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As they’ve demonstrated in countless other industries, consumers are open to embracing greater use of data analytics and digital tools in healthcare, but they often need a little bit more support to get there. For example, an Accenture survey of nearly 8,000 consumers revealed that the majority were willing...
Easy-to-understand bills and access to more payment plan options would improve their payment experience at hospitals, a majority of patients said in a new report from healthcare revenue cycle firm Waystar. Billing and patient collections are a uniquely frustrating pain point in the U.S. healthcare system. As a result...
The Veterans Health Administration is partnering with Ontrak, a technology company focused on behavioral and mental healthcare, to conduct research examining the effects of adding care coaching to the usual treatment plan for veterans at a high risk of suicide-related behaviors. The three-year study will focus on VHA patients...
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When talking about exercise, people often focus on the physical benefits of working out. But being active in your daily life can also positively affect your mind in ways you might not expect. And research shows that you don't even have to commit to an intense, lengthy workout...
Healthcare entrepreneurs are an essential part of the innovation landscape and they play center stage at several of MedCity’s events. At the upcoming MedCity INVEST Digital Health virtual conference September 21-25, held in partnership with Medical Alley, digital health startups will present to judges across four tracks as part of the...
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You may think of iodine as the powerful, natural antiseptic found in first-aid kits, but did you know that it’s actually vital to supporting your overall health and well-being? Though the body doesn’t produce iodine, it requires it to create thyroid hormones that ensure healthy thyroid function. In...
The pursuit of new medical treatments often hinges on the balance between the efficacy of the drug and the adverse effects it causes. A key part of that balance is deciding on recommended dosing for a given treatment. Opioids provide an excellent example of the challenge in maintaining that...
"It's a lot right now." Why does it feel like we've been saying that all. year. long? We're under stress from every direction, often caused by things we...
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Carbohydrates are the primary fuel source for your brain, body, and overall...
Despite being disproportionately affected by cancer, minority groups are seldom represented in clinical trials. Just 4% of clinical trial participants are Black, 4% are Hispanic, and 15% are Asian. A new effort by nonprofit Stand Up To Cancer seeks to mitigate these disparities. Stand Up To Cancer, created by...
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