Tag Archives: Care

DIY Health Care and Self-Care Accelerating in the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has spawned many side-effects re-shaping consumers’ everyday lives. Among them, more time at home, DIY life-flows, and financial well-being are driving growth of self-care health care. An article in the latest Drug Store News talks about consumers growing more health-conscious, adopting natural, homeopathic products. “It’s about more than washing your hands,” David Salazar explains.… Read More »

Franciscan Health’s Covid-19 Virtual Care Journey 

When Covid-19 hit Franciscan Health, IT leadership knew it had to reinvent the way virtual care was delivered. In this deep-dive webinar, VP of Technology & CTO Chuck Christian and VP of Digital Innovation Sri Bharadwaj reveal how the organization developed an innovative response that was able to meet the needs of clinicians and patients, all while keeping security… Read More »

Allegheny Health Network team enhances transitional care management

Transitional care management is a set of services – conducted after a patient transitions to the community following discharge from the acute or post-acute setting – aiming to improve patient transitions back into the community, reduce avoidable emergency department visits and hospital readmissions, and minimize gaps in care. THE PROBLEM Transitional care-management components include interactive… Read More »

As Pandemic Persists, Health Care Heroes Beginning To Crack Under The Strain – NPR

Enlarge this image Dr. Dinora Chinchilla is finally taking a month off after working seven consecutive months. Courtesy of Nicole Cataldi hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Nicole Cataldi After five months working shifts at an emergency department in Oakland, Douglas Frey says he’s mentally and physically spent. Most days the tall, athletic-looking 47-year-old nurse… Read More »

Oscar expands into 4 new states, touts new virtual primary care option

Dive Brief: Startup payer Oscar announced a major expansion of both its national presence and virtual healthcare services Thursday, the latter spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic. New York City-based Oscar said it is expanding into four new states in 2021: Oklahoma, Iowa, North Carolina and Arkansas. It is also expanding into new counties in… Read More »