure how to turn it into a fulfilling business that pays the bills? That was me 25 years ago. Then I developed the 3-step Precision Nutrition Formula, and everything changed. Big time.

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Nutrition for injury recovery NUTRITION FOR INJURY RECOVERY

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Feb 02, 2018

Injuries happen. The question is: after they happen, how can you help the body heal? For most athletes and fitness professionals, the idea that nutrition can play a powerful role in injury recovery makes perfect sense. Yet when injury strikes, very few know exactly how to use nutrition to improve he...

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What the Healthcare Industry Can Expect in 2018 WHAT THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY CAN EXPECT IN 2018

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Feb 02, 2018

2018 has arrived, and executives from healthcare companies both big and small hit the ground running. Just a few weeks after the New Year, our Oliver Wyman team was out in full force at the 36th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (JPM) in San Francisco. Despite the soggy weather, optimism was ...

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3 Simplified Hospital Case Costing Methods 3 SIMPLIFIED HOSPITAL CASE COSTING METHODS

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Jan 24, 2018

To assess hospital profitability, you must know your hospital costs, according to a new infographic by MediSolv. The infographic highlights three common hospital case costing methodologies.

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2018 Global and US health care outlook 2018 GLOBAL AND US HEALTH CARE OUTLOOK

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Jan 16, 2018

For health plans, and the US health care industry overall, 2017 was marked by efforts to repeal and replace the ACA. While the continuing ACA political landscape is certainly newsworthy, as we look to 2018, it is important for health plans to consider the big-picture, “outside the Beltway.&rdq...

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What Happened to Ebola? WHAT HAPPENED TO EBOLA?

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Jan 12, 2018

Remember ebola? The rare but extremely contagious and fatal virus that threatened to wipe out the world in 2014-2016? Okay, maybe not the world…but the virus is very dangerous and is still a threat. With so much media surrounding the outbreak that plagued parts of Africa and spread to a handf...

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Assessing Our 2017 Healthcare Predictions ASSESSING OUR 2017 HEALTHCARE PREDICTIONS

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Jan 11, 2018

One year ago, Oliver Wyman published a list of our top five healthcare predictions for 2017. Now that 2017 has come and gone, I have reviewed this list to see which predictions came true, and which ones did not come to fruition, amidst an industry of unpredictable uncertainty.

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The Numerof 2018 US Health Insurance Outlook THE NUMEROF 2018 US HEALTH INSURANCE OUTLOOK

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Jan 10, 2018

As our Numerof 2018 US Health Insurance Outlook infographic illustrates, this year’s story for health insurance will be about dramatically changing roles and relationships. You’ll engage in new and different ways with providers, consumers, employers, regulators, medical device makers and...

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Healthcare in 2018: What to Watch HEALTHCARE IN 2018: WHAT TO WATCH

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Jan 10, 2018

In 2018, wrangling over reform and addressing rising healthcare costs head the agenda for healthcare markets of the world’s 60 biggest economies. In this infographic, we highlight key events to watch in 2018 for some of the world’s biggest healthcare markets, and how healthcare companies...

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Good stress, bad stress GOOD STRESS, BAD STRESS

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Jan 05, 2018

It’s a well-known fact: Being stressed out can make it really hard to reach your health and fitness goals. But did you know: Not having enough stress can slow your progress too? See, stress isn’t a “thing” that happens to you. Stress is your response to the challenges you fac...

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Create the perfect meal with this simple 5-step guide CREATE THE PERFECT MEAL WITH THIS SIMPLE 5-STEP GUIDE

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Jan 02, 2018

You know you need a good balance of proteins, carbs, fats. But how do you turn that knowledge into healthy meals that taste delicious? Just mix and match these ingredients, flavor profiles, and cooking methods to create the perfect meal every time. Seriously, this guide could change your life.

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The power of sleep THE POWER OF SLEEP

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Jan 02, 2018

If your eating and exercise are on point, but you still don’t feel or look the way you want, poor sleep may be to blame. Here’s how to tap into the power of sleep and make rest a daily priority. Everything from lucid thinking, too good decision making, to proper digestion, to high perfor...

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Elimination diets ELIMINATION DIETS

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Jan 02, 2018

Food sensitivities are more common than you may think— and they can cause acne, allergies, migraines, and more. Find out if you need to adjust your regular menu with an elimination diet.

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2018 Healthcare Outlook 2018 HEALTHCARE OUTLOOK

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Dec 29, 2017

Hospitals have experienced improvements in uncompensated care revenue due to the Affordable Care Act. But reform and economic uncertainty are creating a perfect storm that could erase this momentum, according to a new infographic by Navigant. The infographic examines the factors that could reverse t...

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Amazon AMAZON'S LIKELY THREE STEP STRATEGY TO ENTER HEALTHCARE

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Dec 19, 2017

Amazon’s entry into healthcare is inevitable. (In fact, Amazon is already in healthcare. As are Google, and Apple, but that’s an article for another day). The recent rumors don’t shed much light on the timing and trajectory, and industry experts are hotly debating the extent to whi...

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The Hyper-Connected Patient THE HYPER-CONNECTED PATIENT

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Dec 04, 2017

The hyper-connected patient provides a number of opportunities for healthcare organizations to manage and prevent chronic diseases, according to a new infographic by EMC2. The infographic examines three ways healthcare organizations can engage and promote health to connected patients.

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Your Health & Vitality Are Related To Your Spine Health & Alignment YOUR HEALTH & VITALITY ARE RELATED TO YOUR SPINE HEALTH & ALIGNMENT

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Dec 03, 2017

Key facts about back pain and spinal health. Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor...

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Patient of the Future: 8 Digital Health Transformation Trends to Watch PATIENT OF THE FUTURE: 8 DIGITAL HEALTH TRANSFORMATION TRENDS TO WATCH

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Nov 27, 2017

To reach healthcare professional audiences, we researched the topic of e-health in a healthcare environment and we collected data and information from different sources to present this infographic about digital transformation trends in the Healthcare Industry.

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Should Nurse Practitioners Have Full Practice Authority? SHOULD NURSE PRACTITIONERS HAVE FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY?

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Nov 14, 2017

As of 2016, there were more than 220,000 nurse practitioners licensed to provide services in the USA. Out of these, close to 75% were focusing on two segments of practice: family services 55% and adult healthcare 17%. Next three-largest segments of focus for Nurse Practitioners (NP) were acute care,...

