Healthcare

    Searching for patient engagement

    Search engines are the modern hearth around which information is exchanged; for patients, turning online for health advice has become even more prevalent as the pandemic exerts its influence, deterring in-person appointments with healthcare professionals in favour of online consultations with Dr Google. People turn to search engines to ask more than one billion health-related questions every single day. Search engines are available at their fingertips and around the clock; they don’t judge, and they offer a wealth of information...

    New Mothers Often Struggle with Breastfeeding. Here’s The Reason Why

    Many new mothers have trouble breastfeeding. Often, mothers of newborns admit breastfeeding can be painful or unpleasant. If you and your bundle of joy aren’t on the same page yet, don’t worry - you’re not alone. But before you throw in the towel and switch to bottle-feeding formula, consider how important breastfeeding is and the straight-forward steps you can take to make breastfeeding the magical bonding experience it was designed to be. Health experts across the board, from the American...

    4 ways tech innovation is driving patient engagement in addiction

    The age of COVID-19 has been marked by chronic stress, anxiety and isolation. Our nation is now witness to a pandemic of mental health issues, particularly among addiction sufferers and those predisposed to substance abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of June 2020, 13% of Americans reported starting or increasing substance use as a way of coping with stress or emotions related to COVID-19.Demand for substance use treatment is skyrocketing and clinicians’ time is stretched...

    Investing in Community Health

    As the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections surges across the country, U.S. hospitals once again find themselves working to keep their communities healthy on multiple fronts. They are taking care of the patients filling emergency rooms and ICUs. They are supporting public health messaging about vaccines and masks. And they are continuing to address the social determinants of health which shape the places people live and, by extension, their health. Hospitals seeking to make long-term improvements in the social...

    Scaling up under time pressure in a pandemic – 8 key pointsfor thriving in chaos

    COVID-19 pandemic has been a nightmare for many businesses around the world. However, some have, against all odds, managed to rise to the challenge and grow. An example of this are biotechnology companies – in fighting the epidemic crisis we are still facing today, the need for their services has constantly increased. The sudden, rapid growth of demand naturally brings the need of scaling up production. While gaining exponential recognition around the world and higher revenue sounds appealing, finding ways...

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