Future of Health Care

Expert: COVID-19 Likely to Change Design of Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms

COVID-19 led to a surge in demand for airborne infection isolation rooms (AIIRs) in hospitals. The pandemic is certain to have a lasting impact on the design of these rooms, according to one expert.


The Future of Telemedicine

Convenience, fewer missed appointments and lower insurance costs benefit patients and doctors. Having access to patients’ medical records, private on-camera communication, and reducing unnecessary in-office and ER visits are a few reasons telemedicine continues to grow in popularity.


Recruiting Millennial Physicians

An emerging generation of young physicians brings diversity, adaptability and new communication strategies to the healthcare field.


Shortage of Primary Care Providers Affects Recruitment

High demand and low supply for primary care physicians impact recruitment packages and benefits.


Prior Authorizations Are Becoming Increasingly Burdensome — and Dangerous — for Patients

More than 90% of physicians surveyed by the American Medical Association (AMA) say that prior authorization (PA) delays access to necessary care.


Report: Multiple Factors Converging to Boost Healthcare Costs Further

Fueled by pricey drugs, a rise in chronic conditions and greater access to mental health services, employers’ healthcare costs are projected to continue increasing for the foreseeable future, according to PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI).


Whither, Direct Care?

Supporters of direct or concierge care argue that it lets providers offer more individualized attention, and that by contracting directly with patients — not insurers and government programs — direct care providers keep down overhead.


Millennials’ Unsteady Approach to Health Care

Harmony Healthcare IT surveyed approximately 2,000 millennials ages 23–38. The findings suggest the younger set is charting a sometimes perilous medical path.


Medical Real Estate

The Physician Shortage and Medical Real Estate

The looming physician shortage poses challenges to the medical real estate market and calls for a nimble response from providers and the real estate industry alike.

That was a key takeaway from Bisnow’s National Healthcare West...


Product Spotlight

Personalizing Chemotherapy

Scientists at Rutgers University have developed a portable device that incorporates biosensors and artificial intelligence to help predict whether individual cancer patients are likely to benefit from particular chemotherapy drugs.

Using the device,...