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Tax Cuts Now Mean Health Care Cuts Later TAX CUTS NOW MEAN HEALTH CARE CUTS LATER

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Nov 14, 2017

Even without the devastating health care cuts in the current tax plan, the tax reform package will lead to massive health care cuts later. As this infographic shows, a tax bill that explodes the deficit will set the stage for cuts to programs like Medicaid, marketplace financial assistance, and Medi...

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All you need to know about Alzheimer ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

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Nov 13, 2017

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases and causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, with the majority of people developing Alzheimer...

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Social determinants: Factors that influence your health SOCIAL DETERMINANTS: FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE YOUR HEALTH

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Nov 09, 2017

The conditions in which you live, learn, work and age affect your health. Social determinants such as neighborhood, education and health care can influence your lifelong well-being. Read our infographics on social determinants and their connection to health, which were created in conjunction with ou...

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Colorectal Cancer: Catching It Early COLORECTAL CANCER: CATCHING IT EARLY

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Nov 07, 2017

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and is expected to cause an estimated 50,630 deaths in 2018. However, routine testing starting at age 50 can actually prevent many cases of colorectal cancer or find it at an early stage. But because many people are n...

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Avoidable Mastectomy During Cancer Treatment AVOIDABLE MASTECTOMY DURING CANCER TREATMENT

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Oct 25, 2017

Oliver Wyman is sharing recent research conducted by Practicing WiselyTM on a key treatment decision in the breast cancer patient journey. There are many critical choices both patients and physicians face when deciding upon treatment options. We hope that our focus on one of these pivotal moments wi...

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Trends in Cancer Research TRENDS IN CANCER RESEARCH

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Oct 25, 2017

We are living in an exciting era for cancer research, with basic research discoveries fueling a swift translation of new and personalized therapies. But, being made up of over 200 subtypes, cancer is a complex disease that demands study from multiple perspectives. Billions of dollars have already be...

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Building Patient-Centered Longitudinal Care Plans BUILDING PATIENT-CENTERED LONGITUDINAL CARE PLANS

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Oct 18, 2017

This infographic provides statistical insights about the impact of care transitions, building a case for how evidence-based clinical workflow tools and care plan guides support population health management and care coordination across the continuum.

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How Social Media, Mobile Are Playing a Bigger Part in Healthcare HOW SOCIAL MEDIA, MOBILE ARE PLAYING A BIGGER PART IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 10, 2017

Google search has become part of our medical check-up these days. If you browse WebMD, Google or various online forums for answers before a doctor visit, you're not alone. It's tempting to see if we can find an answer to our health questions in an instant when a world of information is at ou...

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Everything You Need to Know About Minerals EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MINERALS

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Oct 10, 2017

We know that taking the right carbs, protein, healthy fats and vitamins are vital, but we rarely talk about minerals. Taking in enough and the right type of minerals is also important. This cheat sheet will explain everything you need to know about minerals and which foods contain them.

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20 Cancer Facts You Should Know 20 CANCER FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Oct 05, 2017

Cancer touches the lives of most people in the world in one way or another. From family members, friends, or colleagues who have been diagnosed, fought and won their battle, or those that have succumbed to the disease, cancer is prevalent in our society. However, as the research and medical communit...

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Body Weight & Cancer Risk BODY WEIGHT & CANCER RISK

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Sep 21, 2017

There is growing data suggesting a strong relationship between excess body weight and increased risk of certain cancers. This infographic highlights current research that shows the significant cancer risk of excess body weight, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity. It also highlights ways to redu...

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10 Things You Should Know About BYOD in Healthcare 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BYOD IN HEALTHCARE

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Sep 20, 2017

Healthcare organizations around the U.S. continue to wrestle with whether the staff is allowed to use their personal mobile devices for work. Spok, a provider of clinical communications solutions recently surveyed more than 350 healthcare leaders to understand more about ‘Bring Your Own Device...

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5 Ways The US Healthcare System Is Broken 5 WAYS THE US HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS BROKEN

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Sep 05, 2017

Infographic from MBA Healthcare Management provides a deep look into how the United States healthcare system is broken falling short of other industrial countries.

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Type 2 Diabetes Facts and Stats TYPE 2 DIABETES FACTS AND STATS

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Sep 05, 2017

Type 2 Diabetes differs from type 1 diabetes. It is usually only found in adults; however, the rate of children developing type 2 diabetes is going up. In general, type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. Type 2 diabetes is also known as "non-insulin dependent diabetes"...

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U.S. Healthcare Spending U.S. HEALTHCARE SPENDING

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Aug 16, 2017

Total healthcare spending is expected to rise to one-fifth of the U.S. economy by 2025, according to a new infographic by the Peterson Center on Healthcare. The infographic drills down on U.S. healthcare spending trends as well as the impact of unnecessary and ineffective spending.

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Healthcare Technology Trends 2017 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 2017

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Jul 12, 2017

With its renewed focus on patient engagement and experience, the healthcare industry is adopting the latest in digital technologies to enhance the quality of patient care, data security, and cost control, according to a new infographic by Esperion Technologies. The infographic examines how nine key ...

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Frontline staff managing inventory impacts patient care FRONTLINE STAFF MANAGING INVENTORY IMPACTS PATIENT CARE

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Jul 05, 2017

How much is inventory management interfering with your hospital staff’s patient responsibilities? Studies show that nurses in medical/surgical inpatient units typically spend up to two hours of their shift performing supply chain related tasks. This impacts the quality of care. Streamlining su...

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A Brief History of Data Breaches & Security Regulations in Healthcare A BRIEF HISTORY OF DATA BREACHES & SECURITY REGULATIONS IN HEALTHCARE

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Jul 01, 2017

This infographic is about the brief history of data breaches and security  regulations in health care. 43% of all data breaches occur in the health care industry. Organizations in violation of HIPAA may be find up to $50k per incident. The average cost of single stolen medical records amounts t...

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How Does Lyme Disease Affect the Heart? HOW DOES LYME DISEASE AFFECT THE HEART?

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Jun 25, 2017

As the weather warms, you may hear about more cases of Lyme disease. This condition, which spreads through tick bites, can cause a wide range of symptoms and even affect your heart if left untreated. Learn more about Lyme disease, how it affects your heart, and what you can do to prevent tick bites....

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Patient Data In The Age of Technology PATIENT DATA IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY

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Jun 16, 2017

Effective data management provides a practical way to improve the performance of healthcare systems. Professionals in the healthcare sector can identify and correct problem areas in various ways. They need to collect, conduct a thorough analysis, interpret and respond to specific performance measure...

