Clinics Are Still Slow to Adopt AI – Here’s Why They Shouldn’t Be

by Khalid Al-Maskari

There’s a popular saying in that no one ever got fired from choosing IBM, and the same applies to legacy Electronic Health Record software. Although the same EHR systems have dominated the market for decades, these tools are a primary reason why practices have been slow to adapt to changes in technology. Some of these solutions rely on software back ends that haven’t been … [More]

Freeze to Heal

by Kris Price

The health and wellness industry is forever evolving — new concepts that promote movement and innovative recovery therapies are popping up everywhere, including right here in the Valley. One that’s currently trending and making a huge impact within the industry is cryotherapy, and last month Cryoshift made Arizona its home by opening its first location in Gilbert at the … [More]

HR Pros Should Be Investing in Sleep

by John Letter

In today’s business climate, HR professionals are responsible for much more than hiring candidates, managing conflicts and enforcing labor laws; they are the lifeblood of an organization, often helping to define its culture, improve its efficiencies and foster a healthy workplace environment. As such, HR professionals are also responsible for the often nebulous task of employee … [More]

Loneliness Solutions during COVID-19: Healthcare Orgs Turn to AZ Startup

by Christina Rice

We are all now familiar with the loneliness that results from social distancing. But for many on Medicare and Medicaid, loneliness isn’t anything new. Arizona-based startup Pyx Health aims to solve that problem by improving loneliness and the negative effects it has on a person’s social determinants of health (SDOH), from having shelter to buying groceries. The company has … [More]

Examining the Law on Health Information and COVID-19 for Businesses

by Meghan O’Connor and Simone Colgan Dunlap

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced unprecedented reliance on technology and remote connectivity and created a significant increase in COVID-19 patient information from the public, media, drug manufacturers, first responders and other providers, family members, and patients themselves. This rapid and significant shift in technology usage and increasing interest in and need for … [More]

Spine Health: The Pandemic Underscores Its Importance

by Steven R. Knauf, D.C.

With two-thirds of the workforce now working from home, there is growing concern to adopt new practices that promote self-care along with productivity. Many may be sitting in new positions — working on a laptop at the dining table, or participating in a video meeting on the sofa (or bed) — for prolonged periods of time, which, according to the National Spine Health Foundation, … [More]

Arizona Among Least Prepared for Hospital Capacity Nationally

by Adam Johnson

One of the primary concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic is the capacity of healthcare systems to handle the growing number of cases. The CDC and other health organizations refer to this as flattening the curve. "The curve" is the total number of cases in a time period since the first case. If there are too many total cases in a short period of time, it can overwhelm healthcare … [More]

How Businesses Can Prepare for Coronavirus in the Workplace

by Charles S. Touché

Fear and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus already have had devastating impacts on financial markets, economic activity and local communities. Now, as the virus continues to spread across the U.S., more businesses are wondering what they can do to keep their workplaces and employees safe and healthy during this time of extended uncertainty. Beyond the baseline — … [More]

Expanding Delivery of Behavioral Health Services

by Mike Hunter

HonorHealth and Universal Health Services, Inc. recently broke ground to begin construction of a new 120-bed behavioral health facility to be named Via Linda Behavioral Hospital. The new hospital will address the growing need for accessible, high-quality advanced behavioral health services in Phoenix, Scottsdale and the surrounding communities, providing a full continuum of … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Expands Specialty Clinics in East Valley

by Mike Hunter

With the opening the Phoenix Children’s Specialty Clinic, the health system achieves a long-term goal: to give local families access to a full gamut of services, right in their own backyard. All told, Phoenix Children’s now offers care in 30 specialties at the Phoenix Children’s Specialty Clinic and PCH’s 13 other East Valley sites. Giving families access to healthcare … [More]