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Provider Burnout

Mental Health Is the Next Pandemic

By General Interest, People, Provider Burnout, Telemedicine Research, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care 2 Comments
While many of us are sheltering in place to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive mental health pandemic is also brewing. Fears about COVID-19, the economic meltdown, and prolonged social-isolation are all taking a toll on mental health. Above all else, Americans say their mental health...
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Why Did it Take a Pandemic to Tell Patients About Telemedicine?

By Capacity Management, Patient Engagement, Provider Burnout, Virtual Care No Comments
Telehealth has been around for years. Why did it take a global crisis to wake up the healthcare industry? There’s only one surprise about Covid-19 and that’s everyone’s surprise at the severity of the ongoing catastrophe. We’ve known this was coming. The World Health Organization told us another influenza-like pandemic...
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Why Provider Networks Are Going Virtual

By General Interest, Provider Burnout, Resource Management, Telemedicine Technologies, Uncategorized, Virtual Care No Comments
Here’s what’s great about telemedicine: it can benefit multiple healthcare players at once. So often experience and cynicism have trained us to think of healthcare as a zero-sum game, where expanded market offerings for some patients drive up insurance premiums for others, or a payer’s cost savings program increases the...
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Telemedicine and the Patient Education Gap

By Patient Engagement, Provider Burnout, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
If you regularly follow virtual care news, you might have seen a recent survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. It asked nearly 1,000 adult respondents if they use their smartphone to complete 10 healthcare-related tasks. For some people, the results seemed to confirm that patients do not like virtual services, since...
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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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