Hospitals – New Wave of Hackers!

Angie Szumlinski Featured

Hackers are increasing their attempts to break into health-care companies, putting additional pressure on an industry already struggling with managing the coronavirus pandemic. In a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal, “The logs and graphs show, oh, man, these have ramped up, it’s hard to deny that,” said Christopher Stroud, technology manager at Great Plains Health, a hospital …

CMS Possible Reimbursement Changes – Telehealth

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

During the COVID-19 pandemic, visit volume at a sample of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) declined modestly for primary care visits and remained stable for behavioral health visits because telehealth visits (particularly by telephone) replaced in-person visits. Few studies have differentiated between telehealth modalities. However, CMS estimated that 30% of telehealth visits were audio-only during the pandemic. Estimates reported may …

It is a Digital Age!

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

The Mayo Clinic, in partnership with the digital health start-up Safe Health Systems, has launched a new health and connected diagnostics platform that can be used to store COVID-19 testing and vaccination data, as well as test results for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and other medical conditions. “Mayo Clinic Platform believes that the future of virtual care includes on-demand diagnostic …

Using Technology to Identify COVID-19

Angie Szumlinski Health, News, Studies

As with all science, new and old, there are flaws; there is no perfect science. While we navigate through the science of the COVID-19 pandemic, many new and exciting ideas are emerging. Of course, researching these ideas takes time, sometimes many years and we really don’t have that much time. Fortunately, breakthroughs happen every day. A few innovative technologies arising …