Archive for the ‘Infographics’ Category

Infographic: Apple HealthKit Versus Google Fit

October 31st, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

With the release of its' HealthKit, Apple is now one of the largest digital health platforms in the world, according to TrueVault, a healthcare data storage company. HealthKit and Google's alternative, Google Fit and Android Wear, mark the beginning of a megatrend in personal health technology.

TrueVault in a new infographic details the features of both platforms.

Apple HealthKit Versus Google Fit

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2015: A Strategic Planning SessionCost, competition, collaboration and consolidation are continuing to define the healthcare industry this year and into 2015 as the health system continues its transformation from a volume-based to a value-based system. Healthcare providers and payors have been re-vamping their strategic plans to take advantage of the new opportunities and tackle the challenges.

During Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2015: A Strategic Planning Session, a 60-minute webinar on November 13, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, Steven Valentine, president, The Camden Group, and Dorothy Moller, consultant, Navigant, will provide a roadmap to the key issues, challenges and opportunities for healthcare providers and payors in 2015.

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Infographic: Assessing the Affordable Care Act

October 29th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

There are a number of measures that could be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, according to the Commonwealth Fund.

To date, the ACA's implementation has been associated with significant progress, reflected in a new infographic by the Commonwealth Fund. The infographic looks at the ACA marketplaces and health insurance enrollment and uninsured trends since the ACA's implementation.

Asessing the Affordable Care Act

Pursuing the Triple Aim: Seven Innovators Show the Way to Better Care, Better Health, and Lower CostsPursuing the Triple Aim: Seven Innovators Show the Way to Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs shares compelling stories that are emerging in locations ranging from Pittsburgh to Seattle, from Boston to Oakland, focused on topics including improving quality and lowering costs in primary care; setting challenging goals to control chronic disease with notable outcomes; leveraging employer buying power to improve quality, reduce waste, and drive down cost; paying for care under an innovative contract that compensates for quality rather than quantity; and much more. The authors describe these innovations in detail, and show the way toward a healthcare system for the nation that improves the experience and quality of care while at the same time controlling costs.

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Infographic: Telemedicine Enhances Health Care Delivery

October 27th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Telemedicine is becoming a mainstay in the healthcare delivery system, according to a new infographic by Accenture. While in its early stages, telemedicine is expected to grow rapidly and could provide alternatives for some physician office visits and urgent care and ER visits.

Accenture released an infographic on the topic that looks at the potential of telemedicine, the role of employers in telemedicine adoption and where telemedicine fits into the telehealth spectrum.

Telemedicine Enhances Health Care Delivery

2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine More than 10 million Americans directly benefited from a telemedicine service during the past year, according to American Telemedicine Association estimates. Telehealth's broad reach encompasses telemedicine -- the use of telecommunications technology to deliver clinical diagnosis, services and patient consultations -- as well as the exploding field of mobile health.

2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine is packed with actionable new information from more than 125 healthcare organizations on their utilization of telehealth & telemedicine. This 60-page report, now in its third year, documents trends and metrics on current and planned telehealth and telemedicine initiatives and includes a year-over-year comparison of telehealth trends from 2009 to present.

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Infographic: Accountable Care Strategies to Improve Quality and Lower Costs

October 24th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

There are four key strategies for healthcare organizations to improve the quality of care they provide and lower costs in an accountable healthcare model, according to a new infographic by The Commonwealth Fund.

Accountable Care Strategies to Improve Quality and Lower Costs

7 Patient-Centered Strategies to Generate Value-Based Reimbursement Healthcare companies seeking a roadmap to richer reimbursement should begin with the seven value-based healthcare priorities for 2014 identified by the healthcare C-suite: population health management, care coordination, integrated care delivery, e-health and telehealth, access to care, health and wellness, and dual eligibles. 7 Patient-Centered Strategies to Generate Value-Based Reimbursement explores the seven healthcare areas ripest for development in 2014, prioritized by 136 respondents to HIN’s ninth annual Trends & Forecasts survey.

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Infographic: Concierge Medicine

October 22nd, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

There was a notable increase in the number of concierge physician practices in cardiology, dental and pediatrics, according to a new infographic by Concierge Medicine Today.

The infographic also examines the number of concierge physicians in the United States; states with the greatest concentration of demand, what's included in a concierge practice and demographic data on the typical concierge patient.

Concierge Medicine

The Business of Medical Practice: Transformational Health 2.0 Skills for Doctors, Third Edition The Business of Medical Practice: Transformational Health 2.0 Skills for Doctors, Third Edition presents a progressive discussion of management and operation strategies. It incorporates prose, news reports, and regulatory and academic perspectives with Health 2.0 examples, and blog and internet links, as well as charts, tables, diagrams, and Web site references, resulting in an all-encompassing resource.

