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How Teamwork is the Key to Better Care

How Teamwork is the Key to Better Care

In the healthcare industry, the patient should always come first. When they are being troubled with an illness, injury, or any other hindrance to their health, it’s important for them to have the best care and experience as possible. In order to give a patient the...

Digital Health Communities: A Force For Better Care

Digital Health Communities: A Force For Better Care

With communication improvements due to technology and an increase in medical facilities closing in rural areas, technology may be the best way to bridge the gaps between patients. However, unlike many other healthcare initiatives, we’re seeing change being led by the...

FDA To Expand Patient Access

FDA To Expand Patient Access

Cancer patients may be empowered to try experimental treatments with a newly launched FDA program. Titled Project Facilitate, the FDA is aiming to provide patients that have exhausted all conventional treatment options with an easy route to their Expanded Access...

Behind the Consumerization of Healthcare

Behind the Consumerization of Healthcare

The unfortunate truth about healthcare, and one that every organization must consider when making decisions, is that consumers will try to shop for providers due to the fact that they bear much of the financial burden. As such, organizations are placing a higher...

Where Do Pharmacists Fit Into Patient Engagement?

Where Do Pharmacists Fit Into Patient Engagement?

While the bulk of patient satisfaction and engagement efforts focus on clinician’s offices and hospitals, some organizations have taken it upon themselves to address patient needs at the pharmacy. Local pharmacies are another important touchpoint in the healthcare...

How Social Determinants Affect Healthcare

How Social Determinants Affect Healthcare

Good healthcare does not exist in a vacuum. In fact, a significant portion of delivering quality care hinges on the assumption that patients are willing and able to engage with medical professionals and visit care facilities. This is something that is a difficult sell...

Never Alone: Rise of Organized Patient Communities

Never Alone: Rise of Organized Patient Communities

As medicine has become more evolved, physicians have adjusted their diagnoses accordingly. Before the era of modern medicine, many conditions were poorly understood and consequently lumped under the broad umbrella of a “bucket diagnosis”. Also derisively called...

The Case For And Against Patient Portals

The Case For And Against Patient Portals

Patient portals are a dream come true for many healthcare providers—anything that promotes health involvement is a godsend for ensuring that procedures and checkups go off without a hitch. Carers have sought to incentivize adoption by offering rewards for signups or...