Updated: Jan 5
It’s official: 2017 is upon us. Every year, there are many healthcare changes on the horizon that will impact the industry landscape. The arrival of a new administration in Washington adds additional uncertainty and anticipated changes for the healthcare industry as a whole.
While our team here at Corstrata is keenly interested in changes related to wound care (see our blog on changes coming to Home Health in 2017), we also keep our eyes out for changes that will impact telehealth, value-based care delivery, and reimbursement models.
We thought it would be beneficial to share some of our go-to sources that provide a balanced perspective and reporting of relevant healthcare issues, impending healthcare changes, and exciting innovations:
The Keckley Report - “Every week, industry expert Paul H. Keckley, PhD, simplifies the world of health policy and key industry trends so you don't have to.” Paul H. Keckley is the Managing Editor of The Keckley Report, a healthcare researcher, and a widely known industry expert. In addition to The Keckley Report, he authors a monthly column for Health and Hospital Networks. During the time before the Affordable Care Act, he facilitated sessions between White House Office of Health Reform sessions and major health industry trade groups as private sector input was sought in the legislation. We always find great insights in the overall landscape of healthcare through Paul’s reports.
MedCity News - “MedCityNews is the leading online news source for the business of innovation in healthcare. We offer insight into what’s next and what matters with a mix of breaking news and analysis on startups and established industry leaders, personalities, policies and the most important deals.” We at Corstrata follow the latest innovative companies profiled in MedCity News to keep apprised of companies which are disrupting the healthcare landscape.
Telehealth and Medicine Today - “Telehealth and Medicine Today™ is an open access digital journal offering a rapid, peer reviewed publication. Their content contains research and commentaries related to innovations in digital information and telecommunications technologies in patient-centered care. The main focus of this journal is on advances in program implementation and outcomes as a result of process improvement, advanced econometrics, and synergies that foster value-based healthcare for the 21st century.” This is a relatively new journal on the scene, but we are enjoying the peer reviewed articles highlighting innovative solutions and healthcare changes in the Telehealth arena.
Health Affairs - “Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought and research. The peer-reviewed journal was founded in 1981 under the aegis of Project HOPE, a nonprofit international health education organization. Health Affairs explores health policy issues of current concern in domestic and international spheres. Its mission is to serve as a high-level, nonpartisan forum to promote analysis and discussion on improving health and health care, and to address such issues as cost, quality, and access.”
Modern Healthcare - “Modern Healthcare is the industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information….The weekly print magazine, websites, e-newsletters, mobile products and events provide a powerful and all-encompassing industry presence.” In addition to leading news, Modern Healthcare focuses on relevant research, governmental affairs, care delivery transformation, and technological advances.
Healthcare Dive - Healthcare Dive’s mission is to provide busy professionals with a bird's-eye-view of the healthcare industry in 60 seconds, covering industry news and original analysis. Throughout the day, the editorial team analyzes the top news stories and publishes in-depth feature articles. Healthcare Dive provides a great summary of the relevant healthcare topics of the day.
Corstrata utilizes mobile technologies to create access to its board-certified wound care specialists while producing a return on investment for our customers. Our team assists providers in proper assessment of wounds and collaborates with providers to develop a wound program that includes best practice wound treatments, staff education, pressure ulcer prevention program, and wound formulary redesign. Corstrata provides wound image and video consults that include accurate identification of the wound type and associated staging, precise wound measurement, and recommended treatment and wound dressing.
Contact us today for Expert Wound Care. Anywhere.