How to Restore Trust in Healthcare

The New York Times reported that 477 Americans died of COVID-19 on Oct. 4, 2022, a fact little noted by a large portion of the populace, which had long before moved on from the pandemic. But it’s still going on. There are those who might not want to believe that, but it is. Things are, [...]

By |2022-10-18T20:58:59+00:00October 18th, 2022|Blog|

The Emergence of Virtual Reality as a Pain-Management Tool

In April 2022, Dr. Helen Ouyang, a practicing physician, associate professor at Columbia University and New York Times contributor, examined in that media outlet virtual reality’s efficacy in managing chronic pain. In so doing she detailed the case of a retired high school biology teacher from Greenport, N.Y., named Robert Jester, who in 2016 broke [...]

By |2022-08-15T17:14:20+00:00August 15th, 2022|Blog|

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|

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|