For years we’ve been hearing that the paperless office is just around the corner. The paperless dream includes lower costs, less waste and a greener environmental footprint, but for many medical practices, the reality is very different. The reality includes a mountain of paper and thick paper files, filled with intake forms, referrals, test requisitions, clinical notes and more.
The most effective marketing programs do more than educate; they resonate with the public, eliciting an emotional response that isn’t easily forgotten. With deeply personal subjects often of life or death significance, healthcare marketing campaigns are often particularly powerful. Hospital groups, pharmaceutical companies and charitable causes are increasingly pushing the boundaries to create creative, compelling campaigns which create a lasting impression. Using the right social media channels to deliver the message directly to their target audience is what makes the best campaigns so successful.
The experts agree; we are in the midst of a healthcare revolution. Change is happening at an unprecedented pace, driven largely by remarkable advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The new year is finally here! If one of your resolutions for 2018 is to stay on top of the latest healthcare technology and health IT trends, we’re here to help. Add these 10 blogs to your “must follow” list in the new year to track the pulse of the digital health industry.
In the fast-paced world of digital health, changes happen daily. When your business depends on being in the know, what’s the best way to stay on top of the industry’s latest technologies and newest trends? Start by following these 10 digital health influencers on Twitter.
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Digital healthcare is revolutionizing how we seek and receive medical treatment in ways we couldn’t have imagined just a generation ago. From new diagnostic and surgical techniques to the way patient information is stored and shared, digital health technologies are transforming every aspect of the healthcare field.
With digital health innovations and advances in healthcare IT growing daily by leaps and bounds, you can’t afford to get left behind. Get a jump on tomorrow’s technologies today and learn from some of the brightest minds in the business from Canada and around the globe. Check out our list of 9 can’t-miss digital health conferences to watch for in 2017 – plus one this month to get you started.
Despite the benefits of electronic healthcare records (EHRs), many facilities aren’t incorporating them into their establishment’s procedures. This is leading to medical facilities being much less efficient than they could be. The popularity of electronic healthcare records isn’t as popular as one may expect. Less than one-quarter of medical establishments utilize this technology. It assumed that the cost of converting records to electronic deters, and sometimes prevents, facilities from converting. However, once switched to electronic record keeping, it saves facilities money and has numerous other benefits. Read more
An average patient visit will generate 13 pieces of paper (source: Institute of Medicine).
As well, of the organizations that have Electronic Health Records or are implementing them, nearly 80% still use paper records in their processing workflows (Source: InformationWeek).
In other words, there’s still a lot of paper waste in the healthcare industry. Read more