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A Look At U.S. Healthcare By The Numbers A LOOK AT U.S. HEALTHCARE BY THE NUMBERS

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Jun 06, 2017

The U.S. healthcare industry is in the crosscurrents of change, with many open questions about the future of the Affordable Care Act, drug pricing and other regulations. This infographic examines the impact of the shifting healthcare landscape on physicians, medical device manufacturers and pharmace...

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Healthcare Through the Ages HEALTHCARE THROUGH THE AGES

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Jun 06, 2017

Oliver Wyman, in collaboration with FORTUNE Knowledge Group, conducted an online survey of 2,016 US consumers in October and November 2016. The survey is one of the largest of its kind, and the findings are highly relevant for policy makers, industry leaders, and the general public. As depicted in t...

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You Need to Know These 5 Heart Health Numbers YOU NEED TO KNOW THESE 5 HEART HEALTH NUMBERS

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May 27, 2017

Did you know that five simple numbers can tell you a lot about your heart health? By learning your heart health numbers, you can take an important step in lowering your risk for heart disease. If you’re not sure where to begin, start with a trip to your doctor’s office or a local heart s...

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Faster is Better When it Comes to Sepsis Care FASTER IS BETTER WHEN IT COMES TO SEPSIS CARE

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May 21, 2017

Following the tragic and widely publicized death of Rory Staunton, 12, from undiagnosed sepsis in 2012, New York became the first state to require that hospitals follow a protocol to quickly identify and treat the condition. The mandate led to widespread controversy in the medical community as ...

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Shoppable Healthcare Services and Future Pricing SHOPPABLE HEALTHCARE SERVICES AND FUTURE PRICING

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May 18, 2017

It's fairly simple for consumers to find the cheapest gas in town or the lowest price on a consumer good, thanks to Amazon's price-comparison platform. But what about when consumers are shopping for healthcare services like an MRI or cancer care? As healthcare pricing transparency increases,...

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CONCUSSIONS ARE TREATABLE, BUT HOW? CONCUSSIONS ARE TREATABLE, BUT HOW?

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May 15, 2017

A mil traumatic brain injury (mTBI) caused by a jolt to the head or body that disrupts the function of the brain. Patients can experience more than one type of concussion. The clinical outcome of a concussion can be greatly improved by being correctly diagnosed and having a treatment plan indiv...

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5 Key Trends in Improving Patient Care & Experience 5 KEY TRENDS IN IMPROVING PATIENT CARE & EXPERIENCE

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May 05, 2017

The growing number of aging people with an increased life expectancy is putting immense strain on healthcare organizations, making it crucial to focus on population health, preventative care and ways to provide more advanced care for longer. At the same time, millennials have completely die rent exp...

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Digital Health: How to Realign for Relevance DIGITAL HEALTH: HOW TO REALIGN FOR RELEVANCE

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May 04, 2017

According to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit, 59% of healthcare companies are involved in digital health clusters and ecosystems. More than half of them expect their digital partnerships to result in a business model change at their companies. Find out how patients, providers, payers in t...

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10 Tips to Keep Runners Safe in the Summer 10 TIPS TO KEEP RUNNERS SAFE IN THE SUMMER

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May 03, 2017

Perhaps warm sunshine and blue skies make you want to go outside and run. Check out our list of running tips to keep you safe while you’re outdoors. Synthetic fabrics with moisture-wicking properties are best.

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11 tenets of a safety culture 11 TENETS OF A SAFETY CULTURE

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May 01, 2017

Competent and thoughtful leaders contribute to improvements in safety and organizational culture because they understand that systemic flaws can lead to latent threats to safety and that humans make mistakes. Preventing those mistakes by reinforcing the system and developing ways to recognize and ad...

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POTENTIAL FUTURE PANDEMICS AND ARE WE PREPARED? POTENTIAL FUTURE PANDEMICS AND ARE WE PREPARED?

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Apr 29, 2017

There are plenty of theories and hypothetical situations about just where a potentially deadly virus will come from and the possible devastation it will cause. Scientists are preparing and working on vaccines that may be needed should there be a global pandemic outbreak, with The World Health Organi...

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7 Tips for Staying Healthy on Long Flights 7 TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY ON LONG FLIGHTS

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Mar 23, 2017

From plane-hopping pathogens to jet lag and dehydration, international travelers confront an array of health risks while flying. Here are seven essential tips that will help keep you healthy during long flights. Blood clots and deep vein thrombosis are conditions that can develop during long, overse...

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Top 10 Poison Dangers for Children TOP 10 POISON DANGERS FOR CHILDREN

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Mar 21, 2017

While poisoning is the leading cause of injury-related death among adults in the U.S., nearly half of the 2.2 million poisoning cases called into the country’s 56 poison control centers each year involve a child under six years old, according to the American Association of Poison Control Cente...

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CONCUSSION RISK FACTORS DELAYING THE ROAD TO RECOVERY CONCUSSION RISK FACTORS DELAYING THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

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Mar 15, 2017

UPMC develops and delivers life changing medicine by working at the apex of healthcare and technology, translating science and research into accessible cures, and consistently working to accelerate the pace of innovation worldwide.

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Health Reform At-a-Glance HEALTH REFORM AT-A-GLANCE

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Mar 02, 2017

The below infographic shares a side-by-side comparison of the leading repeal-and-replace proposals. This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance.

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Four Pragmatic Recommendations for Health Reform FOUR PRAGMATIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HEALTH REFORM

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Mar 02, 2017

This infographic takes a deep look inside our policy brief and demonstrates how important it is that policymakers consider the perspective of US employers in any health reform discussion. Here, we urge legislators to consider the impact of health reform on US employers and the 177 million people who...

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Social Media Benefits to Healthcare Industry SOCIAL MEDIA BENEFITS TO HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Feb 22, 2017

Social media is here to stay but is that helpful to people’s life in any way? Yes, social media has impacted almost all industries but the industry that stands to gain the most is Health. The current generation of people is living longer compared to an older generation where healthcare and inf...

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Unlocking the Heart-Protective Benefits of Soy UNLOCKING THE HEART-PROTECTIVE BENEFITS OF SOY

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Feb 22, 2017

A product of digesting a micronutrient found in soy may hold the key to why some people seem to derive a heart-protective benefit from eating soy foods, while others do not, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led study discovered.

