The Increasing Challenges in Healthcare

We are living in challenging times for patients, healthcare providers, and health plans. Recent surges in COVID-19 (Omicron), amidst the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases highlight the critical need for efficient approaches to care.

Patient Engagement and the Primary Care Physician

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Patient Engagement and the Primary Care Physician Primary Care Physicians are critical to the ongoing health of their patients. However, the effectiveness of this relationship depends on the frequency and quality of encounters and an open and ongoing dialogue. The Shape of the Encounter The most typical form of communication with the PCP is via […]

More Unintended Consequences of COVID-19

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More Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 We recently published a post related to the beginnings of a current research project titled “The Unintended Consequences of COVID-19”. The focus of this research is on the medical consequences of the virus in terms of declining care in America resulting from an almost single-minded focus on COVID-19. The goal […]

Unintended Consequences of COVID-19

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Unintended Consequences Stay at home requests, non-essential business closings, and a host of other external factors have come into play as well, with even the healthcare industry experiencing layoffs and a shifting care model on the fly. The unintended consequences are only now being identified, and only on a very limited basis, as the primary […]

Why are we Giving Away Remote Patient Monitoring?

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COVID-19 and Remote Patient Monitoring Social Distancing is the prescription of choice today for limiting the spread of Covid 19. While most people will not suffer greatly if affected, this is not true for those who are aging, immunocompromised, and/or have chronic health conditions. These members of our community are most at risk and are also […]

What is Population Health?

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Proactive care and Population Health Like many terms, Population Health means different things to different people. For example, in the context of the CDC it means contagious diseases that can impact a broad population, while in a medical trial it may refer to a specific cohort being studied. For the context of this article, however, […]

Can Your Wrist Predict Your Health?

The wrist and your health

In a word, yes! A bold statement indeed. But the following is designed to prove my point. First, it is important to get out of the way precisely how the wrist can predict health. It isn’t some newly discovered “zone” of the body with mythical powers. It is also not the focus on some previously […]

The Alphabet Soup of Healthcare

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The Soup The movement toward Electronic Health Records, and Certified Electronic health Record Technologies (CEHRT), clinicians are forced to review their current technologies and processes. While these changes are being influenced from CMS, it is causing confusion due to the virtual alphabet soup.  The following is intended to provide clarity on the topic. The cost […]

Assessing the Elder Affairs Assessment

Assessment Analytics through Insights

Increasing the Value of the Assessment The assessment process can be a critical component to health and wellness for the aging population. It serves as an important tool in determining the appropriate care for each individual. While used effectively for personalized care for the individual, the assessment process also provides considerable insights to the broader […]

Personal Health versus Population Health

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Lifemesh is a solution provider for healthcare that has two distinct areas of focus: Personal Health Population Health Personal Health solutions leverage the information generated from one’s own unique health journey through a combination of  hardware and software in order to provide information to providers, patients, and others, with the goal of improving care of […]