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Mobile_health

Can mHealth Help Doctors, Patients Speak the Same Language? – mHealth Intelligence

A new study from Xerox finds that consumers and providers have different perceptions of their responsibilities in healthcare. An mHealth platform could bridge that gap. A new survey suggests that mHealth may be useful in bridging a startling perception gap between doctors and their patients. Nearly half of American consumers recently surveyed by Xerox say they take complete responsibility for their health – yet only 6 percent of doctors in the same survey say this […]

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Rising Popularity of Mobile Apps in Healthcare [Infographic]

The use of mobile health apps in healthcare has risen rapidly over the last couple of years with an increased focus on value-based care. Though providers recommend their patients to use these apps for better health management, the larger population has begun to use apps on their own as well. As per estimations, mobile health would become a $26 billion industry.

Patient Engagement

Patients aren’t Willing to Engage with Physicians – Survey

With all the current focus on patient engagement and mobile health, providers are trying their best to connect with patients pre and post treatment. However, a recent survey by Parks Associates revealed that it’s not that easy for physicians to engage with patients. The research found that most of the patients aren’t using basic healthcare resources, with 55 percent of them not speaking to their physicians more than once in three months. In fact, 11 […]

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Patient Engagement Solutions Market to Witness Steep Growth in Future

Patient engagement has become the focus of every discussion in the healthcare sector as hospitals move towards a value-based system. Engaging patients has become as much important as the treatment procedure itself since satisfaction depends on post-treatment care too. Also, a lot of issues, such as readmissions, chronic conditions, increasing healthcare costs, can be resolved seamlessly if patients have a connect with their physicians.

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Understanding the MACRA payment system [Infographic]

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law on April 16, 2015 to make comprehensive amendments to how payments are made to physicians under Medicare. The new law revokes the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) calculation for payments and is inclined towards a payment system based more on value than service.

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Leading Employers Expect Health Benefit Costs to Rise Steadily by 6% in 2017: Survey

As per a survey by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), health benefit cost at large employers in the US would increase steadily by 6 percent in the year 2017. The Large Employers’ 2017 Health Plan Design Survey also found that there wouldn’t be any steep rise in health costs during the open enrollment season for employees. Approximately 133 leading US companies participated in the survey who offer coverage to over 15 million people.

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