Telehealth News Recap - December 2021

It can be tough to catch up and keep up with the latest news, trends, interviews, and insights in the virtual care space. That’s why we’re here to do the work for you with our monthly telehealth news recap.

This month, we look at the top healthcare and health tech industry predictions for 2022, why more clinicians are quitting their jobs, and the growing competition among pharmacies and insurers to hire the doctors and nurse practitioners needed to support their digital primary care offerings.

Trends & Insights

Squid Game, Ted Lasso, And Unicorn Fatigue: Top 10 Healthcare Industry Predictions For 2022

Dr. Sachin H. Jain shares his top 10 healthcare industry predictions for the new year. Read about what’s in store for healthcare in 2022, including advancements in Medicare and Medicaid, AI and machine learning, and primary care models.

Read the full article from Forbes >

Why Health-Care Workers Are Quitting in Droves

Out of force, necessity, and choice, healthcare workers are leaving their institutions and professions at alarming rates. With the ongoing pandemic and unrealistic expectations placed on clinicians, healthcare leaders will continue struggling to retain their workforce until clinicians are heard and the system is reformed.

Read the full article from The Atlantic >

Doctors Are Becoming a Hot Commodity

More pharmacies and insurers, like CVS and UnitedHealth Group, are competing to hire doctors and nurse practitioners as they move into primary health care delivery. According to Axios, the gold rush for doctors and advanced clinicians is about meeting patients where they are in an effort to earn more consumer health care and retail dollars.

Read the full article from Axios >

First Opinions & Engaging Conversations

We Are Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Among Pregnant Women the Wrong Way

According to a recent study, most pregnant women feel they don’t have access to clear information about the COVID-19 vaccine, leading them to put-off or forgo inoculation. To protect the health and safety of pregnant women, measures are needed to counteract misinformation and ineffective communication surrounding the vaccine.

Read the full article from Quartz >

Growth & Innovation

Health Tech: The 15 Next Big Things, From Easier Dialysis to AI Ultrasounds

Organizations across the health tech space are developing tools, devices, and new technologies to tackle some of the biggest challenges in medicine. Fast Company highlights 15 companies that are driving innovation and creating promising solutions today.

Read the full article from Fast Company >

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