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Katie Hocker

Recent Posts by Katie Hocker:

Avizia Survey Highlights Continued Industry Focus on Telehealth

Since the Affordable Care Act began in 2010, more than 16 million people have enrolled. And with a new season of open enrollment starting Nov. 1, many Americans will be reevaluating their health care priorities in the coming months.

Topics: Healthcare Avizia Telehealth

Taking Care of Our Mental Health: A National Obligation


Topics: Healthcare

COLLABORATION with Alliance for Connected Care

T his past February represented the first real chance we have had to change Medicare payment policy for telehealth and remote patient monitoring. While the commercial market adopts these tools at a rapid rate, there is virtually no access for seniors in Medicare. This issue got a powerful boost on February 3, with the introduction of the CONNECT for Health Act in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. To take a more in-depth look at this topic, and some of the biggest hurdles in the space, we are hosting a series of blogs from industry expert Krista Drobac. Over the next month we will be featuring several of her most popular posts. 
Topics: Healthcare Telemedicine

Local Roots – Global Impact

Asian Project According to the American Cancer Society, more than 80 percent of children in the U.S. who are diagnosed with cancer survive five years or more. This is in large part thanks to major treatment advances in the medical field. Children in low income countries are often not as fortunate. At present, research shows that more than 80 percent of children in the developing world who are diagnosed with cancer do not survive.

Topics: Giving Back

3 Great Health Apps for Summer

The summer months are finally upon us! With all the activity this time of year brings, it can be hard to put your health first, but lucky for you, technology is here to help. Whether you are a total tech novice or a full-blown guru, downloading an app that can help keep your health on track this summer is just a few taps away.

Topics: technology

How IoT is Changing the Face of Healthcare

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world in many ways, and one of the industries most primed for connectivity and enhanced technology is healthcare. From wellness apps on the patient side to electronic health records (EHRs) and connected heart monitors, IoT is presenting new ways for providers, patients, and insurers to communicate. The hope is that this technological breakthrough will lead to healthier Americans, more effective doctors, and advances in digital efficiencies.

To understand what’s in store for the future of healthcare and IoT, it’s important to look at the past and present healthcare landscapes.

Topics: IoT