Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What's going on in healthcare right now?

We have curated a list of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking pieces in recent healthcare news.

Medical Imaging: 
Advanced medical imaging is helping to drive the “precision” medicine movement, leading to enhanced diagnosis, informed treatment options, and targeted treatments.

According to Reuters Health,  Mayo Clinic researchers have created an algorithm that can help appendicitis diagnosis in children and reduce CT usage. 

Health IT: 
A study published in the July issue of Health Affairs highlights how big data analytics is driving cost reduction including reducing preventable readmissions, effective triage, and more. 

ED visits have increased with ACA implementation. To ease wait times and reduce crowding, more and more hospitals are allowing patients to book appointments online. Learn how Jack Imaging can aid the ED here.

Digital Health: 
Telemedicine is increasing in popularity for treatment of injured workers to expedite their evaluation and even reduce expenses employers pay. Learn our telemedicine functionalities here. 

Based on a McKinsey survey of thousands of patients in Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, over 75 percent of those surveyed are in favor of digital health service implementation. Learn about apps for caregivers and managing your condition.

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