Healthcare accessibility has become a bit of a buzz term as of late. Like most buzz terms, the definition can easily get lost in the mire and requires a bit of unpacking. Contrary to what the name implies, it doesn’t simply refer to a person’s proximity to a doctor or whether a health system accepts a specific insurance plan.
Healthcare and life sciences organizations (HCLS) were moving to the cloud even before government mandates for interoperability came into play. Forward-thinking providers, insurance companies, and drug companies have been using the power of cloud to redefine the patient experience, unearth the value of data, and improve the delivery of care for years.
As with many government mandates, the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule (CMS-9115-F) has clear overarching goals. But the details of what’s involved and how to implement it can be confusing. Here’s the [...]
Almost overnight, the pandemic has forever changed the way healthcare organizations operate. With seven years of transformation occurring in just a few months, digital healthcare will only continue to evolve as virtualization becomes [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic shed light on how technology could improve operations in the healthcare field. Those previously hesitant to move forward with cloud computing in healthcare may be more open to it now, [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has widened acceptance of telehealth, for both healthcare providers and patients. Many healthcare organizations scrambled to implement telehealth as lockdowns occurred throughout the country, while others already had systems in [...]
In many industries, we’re sold solutions based on business needs. In healthcare, these solutions may help us manage population health or the claims process, for example. At Maven Wave, we argue that the [...]
Healthcare organizations are learning many lessons during the COVID-19 crisis. Whether still in thick of it or coming up for air, data and technology are key tools in the fight against this pandemic. [...]
When BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee migrated to the cloud, the R&D team partnered with Maven Wave to build what would become the very first application in their new cloud infrastructure, a voice-activated digital assistant to help members ask questions and find doctors.
While many medical practices have been moving towards adding telehealth capabilities, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed some to offer it much more quickly than anyone was expecting. Some practices jumped in feet first, even [...]
Recently, Maven Wave partnered with UT Austin to help combat the opioid epidemic in the state of Texas. Harrison Sonntag, Principal Consultant in our healthcare practice, and Aaron Miri, Chief Information Officer for [...]
Obtaining and analyzing healthcare data is a critical factor in getting ahead of and slowing the spread of disease, which is the case with the current COVID-19 pandemic. To address this need, Maven Wave is working with health systems to create a platform to visualize and analyze COVID-19 data to give front-line healthcare workers a real-time feed of information.
Intelligent chat and voice bots were gaining in popularity even before the COVID-19 crisis took over. A winter 2019 Smart Audio Report1 showed that 24% of U.S. adults owned at least one device incorporating [...]
With medical system consolidation and increasing numbers of medical records created, the need for digital access and storage is gaining steam. Digitizing records allows clinicians to improve accuracy and decrease redundant testing and [...]
The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) is pushing to get healthcare records moved from paper to electronic charts. At the same time, clinicians across the healthcare system are realizing the benefits [...]
G Suite is replacing Microsoft and other Office suite products at many healthcare institutions. Making the change requires detailed planning across technology systems, but it also requires changing how humans interact with the [...]
People are now used to Google Hangouts and web-based meetings. These applications have changed the way business is done, and they’re changing healthcare too. Health systems are determining the best ways to integrate [...]
While Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center was chartered in 1837, it’s looking to the future to move the medical care forward. Rush is in the midst of a project to move its medical [...]
Hal is hospitalized with congestive heart failure. During his hospitalization, the doctors are in and out of his room. They spend a little time explaining the condition and treatment, but they have other [...]
Using IoT for Triage and Monitoring: a Collaboration with NYU Langone Health with Wider Applications
African-Americans and Hispanics with untreated moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hard-to-control high blood pressure. That may seem like a highly specific medical situation, but in at-risk and underserved [...]
Patient: “Hey Google, get a refill of my statin.” Google Assistant: “Your prescription request was sent to the pharmacy.” Healthcare providers are looking for innovative ways to connect with patients. It’s all centered [...]
By all means, health systems should do everything possible to give patients the best possible medical care. But let’s take a step back. The largest contributors to premature death, accounting for a full [...]