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Dean Smith, MD, CMIO

Removing Obstacles to Surgery Care with Telehealth

By Capacity Management, Cost Savings, General Interest, Patient Engagement, Remote Care, Specialty Care No Comments
In a given year, 48 million surgical inpatient procedures are performed. Because surgical care often requires specialized knowledge, many patients must travel beyond their local hospital or clinic to receive this needed care. But surgical care takes more than a single day at the hospital with a specialist, leaving many...
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Why Telemedicine, Why Now?

By Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Provider Burnout, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care 2 Comments
Modern healthcare can spark furious debates when it comes to chronic disease treatment, congressional bills or care delivery models. But almost everyone agrees on one thing: our current system has severe problems. According to a Gallup poll, 70 percent of Americans say healthcare “is in a state of crisis.” Many...
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79 Percent of Doctors Are Burned Out. Can Virtual Care Delivery Help?

By Patient Engagement, Provider Burnout, Resource Management, Virtual Care No Comments
A new study from InCrowd paints a disturbing picture about provider burnout and its effect on patient care. The survey of 320 PCPs and 319 specialists reveals that 79 percent of primary care physicians (PCPs) describe themselves as burned out, as do 57 percent of specialists. That’s a sharp rise...
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