All Oral & Dental Healthcare Articles
  • Healthcare thought leaders: Who they are, and why we need them

    Keith Carlson Medical & Allied Healthcare

    The notion of the thought leader is not necessarily new, but the term does continue to receive a great deal of attention in these early decades of the 21st century. A thought leader is sometimes self-identified or possibly recognized by their industry as an individual with their finger on the pulse of change. In that regard, why are thought leaders important to recognize in healthcare, nursing, medicine, and related fields?

  • Report: Healthcare hacks continue to skyrocket

    Scott E. Rupp Medical & Allied Healthcare

    Healthcare data breaches continue to be a significant problem for patients and organizations. In 2019, more than 41 million patient records were breached, as per the findings of a report from Protenus and Additionally, based on these reported findings, the number of hacks nearly tripled from the year prior when 15 million patient records were affected by breach incidents. Protenus analyzed data breach incidents disclosed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and/or the media during 2019.

  • Prehabilitation: Helping patients prepare for surgery

    Dorothy L. Tengler Medical & Allied Healthcare

    Patients often feel anxious before surgery, especially in the days leading up to the procedure, which may be spent in pre-surgery preparation. Prehabilitation (prehab) is an inexpensive program that involves using the weeks before surgery to get mentally and physically ready for their upcoming procedures. After the first prehab test in surgery inpatients in 21 hospitals across Michigan, the approach showed reductions in total medical costs related to patients' care and shorter hospital stays compared to similar patients who had surgery before the program began.

  • ADA produces one-sheet handout on coronavirus for dentists

    Tammy Hinojos Oral & Dental Healthcare

    Coronavirus, now named COVID-19, is making headlines around the world, and this illness is at the top of most news reports. The American Dental Association has now released an informational handout regarding the virus for dentists. The handout, which can be downloaded here, covers strategies for helping prevent the transmission of suspected respiratory disease in the dental healthcare setting and also answers frequently asked questions related to the virus, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Why Medicare for All could be a boon for startups, entrepreneurs

    Seth Sandronsky Business Management, Services & Risk Management

    Is expanding Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and up and some younger folks with disabilities, bad or good for entrepreneurs and business startups? Under a Medicare for All (M4A) system, Uncle Sam would replace the private insurance industry. "The impact of Medicare for All will be significant and lead to an acceleration in new business startups," Wendell Potter, a healthcare insurance industry executive, told MultiBriefs via email. "The current system in the United States, in which a majority of working-age adults get coverage through an employer, is a major impediment to business startups."

  • How blockchain technology can benefit your patients

    Lisa Mulcahy Healthcare Administration

    As a physician or administrator, it's crucial that you keep patient transactions and data easily shareable and totally secure. Blockchain technology may be just the right way for your organization to do it. In a blockchain system, data is linked in a segmented system that makes for ease of sharing, eliminates the risk of inaccurate data being kept in a patient ledger, and automatically distributes to a set network of recipients. Blockchain is currently being used most in healthcare payment applications. However, as it matures further, it is being adapted for virtually every healthcare need.

  • Spotlight on fluoridation with National Children’s Dental Health…

    Tammy Hinojos Oral & Dental Healthcare

    2020 is a big year. A big decade. Plus, it just sounds cool, right? In the world of dentistry, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation in America. And since February is National Children's Dental Health Month, it's as good a time as any to take a look at the history of water fluoridation, why it's important and how it helps everyone have a healthier mouth.

  • Infographic: The future of health insurance for millennials and Gen Z

    Brian Wallace Healthcare Administration

    The way people work is changing, and that means how people access healthcare and buy health insurance is changing, too. But what are younger generations looking for in health insurance? Learn more with this infographic.

  • Epic Systems wages interoperability war on CMS

    Scott E. Rupp Healthcare Administration

    There's a major hubbub going on in healthcare right now regarding interoperability. This includes a campaign from the CEO of an EHR company to health system leaders encouraging them to rally against federal interoperability reform; tech giants telling the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to enforce its rules; and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma suggesting that some healthcare EHR vendors are attempting to protect "short-term profits." Where to start? In this case, we'll begin to break this drama down at the top — with the regulators, CMS.

  • ADA amends policy in recognition of religious diversity in dentistry

    Tammy Hinojos Oral & Dental Healthcare

    Diversity and inclusivity are increasingly top of mind for industries and corporations across the globe. Those are good things. American dentistry’s governing body, the American Dental Association (ADA), is no different in that regard. The organization recently made a move to be more inclusive to dental professionals with different religious beliefs and those with no religious affiliation at all. The ADA House of Delegates voted at its meeting last September to rescind the policy used by some state and local dental societies during their meetings.