3 Technologies that boost patient experience, satisfaction

The medical industry is focusing on creating a better patient experience and improving patient satisfaction. Since, it's necessary to improve patient-provider communication, patient touches, interpersonal relationship between patients and providers, organizations are tapping health technologies to make patient experience better.

Blue Cross in Texas wants to provide low cost healthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas aims to do more than just pay healthcare bills. The state’s largest health insurer is getting in the provider business. It has goals to lower health costs, improve care and reach out to many Texans who don’t have insurance or medical home.

Suicide deaths and the ‘Opioid Crisis’

Writing in her blog at the National Institute On Drug Abuse, Dr. Nora Volkow and co-author Dr. Joshua Gordon of the National Institute of Mental Health offer an insight that “Suicide Deaths are a major component of Opioid Crisis that must be addressed.”

Health Information Exchange Market expected to reach USD 2552.9 million by 2026

Based on the current analysis, the global Health Information Exchange (HIE) market is valued at USD 1227.4 million in 2018. It is expected to reach USD 2552.9 million by 2026 at a CAGR of 9.4%, according to the study conducted by Reports and Data (market research and consulting company).

Rural hospitals closing leaving millions without nearby healthcare

More than 20% of the nation’s rural hospitals, or 430 hospitals across 43 states, are near collapse. Rural hospitals are crucial for health care and also survival of their small communities. Infact 20% of America lives in a rural county. But, 113 rural hospitals across the country have closed since 2010, with 18% in Texas.