Keeping up with health care
The rate of change in medicine is astounding. Technological advances allow us to see the previously invisible and do the previously impossible. Legal changes are providing access to the previously uninsurable. In this series, we invite you to explore the many ways health care delivery is changing every day-for both your patients and your practice.
How to Overcome Language Barriers in Health Care
Doctors often encounter language barriers in health care, whether their patients don't understand the language they're speaking or they're practicing in an area where they're not a native speaker. Luckily, there are many ways to work around language barriers and make sure the highest levels of care are still being provided.
Patients Living With Chronic Illness Can Benefit From Palliative Care
For patients living with chronic illness, palliative care may be a viable option to help improve their quality of life. However, raising the subject can often be difficult and uncomfortable. Approaching the discussion with empathy and compassion can help put the patient at ease.
Artificial Intelligence in Health Care and 5 Emerging Uses
Artificial intelligence has the ability to revolutionize health care, and the transformation is already beginning. New applications are emerging every day, and patients and providers can reap the benefits of artificial intelligence. It can help improve patient outcomes, reduce health care costs, and even aid in clinical decision-making.
Try Alternative Pain Management to Treat Low Back Pain
Low back pain is one of the most common causes of doctor's visits in the United States -- about 80 percent of adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Treatment for low back pain typically depends on whether the pain is acute or chronic. One of the most common treatments is medication, such as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). However, alternative pain management, such as yoga and massage, may also be beneficial for people with low back pain.
Four HIPAA Compliance Tips for Your Medical Practice
Your patients want to know that their personal information is secure and that the disclosure of protected details happens only when necessary. HIPAA compliance is essential for your medical practice, because it ensures that patients have peace of mind when it comes to the personal information available through their medical records. When you demonstrate a commitment to keeping information secure, you can not only avoid fines, but you can build geniune connections and trust with the people you treat.