While anxiety and depression were already among the most common medical conditions in the country before COVID-19, demand for mental health services has soared since the start of the pandemic. …


With heightened demand for improved interoperability, well-developed APIs won’t just be a nice-to-have in healthcare. EHR vendors are increasingly seen as a launchpad for new and important digital health applications, meaning forward-thinking API standards for electronic health record platforms are more important than ever. …


Dr. Tyler Green, a Huntsville, Alabama-based physician, runs a primary care practice that serves thousands of local residents. And while COVID-19 vaccine shipments are only beginning to make it to the area’s smaller private practices, that doesn’t mean he isn’t already fielding questions and concerns from patients.

“Almost all patients…


Simplifying the US healthcare system is far from a new challenge, but recent announcements by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have solidified the importance of tech standardization and interoperability as some of the biggest combatants…


COVID-19 has upended holiday plans for most, but for those living in nursing or assisted living facilities, the pandemic’s effects on the season are brought into an even sharper focus. …


The term “interoperability” has become so commonplace in healthcare and technology circles that everyone seems to recognize its importance, but defining what it is and where the problems lie can be confusing. If you’ve ever heard the term in seemingly unrelated scenarios and scratched your head, you’re not alone.

What…


Whether you’re covered by a private employer-based plan or the ACA Marketplace, open enrollment periods typically fall between November and December each year, and they give you an opportunity to change health plans for any reason. While most of the ACA Marketplace enrollment rules and deadlines remain the same as…


The future of AI in healthcare often conjures up images of robot doctors and virtual clinics. Certainly, recent breakthroughs in the field give reason to be optimistic, and market reports show a jump in healthcare AI investment from $2.6 billion to $4 billion between 2018 to 2019. But day-to-day usage…


Despite the devastating public health and economic impacts of COVID-19, many are hopeful that the Great Pause — as some have coined the quarantine — may foster an ease in rancorous political divisions seen in the U.S. …


President Donald Trump’s decision in October not to freeze hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign aid to Central America elicited a general sigh of relief, particularly among U.S. Congress and administration officials. …

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