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Patients want to be digitally connected with their providers – Survey

CareCloud conducted an interactive online survey of 1,443 participants in the US to gain insights about their experience with healthcare providers from the initial selection process to post-treatment engagement.

How HealthIT Can Prevent Zika Virus from Spreading Further

Over the last couple of months, Zika virus has spread quite rapidly alarming the healthcare sector and government authorities alike. Caused by specific type of mosquitos, there have been around 5,200 reported cases of Zika in the US and its territories by July 20th. This virus can be dangerous for pregnant women and may cause a birth defect called microcephaly or other defects in brain.

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Health Systems Devise Strategies to Spur Population Health Management

Few years back when a patient went to his physician with a condition, he was treated on the basis of best judgment and historically effective procedures. Well that did help a lot of people but ignored vital geographical health data which could be used to prevent those conditions. As we move into an era of connected health, we can collate and analyze large amount of health data to prevent readmissions and manage chronic conditions.

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MACRA Implementation Could Be Delayed – Healthcare Informatics

During a recent U.S. Senate Committee on Finance hearing on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt left open the possibility that the new sweeping changes set to overhaul physician payment could be pushed back from the intended start date of Jan 1, 2017.

Survey: Patients would prefer providers who use technology to connect – PR Newswire

Salesforce recently released its “2016 Connected Patient Report,” surveying more than 1,700 U.S. adults who have health insurance and a primary care physician to understand how they communicate with their providers, their opinions on telemedicine and wearables, and their experiences post-discharge from the hospital.

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Is Telemedicine an integral part of Hospitals now?!

The urban population in cities have always had access to physicians due to their proximity, but the same cannot be said for people living far in the countryside. They have spent multiple hours to reach the nearest hospital for long. Telemedicine, in this particular situation and otherwise too, can help physicians reach out to patients without wasting precious time and resources.

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