Voice AI Making Itself Heard in Healthcare

Running parallel to the pandemic has been the burnout epidemic afflicting those working in the healthcare sector. While the deluge of patients in need of care in the early stages of the crisis was undoubtedly a contributor, the bigger factor was the administrative responsibilities attached to that. The Medscape National Physician Burnout & Suicide Report [...]

By |2022-05-10T16:41:25+00:00May 10th, 2022|Blog|

How Blockchain Impacts Healthcare: Medication Adherence

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all Americans have been prescribed a medication of some kind, and at least 25 percent have been prescribed at least three – the operative word here being “prescribed,”as opposed to “use.” Between 20 and 30 percent of those prescriptions are never filled, and [...]

By |2022-04-15T18:23:43+00:00April 15th, 2022|Blog|

How Blockchain impacts Healthcare: Insurance

As much as blockchain has been making its presence felt in the insurance sector in recent years, it is expected to become that much greater moving forward. Juniper Research confirms as much in a recent report entitled “Blockchain in Financial Services: Key Opportunities, Vendor Strategies & Market Forecasts, 2021-2030.” Blockchain, an immutable digital ledger that [...]

By |2022-03-23T18:09:57+00:00March 23rd, 2022|Blog|

How Blockchain Impacts Healthcare: Data Transfer

Wearables – especially those used for medical purposes – are becoming increasingly prominent, but so too are the security and privacy risks associated with them. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global wearable medical device market, which stood at $29.76 billion in 2019, is expected to mushroom to $195 billion by 2027, a staggering compound [...]

By |2022-02-16T16:56:47+00:00February 16th, 2022|Blog|

How Blockchain Impacts Healthcare: Clinical Trials

As of Jan. 5, 2022, over 400,000 clinical trials were being conducted somewhere in the world, according to ClinicalTrials.gov. Such trials offer invaluable insights into new treatment regimens, new medications and new devices, while at the same time making available to patients certain treatments that are not otherwise accessible to them. Clinical trials have in [...]

By |2022-01-11T21:46:11+00:00January 11th, 2022|Blog|

How Blockchain Impacts Healthcare: Supply Chains 

Even before the pandemic, it was evident that blockchain technology was going to make a significant impact on the healthcare industry, including the supply chain. One study showed that the market for blockchain within the industry, worth $176.8 million in 2018, is expected to expand to $5.61 billion by 2025. While that study took into [...]

By |2021-12-09T16:32:50+00:00December 9th, 2021|Blog|

How Blockchain Impacts Healthcare: Security

As in other industries, cyberattacks are of the utmost concern in the healthcare sector. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, data breaches have steadily increased over the last several years, and in 2020 there were more than there had ever been -- 642. Further, those statistics, which [...]

By |2021-11-04T16:13:34+00:00November 4th, 2021|Blog|

Where Will Healthcare-Oriented Investments Center in 2019?

Health care private equity was a standout star in 2018's investment sector, and its place at the head of the pack is likely to continue into the new year. Investors have reason to be optimistic; healthcare-centered investments underwent a boom last year. According to statistics from Bain & Company, the total disclosed deal value reached [...]

By |2019-02-06T17:28:44+00:00February 6th, 2019|Blog|

Are Providers Having a Crisis of Confidence with Medical Tech?

Machines are wholly indispensable in today's technology-powered medical landscape. Patients and providers alike trust in the value and security of medical devices. Our trust seems almost necessary; after all, medical technology supports hospital staffers during every minute of every day. The machines they access store vital patient data, facilitate channels of communication, and provide real-time [...]

By |2019-01-08T22:28:18+00:00January 8th, 2019|Blog|

What Are the Risk and Rewards of EHRs?

Twenty years ago, the vast majority of physician practices and hospitals seemed to run on paper. Paper records, paper forms, paper notes covered in illegible physician scrawl — few parts of the hardcopy system were ever particularly efficient or helpful. When Electronic Health Records (EHRs) entered the administrative mainstream in the mid-2000s, they revolutionized the [...]

By |2021-09-23T18:46:21+00:00November 14th, 2018|Blog|