How Remote Collaboration Benefits Home Healthcare Patients Novemebr 16, 2023 The home healthcare industry in the United States is reaching a breaking point. Over the last three decades, home healthcare has grown from 50 percent of all healthcare to 70 percent of all healthcare. This growth has been driven by the number of baby boomers […]
The Importance of Building a Virtual Care Platform from the Ground Up October 17, 2023 Despite all the advances in medicine in recent decades, far too many people still have far too much trouble accessing healthcare facilities and specialist care when they need it. Under our current, predominantly top-down healthcare model, patients often face severe […]
Virtual healthcare is transforming and improving the healthcare industry in a variety of ways, but there are gaps that need filling in order to best support providers and patients.
How Hippo Virtual Care™ Can Support Effective Nursing and Labor Shortages The nursing shortages that have hampered the US healthcare system for decades were only further exacerbated by the pandemic. The impact of these shortages are considerable, ranging from reduced health services and increased staff burnout to mental health challenges and rising labor costs. While […]
Augmented Intelligence: A Better AI? What is Augmented Intelligence? Augmented intelligence is the use of technology to enhance human intelligence, rather than replace it. It emulates and extends human cognitive function through the pairing of humans and machines, finding hidden meaning within all data and transforming user engagement by providing the right advice at the […]
Hippo Virtual Care Making A Difference to Wound Care at Michigan Medicine At Hippo, we’re always looking to highlight innovative people in the healthcare community. We recently sat down with Dr. Alton R. Johnson, Jr. to talk about his role as a current Fellowship Innovator in the 2023 “Research | Innovation | Scholarship | Education” […]
Addressing Gaps in Chronic Wound Care with a Virtual Approach Chronic wounds significantly affect patients’ quality of life, leaving many immobile, unable to work, and financially unstable. They can increase the length of a hospital stay, put patients at a higher risk for infection, and increase the likelihood of readmission due to complications. In the […]
How Telemedicine Can Improve Rural Hospital Financial Performance By Tom FeeDirector, North AmericaHippo Technologies, Inc. Rural hospitals have endured years of shrinking demand. More than 100 rural hospitals have closed over the past decade in the US, and over 600 additional rural hospitals (30% of rural hospitals) are at risk of closing in the near […]
How to Save Rural and Community Hospitals from Extinction By Dr. Patrick Quinlan Rural hospitals are closing at an alarming rate, leaving many without access to care. Virtual care can bridge the gap. Rural Americans face many challenges when it comes to accessing healthcare. On average, they live twice as far away from the nearest […]
The past few years have effectively demonstrated that telehealth and virtual care offer a unique way to bring quality care to patients while reducing the burden on both patients and providers. With over 85% of physicians using telehealth today, this burgeoning care method is here to stay. As the field and technology continue to evolve, however, the distinction between telehealth and virtual care is becoming clearer, along with the limitations of the former.