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Household opioid prescriptions increase overdose risk for young children HOUSEHOLD OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS INCREASE OVERDOSE RISK FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

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Feb 20, 2017

Children of women prescribed an opioid painkiller face a nearly 2.5-fold higher risk of being hospitalized for opioid overdose than children whose mothers don’t receive these drugs, according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and The Hospital for Sick Ch...

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Anatomy of the ACO Market ANATOMY OF THE ACO MARKET

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Feb 16, 2017

This infographic presents a comprehensive analysis of the ACO market. From overall size of the market to regional differences, “winners” by type, and trends in risk-based models, the infographic offers an in-depth examination of these value-based organizations.

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UPMC First to Explore Genetic Cancer Test to Offer Safe Thyroid-Preserving Surgery UPMC FIRST TO EXPLORE GENETIC CANCER TEST TO OFFER SAFE THYROID-PRESERVING SURGERY

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Feb 07, 2017

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists and doctors are embarking on the first-ever clinical trial to determine if a genetic test they pioneered could successfully spare patients with nonaggressive thyroid cancer from complete removal of their thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the ...

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This Is What Happens to Your Body During Heart Failure THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY DURING HEART FAILURE

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Feb 06, 2017

Your heart plays a vital role pumping blood through your body. So, when it begins to malfunction, the health of your entire body is affected. Heart failure can occur due to a number of reasons: The ventricles in your heart, which are the chambers in charge of pumping blood throughout your body, can ...

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The Year Ahead in Healthcare THE YEAR AHEAD IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 02, 2017

Digital dust-up, a new generation of payer deals, value-based drug pricing, and more consumer cost-sharing. And don’t forget repeal and replace. It’s shaping up to be quite a year. This infographic highlights our top predictions for 2017.

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Healthcare’s Digital Disruptors HEALTHCARE’S DIGITAL DISRUPTORS

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Jan 12, 2017

The toolkit to deliver on the goals of affordability, efficiency, experience, and outcomes has rapidly evolved over the past few years. Powerful data, analytics and connectivity technologies can help transform the cycle from ‘fix and repair’ to ‘predict and prevent’ – a...

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Winter Sun Protection WINTER SUN PROTECTION

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Jan 12, 2017

While much of the country is under freeze conditions, winter weather in South Florida is generally comfortable and bright with lots of sunshine and refreshing breezes.

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Dry January DRY JANUARY

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Jan 11, 2017

Alcohol Concern's Dry January campaign encourages people to give up alcohol throughout January. Learn about the benefits of cutting out alcohol and get involved. Find out more about alcoholic liver disease and the treatments provided at BMI Healthcare including, alcohol dependence treatment.

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Fireworks Safety Tips FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS

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Dec 30, 2016

New Year’s Eve may not generate as many fireworks gatherings for the family as the Fourth of July does, but you need to keep the same safety safeguards in mind.

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Study finds opioid prescribing declines following release of national guidelines for physicians STUDY FINDS OPIOID PRESCRIBING DECLINES FOLLOWING RELEASE OF NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR PHYSICIANS

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Dec 14, 2016

The rate of opioid use in Canada has fallen 13.7 per cent since the publication in May 2010 of national guidelines for their use in chronic non-cancer pain, a new study has found.

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What to Do When Illness or Injury Strikes During the Holidays WHAT TO DO WHEN ILLNESS OR INJURY STRIKES DURING THE HOLIDAYS

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Dec 12, 2016

For many, the holiday season is a busy time - filled with family, friends, and more than a few festive gatherings. It’s also a pretty inopportune time for an unexpected injury or illness. Fortunately, the experts at UPMC are available to get your season back on track. Our extensive network of ...

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How common is HIV HOW COMMON IS HIV

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Dec 11, 2016

An estimated 101,200 people were living with HIV in the UK in 2015. Of these, around 1 in 8 (13%) were unaware that they were living with the virus and may be at risk of passing it on. The number of people being diagnosed with HIV in the UK has remained steady over the past few years. In 2015, 6,095...

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Why HIV testing is important WHY HIV TESTING IS IMPORTANT

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Dec 11, 2016

PHE wants to reduce late HIV diagnoses through improving the coverage and uptake of HIV testing. Improving HIV testing coverage and uptake will help to: eliminate all AIDS-related deaths, diagnose HIV before people become unwell, reduce HIV transmission by: decreasing the number of people living wit...

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Bridging the Patient ID Accuracy Gap BRIDGING THE PATIENT ID ACCURACY GAP

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Dec 08, 2016

Correctly identifying patients and accurately matching them to their medical records as they are shared across healthcare settings continues to be a troublesome and costly administration problem.

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Healthmatters How HIV self- sampling kits work HEALTHMATTERS HOW HIV SELF- SAMPLING KITS WORK

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Dec 01, 2016

PHE has co-commissioned a national HIV self-sampling service through the website www.freetesting.hiv, in partnership with 85 local authorities. The aim of this service is to provide a cost effective and clinically robust remote HIV sampling service for sexually active individuals aged 16 years and o...

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What the NICE HIV guidance recommends WHAT THE NICE HIV GUIDANCE RECOMMENDS

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Dec 01, 2016

It is essential that services are aware of the prevalence of HIV in their local area and the potential demand for HIV testing.

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A more thoughtful approach to routine blood testing A MORE THOUGHTFUL APPROACH TO ROUTINE BLOOD TESTING

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Nov 29, 2016

A St. Michael’s hematologist is asking physicians to think twice before ordering routine bloodwork.

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State of Care 2015/16 STATE OF CARE 2015/16

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Nov 25, 2016

State of Care finds that the sustainability of the adult social care market is approaching a tipping point. This view is based on the evidence of inspections, information received through our market oversight function, and external data.

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Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2015/16 MONITORING THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT IN 2015/16

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Nov 24, 2016

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England. CQC's aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that’s in hospital, in care homes, in people’s own homes, or elsewhere.

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Serving Up A Safe Thanksgiving: Cooking Safety Tips SERVING UP A SAFE THANKSGIVING: COOKING SAFETY TIPS

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Nov 23, 2016

Preparations for Thanksgiving feasts are underway all across America. In between the harried trips to the grocery store and setting the table at home, the holiday rush to get everything done cane sometimes ignite cooking accidents.

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Tips for a Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving TIPS FOR A HEART-HEALTHY THANKSGIVING

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Nov 20, 2016

Looking for ways to have a heart-healthy Thanksgiving? Give your favorite recipes and traditions a new, healthy twist with these ideas. Picture your ideal Thanksgiving meal: Do you see a plate piled with turkey, a mound of stuffing, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, and creamy green bean casserole? ...

