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Communicating Care Through Text Messaging

Communicating Care Through Text Messaging

As patient experience not only defines quality of healthcare and becomes a core component, efforts will increase dramatically to better engage patients. So healthcare providers will be taking advantage of the wealth of new technology to improve care and engage patients through connected care and telehealth solutions. But these patient engagement solutions must ensure patient safety. And patient safety means confidence of the patient for the security and privacy of their data, information, a...
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3 Essentials in Communicating Care

3 Essentials in Communicating Care

With many health systems now adopting telehealth services, aside from proven engagement outcomes, the highest security standards become the minimum requirement.  Technology is used to connect the patients and the healthcare team, to retrieve, store, transfer or share patient data digitally all from a multitude of sources. So physicians need to be confident that the system is secure, and patients should have faith in the system that they are protected. Patient safety is about preve...
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5 Voices of Reason from Doctors Amid the Opioid Crisis

5 Voices of Reason from Doctors Amid the Opioid Crisis

Epidemic. Crisis. Outbreak. Call it what you want, but the current opioid addiction is the worst in American history. Drug overdoses claim 64,000 lives every year. That is 175 a day! Almost everyone has been affected,  family or friends. There have been arrests - 60 people across five states, including more than 31 physicians, seven pharmacists and eight nurses - and lawsuits against drug distributors, opioid manufacturers, and pharmaceutical companies.   The pharmaceutical m...
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