It’s hard to believe that it’s already December, and while some of you may be gearing up to bid 2017 adieu, we at PolicyMedical are taking the sentimental route and looking back on our favorite blogs. After all, a part of growing is learning from the past. So here are 5 of our favorite healthcare blogs from 2017. Blogs that we believe not only reflect on our collective experiences this last year but also on the trends within the industry.
Early this year, hospitals found themselves at the mercy of hackers holding terabytes and terabytes of data belonging to both hospitals and patients. This experience has shown us how truly vulnerable the digital world has made us. As it makes little sense to go backward, we must fill the gaps to strengthen our weaknesses as not to allow our data to be held at ransom.
The new year brought with it a new President and with it a new administration. Eager to make a big splash, Roger Severino who was appointed the new HHS/OCR Director, announced 3 big changes he’d be implementing to change the face of healthcare.
All across North America, people were glued to their screens waiting for the hurricanes ripping through Houston and Florida to let up. With it came terrifying images of people left homeless and worse, without proper care as hospitals lost power.
An unfortunate reality that we seem to continually face are events that involve mass trauma. Unfortunate as it is, it seemed appropriate to ask what hospitals can do to better prepare staff, deal with an influx of trauma patients and of course the worried public flocking to hospital doors to make sure their family isn’t amongst the people injured.
With the opioid crisis in the US reaching epidemic proportions, it’s important to take a step back and stop simply looking at numbers but what we can do to curb the issue at hand.
As we approach the new year, it seems odd to take a trip back on memory lane to focus on such gloomy topics. However, it’s hard to deny how greatly these issues affected our healthcare community. In fact, we can think of no better way to prepare for the new year than to lay the foundation we need to prepare to tackle these issues head-on.