Facts About Prescription Drugs

November 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 to help a loved one overcome addiction.

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Lifespan

Lifespan, Rhode Island's first health system, was founded in 1994 by Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. A comprehensive, integrated, academic health system, Lifespan’s present partners also include RI Hospital’s Hasbro Children's Hospital , Bradley Hospital, and Newport Hospital. A not-for-profit organization, Lifespan is overseen by a board of volunteer community leaders who are guided by its mission to improve the health status of the people it serves in Rhode Island and New England through the provision of customer friendly, geographically accessible and high value services.

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PII Theft in Healthcare

Infographic | May 26, 2021

Healthcare organizations must do more to authenticate personnel accessing patient data to prevent personal identifiable information (PII) theft and other security breaches. They must improve their defenses by implementing strong multi-factor authentication solutions that adhere to modern security standards like FIDO 2.0.

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The state of healthcare communications

Infographic | October 5, 2021

What are the trends, challenges, and predictions for the future of healthcare communications?Tofind out, we surveyedhundreds ofhealthcare professionals in July 2021fromhospitals and health systems nationwide and found three major takeaways: 1)Communication via unsecure or personalcommunication tools is a concern 2)Clinician burnout has increasedas a result ofthe COVID-19 pandemic.Improved communication could help address the risk 3)New communicationtechnologies are on the horizon. Download the infographic for more information and statistics on the three major takeawaysfrom the2021State of Healthcare Communications report.

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Hacking Healthcare – A Sensitive Industry Under Attack

Infographic | January 8, 2020

Healthcare organizations collect and store vast amounts of personal information, making them a major target for cyber-criminals. Healthcare breaches are especially serious because personal data can, in some cases, mean the difference between life and death. For example, says Carlisle, it could cause medications to become mixed up – or people might fail to get treatment for conditions such as diabetes.

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How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected depression and anxiety around the world

Infographic | October 8, 2021

A report in The Lancet provides the first global estimates of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in 2020, and suggests an additional 53 million cases of major depressive disorder and 76 million cases of anxiety disorders were due to the pandemic. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders – which can increase the risk of other health outcomes such as suicide – were major contributors to the global burden of disease, affecting millions of men and women of all ages around the world. This study is the first to assess global impacts of the pandemic on major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders, quantifying the prevalence and burden of the disorders by age, sex, and location in 204 countries and territories in 2020.

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2021 Health Technology Predictions & Trends

Infographic | September 2, 2021

Healthcare was forever reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic – now, as 2021 hits full steam ahead, that evolution is set to continue. Let’s explore some of the trends driving healthcare and healthcare technology forward in 2021 and beyond.

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Future Trends in Digital Healthcare 2022

Infographic | December 9, 2021

The global digital health market was valued at $96.5 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.1% from 2021 to 2028.

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Lifespan

Lifespan, Rhode Island's first health system, was founded in 1994 by Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. A comprehensive, integrated, academic health system, Lifespan’s present partners also include RI Hospital’s Hasbro Children's Hospital , Bradley Hospital, and Newport Hospital. A not-for-profit organization, Lifespan is overseen by a board of volunteer community leaders who are guided by its mission to improve the health status of the people it serves in Rhode Island and New England through the provision of customer friendly, geographically accessible and high value services.

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