BeeMedics Whitepaper: a breath of fresh air

| November 17, 2017

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At BeeMedics we believe there are a lot of questions an organization has to answer in order to prove they are valuable, viable and trustworthy. Why? What? How? When? Who? This Whitepaper is intended to answer them. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to shoot them out to us. We will be pleased to answer all of them. After all, this is designed especially for you.

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Salem Health

Salem Health is a not-for-profit health system that includes Oregon's award-winning Salem Health main campus in Salem, a regional referral center; Salem Health West Valley, a critical-access hospital; and Salem Health Medical Group family medicine clinics and specialists. Salem Health is guided by a 15-member volunteer Board of Trustees. The health system is the area's largest private employer, with approximately 4,000 full- and part-time employees. The doctors and hospital staff members provide high-quality, compassionate care to people in and around Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley.

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A snapshot of the precision medicine landscape

Article | March 4, 2020

The global market for precision medicine is projected to top more than $84.5 billion by 2024. Targeted therapies for rare, genetic diseases, cancer and chronic conditions come with the hope of a cure. Companies such as Roche, Novartis, Spark Therapeutics, Pfizer, Editas and BioMarin are among the pharma players in this space. There seem to be new developments in precision medicine on almost a weekly basis. So what do educational institutions need to do to create fertile ground for gene therapy research to produce the next generation of companies developing these therapies? And what needs to happen to facilitate data sharing, ensure access to genome sequencing and these promising therapies?

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Critical Information Sharing for Healthcare

Article | March 13, 2020

The fast and efficient flow of information is vital for the healthcare sector to offer life-critical services and patient care. Seamless communication, real-time updates, and putting the crisis response plans into action with minimum activation time are some of the key factors for successful crisis management during a pandemic or other urgent healthcare situations. In pandemic situations, characterized by a large scale outbreak of diseases over a wider geographical area, the bi-directional sharing of critical information between various healthcare agencies and institutions located in different cities and states becomes even more important.

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Telehealth emerges as access tool in healthcare transformation

Article | March 11, 2020

Healthcare organizations are faced with addressing the “triple aim” of improving cost, quality and access to medical care. Telehealth has been seen as a tool to improve access with its convenience and availability with mobile apps or personal computers. Regulators are seeing the value of the technology with states loosening rules about the practice of telehealth and reimbursement improving, the American Telemedicine Association said. However, it will take some time for telehealth to reach its full potential to blend telehealth into current care processes. Right now, telehealth is separate from many of the healthcare workflows, which is keeping the technology from reaching its fullest potential – in terms of quality and patient experience. This can be overcome by addressing the economics, whether that is in health plan design and also how providers are compensated. Despite recent improvements in telehealth reimbursements, many of the payments are tied to in-person visits. Healthcare providers, payers and regulators need to figure out what treatments need to be reimbursed. Telemedicine, which involves clinician-to-clinician remote consults, is immensely important in emergency care and has shown a great deal of use in treating stroke, since not every facility has neurology covered around the clock. Certain medical specialties, such as psychiatry or dermatology, have a real opportunity to capitalize upon telehealth, as well as non-emergency, urgent care.

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How COVID-19 Could Impact Digital Health

Article | April 1, 2020

As the world grapples with the tragic COVID-19 pandemic, it is tempting to imagine a post-COVID future that includes some silver linings. As terrible as the situation is today, maybe this calamity will at least lead to some lasting, positive changes, particularly in healthcare. Telemedicine has already emerged as the poster child for this line of thinking. Providers and patients have dramatically increased the use of telemedicine to ensure continued access to healthcare services while maintaining social distancing and respecting the enormous burden on our healthcare workers and facilities. Regulators and payers are encouraging and enabling this shift by temporarily relaxing policies that have limited telemedicine.

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Spotlight

Salem Health

Salem Health is a not-for-profit health system that includes Oregon's award-winning Salem Health main campus in Salem, a regional referral center; Salem Health West Valley, a critical-access hospital; and Salem Health Medical Group family medicine clinics and specialists. Salem Health is guided by a 15-member volunteer Board of Trustees. The health system is the area's largest private employer, with approximately 4,000 full- and part-time employees. The doctors and hospital staff members provide high-quality, compassionate care to people in and around Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley.

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