Tag Archives: Healthcare

Healthcare And Inbound Marketing: Content Is Key – Infographic

The digital shift over the past few years has moved the healthcare industry online. Establishing an online presence has never been more important. Despite initial hesitation, many healthcare service providers are strategically moving towards a greater and more responsive online presence. Continue reading

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Not Competitive – Healthcare In The United States – Infographic

The United States spent $2.6 trillion on health care in 2010 – more than any other country in the world. Yet based on research from a collaborative effort within the National Academy of Sciences, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in similar high-income countries. Continue reading

52 Million People Uninsured: Health Insurance Facts – Infographic

Insurance in general is a complicated subject with many ever-changing parts. Health insurance is one of the most popular (if not the most popular) types of insurance in America today and directly affects the life of every person in this country. In the infographic below, you will find some not so well known statistics and facts about health insurance and healthcare today.

SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS

The U.S. spent 2.47 trillion dollars on health care in 2009 and it is being projected that it will spend 4.5 trillion dollars on health care in 2019.

41% of working age Americans either have medical bill problems or are currently paying off medical debt. Medical bills are a major factor in more that 60% of the personal bankruptcies in the United States. Of those, 75% of them involved individuals that actually DID have health insurance.

Over the last decade, the number of Americans without health insurance has risen from about 28 million to about 52 million. Today, 18% of Americans are uninsured.

Women pay approximately 30% more for health insurance.

Source: Enhance Insurance

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The Future Of Healthcare At Your Fingertips – Infographic

Parents already know the fear that sets in when you think your child has an ear infection.

Then there’s the mind-numbing screams that your child will make during the time it takes to get to the doctor, fill out the necessary forms and wait to be seen.

All in all, an unpleasant experience for both you and your child (and your eardrums).

Now what if that process was dwindled to using your smartphone to snap a photo of your child’s ear and uploading it to an app. From there, a doctor could diagnose the infection and prescribe the medicine. You’ll bypass doctors’ offices and lines altogether.

Mobile apps like this already exist and are attempting to simplify patient care. But researchers at Rock Health have found that even though there are more than 13,000 digital medical apps, patients have yet to flock to the trend.

Working with health startup Greatist, Rock Health produced this infographic to explain the power of mobile healthcare.

“It’s here and it’s happening,” Leslie Ziegler, Chief Evangelist of Rock Health, tells Mashable. “Theres still a long way to go but it really has the power to impact peoples lives in a very meaningful way.”

The mobile healthcare industry has made significant strides within the healthcare provider community. Rock Health found 75% of small and medium size medical and dental offices will purchase tablets within the next year. And almost 40% of physicians use medical apps on a daily basis.

The digital healthcare field is also alleviating the costs of patientcare and increasing the scale at which doctors and nurses can help people. The healthcare industry is already strained, Ziegler says, and a shortage of primary care physicians in years to come will only exacerbate the problem. She says mobile apps can bridge that gap.

But patients have been slower to realize the impact apps could have, Ziegler says, potentially because the apps force people to take notice of their health.

“No one wants to actively track what they are always doing, so we really want to make the experience passive,” she told us, adding, they are working to make tech and apps that “provide incentives for people to manage health more efficiently.”

Consumers are also generally unaware of how quickly the space of mobile health is growing, David Tao, Chief Research Officer at Greatist, tells Mashable. He says once consumers realize the vast industry already accessible, more consumers will begin utilizing the products.

“Mobile health isn’t a replacement for healthcare, it’s a supplement,” Tao says. “These companies aren’t replacing doctors’ keen eye or experience, but the apps are just bettering communication between doctor and patient.”

Do you use mobile healthcare apps and if so which ones? Tell us in the comments below.

Source: Mashable.com, Rock Health, Greatist