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Smokeout: The Many Benefits of Quitting Now SMOKEOUT: THE MANY BENEFITS OF QUITTING NOW

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Nov 17, 2016

Quitting the use of tobacco at any age can reduce the risk of getting or dying from cancer, or developing heart disease. Yet, smoking remains the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths.

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What a Republican-Controlled House and Senate Mean for Healthcare WHAT A REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED HOUSE AND SENATE MEAN FOR HEALTHCARE

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Nov 11, 2016

Even with a Republican-led Congress, the President-elect’s plan will face some opposition on Capitol Hill. The Senate is narrowly divided, and lawmakers who are looking ahead to their own 2018 campaigns may take a more tempered approach to health reforms. This infographic projects how key meas...

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Limiting reimbursement for blood glucose test strips does not harm patients and reduces costs LIMITING REIMBURSEMENT FOR BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST STRIPS DOES NOT HARM PATIENTS AND REDUCES COSTS

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Nov 07, 2016

A provincial plan implementing quantity limits on blood glucose test strips for patients with Type 2 diabetes not using insulin does not put those patients at risk and has saved the province of Ontario $24 million,

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Better Nights, Better Days intervention study aims to help kids sleep better BETTER NIGHTS, BETTER DAYS INTERVENTION STUDY AIMS TO HELP KIDS SLEEP BETTER

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Nov 03, 2016

A surprising 25 per cent of children suffer from insomnia – a group of sleep problems involving having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking too early. It takes only a small amount of sleep loss for a child to experience challenges in their day-time functioning, including chall...

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Take part in Movember TAKE PART IN MOVEMBER

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Nov 01, 2016

Both men and women can take part in Movember to help raise awareness of men's health this November. Find out more about prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health treatments and diagnosis procedures at BMI Healthcare.

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Tips for a Safe and Healthy Halloween TIPS FOR A SAFE AND HEALTHY HALLOWEEN

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Oct 28, 2016

Halloween can be a fun-filled adventure for kids and parents, but safety should always be the top priority. Whether you plan to go trick-or-treating, head out to a party or stay home to hand out candy, there are potential pitfalls to consider.

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MACRA and the March to Value-Based Healthcare MACRA AND THE MARCH TO VALUE-BASED HEALTHCARE

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Oct 26, 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is accelerating the transition to value-based care by engaging providers with a battery of new value-based programs and quality incentives. Most recently, the October release of the MACRA final rule establishes a new payment system for Medicare cl...

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Driving Your Health DRIVING YOUR HEALTH

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Oct 25, 2016

Over three years, Driving Your Health will reach over 350,000 beneficiaries

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Protecting Patient Records – the Risks and Costs of Data Loss PROTECTING PATIENT RECORDS – THE RISKS AND COSTS OF DATA LOSS

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Oct 24, 2016

To help healthcare professionals protect patient records, the infographic illustrated below is designed to help healthcare professions understand the risks they face when handling a patient’s personal and financial records.

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How Sleep Loss Affects Your Body HOW SLEEP LOSS AFFECTS YOUR BODY

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Oct 21, 2016

We all know that getting a good night’s sleep helps us keep our jobs and our friends. But missing out on sleep can do more than just turn you into a grouch. From your weight to your libido, lack of healthy sleep can affect many areas of your life. Sleep experts agree that adults need seven or ...

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Improve TB Diagnosis IMPROVE TB DIAGNOSIS

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Oct 20, 2016

Treatment for medically complex TB or patients who have drug resistant TB can require lengthy hospital stays and require more expensive drugs. This treatment can exceed £15,000 per patient.

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Key actions to eliminate TB KEY ACTIONS TO ELIMINATE TB

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Oct 20, 2016

It is very encouraging that the number of TB cases has declined for the fourth consecutive year in England, and that this decline is now seen in the UK-born, as well as the non UK-born, population, and in every area of the country. This is likely to reflect recent improvements in TB control in Engla...

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The real story behind medical imaging radiation dose THE REAL STORY BEHIND MEDICAL IMAGING RADIATION DOSE

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Oct 02, 2016

As accuracy has improved, the use of imaging has increased. A large part of this is due to CT scans. Today in the US 1 in 5 people receive a CT scan each year, 1 in 20of these scans are unnecessary.

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What to know when your  child has a fever WHAT TO KNOW WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS A FEVER

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Oct 01, 2016

Any body temperature above 100.3°F is considered a fever. A fever alone does not usually pose a serious health threat. It typically signals that the body is fighting off an infection.

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Sunrise Memory Care SUNRISE MEMORY CARE

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Oct 01, 2016

Reminiscence Neighbourhoods are our safe, secure, engaging environment for residents with memory loss. Our care isnt based on a formula - it's personalised to meet each individual's needs. But here are some of the numbers that add up to the Sunrise Difference.

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Alberta Health Services: Get to Know Us ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES: GET TO KNOW US

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Oct 01, 2016

Vision: Healthy Albertans. Healthy Communities. Together. Mission: To provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Values: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Safety.

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Caring Across Generations CARING ACROSS GENERATIONS

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Sep 30, 2016

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England. CQC's aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that’s in hospital, in care homes, in people’s own homes, or elsewhere.

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An Innovative Healthcare System AN INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

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Sep 29, 2016

Denver Health is a comprehensive, integrated organization providing level one care for all, regardless of ability to pay. Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care at Denver Health. One in three children in Denver is cared for by Den...

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Facts on Congenital Heart Disease FACTS ON CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE

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Sep 28, 2016

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the number 1 birth defect. Every 15 minutes, a baby is born with CHD. If acritical CHD is not detected soon after birth, an infant can die. Thanks to improvements in diagnostic imaging and care, many congenital heart defects can be detected before ababy is born. But...

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Back pain and your golf game BACK PAIN AND YOUR GOLF GAME

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Sep 28, 2016

Roughly 1/3 of all golfers exhibit a history of low back pain. Low back pain may be caused by poor swing mechanics. Pain may also cause the golfer to compensate, further damaging their swing and performance.

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Dräger solutions for the Food and Beverage Industry DRÄGER SOLUTIONS FOR THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

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Sep 27, 2016

2.7 earths would be needed to meet human food requirements by the year 2050 if the world population continues to grow at this rate. 5 pizzas are produced and refrigerated every second in today’s large factories.

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Health and social care HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

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Sep 27, 2016

The UK Government contains a number of ministries known mainly, though not exclusively as departments. These are politically led by a Government Minister who is often a Secretary of State and member of the Cabinet (the executive of the parliament chosen by the prime minister). He or she may also be ...

