How we approach healthcare is changing. Patients, even those who have a strong relationship with their primary care physician (PCP) often forgo the traditional office appointment for the convenience of urgent care clinics. Customer-centric technology companies such as Google and Amazon are increasingly venturing into the healthcare field — no surprise, considering nearly one fifth of the United States’ GDP is spent on healthcare — offering a spectrum of patient-focused and directed services, many of which can be accessed easily from a laptop or cellphone. These services seem to resonate with the modern consumer, particularly those who are technologically literate enough to utilize them. Are older generations being left behind in this move towards increasingly digital and consumer-centric healthcare? We spoke to millennial expert Amelie Karam to get her perspective on the differences in healthcare behavior between generations in the United States.
Last week, Purview representatives joined thousands of attendees from around the world in Chicago to see, hear and discuss the latest innovations in medical imaging at this year's RSNA - the 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. It's always interesting to see the newest technology developments that will influence healthcare in the future, but perhaps even more interesting were the trends in innovative solutions that impact healthcare today.
In this series of blogs, Translating Healthcare, we will highlight and break down the meaning of phrases and terminology that are increasingly used, but not always widely understood, in healthcare today.
On a basic level it might be clear that these two words refer to opposing things and have something to do with time… but how do they apply to healthcare?
Using CDs or DVDs to transfer X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, etc. is an ineffective and antiquated method for delivering medical images. With today's advanced technology there are better options. Why not use your mobile phone instead?
Topics: patient access
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