Cutting Through the Noise Among Digital Health Solutions

Digital health technology has become a huge market—and an overwhelming one. With all of the new options to bring patients online through portals, apps, and other touchpoints, it’s easy for health systems to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices. This may be contributing to the dissatisfaction healthcare leaders report with their digital health strategy, at least according to the Hospital Digital Health Technology Report: 2022 from Panda Health. 

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Misinformation Can Be Catastrophic for Cardiovascular Patients

There is a lot of medical information and education on cardiovascular disease, particularly on the internet. But with that comes the problem of misinformation. Finding trustworthy information can be challenging, and relying upon wrong information can have health ramifications. Just because something is on the internet does not mean it’s medically true. 

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30 Years Solo: Advice From a Doctor on Staying Independent

My practice—despite tightening reimbursement prices and wild economic times—is doing quite well. Here are some tips I’ve learned over the years, all of which are founded on a simple philosophy: Caring for patients and providing good service is the primary goal. Happy, healthy patients are the financial lifeblood of any independent provider.

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Leapfrog Makes Recommendations to Reduce Diagnostic Errors at Hospitals

Leapfrog, which is a nonprofit organization founded in 2000 to promote patient safety, identified 300 potential practices that hospitals could adopt to reduce diagnostic errors. The potential practices were pared down to a list of 29 recommended practices in two categories— Organizational Leadership & Systems and the Diagnostic Process. There are 16 recommendations in the Organizational Leadership & Systems category and 13 recommendations in the Diagnostic Process category.

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Electronic Peer-to-Peer Consulting to Combat Long Wait Times

The issues of access and available trained personnel are more complex in a world that has gone through a pandemic. “We’re seeing practitioners who are truly burned out,” says Chi. “COVID really drove everyone to the mat. It caused a large transition in specialty and PCP levels—people who were thinking about retiring are saying, ‘I’m done.’ ”

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