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Get everyone on the same page quickly by visually explaining diagnoses

Whether they are supporting an aging parent, child, or spouse, family caregivers are often the unsung heros of patient care. They are essential across the care continuum, especially in the decision-making process. Because of their close relationship with the patient, caregivers have the potential to improve patient outcomes. Without a strong relationship, however, caregivers can be a missed opportunity to improve care — or worse, a barrier in the way of your recommendations. How can you better engage caregivers?Read More

From apps to smart pills, new digital tools are tackling this costly problem

Patients who do not take their medication or follow through on doctor-prescribed treatments are a common – and costly – problem. A recent study published in the American Journal of Managed Care examined more than 857,000 patients mostly being treated for chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. The patients were undergoing more than 1.2 million distinct therapies.Read More

How giving back benefits doctors, patients, and the community

Health care policy changes. Ever-increasing coding requirements. Managing a growing number of patients with chronic disease. With everything doctors have on their plates right now, giving back to their communities may be the last thing on their minds. Who has the extra time or money to volunteer or donate to numerous charities? Yet evidence shows that the rewards for doctors’ philanthropic efforts are far-reaching. Not only do patients and the community benefit, but it turns out doctors do, as well.Read More

Now you can use a vision simulator to show how an eye condition progresses

If you subscribe to Rendia’s newsletter or read announcements through our product’s chat feature, you may have heard about some of our recent product updates. In just the past year, our interactive anatomy tool, Exam Mode, has expanded to include treatment animations, the ability to customize through My Shortcuts, and most recently, an app for the iPad. And that doesn’t even take into account the dozens of bug fixes, additional features, and new videos we’ve also added along the way!

As you might imagine, we’re a busy bunch. The Rendia team is always looking for ways to add value to the platform, and we listen closely to customer suggestions. We heard that you needed the ability to show a patient symptoms of their condition. In response to that feedback, we’ve upgraded Exam Mode to include Point-of-Views.Read More

Does equal pay for equal work exist among male and female medical doctors? Here are the facts

Women have been paid less than men ever since incomes were first recorded. In 2016, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report revealed that there is not one country where women are receiving equal pay for equal work. But despite decades of ample evidence, there is still widespread debate surrounding the existence of the gender pay gap.Read More

How environmental changes such as UV radiation and air pollution are impacting our eyes

For all the discussion and debate about climate change, one aspect should concern all of us: its impact on eye health. The link between our eyes and the environment is clear to anyone who suffers from or treats ocular allergies. Environmental factors play a role in dry eye disease, as well.Read More