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Health care technology is getting smarter by the day. Google can detect cancer. Robots can perform surgery. And in the latest medical marvel, Amazon’s Alexa has all but donned scrubs to assist patients straight from their hospital rooms.
Of course, patients may not see the backend gears turn as machines pore through behemoth volumes of scans and data for their ultimate benefit, but they do see positive changes on the front-end. And they can see—as much as clinicians or administrators do—that the technology could make a significant and meaningful difference in their lives.
A lack of stable housing, which includes circumstances such as falling behind on rent and mortgage payments, moving frequently, or experiencing homelessness, negatively affects a family’s health and wellbeing. While the roots are varied, money and income are often at the core of housing instability.
Published this week in Pediatrics, the work extends housing instability research to include families of young children with health needs that aren’t diagnosed as a disability, but that can be costly nonetheless. Families in this group may not qualify for supplemental security income (SSI), which provides extra money to help cover basic needs for families with disabilities.
Medical issues like stroke hospitalizations, opioid addiction and pregnancy complications are on the rise for millennials. And you probably already know this, but it begs repeating: These problems come at a cost.
Picture yourself in five years. Are you imagining future you on a yacht or in a hospital bed? It doesn’t hurt to plan for both.
How routine systematic neuromuscular monitoring can improve patient safety, optimize hospital costs through reductions in immediate critical respiratory events
In a world where technology and data — as well as skills — have become key aspects in the imaging practice, many radiologists have found that their hiring needs have changed dramatically.
While it can be frustrating to feel misunderstood, here’s a good reason to nurture the partnership you have with your doctor: Research suggests that good doctor-patient relationships can help people better manage their diabetes. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to help your doctor see your perspective—and vice versa, too.
The many components of cell and gene therapy (CGT) commercialization carry with them more fiscal complexities than traditional products when it comes to account setup, payment terms, invoicing, collection and credit — and all the billing checkpoints in between.