The Promise of Blockchain in Healthcare

Blockchain, a decentralized, tamper-proof digital ledger, is most often associated with cryptocurrencies, but in reality it has wide application, extending to such fields as content distribution, real estate and even elections. There are those who believe, however, that healthcare looms as the ultimate use case for blockchain -- that its impact will be felt by [...]

By |2021-10-05T20:19:54+00:00October 5th, 2021|Blog|

The Growing Need for Data-Driven Decision-Making

Data, once called “the new oil,” continues to flood the digital pipeline. In 2010 two zettabytes of data were created, copied, captured, or consumed around the world, according to Statista, but that total is expected to mushroom to 74 zettabytes in 2021, then double by 2024.  The need to refine, analyze and evaluate all that [...]

By |2021-08-03T13:29:23+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Blog|

Fortifying Telehealth Cybersecurity For the Future

Telehealth has been a transformative option during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing new forms of access to care even when in-person visits were impossible. Of course, given the sensitivity of personal health data, telehealth security was also a much-discussed topic during the pandemic. While telehealth rose to the occasion, their convenience and portability have meant that [...]

By |2021-07-21T18:39:05+00:00July 21st, 2021|Blog|

What Does the DeFi Boom Mean for Healthcare?

To say that DeFi underwent a boom at the start of 2021 is technically accurate -- but it doesn’t quite convey the scope. In 2019, the DeFi market encompassed $40 million. By the beginning of this year, the total value had spiked to over $40 billion. This niche market has proven its mettle and then [...]

By |2021-04-15T12:38:43+00:00April 15th, 2021|Blog|

What Physician Remote Work Could Mean for Provider Operations

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t just change how we work; it changed how we want to work. Like countless other industries, healthcare responded to pandemic-prompted trends by turning their short-term adaptations into long-term strategies. In the short span of a year, telehealth has become a primary mode of delivering care, increasing patients’ access to specialized medicine, [...]

By |2021-04-05T12:38:42+00:00April 5th, 2021|Blog|

What Pandemic Cyberattacks Taught Us About Security in Healthcare

For all that the Covid-19 pandemic has been an exhausting and extensive trial of the U.S. health system, it has also given the sector a once-in-a-generation chance to advance itself beyond all expectations. When faced with the challenges and burdens of a public health emergency, care providers and research organizations embraced innovative solutions, setting the [...]

By |2021-03-01T14:58:07+00:00March 1st, 2021|Blog|

What Will the Increase in Telehealth Mean for HIPAA?

Telehealth services are on the rise -- and with them, concerns over patient privacy. There is no doubt that telemedicine has played an invaluable role in keeping Americans safe and healthy over the last year. Virtual health platforms gave anxious patients when they might have added pressure to already-overloaded hospital facilities or avoided care altogether. [...]

By |2021-06-28T15:47:35+00:00January 14th, 2021|Blog|

Here’s How Telehealth Stands to Revolutionize Home Healthcare

It’s no understatement to say that telehealth has exploded in popularity over the last several months. Faced with the once-in-a-lifetime challenge of navigating a global pandemic, patients initially flocked to telehealth solution because it would allow them to access convenient, high-quality care without breaking social distancing or inadvertently stressing already-overburdened health care centers. According to [...]

By |2021-04-06T20:22:52+00:00November 18th, 2020|Blog|

Social Informatics: A New Tool for Healthcare?

The medical community has been aware of the role that social factors play in determining health outcomes for years -- but evidence of the fact has never been quite so abundantly clear.  Even a cursory glance over COVID-19 data reveals an inarguable link between infection rates, fatalities, and social determinants of health such as poverty, [...]

By |2021-01-14T22:27:36+00:00October 28th, 2020|Blog|

If Telehealth is the Future, We Need to Focus More on Cybersecurity

The signs that telehealth will become a predominant and permanent part of the American healthcare system have become abundant in the wake of COVID-19. But are we prepared to address the proportional risk of cyberattack that accompanies them?  Consumer interest in digitally-facilitated -- and socially-distanced -- healthcare has skyrocketed in recent months as patients seek [...]

By |2020-09-29T20:22:23+00:00September 29th, 2020|Blog|