How Telehealth Is Changing The Health Care Landscape

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines telehealth as “the use of telecommunications and information technology to provide access to health assessment, diagnosis, intervention, consultation, supervision and information across distance. Telehealth includes such technologies as telephones, facsimile machines, electronic mail systems, and remote patient monitoring devices which are used to collect and transmit…

The Impact Of Interoperability On The Future Of Healthcare

The surge in telehealth use amid the pandemic has shown that interoperability is one of the biggest challenges to deliver high-quality healthcare. Healthcare professionals need interoperable patient data to deliver targeted care and communication between providers is critical for patient data exchange. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) defines interoperability as “the ability…

The Impact Of The Social Determinants Of Health And The Increased Number Of Healthcare Apps On the Healthcare Industry

The term “social determinants of health” (SDOH) refers to the factors outside of traditional care that impact a patient’s health, such as “the circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age”. Improvements in overall health metrics are likely to depend on the attention being paid to these social determinants Healthcare organizations…