Blog2020-03-11T09:28:34-05:00

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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 that clinicians use Airborne, Droplet, and Contact ...

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 pre-admission, as everyone from joint replacement patients ...

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 insurers, helped expand the reach of providers. ...

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 to the patients’ health journey. Unlike elective ...

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 a distance learning model whenever possible. This ...