A Good Night’s Sleep for Better Health

Why do you need sleep? Sleep is as important to our health as healthy eating and exercise, but…

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4 Healthcare Trends that MA Plans Should Know in 2023 4 Healthcare Trends that MA Plans Should Know in 2023

4 Healthcare Trends that MA Plans Should Know in 2023

This year will be one marked by significant change and challenges as Medicare Advantage (MA) plans grapple with…

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Telehealth is here to stay; to meet increased demands, we need innovative technology

Now more than ever, people want to avoid in-person care, and meeting these demands means a massive shift in our healthcare system. Telehealth is part of the equation, but truly meeting the moment means robust care delivery in the home powered by technology. In March, we recognized the increased desire for telehealth services and extended our advanced home technology package including telehealth, care collaboration, and home monitoring tools at no cost to our network of 8,000 home health agencies.

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Predictive Analytics and COVID-19: All Models Are Wrong, Some Are Useful

Predictive analytics can save lives when officials understand their strengths and limitations. Many epidemiological models are indeed useful, especially when paired with an effective application into comprehensive public health policies. While all models will be wrong in certain cases, using them responsibly will drive the right outcomes for patients around the world.

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AI’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leveraging Data to Deliver Better Outcomes

At CareCentrix, we believe that better leveraging data, analytics, and technology will unlock answers to some of healthcare’s most challenging problems. In response to the current challenges introduced by the Coronavirus pandemic, the CareCentrix data science team recently competed in Lumiata’s Global AI Hackathon virtual event alongside 400 teams including public health experts and machine learning experts, engineers, and health IT professionals. The goal was to develop AI-driven solutions that better equip clinicians and healthcare services companies with the tools needed to respond both to the rapidly-evolving situation on the ground and to the long-term effects of the pandemic.

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Telemedicine in the COVID-19 Era

Telemedicine, defined as the practice of medicine using electronic communication, has been around for a number of years; however, the COVID-19 crisis has thrust telemedicine into the spotlight. The lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders has led to nationwide shut-downs of physicians’ offices and the emptying out of hospital wards and emergency rooms, even as intensive care units remained busy tending to severely ill COVID-19 patients. Telemedicine entered to fill the gaps left by empty examination rooms.

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Can Smartphones be Used as a Medical Device?

Smartphones may soon convert patients’ homes into hybrid doctors’ offices, making access easier, especially for elderly and disabled patients. The cost savings may be considerable.

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How AI and Machine Learning Tools Can Help Identify Social Determinants of Health

How remote monitoring tools and tele-health services are proving their value in helping post-acute care providers deliver improved results.

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Wearable Devices to Help Patients Sleep Better

Wrist-band based wearable devices are tools that insomnia sufferers and their doctors can use to help diagnose and treat several sleep problems. These devices detect movement, a measurement referred to by the scientific community as actigraphy.

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The Future of Ambulatory Surgery

Ambulatory surgery blossomed in the pre-Internet era, and new technologies will likely accelerate this trend while reducing complications and readmissions.

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Predictive Patterns Provide Solutions to Improve Post-Acute Care

Data science is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. In the post-acute care industry, pattern identification is improving outcomes and lowering costs.

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Making Remote Patient Monitoring a Reality

By removing barriers to remote patient monitoring and deploying these important tools, RPM can take its rightful place in readmission reduction programs.

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