Digital Voice Assistants in HealthcareDigital Voice Assistants in Healthcare

One of the most disruptive technologies today are digital voice assistants, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Assistant. Whether used for shopping or controlling home entertainment, this technology is quickly expanding into many arenas outside the home. Does it have a place in healthcare? Various voice-dictation softwares have already been used for many years ...
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Best-of-Breed or All-in-One? Which EHR is Right for You?Best-of-Breed or All-in-One? Which EHR is Right for You?

With a one-system-fits all approach, the functionality and service (technology and user support) may not be everything you or your patients need. This compromises patient safety and leads to staff burn out. When selecting an EHR, you may wish to consider a best-of-breed approach. Best-of-Breed Approach to EHR Selection When selecting an Electronic Health Record (EHR), many ...
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Inside Behavioral Health: 8 Warning Signs of Mental IllnessInside Behavioral Health: 8 Warning Signs of Mental Illness

Mental disorders are common and widespread. You might be surprised to know an estimated 54 million Americans suffer from mental illness in any given year. 1 What is mental illness? A mental illness is a disease causing disturbances in thought and/or behavior. This results in a person’s inability to cope with life’s typical demands and routines. There are ...
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Millennials’ Dark Side: Change-makers of Life ExpectancyMillennials’ Dark Side: Change-makers of Life Expectancy

And now the Milliennial discussion takes a very hard and very dark turn … and leads us down a path toward a subject impacting nearly every sector of healthcare:  the opioid crisis. Prepare to read the most startling sentence we have come across in a long time: “US millennials are now dying at such high rates that ...
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Millennials: Behavioral Health Change-makersMillennials: Behavioral Health Change-makers

As we wind down our blog series spotlighting Millennials and the changes they are bringing to the healthcare arena, we are examining one more sector:  behavioral health.  We’ll do this across two blogs.  The first is classic Bad News/Good News examination of statistics regarding Millennials and mental health issues. Our concluding article on Millennials will double ...
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Millennials: How to Hire and How to Retain These HR Change-makersMillennials: How to Hire and How to Retain These HR Change-makers

{Note:  This is the fourth installment a blog series spotlighting the impact the Millennial generation is having – and will continue to have – on healthcare.} Who are millennials – as employees?  What is required of businesses and agencies who hope to hire and retain them?   Gallup says, “Millennials will change the world decisively more than ...
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