Chief Healthcare Executive's top product solutions of 2021

Look back at some compelling stories and interviews about emerging technologies and solutions in the healthcare industry.

Chief Healthcare Executive strives to inform industry leaders about solutions and emerging technologies in the market that help them improve patient care and gain more efficiency.

Take a look at CHE’s five most popular stories and interviews focused on products and solutions over the past year.

This is the third installment in a six-part series looking at our most popular features and stories of the past year. The series runs through Dec. 31.

5. Unlocking the power of blood flow data with AI

Each year, 8 million Americans visit a hospital or clinic with suspicion of stroke each year. Time to treatment is the critical metric, and very hour of delay results in 11 months of healthy life lost.

NovaSignal Corp., a Los Angeles-based medical technology and data company specializing in assessing cerebral blood flow, recently launched the NovaGuide 2 Platform to help shorten this time frame. Diane Bryant, CEO of NovaSignal, notes the ultrasound solution driven by artificial intelligence (AI) monitors the brain.

The platform empowers clinical teams with critical, real-time information about cerebral blood flow to guide diagnosis and improve patient outcomes.

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4. Craig Newman: How administrative work impacts physicians’ ability to provide quality healthcare

In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, Craig Newman, the chief strategy officer at HealthChannels for ScribeAmerica, discussed the amount of time that physicians, nurses, and scribes spend on administrative work and how the pandemic has exacerbated the need for things to change.

Spoiler alert: This isn’t Craig Newman’s only appearance on this list.

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3. Even with vaccines, PPE remain an important layer of protection amid the COVID-19 surge

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues (and there’s a phrase we’d love to stop writing), access to personal protective equipment remains important for the general public and healthcare workers. However, the vaccines are an important layer of protection against the vaccine.

Chief Healthcare Executive spoke with Roman Vinfield, chief revenue officer of WeShield about the importance of PPE, vaccine mandates and healthcare workforce shortages all amid the surge of COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant.

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2. Making the case for automated patient engagement

Vik Krishnan, MBA, is general manager of Intrado Digital Workflows, contributed this piece about the value of automated patient engagement.

Automated patient engagement technology can streamline communications without excessive costs, implementation challenges or healthcare providers losing the "human touch,” Krishnan wrote.

More than half (52%) of health system chief information officers surveyed ranked deploying patient engagement technology as their top priority for 2021. The need to improve patient satisfaction is a key factor driving this development.

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1. Craig Newman: How technology can reduce the administrative burden for physicians

This interview with Craig Newman, the chief strategy officer at HealthChannels for ScribeAmerica, topped the list.

In this interview, Newman spoke with Chief Healthcare Executive about how technology can be used to help reduce the amount of time and energy providers spend doing administrative tasks.

“I think everything is all about how do you make it easier for physicians to focus in on patient care? The last thing we want to do is actually create new sequential processes or new workflows that take the provider away from the patient,” Newman said.

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Coming tomorrow: Our most popular stories on the transformation of healthcare