The Effect of COVID-19 on Healthcare and the Future of Telehealth

The Effect of COVID-19 on Healthcare and the Future of Telehealth

July 01, 2020

One of the early effects of COVID-19 on healthcare has been the rapid increase in the use of telehealth instead of office visits. This growth has largely been driven by the circumstances of the pandemic, as well as CMS temporary waivers loosening restrictions on Medicare payments for telehealth services.

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Context is Everything – Especially in Design

Have you ever visited a new city on the recommendation of a friend who knows that city well – and come away wondering why they were so adamant that you would absolutely LOVE it like they do? Instead, you found it stressful, foreign to you and difficult to navigate? There’s a reason for that.

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Driving Meaningful Conversations in Government-Industry Communications

Recently, I was part of an all-day training program for government contractors that was put on by Brian Hebbel, a former CMS colleague and lead contract manager. The topic that I presented, along with Brian, was how vendors could have more effective meetings with Federal officials.

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COVID-19 Reflections: A Pandemic Squared

COVID-19 is ravaging the country. In true dystopian style, roads are empty, unemployment has skyrocketed and hospitals need refrigerated trucks to store bodies. This virus has been referred to as a great equalizer; It’s supposed to affect us all in the same way with no regard for race, religion or gender.

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Reimagining Service Delivery: NewWave’s Journey to a Digital Transformation

Like many growing organizations, NewWave is at a transformative time which requires us to reimagine our previous service delivery models across the organization, as we continue providing innovative solutions to our public and private customers. Having doubled in size over the course of 2019 alone, last year, NewWave found itself in a place where our old service delivery model no longer worked.

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NewWave’s Statement on the Recent Deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery

At NewWave, we have been shocked and outraged by the most recent examples of racial violence in America. Like many of our fellow citizens our immediate response is to call out for justice and make a statement in solidarity with those victimized by that systemic violence. In that solidarity we have struggled to craft a message of hope necessary to a vision of change, but one that also acknowledges the pain, despair and anger felt by so many.

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NewWave Announces First Successful Federal Government Deployment of Databricks in Microsoft Azure

NewWave today announces first-ever use of Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform in the Azure for Government cloud (MAG) anywhere the federal government..

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NewWave Announces Promotion of Ken Adams to Chief Strategic Growth Officer

NewWave announced today that Ken Adams has been promoted to be the company’s new Chief Strategic Growth Officer. Adams will focus on business development and corporate strategy to capitalize on the company’s rapid growth and diversification. Adams will help guide the newly created NewWave Government Services business vertical, consolidating NewWave’s government contracting portfolio.

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What My Puppy Taught Me About Becoming A Bigger Business

Every living thing makes some kind of transition from smaller to larger, and a business is no exception. I’m fortunate to join NewWave at a transformative time. Change is interesting and challenging. It furthers our development as a company, as component teams, and as individual professionals.

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NewWave Announces Launch of Onyx, a Subsidiary  Focused on Health Data Interoperability

To our healthcare workers, federal contractors and to every team member at NewWave: Thank you. It’s hard to express our gratitude for the sacrifices you’ve made and your commitment to helping us solve for the greater good, despite the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.

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