Collecting Vaccination Status Exposes Organizations to Significant Privacy Risk

by Dan Clarke

While the status of an enforced vaccine mandate hangs in the balance, the number of employers now requiring employees to disclose their vaccination status or test on a regular basis has become widely prevalent — and this has created a number of privacy-related risks that most organizations may not be aware of or prepared for. Collection of vaccination status and testing … [More]

QC Kinetix: New Regenerative and Joint Pain Clinic 

by Adam Lunceford

According to the American Chronic Pain Association, chronic pain is the No. 1 cause of disability in the U.S. Those who suffer from chronic pain often feel many side effects from impact of their injury. This includes reduced mobility, increased chance of addiction to pain medication, and an extreme emotional and physical toll on the body. I speak from experience, having … [More]

Healthcare Model Integrates Mental Health Care

by Johnwick Nathan

There is a mental health crisis in the United States, one that has been difficult to meet the demands of. State-run facilities do their best to aid those who are in need of care, but resources are stretched thin. Local facilities are unable to provide more permanent fixes or long-term treatments for ailments due to the vast numbers of patients. In Arizona, for example, where … [More]

Health Insurance for the Gig Economy

by Mike Hunter

The Association for Entrepreneurship USA and Hooray Health, an affordable benefit solution that provides nationwide access to healthcare, have teamed up to provide health insurance to self-employed individuals and those working in the gig economy. Smashing industry norms, Hooray Health’s approach uses Urgent Care with basic insured benefits that give people first-dollar … [More]

Elective Healthcare a Key Concern for Hospitals

by Lauren Hillery

As if national healthcare systems weren’t stressed enough with the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, the American Hospital Association reported these institutions are on the precipice of losing $54 billion in net income this year as they struggle with endless setbacks, including higher labor expenses, drug and supply costs and waning elective procedure revenue — a significant … [More]

Secure Vaccination Card Upload on App

by Mike Hunter

HealthChampion, a leading digital health and analytics company, recently released its secure COVID-19 vaccination card upload feature in its mobile app. Leveraging the existing platform that has been utilized by employers nationwide for symptom assessment since the start of the pandemic and, later, for vaccination tracking, this timely companion feature is free to all users and … [More]

Building an Ecosystem That Will Survive and Thrive

by Rob Gelb

With a call to action from an increasing volume of buyers for integrated solutions that deliver improved, measurable results, many companies are demanding solution partners that will drive innovation and enhance value for a larger population of consumers. The primary means of delivering on this “new normal” are business ecosystems, which are now a foundational approach to most … [More]

The Key to Normalcy Lies in COVID-19 Testing

by Milan Patel

More than 4.44 million lives have been lost since the pandemic began in 2020. Following a quiet period when many relaxed their guard, we’re now seeing spikes on graphs we thought — and hoped — had bottomed out. Despite efforts to put the pandemic behind us, our global population is vulnerable once again as SARS-CoV-2 variants spread. Under these circumstances, even after 1.5 … [More]

Prep for Open Enrollment

by Stephanie Waldrop

For many, open enrollment is a dreaded time of year. With more than 20 years of open enrollment seasons under my belt, I have experienced my fair share of employers calling me in crisis because they just received their insurance renewals and do not have a good plan of action. The problem with this approach is that it leaves little time to properly plan for success. This year … [More]

Assisted Living Facilities Learned Lessons through COVID-19

by Mark Lawrence

The past year has been difficult on healthcare workers, residents of assisted living facilities and their families. The challenges of COVID-19 affected assisted living communities across the country. Residents often had to be quarantined, facing solitude with only books, television, phone calls, video calls and the presence of the care providers to keep them company. The … [More]

Non-Invasive Healing Combines Therapeutic Modalities and Yoga

by Mike Hunter

Recently launched in Scottsdale, Quasar Quantum Healing offers cutting-edge, non-invasive, therapeutic modalities, teamed with yoga, grounding, meditation and nutritional guidance. An alternative to conventional methods, the facility is designed to transform the body, mind, and spirit at a cellular level to optimize mental, emotional and physical health.  Quasar Quantum … [More]

Prep Now for Open Enrollment – 5 Steps to Ensure Success

Stephanie Waldrop

For many, open enrollment is a dreaded time of year. With more than 20 years of open enrollment seasons under my belt, I have experienced my fair share of employers calling me in crisis because they just received their insurance renewals and do not have a good plan of action. The problem with this approach is that it leaves little time to properly plan for success. This year … [More]

New Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital in Avondale 

by Mike Hunter

ClearSky Health, an established rehabilitative healthcare provider, recently broke ground for a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Avondale, Ariz. The hospital will be located at 109th Ave. and West McDowell Road, and is expected to open in summer 2022. ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Avondale will be a 30-bed facility that is expected to treat about 650 patients … [More]

32 Regional Businesses Continue Their Due Diligence in Prep for the Next Public Health Crisis

by Anna Maria Maldonado

As COVID-19 cases continue to decrease and we slowly begin to feel more confident getting back to some semblance of life as we knew it, business and government continue diligent conversations around the new and ever-innovating standards of public health and safety. Supporting that diligence, a coalition of 32 local and regional bio-defense, health and safety business leaders … [More]

The State of Telehealth – Booming!

by Bret Larsen

It’s referred to by many terms in our industry: virtual care, telehealth, telemedicine, virtual health and remote care. No matter what we may call it, one thing is for certain — it’s here to stay!  At eVisit, we call it virtual care, namely to signify that our end-to-end SaaS (Software as a Service) technology platform virtualizes every step in the care process from … [More]

Enabling Remote Analytic System Integration

by Kent Dicks

When looking for silver linings in the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are the positive gains made in the use of telehealth, to minimize the risk of exposure to frontline care workers and patients alike. In this realm, Life365 is continually adding new solutions to help solidify the embrace of virtual care and make the concept of Hospital@Home a reality. The pandemic … [More]

COVID Has Impacted the Nutrition of Your Employees

by Maya Nahra

Eating right rarely is due to a lack of knowledge. One could argue too much nutrition knowledge pushes people into confusion and furthers the issue of poor nutrition habits. After having spent 12 years as a registered dietitian in health coaching for medium to large organizations, there’s one thing I know for sure: Most people know what to eat to be healthy; doing it is an … [More]

Making Healthcare More Accessible

by Nathan Lamberth

Technology has transformed life as we knew it in many ways, though the change has accelerated with the once-in-a-century health crisis. Digital connections are giving way to a virtual workplace, remote learning and more online shopping. But the impact of technology doesn’t end there. It is also how we visit the doctor, whether it’s for a wellness check-up, the flu or a … [More]

Integrative Healthcare – The Ideal Benefit for 2021

by Bill Gianoukos

Keeping healthy was the goal of 2020. Employers took a closer look at their healthcare benefits and made additions and adjustments to help employees stay healthy. This goal continues in 2021. However, one of the most difficult aspects of providing employees with health benefits that are both easy to navigate and cost-effective is dealing with an overly complicated health … [More]

Bioscience and Healthcare Contribute to a Healthy Economy

by Mike Hunter

As an economic sector locally, bioscience and healthcare is strong and growing.  In the City of Phoenix (not the metropolitan area; just the city), there is more than $3 billion in bioscience healthcare facilities under construction or in the final design pipeline. This will bring to market over the next two years more than 4.4 million square feet of new facilities and 7,000 … [More]

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