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Understanding the Obstacles to Telehealth

Understanding the Obstacles to Telehealth

Published April 19, 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes The COVID-19 pandemic forced clinicians to alter how they deliver healthcare, ushering in a new era of telehealth.  The increased adoption of remote medical care revealed its enormous potential to transform healthcare delivery. Policy and regulatory flexibilities that were granted under the public health emergency declaration eased some of the biggest barriers to telehealth; however, […]


3 Transformative Benefits of Telehealth

3 Transformative Benefits of Telehealth

Published March 8, 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes For many years, telehealth lingered on the fringes of healthcare. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic. The utilization of telehealth services skyrocketed from less than one percent to as much as eighty percent of provider visits in the early months of the public health emergency as temporary policies were enacted to promote a safer mode of care delivery. […]


The Potential of Artificial Intelligence to Transform Advance Care Planning

The Potential of Artificial Intelligence to Transform Advance Care Planning

Published August 13, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes While once the stuff of science fiction, there have been significant advances in artificial intelligence (AI) over the last several decades. Today, AI is transforming industrial sectors across the world, including finance, transportation, national security, travel, city management and healthcare. Artificial intelligence (AI) is defined by the English Oxford Living Dictionary as “the theory and […]


Epic EHR Instruction Import

Epic EHR Instruction Import

Published April 6, 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute Clinicians can facilitate informed healthcare decision making and advance care planning with their patients by accessing ACP Decisions’ content through Epic EHR.  This new capability enables providers to seamlessly prescribe relevant videos or documents that can be easily accessed by their patients. How it works Clinician chooses applicable decision aids from the ACP Decision content […]


Boost Adoption of Healthcare Technology by Seniors

Boost Adoption of Healthcare Technology by Seniors

Published April 3, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Healthcare technology for seniors plays an increasingly important role. The Baby Boomer generation is reaching senior citizen status en masse, causing the overall U.S. population to get older each year. According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, the number of people age 65 and older has grown by over a third since 2010. It is […]


4 Virtual Visit Best Practices for Serious Illness Conversations

4 Virtual Visit Best Practices for Serious Illness Conversations

Published April 27, 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes As COVID-19 infections surged in 2020, the U.S. federal government stepped in with policy waivers to help overcome the biggest obstacles to telehealth, and medical associations released practice guidelines. Within weeks, there was as much as a ten-fold increase in virtual doctor visits. The increased adoption of telehealth revealed the enormous potential of telehealth to […]


How the Latest Health Technologies Facilitate the Advance Care Planning Process

How the Latest Health Technologies Facilitate the Advance Care Planning Process

Published September 12, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Health technologies have the power to transform the delivery of care. Advance care planning (ACP) is an important element within healthcare that helps ensure people receive the care they want at end of life. As many health systems work toward formalizing processes for ACP, health technologies can be valuable tools for overcoming obstacles that create gaps […]


12 Reasons Why Video Education Tools are a Crucial Element of Shared Decision Making

12 Reasons Why Video Education Tools are a Crucial Element of Shared Decision Making

Published February 28, 2019

Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the last decade, there has been a healthcare revolution. Driven by access to information via the internet and the adoption of digital devices, patients have transformed into consumers of healthcare, demanding more empowerment and autonomy. These changes have created an environment in which shared decision making (SDM) between patients and providers is a basic requirement […]


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