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How Technology is Changing Healthcare Professionals’ Job Tasks

In July, I wrote about how technology is improving patient access to healthcare.  Often (and rightfully so), when technology is discussed in healthcare, it is in reference to improving patient outcomes or delivering more efficient care to increase revenue and/or improve patient experience.  However, advancements in technology are shaping how jobs are performed within healthcare.  […]

VA: First State to Connect all ER’s across the Commonwealth

According to Lexington Medical Center (n.d), a medical emergency is defined as a “medical problem that could cause death or permanent injury if not treated quickly.” Emergency departments exist for these medical emergencies. However, the definition of a medical emergency has been lost in translation, and the use of emergency departments (ED) have become so […]

Mental Health: The Facts

Mental Health is defined as one’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being, and it is expressed by one’s actions, thoughts, and feelings (mentalhealth.gov, 2017). In recent years there has been much advancement in how society perceives mental health, slowly removing the stigma often associated with those dealing with mental and behavioral health issues. Treatments for mental […]

Andexanet Alfa – High-value health care through a new reversal agent for Factor Xa Inhibitors

Earlier this month, the FDA approved a biologic agent known as Andexanet alfa (Andexxa), manufactured by Portola, indicated for the reversal of anticoagulation from factor Xa inhibitors, specifically apixaban (Eliquis) and rivaroxaban (Xarelto). This represents a major advancement in the treatment of hospitalized patients facing life-threatening bleeding. Patients can be on factor Xa inhibitors for […]