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Medication Adherence & Impacting a Global Opioid Pandemic
The cost of medication non-adherence, versus the benefit of medication adherence, has been demonstrated in many studies during the past decade. In 2012, the Congressional Budget Office found that for every 1% increase in Medicare Part D prescriptions, there was a 0.2% decrease in Medicare Part A and B expenditures. With much of the available data showing benefit for adult users, researchers are now seeking to understand if this technology could also be impactful for children and adolescents. More specifically, could this technology help impact the affects noted and problems suffered from the opioid pandemic?
Addressing Healthcare Access & Inequity Through Digital Health
Digital Health continues to bridge gaps in medically underserved areas across the United States. More and more, healthcare providers are incorporating technology, such as telehealth, as a method for expanded access and service delivery, while lowering costs and streamlining resources needed to support brick and mortar operations.
The Beginning of the Next Age in Enterprise Healthcare Software
The future of healthcare will be dedicated to a straightforward and yet complex concept—using technology to create a 360-degree view of the patient journey. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) were a start toward this goal, but as healthcare technology has progressed, stakeholders across the board have realized that there is amazing potential in leveraging multiple types of software to paint a more complete picture of the patient experience. This includes elements like medication adherence and access, blood pressure and stress management, exercise, and even addressing social determinants, such as education access and economic stability. Capturing such a broad experience requires software that reaches beyond the health record.
Digital Health Investing Trends with Steve Krein, co-founder of StartUp Health
Digital health investment has more than doubled since 2020, to the tune of $29.1 billion. However, the process to attract investors to cutting edge innovation is often opaque leaving many founders as well as key investment sources disconnected from each other. As a result, many do not get the chance to learn about the amazing new startups and innovations popping up around the world. Despite this, Steve Krein, co-founder of StartUp Health, is seeking to change that.
Future Clinical Trials Point to Blockchain Adoption
Blockchain. Maybe the hottest word to enter the tech lexicon in the past decade. Aside from being a somewhat confusing concept for those who don’t interact with the technology on a regular basis, it has introduced an entirely new world of how individuals interact with and access information, data and resources across the world. While most of us have a peripheral knowledge of blockchain in terms of crypto and read news articles about the newest way to own and participate in financial markets, the implications of using blockchain technology in the healthcare space is much more niche and entirely more interesting, specifically in clinical trials.