The Future of Healthcare: How Artificial Intelligence is Impacting Medical Practices

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing how the world works with data. Its ability to analyze, decode, and draw predictions from enormous datasets makes it a tremendous asset to any data-heavy sector – healthcare among them. But while most clinicians are likely to associate AI with lofty, yet-to-materialize efforts to eradicate cancer, AI actually has dozens of real and immediate applications that healthcare professionals can take advantage of right now.

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Healthcare Transformation: Why Telemedicine Alone Falls Short for Medical Practices

Telemedicine has skyrocketed during COVID-19, with many patients using it as an alternative to in-person care. However, while telehealth has made it possible for patients to receive routine care without the risk of exposure of viral spread, it’s at best a complement to existing care provision – not a replacement.


Ways to Help Prevent Physician Burnout

June 18, 2020 For Dentists, For Doctors

The COVID-19 outbreak has placed immense pressure on frontline healthcare workers. Facing rising cases, increased workloads, and lack of preparedness and resources, physicians are at high risk of burnout. In fact, more than half of the nation’s physicians have demonstrated at least one symptom of burnout, a number that has risen dramatically in recent years. With healthcare worker burnout being associated with emotional distress, poorer patient outcomes, and high turnover, it’s vital that clinics proactively address and handle physician burnout. Here’s how.


Value-Based Care: The Case for a Phased Transition

June 11, 2020 For Dentists, For Doctors

Value-based care marks a major shift in healthcare provision. In recent years it has experienced a surge, growing from 10.9% to 53% of services provided between 2012 and 2017. Those figures are only set to increase – and they will, so long as healthcare providers take a measured, phased approach in transitioning to value-based care.


The Lasting Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare System

Healthcare delivery has changed dramatically over the past few months. We’ve seen significant adjustments to policies around personnel, procedures, and delivery, and further changes are likely ahead. However, although these changes are novel, they’re not necessarily unexpected. According to Gensler, large “shocks” to the healthcare system have historically been the impetus behind large-scale healthcare delivery shifts. The 1918 ‘flu pandemic, for example, drove major change in disease prevention, hospital design, and public health initiatives.

So, what might COVID-19 mean for the future of our healthcare system?

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A Healthy Environment Starts with a Healthy Building

When we talk about taking care of the environment, we’re usually referring to the outside world. However, with most of us spending the majority of our lives indoors – especially now – we should really be considering the value of a healthy built environment.


Using Telehealth to Care for Patients

COVID-19 has reshaped the world at large – and also how medical practices offer care for patients. Telehealth and virtual care have become key in providing treatment for patients with COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related ailments. Efficient, affordable, and easy to implement, they promote social distancing, protect providers and patients, and free up valuable hospital resources for those who need it the most.

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The Importance of Online Patient Portals

Online patient portals are quickly becoming a central part of the healthcare delivery experience. While some providers may be hesitant to introduce them due to the costs and learning curve involved in a new technological implementation, they offer myriad benefits to both patient and provider.