A new study compiling the opinions of more than 100 healthcare leaders working in organizations that provide telehealth services finds that remote patient monitoring solutions are positioned for strong short-term growth, driven by ACOs beginning to formulate population health strategies and hospitals looking to proactively control 30-day readmission rates.
Health IT startup InQuicker is making inroads working to reduce ED wait times. The company has developed an online waiting service similar in functionality to OpenTable. The software, which is accessed from the hospital’s website, allows patients with non-life-threatening conditions to check in from home and wait there during the time they would normally spend in the waiting room.
The Brookings Institution releases a report on job growth that places healthcare ahead of all other sectors, realizing a 22.7 percent employment growth rate over 10 years compared to an average 2.1 percent from all other industries. Across the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the US, healthcare accounted for more than one in every 10 jobs.
Jamestown Regional Medical Center (ND) has partnered with 35-hospital network Sanford Health in order to have Sanford’s Epic EHR installed at JRMC. In addition to the EHR agreement, Stanford will help expand oncology services offered at Jamestown. The 25-bed hospital will otherwise continue to operate as an independent critical access hospital.