Tag: Healthcare

Healthcare Jobs of the Future

Recent encouragements to integrate and leverage consumer generated data in the world of healthcare poses a unique threat to patient privacy that isn’t addressed nearly enough. According to the 2021 healthcare trends report published by Apploi, said patient data would be collected via monitoring devices installed in homes, on smartphones, in public places, and healthcare facilities that would have the capability to regularly record and upload patient data that …
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The Future of the Nursing Home Economy

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the necessity of quality nursing home care for senior citizens. While 25% of US coronavirus deaths occurred in nursing homes, the quality of the institution caused results to vary dramatically. As of September 2020, 4-5 star nursing homes had 94% lower risk of infection than their 1 star peers. When the pandemic ends, those disparities will remain. As the population of America ages, nursing homes …
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The Lonliness Economy

Chronic loneliness can shorten lifespan by as much as 20 years – more than alcoholism or obesity. This epidemic is not new but it is still getting worse as Americans are getting increasingly lonely. In 2019, 61% of people felt lonely some or all the time, up from 54% of people feeling lonely in 2018. Most say that those around them do not share their interests, know them very well, …
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The Future of the Healthcare Economy

The United States spends more on healthcare than any other nation, yet hospitals are struggling. Today, 1 in 5 hospitals are likely to close due to finances, but hospitals could safely reduce supply expenses by nearly 18 percent without seeing a negative impact on quality of care. With the $11 million in annual savings hospitals would receive from this, 2 outpatient surgery centers could be built, and the salaries of …
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