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Children’s Oral Health Improvement Programme Board Action Plan
2016 - 2020 CHILDREN’S ORAL HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME BOARD ACTION PLAN 2016 - 2020

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Sep 26, 2016

We will ensure that child oral health is on everyone’s agenda by making sure that children’s oral health is included in key national documents promoting child health and wellbeing. The early years and dental workforce have access to evidence based oral health training. For example by com...

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HEART FAILURE PROGRAM HEART FAILURE PROGRAM

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Sep 21, 2016

UNC REX Healthcare, a member of the UNC Health Care system, is a private, not-for-profit health care system with more than 5,300 co-workers. UNC REX Healthcare has 660 beds (433 general acute beds and 227 skilled nursing) and treats nearly 34,000 inpatients each year. Rex offers dedicated centers fo...

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Standard Packs with Prominent health STANDARD PACKS WITH PROMINENT HEALTH

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Sep 15, 2016

Standard packs are beginning to appear in the UK, with the first packs reported in August 2016. All cigarettes and rolling tobacco sold in the UK will appear in standard packs with prominent health warnings by May 2017. Colourful, glamorous and stylish packs are no longer allowed.

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How smoking harms the body HOW SMOKING HARMS THE BODY

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Sep 15, 2016

Currently, 2 out of 3 adult smokers say they want to quit. That proportion is set to increase over the coming months and local healthcare systems need to be ready to make the most of this opportunity to boost quitting rates in their populations. Health professionals have an important role to play in...

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The health benefits of quitting THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF QUITTING

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Sep 15, 2016

It is important that pregnant women who smoke are identified and referred for specialist support at the earliest opportunity. Unfortunately, there has been an 8% fall in the number of pregnant women who have set a quit date with local stop smoking services according to Statistics on NHS stop smoking...

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A unique window of opportunity to support smokers to quit A UNIQUE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT SMOKERS TO QUIT

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Sep 15, 2016

PHE believes that standardised packaging will make an invaluable contribution to achieving a tobacco free generation by 2025. As a powerful addition to the existing levers available, standardised packaging could be the game changer in helping to prevent future generations from taking up smoking.

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What is the Pharmacogenomics Program? WHAT IS THE PHARMACOGENOMICS PROGRAM?

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Sep 14, 2016

Making drugs safer and more effective through pharmacogenomics. Your genes change the way medication works. 99% of people have genetic variants that influence how they process and respond to medications. That can either the drug doesn't work or it causes harmful side effects.

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Radiation hazards in the interventional suite RADIATION HAZARDS IN THE INTERVENTIONAL SUITE

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Sep 14, 2016

Radiation exposure is necessary for life-saving procedures, but with it comes some risk. Patients and physicians are both exposed to high levels of radiation during fluoroscopic procedures. Physicians are exposed to scatter radiation and patients are exposed directly from the X-ray machine.

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Health and work HEALTH AND WORK

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Sep 13, 2016

Public Health England (PHE) was set up on 1 April 2013 as an operationally autonomous executive agency of the Department of Health. Our mission is to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities through working with national and local government, the NHS, industry and th...

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The Benefits of Eating Whole Grains THE BENEFITS OF EATING WHOLE GRAINS

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Sep 08, 2016

Americans are eating more whole grains, and that’s a good thing. About two-thirds of adults in the U.S. say they eat the recommended amount of whole grains each day – about 6 ounces – according to the Whole Grains Council.

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The four pillars of radiation safety THE FOUR PILLARS OF RADIATION SAFETY

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Sep 01, 2016

Even among medical professionals at the same institution, radiation dose management involves different approaches to implementation and safety. Much of the disparity stems from years of varying beliefs and practices, and even misconceptions about the application of X-rays. This variation can have a ...

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Understanding childhood mood disorders UNDERSTANDING CHILDHOOD MOOD DISORDERS

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Sep 01, 2016

Children younger than age 18 can experience one of two types of mood disorders: major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder. Treatment For bipolar disorder, the first treatment response is typically mood stabilizers or antipsychotic medications. Childrenwith MDD are usually treated with ant...

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September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month SEPTEMBER IS OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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Sep 01, 2016

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month — the time of year when survivors, their loved ones, and the medical community alike work to educate women about one of the deadliest gynec...

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CLEARING THE CLOT CLEARING THE CLOT

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Aug 29, 2016

If you’ve been diagnosed with a DVT blood clot, you want to do everything you can to take charge of your condition. That starts by taking blood thinners as prescribed and wearing compression socks to help reduce the chance that a portion of your clot breaks off and travels to other parts of yo...

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AS and A level results 2016 AS AND A LEVEL RESULTS 2016

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Aug 18, 2016

The UK Government contains a number of ministries known mainly, though not exclusively as departments. These are politically led by a Government Minister who is often a Secretary of State and member of the Cabinet (the executive of the parliament chosen by the prime minister). He or she may also be ...

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New analysis looks at who is receiving high-strength opioids in Ontario NEW ANALYSIS LOOKS AT WHO IS RECEIVING HIGH-STRENGTH OPIOIDS IN ONTARIO

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Aug 02, 2016

Nine out of 10 people in Ontario who receive government reimbursement for their prescription high-strength opioid tablets or patches are not palliative care patients, a new analysis has found.

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Friends and Family Test FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST

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Aug 01, 2016

This month there were 1,117,444 responses to the Friends and Family Test. The following numbers show the proportion of responses that would recommend or not recommend these services to a friend or family member.*

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Physical activity benefits for babies and children (birth-5 years old) PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BENEFITS FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN (BIRTH-5 YEARS OLD)

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Jul 28, 2016

Public Health England (PHE) was set up on 1 April 2013 as an operationally autonomous executive agency of the Department of Health. Our mission is to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities through working with national and local government, the NHS, industry and th...

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THE KEY TO UNLOCK BETTER PATIENT OUTCOMES THE KEY TO UNLOCK BETTER PATIENT OUTCOMES

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Jul 21, 2016

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is when the surgeon operates using a camera and miniaturized tools. It’s also known as “keyhole” surgery, because they make a few small incisions — rather than one large incision.

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Who Qualifies for Bariatric Surgery? WHO QUALIFIES FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY?

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Jul 21, 2016

Millions of Americans struggle with obesity, which can cause other complications such as diabetes, high-blood pressure, sleep apnea and even cancer. It can often rob people of their self-esteem and self-worth, causing feelings of isolation and even depression. But here is a fact: obesity is a diseas...

