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16Nov, 2015

Consumerism in Healthcare 2016 and Beyond Pt. 4

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Part 4 / Final Over the first three parts of this series (I will admit here I would enjoy writing about this subject) we have explored the changes being driven by the emergence of Consumerism in Healthcare based around my experiences, more as a healthcare consumer than as a healthcare executive. This transformation is moving the center of healthcare from the provider and facility to the patient or consumer – the “patient centric” healthcare. I believe this trend is driven by several factors including demographics, the use and content of […]

15May, 2015

Is Expanding Telehealth Next On The Horizon?

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Just a few weeks ago the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, held a 2 hour hearing on “Advancing Telehealth Through Connectivity.” Stakeholders testified to lawmakers that telehealth is helping to achieve financial and care-related benefits, but still many barriers remain to widespread appeal and use. In summary, industry experts from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), informed the Senators that the use of telemedicine has both increased the quality of care by improving outcomes and, has reduced the cost of healthcare. This will provide a […]