The Payer Approach to Population Health Management

There are roughly 900 health insurance companies in the United States. The five most popular payers — UnitedHealth Group, Anthem, Kaiser Permanente, Ambetter and Humana — comprise 50 percent of health insurance enrollment.  Although they vary by size and the number of...

The Mental Health Care Dilemma and the Role of Technology in Improving Access to Treatment

The shortage of physicians in the United States is no secret. The U.S. faces a projected shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034. And, the Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker reports that only 12 percent of U.S. doctors are generalists.  The shortage...

How Promoting Health Literacy Has the Potential To Improve Patient Outcomes

Healthcare information, from medication commercials listing numerous possible side effects to educational material handed out by physicians, pervades the lives of many Americans. Even when the information is helpful instead of purely promotional, nearly half of all...

Utilizing Healthcare Technology to Promote Patient-Centered Care

Healthcare technology plays an important part in patient-centered care, especially as an increasing number of individuals prefer to communicate with their provider through digital health.

Healthcare Consumerism: The Importance of Meeting Empowered Patients’ Preferences

Consumers increasingly demand the convenience and transparency they have come to expect in other industries. They know what they want, and they want it now!

Disastrous HIPAA Violation Cases: The 5 Biggest of 2022

Disastrous HIPAA Violation Cases: The 5 Biggest of 2022

It’s been about 27 years since the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as the national standard for securely managing health information. As technology continues to serve as a...

7 Patient Engagement Solutions That Work

7 Patient Engagement Solutions That Work

Patient engagement is essential for healthcare providers in ensuring patients receive the best care. With patient education, both parties can make better healthcare-related decisions, resulting in improved health outcomes. More than ever, the importance of patient...

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