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The Growing Problem With Obesity and Liver Disease THE GROWING PROBLEM WITH OBESITY AND LIVER DISEASE

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Jul 20, 2016

An innovative approach offers a pathway to transplant for patients struggling to lose weight. 19 million Americans are morbidly obese, which is a body mass index over 40 (approximately 100 lbs. overweight)

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Health Matters - physical activity in adults online HEALTH MATTERS - PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN ADULTS ONLINE

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Jul 19, 2016

The UK Government contains a number of ministries known mainly, though not exclusively as departments. These are politically led by a Government Minister who is often a Secretary of State and member of the Cabinet (the executive of the parliament chosen by the prime minister). He or she may also be ...

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Health Matters - How Active are we? HEALTH MATTERS - HOW ACTIVE ARE WE?

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Jul 19, 2016

Increasing car use is a major contributing factor to lower levels of physical activity in the UK. In 1961, 69% of households did not own a car or van, but by 2012 this had decreased to 25%. Figures from the Health Survey for England show that 67% of men and 55% of women aged 16 and over do at least ...

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What are the health benefits of physical acivity? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL ACIVITY?

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Jul 19, 2016

Regular physical activity can help to prevent and manage over 20 chronic conditions and diseases, many of which are on the rise and affecting people at an earlier age; 1 in 3 of the working age population have at least 1 long term condition and 1 in 7 have more than one.

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Resolute Integrity DES Procedural Process Graphic RESOLUTE INTEGRITY DES PROCEDURAL PROCESS GRAPHIC

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Jul 18, 2016

Traeting coronary artery disease withthe Resolute Integrity DES is performed in three steps: (1) once the Resolute Integrity DES is deployed to compress the plaque against the arterial wall, an antiproloferative drug.

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Pancreatic Cancer PANCREATIC CANCER

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Jul 17, 2016

The symptoms of the most common type of pancreatic cancer - pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma - may come and go to begin with and they can be quite difficult to recognise as they're quite vague. Make sure you are aware of the signs. Find out more about pancreatic cancer treatments and diagnosis p...

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8 Things Everyone Should Know About Sarcoma 8 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SARCOMA

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Jul 13, 2016

Sarcomas are cancers of the bone and connective tissue. It's rare. only 1% of adult cancers in the U.S. are sarcoma. Due to its rarity, many physicians have limited experience with treating sarcoma.

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NHS Business Services Authority: Big Savings from Better Big Data Insights NHS BUSINESS SERVICES AUTHORITY: BIG SAVINGS FROM BETTER BIG DATA INSIGHTS

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Jul 06, 2016

NHS Business Services Authority: Big Savings from Better Big Data Insights Detected fraud in dental and pharmacy claims by comparing anomalies 10% Reduction in unmatched cases for dental treatment post payment checks $1.56 Billion in savings expected over 5 years ABOUT NHS BUSINESS SERVICES AUTHORIT...

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Heat Advisory and Hydration Tips HEAT ADVISORY AND HYDRATION TIPS

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Jul 06, 2016

Heat alert. For the first time in seven years, the National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a “Heat Advisory” for most of South Florida.

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What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Smoking WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU QUIT SMOKING

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Jul 02, 2016

Thinking about kicking the habit but think it’s too late? Quitting at any age can give back years to your life. Check out this infographic on how your body reacts when you quit smoking. Our Tobacco Treatment program offers all Moffitt patients and their families a personalized plan to hel...

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Staff Friends and Family Test data STAFF FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST DATA

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Jul 01, 2016

This quarter there were 143,784 responses to the Staff Friends and Family Test.  The numbers show the proportion of staff responses that would recommend or not recommend their organisation to a friend or family member for care/ treatment or as a place to work.

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Aboriginal Addiction and Mental Health in Alberta ABORIGINAL ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH IN ALBERTA

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Jun 28, 2016

Youth and young adults are the most likely age group to use substances, engage in risky forms of use, and experience harms as a result. The onset of mood disorders usually occurs in adolescence. The Aboriginal population in Alberta is younger and is growing faster than the non-Aboriginal population....

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Who WHO'S MOST AT RISK OF BOWEL CANCER?

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Jun 28, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Honoring the Impact and Influence of Nurses Everywhere HONORING THE IMPACT AND INFLUENCE OF NURSES EVERYWHERE

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Jun 28, 2016

During National Nurses Week, Kaiser Permanente celebrates and thanks its more than 51,000 nurses, including this year’s 11 winners of Kaiser Permanente’s Extraordinary Nurse Award. “I’d been working as an assistant in a nursing home for elderly people with developmental and p...

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Tenth anniversary of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NHS BOWEL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMME

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Jun 27, 2016

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, based on gFOBt, is now in its 10th year. More than 30 million invitations were sent out and more than 18.4 million kits were returned.

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Increasing uptake of bowel cancer screening INCREASING UPTAKE OF BOWEL CANCER SCREENING

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Jun 27, 2016

Bowel screening uptake across the UK is not as high as seen in the other cancer screening programmes, and there are considerable inequalities between areas and demographics. Since the start of the screening programme over 30 million people have been invited or invited again to participate in screeni...

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How can we increase uptake of bowel cancer screening? HOW CAN WE INCREASE UPTAKE OF BOWEL CANCER SCREENING?

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Jun 27, 2016

A study found that providing face-to-face health promotion sessions at an individual’s own GP practice, alongside pictorial and multi-lingual guides and non-latex gloves, increases bowel screening uptake by around 5%. The sessions took place after people had received a GP endorsement letter 2 ...

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The scale of the problem Bowel cancer THE SCALE OF THE PROBLEM BOWEL CANCER

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Jun 27, 2016

Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most common cancers, accounting for over 10% of all cancers in England. Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK.

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Reducing your risk of bowel cancer REDUCING YOUR RISK OF BOWEL CANCER

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Jun 27, 2016

It is estimated that around 1 in 5 bowel cancers in the UK are linked to eating these meats. Limiting the amount of red meat consumed to 500 grams or less (cooked weight) per week and limiting the amount of processed meats eaten can help lower the risk.

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Early detection of bowel cancer EARLY DETECTION OF BOWEL CANCER

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Jun 27, 2016

Overall, bowel cancer survival is relatively good; 78% of male and 76% of female bowel cancer patients survive for 1 year following diagnosis. Early detection is fundamental to short and long-term survival. The earlier bowel cancer is diagnosed the better.