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Infographic: Using ICD-10 To Track Ebola Outbreak

October 20th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

With the exception of the United States, all industrialized nations use ICD-10 to code morbidity and report disease data to the World Health Organization.

The following infographic below created by Coalition for ICD-10 illustrates the public health impact of ICD-10 in supporting the biosurveillance of the eBola outbreak.

Using ICD-10 To Track Ebola Outbreak

ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation Action Plan ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation Action Plan goes beyond its comprehensive coverage of ICD-10 CM/PCS to provide you with training tools, as well. This 135-page book also includes an 81-page customizeable document, as well as a customizeable spread sheet log.

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Infographic: The 2014 Ebola Outbreak

October 17th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

A new infographic by the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation provides a snapshot of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The infographic includes key facts about the Ebola virus, shows how the number of Ebola cases in the current outbreak outstrips the case total from all previous Ebola outbreaks, and offers a summary of the key U.S. agencies responding to the crisis and the roles they are playing. In addition, it provides a look at the growing 2014 Ebola case count in West Africa compared to U.S. government funding commitments.

The 2014 Ebola Outbreak

Nursing Policies and Procedures for Long Term Care Nursing Policies and Procedures for Long Term Care outlines administrative policies and standards of care for basic nursing care procedures and clinical practices. The director of nursing should review and update the manual at least annually to ensure it is comprehensive and accurate. Updates should also be made when applicable due to changes in regulations or nursing standards of practice. Other appropriate additions to the manual would be manufacturer guidelines and instructions for new equipment and devices.

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Infographic: Is the Average Patient Ready for Telehealth?

October 15th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

The telehealth industry is poised for significant growth, with some 350,000 users today expected to grow to 7 million by the year 2018, according to a new infographic by iTriage.

The iTriage infographic looks at who's likely to use telehealth -- by gender and by age group; the average cost for a telehealth visit and some predictions for the future of telehealth.

Are Patients Ready for Telehealth

Creating a Virtual Multi-Specialty Physician Network: A Payor-Provider Telehealth CollaborativeA collaboration between Adventist Health and Blue Shield of California is improving access to specialist care and reducing inefficiencies through virtual telehealth visits. The nine-site program, which launched in March and includes 13 specialties, will expand to an additional 16 sites by the end of this year.

During Creating a Virtual Multi-Specialty Physician Network: A Payor-Provider Telehealth Collaborative, an October 15th webinar at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, Robert Marchuk, vice president of ancillary services, Adventist Health, Christine Martin, director of operations, Adventist Health, and Lisa Williams, senior director of strategic integration and execution, healthcare quality and affordability, Blue Shield of California, will share the inside details on the collaboration and the shared mission and values of the organizations that is leading to the program's success.

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Infographic: How Will the November Election Impact Medicaid Expansion?

October 13th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Some of the November governors’ races could impact the number of states with Medicaid expansion programs, according to a new infographic by Families USA.

There are currently 23 states that have not chosen not to expand Medicaid. Of those, 15 have gubernatorial races in November, setting the stage for potential Medicaid expansion in 2015. The infographic looks at the governors’ races likely to have the greatest impact on whether the state expands Medicaid.

Governors' Races and Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion: Mid-Year 2014 Results Medicaid Expansion: Mid-Year 2014 Results includes enrollment statistics by state, company and county, plus details of financial results and market strategies for major Medicaid players. Packed with the latest available data, the report provides a thorough picture of how the Medicaid market is shaping up right now. Medicaid expansion continues to provide tremendous new opportunities for health plans, states and the uninsured.

Medicaid Expansion: Mid-Year 2014 Results will provide your management team with a quick, thorough and accurate reading of the results to date, and a window into the opportunities ahead.

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Infographic: Opportunities for Wearables in Preventative Healthcare

October 10th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

An estimated 25.1 percent of U.S. adults use a fitness tracker or smart phone app to track their health, weight or exercise, according to a new study by TechnologyAdvice.

Highlights from the survey are depicted in a new infographic, which also examines the reasons why people don't use apps or trackers and factors that would drive adoption.

Wearable Technology and Preventative Healthcare

E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges The goal of E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges is to explore the developments and current/future challenges in the successful deployment of future e-Healthcare Systems. The book combines the research efforts in different disciplines from pervasive wireless communications, wearable computing, context-awareness, sensor data fusion, artificial intelligence, neural networks, expert systems, databases, security and privacy. E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges will be a pioneer reference in this field and will resonate sharply with researchers who have been craving a unified reference in the field of e-Healthcare Systems.

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