Empowering Patients with Telehealth

With the rapid evolution of the health care industry, health care delivery organizations are leveraging innovative solutions to meet these challenges. It is imperative that provider-centric organizations seek solutions that combine disease management, health informatics, and supporting technologies to improve access to care and health outcomes. Telehealth-the provision of high-quality, real-time video encounters between patients and providers-is a powerful tool that can support healthier patients. At its core, telehealth aims to provide care anytime, anywhere, on any type of device-be it a web browser, a mobile phone or tablet, or a standalone kiosk.
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Healthcare’s Newest Security Threat: Internet of Things

whitePaper | April 11, 2017

Internet of Things (IoT) devices have the potential to benefit device manufacturers, patients and healthcare professionals. These devices will make it easier for providers to monitor and treat patients remotely, which means patients will spend less time in hospitals and experience better clinical results.

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Improving Transitions of Care in Population Health

whitePaper | December 7, 2017

CMS estimates that it would penalize 2,588 hospitals, constituting more than half the nation’s hospitals for excessive admission rates in the fiscal year 2017. 100% applicable to all who seek to reduce variations in care and implement consistent best practices. Navigating the healthcare system can be confusing and overwhelming for patients.

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The Obesity Epedemic

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The truth is, the overweight wouldn’t be victims of this war – they’d be beneficiaries. Most overweight people are like smokers who have tried over and over again to quit, as the $50 billion-ayear diet industry proves. In fact, between 15 and 30 percent of the respondents to a Yale study said they would rather give up the possibility of having children, be depressed or alcoholic than obese. Other studies have shown that fat people have a harder time getting a job and make less money. And they pay more into the healthcare system. Humana actuaries have calculated that an obese 25-year-old who is still obese at 65 will cost the healthcare system $180,000 extra in today’s dollars.

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Medical Technology Shaping Healthcare For All In India

whitePaper | November 20, 2018

While the Indian healthcare sector has grown at a healthy double-digit rate, challenges in access to quality and affordable healthcare persist in large parts of the country. With less than 1 physician per 1000 population, India is well behind its peer countries. It needs an additional 3.6 million hospital beds to reach the recommended capacity. Only about 27% of India’s population is covered around any form of health insurance and the out of pocket expenditure on health is 62.4% in India as compared to the world average of 18.2%.

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Asking the Right Questions to Improve Patient Experience and Safety

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Five years have passed since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) set forth provisions to integrate quality-based incentives into the Medicare program. What was once just an idea of tying reimbursement to measureable components, such as readmissions rates, outcomes, patient experience and patient safety, is now implemented into payments based on performance in quality metrics.

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Better heart health

whitePaper | June 15, 2019

Heart diseases are one of the leading causes of death across the world, especially in middle- and high-income countries. According to the World Heart Federation, heart diseases were responsible for almost 17.7 million deaths in 2016.1 In the US, deaths related to heart diseases numbered 633,840 in 2017,2 and the associated disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) were 3,821 per 100,000 persons in 2016.3 Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common heart diseases, and occurs as a result of clogged arteries or atherosclerosis, with rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque causing blood clots, which are the leading cause of a heart attack.4 Worldwide deaths related to CHD were 7.4 million in 2015.5

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