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Video Education Helps with Health Literacy

October is Health Literacy Month, and each year it shines a light on improving not only the patient’s health knowledge but also on activating healthier behaviors. In this challenging year, as COVID-19 has interrupted healthcare delivery and workflow, ensuring patients understand their health journey is more important ...

By |2020-10-21T12:33:34-05:00October 20th, 2020|

Labor & Delivery During A Pandemic

Any person could theoretically be positive for the novel coronavirus even while asymptomatic, and many hospitals have reduced the indications for NICU staff to attend deliveries, such as eliminating the necessity to attend routine Cesarean deliveries. For mothers giving birth while positive for coronavirus, it is recommended ...

By |2020-09-16T09:31:05-05:00September 15th, 2020|

Recommended Learning Enhances Your Patient Education

Any hospital visit is a busy, stressful, and sometimes overwhelming experience for patients—but there remains a critical need for healthcare providers to provide evidence-based patient education in between the intake, exams, assessments, treatment, and discharge. For pre-planned procedures, this hectic activity and need for education extends to ...

By |2020-09-30T12:07:19-05:00September 15th, 2020|

Diabetes & Distance Learning

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention, and the impact COVID-19 has had on the rapid expansion of telemedicine is a prime example. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, swift action from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as private ...

By |2020-09-15T16:44:19-05:00September 15th, 2020|

Supporting Cancer Patients during COVID 19

During this time of COVID-19, many people with new diagnoses and chronic diseases are shying away from regular care out of fear and uncertainty. This is especially concerning for the cancer patient population because delaying or postponing screening, diagnosis, and care is often not safe and critical ...

By |2020-08-18T11:33:12-05:00August 17th, 2020|

Distance Learning: How Digital Tools Can Help

Distance learning has always been an important element of patient education—and now with the advent of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions across the country, it’s quickly become indispensable. Health systems across the country, from Kaiser-Permanente’s birthing classes[1] to post-operative care at the Mayo Clinic[2], have pivoted to using ...

By |2020-08-18T13:17:41-05:00August 17th, 2020|

Supporting NICU Families During A Pandemic

The stress that most often accompanies a NICU hospitalization is likely to be amplified during this pandemic. Families may be struggling with job and/or income loss, having other children at home, homeschooling, worrying about family and friends who may be at risk or ill, as well as ...

By |2020-08-19T09:08:17-05:00August 17th, 2020|

Putting Metadata to Work for Your Patient Education

One of the truisms of patient education is that it has to work seamlessly in your clinical workflow. The best piece of education is useless if clinicians can’t easily prescribe it and patients can’t easily access it. Fortunately, there are many ways to effectively deliver patient education—whether ...

By |2020-07-23T19:42:46-05:00July 23rd, 2020|

Orthopedics: Reopening in the Time of Coronavirus

The impact of the novel coronavirus will be felt for years to come, in ways expected and unexpected, but its transformation of the health care system is already in motion. From the earliest days of the pandemic, the U.S. healthcare system was stressed in ways it’s never ...

By |2020-07-27T09:30:18-05:00July 23rd, 2020|