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Sowing the Seeds of Safety SOWING THE SEEDS OF SAFETY

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Jun 27, 2016

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensi...

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Sharing Healthcare Solutions SHARING HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS

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Jun 24, 2016

Key ideas & best practices shared by healthcare supply chain & clinical experts in an interactive online community forum. Join the discussion today!

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HEAD AND NECK CANCER CLINICAL PATHWAY HEAD AND NECK CANCER CLINICAL PATHWAY

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Jun 24, 2016

Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) are supporting frontline clinical teams to create improvements within focused areas of health care. The Head and Neck Cancer Clinical Pathway is a key initiative to bring clinical teams together across the province to learn from each other. It is led by Zone-based ...

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Provincial Programs and Special Projects PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

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Jun 24, 2016

Emergency Medical Services. Cancer. Seniors. Addictions and Mental Health. Nutrition, Food, Linen and Environmental Services. Primary Health Care. Population, Public and Aboriginal Health. Pharmacy. Laboratory Services. Diagnostic Imaging. Corrections. Strategic Clinical Networks. Infection Preventi...

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NEONATAL STRESSORS NEONATAL STRESSORS

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Jun 23, 2016

Preterm babies can have retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), causing abnormal blood vessels throughout the retina. Of the estimated 184,700 infants globally who develop ROP, 20,000 become blind or severely visually impaired.

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The role for local authorities and GPs THE ROLE FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND GPS

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Jun 23, 2016

Screening should be delivered in a way which addresses local health inequalities, tailoring and targeting interventions when necessary. Local authorities should work in collaboration with CCGs and screening partners to identify any barriers to accessing screening in their local area and to encourage...

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UK Medical Technology Sector Strength & Opportunity 2015 UK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SECTOR STRENGTH & OPPORTUNITY 2015

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Jun 23, 2016

The UK Government contains a number of ministries known mainly, though not exclusively as departments. These are politically led by a Government Minister who is often a Secretary of State and member of the Cabinet (the executive of the parliament chosen by the prime minister). He or she may also be ...

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Cook Children COOK CHILDREN'S DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION SURGERY

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Jun 22, 2016

It seems like only yesterday that we performed our first deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. And when that patient took those first steps, we knew we could never stop moving forward either. Even as we pass our 100th surgery, it's just the beginning of our work as we continue to bring the most ...

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Blood Donor Center BLOOD DONOR CENTER

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Jun 21, 2016

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is Magnet® designated, and was ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report 2015-16. Home to the Children’s Re...

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How can I protect my child from heat-related illnesses? HOW CAN I PROTECT MY CHILD FROM HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES?

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Jun 20, 2016

When your child’s body produces too much heat (e.g., when running vigorously) or is unable to cool down when exposed to intensive heat (e.g., sitting in a hot car with the windows rolled up), it struggles to maintain a normal internal body temperature.

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Alabama Drug and Alcohol Facts ALABAMA DRUG AND ALCOHOL FACTS

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Jun 17, 2016

An estimated 281,000 Alabamians needed treatment for drug and alcohol use in 2012. Don’t suffer with addiction in silence, seek help for you or your loved one today. Bradford Health Services has a variety of treatment options at 14 locations in Alabama. Call today for a free addiction consulta...

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Canadian kids face ‘sleepidemic’ CANADIAN KIDS FACE ‘SLEEPIDEMIC’

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Jun 16, 2016

Dr. Shelly K. Weiss is a neurologist at SickKids who specializes in paediatric sleep disorders. She is also a professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and was a member of the multidisciplinary team that developed the new 24-Hour Guidelines released in ParticipACTION&rs...

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Does my child have a mood disorder? DOES MY CHILD HAVE A MOOD DISORDER?

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Jun 16, 2016

All children become cranky and irritable at times, but children who suddenly experience intense moodiness that lasts for several days or who seem chronically irritable or angry should be evaluated. Medication and psychosocial therapy can help control symptoms of mood disorders.

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How can I help my child handle anxiety? HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD HANDLE ANXIETY?

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Jun 15, 2016

Anxiety is a natural human emotion and a normal reaction to life’s stresses. However, when the worry and fear associated with anxiety interfere with a child’s usual activities, he or she may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety becomes a problem (disorder) when it lasts for a long time each...

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Watch Now: Zika Prevention Linked to Mosquito Control WATCH NOW: ZIKA PREVENTION LINKED TO MOSQUITO CONTROL

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Jun 14, 2016

With the start of the rainy season, health experts fear that South Florida’s sub-tropical climate could provide a fertile breeding ground for Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries the Zika virus.

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Bowel Cancer BOWEL CANCER

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Jun 12, 2016

Five of our leading bowel cancer specialists answer common questions on bowel cancer including signs and symptoms, risk factors as well as screening and treatments. Learn more in our free bowel cancer guide.

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Beating bowel cancer? BEATING BOWEL CANCER?

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Jun 12, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Does my child have  asthma? DOES MY CHILD HAVE ASTHMA?

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Jun 10, 2016

Many infants and toddlers experience occasional episodes of wheezing caused by respiratory tract infections, but that doesn’t mean they suffer from asthma, a chronic disorder that causes swelling and inflammation of the airways.

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It’s time to put on the sunglasses IT’S TIME TO PUT ON THE SUNGLASSES

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Jun 08, 2016

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can have a lasting impact on your eyesight. According to the National Eye Institute, UV rays can contribute to cataracts, macular degeneration and more. Wearing the proper sunglasses can help protect your vision. UofL Physicians has tips for choosing the right s...

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Mental Health: Myths Vs. Facts MENTAL HEALTH: MYTHS VS. FACTS

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Jun 08, 2016

CHI Health is made up of nearly 15,900 employees, 15 acute-care hospitals, an academic medical center, Level I trauma center, two freestanding inpatient psychiatric facilities, a Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) certified rehabilitation center, an American College of S...

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What is musculoskeletal pain? WHAT IS MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN?

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Jun 05, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Tips for a Heart-Healthy Cookout TIPS FOR A HEART-HEALTHY COOKOUT

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Jun 05, 2016

Picture a cookout: Do you see burgers and hot dogs, potato salad, and bags of chips? What if you saw grilled chicken, vegetable kebabs, and fruit salad instead? Make your next picnic or barbecue heart-healthy and still taste the best flavors of the season with a few simple swaps. Heart-healthy eatin...

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What are the signs of bowel cancer? WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF BOWEL CANCER?

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Jun 01, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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