We tend to associate Millennials with the proliferation of technology; however, all the key technology improvements that we are witnessing today were effectively developed during the life of the trailing edge Baby Boomers (1956 to 1966). We the “trailing-edge” are the technology generation.
Our children, Millennials, have taken to technology and the creation of applications, at a ferocious rate. Few have used, let alone remember, the typewriter; they are more familiar with the computer keyboard introduced while in grade school.
These Millennials are starting to enter the healthcare system en masse. The leading edge of the Millennials today are 37 years old. They don’t function well without technology and as they enter healthcare, along with their parent’s high healthcare consumption years, healthcare is facing an inflection point and technology is the only answer.
We see Millennials beginning to question everything… I suppose you might say that we taught them right! Millennials are used to sharing their profile information across multiple platforms by simply entering a password and clicking a button. For them, filling out a form in longhand is a foreign concept, though we do it at nearly every visit to a physician.
According to a recent report on Health Care IT News, The US Department of Veteran Affairs will shift to a commercial electronic health records (EHR) systems, moving away from the VistA system that it had previously developed in-house.
VistA had been developed to initially to serve both the VA and the U.S. Department of Defense, however last year it was confirmed that each organisation would develop their own system. The VA has, since that point, struggled to develop a system adequate for their needs, thus the focus towards 3rd party commercially-available solutions.
VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, said “I’ve come to the conclusion that VA building its own software products and doing its own software development inside is not a good way to pursue this. We need to move toward commercially-tested products.
This is potentially good news for Grace Century’s EHR project partner The Quantum Group. Quantum CEO Noel Guillama said “The industry about to make a huge leap. We are ready to jump in- we can compete, not for this but for doctors and MSO/ACO looking for real solutions”
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MediXall Group, Inc. ( OTCQB : MDXL ) is pleased to announce the appointment of its first Medical Director, Dr. Pedro A. Sanchez, D.O. Dr. Sanchez is a graduate of Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and served his residency at Wellington Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Florida. Dr. Sanchez is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and has been a successful family practice physician for over 25 years.
Carl L. Larsen, President of MediXall Group, Inc. commented, “We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Sanchez join our team officially. We anticipate that Dr. Sanchez will have a very positive impact on our operation from providing Subject Matter Expertise to assisting in the analysis and review of future acquisitions. Dr. Sanchez’ broad grasp of so many facets of the medical and healthcare industry, including his deep clinical and practice management experience, will greatly benefit the development and deployment of the key portfolio companies that we are building and looking to acquire.”
Did you know that doctors can now diagnose patients who aren’t in the same room — or even in the same city? In 2015 alone, about 20 million people received some form of remote care known as “telemedicine”.
The Miami Children’s Hospital became one of the first medical institutions in Florida to implement the full-cycle telemedicine control center. It is operated 24/7 by a team of qualified medical specialists that are able to diagnose and consult the patients on a remote basis.
This week, our EHR project partner The Quantum Group, Inc. received some fantastic news. Following an initial submission way back 2009 describing a method to increase the protection of sensitive patient data from malware, Quantum is proud to announce that it has received approval from the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its 12th patent.
How many of us ever had feelings of lethargy and laziness regarding visiting doctor when feeling sick? Generally, this is a first-world problem for the majority of Americans living in big cities and their suburbs, but what if the closest hospital is located a long distance away?
In the near future, the solution could be only couple of clicks away. Thanks to telehealth technology, patients and doctors will be permanently linked through computers and mobile devices. Many researchers feel that this technology will redefine the entire healthcare industry over the next decade.
Recent studies show that almost 4 out of 5 medical bills issued in the US have mistakes on them, according to NBCNews.com.Fixing these mistakes may result in a unpleasant and rather time-consuming procedure.
The Berg family from Florida seemed to have everything planned for their first baby, but unexpected complications at the hospital forced medics into conducting a c-section for baby delivery. Even bigger surprises followed when the hospital billed The Bergs for some extra services, some of which were even were not provided. Bills of over $20,000 kept coming by mail and Cindy Berg decided clarify the situation with help of Medical Recovery Services, a company specialized in assisting people in getting their medical bill mistakes fixed. Later on, after fixing the billing mistakes, The Bergs’ final billing amount was lowered to $1,700.
The increased demand for digital and automative technology in medicine is driving a significant increase in demand for electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) products, according to our recent article in Digital Journal.
The technology behind EMR enables the storage of a huge range of data pertaining to the medical history of patients, delivering fast access of patient information to clinicians and ultimately promoting better clinical outcomes for patients. The prevalence of EMR uptake is especially pronounced in larger hospitals, with a slower uptake currently observed in smaller hospitals however it is felt that this lower uptake is related to the relatively smaller budgets that smaller hospitals have at their disposal.
The Quantum Group have announced that PWeR, Inc. (Personal Wellness electronic Records) have joined The Palm Beach Technology Association, or ?Palm Beach Tech? (PBT).
PBT is a non-profit membership association uniting, building, and enhancing the creativity of innovators and entrepreneurs in Palm Beach County. They are involved in software development, mechanical & electrical engineering, as well as technology industries throughout Palm Beach County. As a countywide trade association, Palm Beach Tech promotes industry growth by working with business groups, educational institutions, and government entities to support the goals of member companies. The core focus is to produce positive long-term economic impact and growth by attracting new business, supporting startups, and building the talent pool.