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No Ordinary Christmas

British writer Beth Britton will be spending Christmas with relatives in South Africa. But things this year will be different than they have been before, because one of her relatives is suffering from dementia. Britton has been writing about dementia and supporting families in which a...

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Launches New Startup Focused on Urban Health

Google’s Sidewalk, a subsidiary of Alphabet, is launching Cityblock, a startup focused on creating a sustainable model of urban health. The startup plans to address health disparity in lower-income urban areas by providing preventive medicine and access to mental health and social service resources. The program...

Survey: 90% of patients seek to validate provider referrals on their own

A new report from Kyruus shows that patients are taking on a more active role in finding providers. Kyruus surveyed 1,000 consumers for its 2017 Patient Access Journey Report, and found that 90 percent of patients who received a provider referral conduct additional research afterwards. These...

Five Visionary CEOs Share How AI and Digital Will Shape Our Future

Forbes contributing writer Robert Reiss recently interviewed five forward-thinking CEOs whose companies are transforming their fields: Graham Gardner, M.D., Co-founder and CEO of Kyruus; Jim Barnett, Co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of Glint; Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices; Andy Ory, Co-founder and CEO of...

Oswego Health to Kick Off New Telemedicine Program, Care OnDemand

Care OnDemand, Oswego Health’s new program enabling virtual doctor’s visits, is set to launch before year’s end in Oswego County, New York, thanks to a $35,000 gift from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation. With Care OnDemand, Oswego residents will soon be able to receive health care...

Do Employee Health Plans Need a Shot In the Arm?

Research from Accenture shows that 82 percent of employed people believe their employers or health plans should provide health and wellness programs. However, these programs are falling short of employees’ needs and expectations. One key finding of Accenture’s research is that awareness and utilization of health...

Virtual Care Market Insights and Analysis for Period 2017 to 2027

Telehealth, or virtual care, is becoming increasingly important in day-to-day healthcare practices because it provides affordable, high quality, and efficient care. Virtual care involves activities including medical training, monitoring, and education with the support of telecommunication technologies. It includes the necessary software, hardware, and network infrastructure,...

Survey: 87% of Physicians Say Patient Trust is Decreasing

According to a recent survey conducted by SERMO, an overwhelming majority of medical practitioners believe that patient trust in healthcare professionals is declining. To be exact, 87 percent of U.S. physicians and 78 percent of foreign physicians said that patients trust their doctors less than they...