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Effective January 2021, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Price Transparency Rule requires hospitals to display the price of their items and services publicly. This new law addresses a problem in the healthcare system that has long existed – the lack of transparent, unbiased information readily available to patients.  A sickness or infirmity is never an easy road to navigate. Certainly, the obscurity surrounding the medical experience and what to expect only adds to...

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Medical care is something that always changes and adapts with new technological advances, and this is something that has taken leaps in recent years. If there is an industry that would benefit from greater connectivity, it is the vast and complex healthcare system. New technologies unavailable only a generation ago can allow greater information to get into the hands of both professionals, and the general public. The way services are delivered has changed and especially...

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The healthcare industry has been quick to incorporate technology in its operations. One such technology is the use of a digital patient check-in system. Thanks to this innovation, medical staff no longer need to be hands-on with a patient’s initial registration process when it’s their first time visiting a clinic or hospital. Instead, the patient can independently complete and submit their registration form before going to the location.  With more and more hospitals embracing digital...

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There is no denying that digital health is a hot topic right now. Tech companies including Apple, Google and Adobe are now in on the health game. Investment in the sector around the world hit an all-time high in 2018. And trust me, it hasn’t stopped there! However, running a digital health or medtech business is not easy, especially a startup, when funding is low and the risk of failure is high. But you can...

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Thanks to the public health system becoming increasingly more strained, more people than ever are taking their health into their own hands through the use of digital health apps. From apps like Doctor on Demand, an app that puts patients and doctors in contact without the need for the patient to even leave their house, to apps that put medical diagnosis into the hands of AI algorithms like ADA, there is an app for everything...

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It’s no exaggeration to state that 2020 has been a troubled year. In fact, the last few months have been the most unusual and confusing for people across the world. The covid-19 pandemic has had an effect on the lives of people of all walks of life, yet it has also opened the eyes of many to new ways of working when the conventional and traditional methods cannot operate. For example, lockdowns have forced offices,...

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As part of the COVID-19 containment measures, in-person treatment and talking therapies have faced severe limitations. Many digital health products have been created during this period to ensure patients keep accessing much-needed healthcare services. Most of these innovative solutions are likely to witness long term adoption. What Factors Influence the Adoption of Digital Health Solutions?  The success of telehealth products is dependent on these four key factors: 1. Organizational Ability The development and deployment of...

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The world is experiencing a rare opportunity that allows people to pause and evaluate priorities – a wake-up call! From the hectic lifestyle of meetings, studies, seminars, and all, the world stopped. It is an excellent time to evaluate habits and consider ways to improve your life as you pick up new ways to work towards achieving life goals.   Many studies and experts have mentioned quality sleep as one of the key ingredients to...

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Better technology doesn’t always mean better mental health.  We already know about the drawbacks of social media. Alarming statistics have emerged in the past decade. The Royal Society for Public Health UK found that four out of five of the main social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat) had a net negative effect on anxiety levels. In addition, a significant association has been found between social media use and depression amongst young American adults1. ...

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Barnaby Perks has spent the last 10 years working with state-of-the-art technologies to improve mental health outcomes and increase access to care. He has some of the most extensive experience in creating value from innovative disruption in mental healthcare.  According to Perks: “The coronavirus crisis has been a greater catalyst for the implementation of telecare, than two decades of many brilliant, but many failed attempts. Overnight, telecare has connected service users with providers in Europe and the...

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