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Mitigating COVID-19's Side Effects on Mental Health

Mitigating COVID-19's Side Effects on Mental Health

Google search results for the novel coronavirus have now reached over a billion (and growing rapidly). This is telling of the global concern surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic, with fear gripping not only public health but also the economy and geopolitics. Fear, anxiety, and stress are side effects of the novel coronavirus affecting both those who are infected by the virus and those who are not. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public health emergencie...
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Fighting Fake COVID-19 Health News Through Patient Engagement

Fighting Fake COVID-19 Health News Through Patient Engagement

Imagine 93 million Americans searching for medical and health information online, where some of it is patently wrong, but having no way of knowing what to believe. Health misinformation has fast become a threat to compliance with health treatments, to adoption of response efforts in epidemics, and to trust between health providers and their patients. Not a 2020 phenomenon at all, the spread of false health information has gone unchecked for over a decade, with social media adding ...
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Deploying Telehealth for COVID-19

Deploying Telehealth for COVID-19

In the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the disease now known as COVID-19, there’s a clear and present danger for community transmission. Cases of COVID-19 in the United States are, for now, still imported from travelers from Wuhan. And while the “virus is NOT currently spreading in the community in the United States,” we are not immune from the possibility. With almost 76,769 confirmed cases around the world and over 2,239 deaths in China where the novel coronaviru...
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Telehealth’s Top 3 Growth Areas In 2019

Telehealth’s Top 3 Growth Areas In 2019

When healthcare meets technology, of a number of things, it means access to care in a cost-effective way. The healthcare space, in particular, has seen a large wave of consumer-driven care delivery models steered by technology  such as telehealth. In 2019, telehealth solutions made huge leaps when it came to improving patient experience, ensuring patient safety, and delivering value-based care. Here are the top three categories of telehealth solutions that trended in 2019, and will con...
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Patient Participation: The Power Shift in Healthcare

Patient Participation: The Power Shift in Healthcare

Where medical paternalism ends, patient empowerment begins - but “patient power” only thrives in a healthcare ecosystem where patients are co-producers of health.  Better-informed patients participate and are more involved in their own health. It takes meaningful patient engagement to do that. With healthcare’s power shift to the consumer, Gartner, a global research group, advised healthcare and life science CIOs “to lead digital efforts to improve engagement.&r...
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Patient Communication vs Patient Engagement

Patient Communication vs Patient Engagement

Relationships are built on communication and engagement. To engage, you must communicate. To communicate, you must engage. In doctor-patient relationship, this is not a question of the “chicken or the egg.”  They are both essential in a patient-centered care. The patient can be communicating but not really engaged in his healthcare, or can be engaged but not truly communicating. As the healthcare system is evolving, it does, and will, require increasing clinical produc...
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