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  • No-code Mobile App Builders: Better, Cheaper, Faster?
    Commercial vs. Self-Developed Considerations for Mobile Apps Mobile applications are the foundation of digital solutions. As the healthcare industry transforms to a digitally focused healthcare delivery system, the ability to design and develop mobile solutions that support operational interactions will be critical for driving organizational efficiency. Community hospitals are unlikely to have the technical programming resources to design and develop mobile applications specific to their oper...
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  • How Doctors Are Helping the Poor and Saving Money
    Let’s say that you are experiencing heartburn. You go to the doctor, who prescribes medication and a healthy diet. The problem is that the co-pay for the medication is expensive, and you can’t afford the diet the doctor ordered.
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  • eTech Insight – In-Home Care - Complementing Remote Patient Monitoring
    Supporting the Last Mile of Patient Focused Care Some chronically ill patients may not have the ability or resources to trek to an urgent care center or a medical clinic to receive more advanced care that can be provided via telehealth. The US also has a reimbursement issue relative to in-home care reimbursement,[1] but this could be eliminated as the COVID-19 service/outcomes analysis identifies benefits of the approach. Being able to treat people in their homes is a key foundation for pati...
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  • eTech Insight – Data Aggregation Solutions Drive Big Data Accessibility
    Creating a Big Data Environment for Improved Analytics and AI Healthcare providers are keenly aware of the need to allow their data to be used by cohort organizations and technology companies to establish big data repositories that provide more accurate analyses and more sophisticated AI algorithms. Organizations such as Mayo Clinic sell their data to technology companies to facilitate advancements in AI[1]. Patient advocates are concerned that the data may not be deidentified to the extent n...
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  • eTech Insight – IoT Gateways Can Improve Telehealth Services
    The Problem: Teleheath Visits without Supporting Patient Vital Signs I’ve conducted two telehealth visits with my care providers over the last month. My annual physical visit started with a nurse validating my medications and any current health challenges. The PCP then reviewed my health status with me to determine whether I had any issues. I didn’t, so the next step was to complete my lab orders by visiting a reference lab. Once lab tests were completed, I received email notifications of...
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  • eTech Insights – Adaptive eLearning to Support Telehealth Services
    The Problem: Managing a Learning and Training Environment for Fast Paced Telehealth Provider organizations have been using eLearning environments for several years. In many cases, the organizations have not fully supported these environments or the education staff that supports and maintains these systems. COVID-19 will force healthcare organizations to focus their attention on expanding virtual and digital healthcare services. Telehealth will become a much more prominent and robust service o...
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  • eTech Insights – Smart Home Assistant Products Emerge as Consumer Healthcare Managers
    The Problem: Looking for Healthcare Support in Many Places Consumers looking for healthcare information and guidance generally have to access several different sources to find what they are looking for in order to manage and maintain their health or the health of their family. Many of these sources may not be trustworthy. COVID-19 misinformation has been spread on several social media sites, even with close inspection of site content by the social media vendors.
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  • eTech Insights – Digital Application Collaboration Drives Plug and Play
    The Problem: Legacy Architectures and Proprietary Data Sets Can Impede Innovation Those of us who have been in the healthcare IT business for several decades can attest to the fierce competitive environment that exists between vendors in the same market segment. Historically, Epic and Cerner are the most recognized competitors in the enterprise healthcare IT market. These two vendors have disparate architectures and data sets that drive two different approaches for data interoperability. The ...
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  • eTech Insights – The Digital IT Impact for Virtual Healthcare Delivery Post-COVID-19
    The Problem: COVID-19 Demonstrates Care Delivery Gaps in Current Model COVID-19 as a threat to the US population has demonstrated clear weaknesses and gaps in the current care delivery model. State and federal regulations that limited the ability to use telehealth for evaluating patients in their homes or in rural areas of the country have been exposed as indefensible in most cases, and those uses are now being reimbursed by CMS.
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  • eTech Insights – Democratization of Software Programming: Moving in the Right Direction
    The Problem: Software Programming is Expensive and Slow to Deliver Needed Solutions Just 2% of the worldwide population knows how to code, and the need for software developers is estimated to grow by 24% over the next seven years.[1] Software programming is expensive and, in many cases, delivered later than needed. Because of a lack of women and racially diverse people currently working in the space, the knowledge transfer between what users of those groups need and what software developers d...
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