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Bridging the Chronic Care Gap

May 20, 2016

We know the problem, chronic disease management accounts for 86% of the United States healthcare costs. Hospitals and healthcare systems struggle with readmissions. Patients feel they don’t have the proper tools to manage care needs effectively and efficiently outside the clinical setting.


Top 5 Ways RPM Can Boost Patient & Doctor Satisfaction

May 11, 2016


The introduction of technology into healthcare over the past several years promised a revolution. The revolution has not been as swift and seamless as many would like but many of the early promises technology offered are finally being realized.

As doctors are becoming more comfortable using the technology and as the technology improves and provides clinically relevant data, offerings like Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) are benefits for both doctors and patients.

Check out the Top 5 ways RPM can boost patient and doctor satisfaction:


Sensely Announced Winner of WIRED Health 2016 Bupa Startup Stage

May 04, 2016
As Sensely continues to reimagine the healthcare sector, we are pleased to share some terrific news with you. Out of 18 presenting companies, Sensely was announced the winner of the WIRED Health 2016 Bupa Startup Stage!

The New Hospital Waiting Room

April 28, 2016

We are all familiar with the current state of hospital and doctor office waiting rooms. Interestingly enough, when you’re not feeling well, both are places you don’t want to be. They are generally crowded, full of sick people (you included) and the wait time seems like forever.


Infograph: Patients Demanding Better Mobile Experience

April 21, 2016

Imagine a world where patients receive the appropriate care, in an empathetic timely manner at the right price. That is the promise of patient centered healthcare. And to date, that promise remains unfulfilled. Hospitals and healthcare systems around the world have tried to fulfill said promise by wading into the mobile technology space. Mobile health app usage has grown tremendously in recent years and more than half of health consumers (54 percent) would like to use their mobile devices more to interact with healthcare providers. Providers that do not meet consumers’ growing desire for mobile patient engagement are at risk of losing customers – and revenue.


How health technology could save the rural hospital crisis in the US

February 19, 2016
In the last five years, US rural hospital closures and financial losses have continuously hit record highs. The two major components of these losses are from cuts to Medicaid reimbursements and the failure to properly implement health IT solutions that have the ability to significantly cut rising healthcare costs. 

Where to Allocate your Hospital's HealthTech Budget in 2016

February 11, 2016
A report released by HiMMS Analytics last month,  The 17 Technologies Shaping Hospital Plans in 2016, named dictation and speech recognition, nurse staffing / scheduling, and nurse communication systems all in the top 7 systems for budget allocation of new technologies in hospitals throughout the US. As these are several of the categories which fall into our expertise, we wanted to dive into them with more detail. So we asked, with 5% of US hospitals  budgeting for upgrading, replacing, or adopting some of their technologies in 2016, what is it about these sectors that are so appealing and needed? 

New Bill to Reduce Telehealth Regulations to Save Medicare $1.8B over 10 years.

February 04, 2016

2015 was the year for telemedicine, with 7 new CPT codes allowing for Medicare reimbursements originating from the physician's office and covering psychotherapy, annual wellness checks, remote patient monitoring, and remote chronic care management. However, despite these significant reimbursement wins for telemedicine, there are still drastic limitations on telehealth services originating from the patient's home, a limit on an industry that is estimated to be a $6B industry by 2020

A newly proposed bill currently receiving bipartisan congressional support, Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act, would reduce the geographic restrictions (currently, only patients living in rural locations qualify for telemedicine reimbursements) and would make remote patient monitoring and telehealth basic benefits in Medicare Advantage.

What does this mean for the future of not only telemedicine and at-home chronic care monitoring? 


REWORK's Virtual Assistant Summit with Director of UX, Cathy Pearl

January 28, 2016


Re-Work's Virtual Assistant Summit is this week, and our very own UX Director Cathy Pearl is going to be speaking on the panel "Are Virtual Assistants Ready to take on Current Healthcare Challenges?" In preparation for her moment of glory on Friday, July 29th, I sat Cathy down to ask her a few questions about her career in the world of voice interaction. 


How can we get nurses back to direct patient care?

January 21, 2016


Nursing resources are often taken away from direct patient care, with a significant portion of their time spent on administrative tasks that could be focused on direct patient care. The advent of health IT and the creation of automated nursing call centers are not only relieving nurses from low level tasks, but are resulting in significant profits for hospitals and payers, as well as better health outcomes for patients. 


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