Healthcare Equity

Achieving Health Equity

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Equity is the absence of avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically, or geographically.”

The WHO goes onto explain, “Health inequities involve more than inequality with respect to health determinants, access to the resources needed to improve and maintain health or health outcomes. They also entail a failure to avoid or overcome inequalities that infringe on fairness and human rights norms.”

Systematic variances among different population groups have been in the news for years and is once again making headlines in recent weeks. Compared to other industrialized countries, the United States has historically ranked low on measures of health equity. Additionally, a 2017 report shows a wide variation of disparity in health status by state.

The economic strain of health disparities in America is expected to increase to $126 billion in 2020 and rising to over $350 billion by 2050 if the disparities stay the same.

Health gaps among different race populations in the U.S. is due in part to decades of systematic inequality — from housing to the economy, to the infrastructure of healthcare systems.

According to the Center for American Progress, in 2017, over 10% of African Americans or Black Americans were uninsured, compared to nearly 6% of non-Hispanic whites. Additionally, over 12% of African Americans (under the age of 65) reportedly had no health insurance coverage.

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New Normal in Medicine

COVID-19: Navigating the New Normal in Medicine

Cities and states across America are taking steps for reopening after the coronavirus pandemic swept through homes, businesses, the economy, and our healthcare system.

A common topic of conversation is when and how will we ever go “back to normal.” As months pass and the country is still very much impacted by COVID-19, it is becoming clear that life as we know it will change.

Thanks to the coronavirus the healthcare industry was hit extremely hard on a variety of levels. Hospital administration and clinical leadership have revised protocols in order to account for slowing down the spread of COVID-19. 

Here are three key areas where the healthcare industry will navigate a new normal, for both patients and providers.

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Returning to the workforce

Returning to the Workplace – COVID-19 Considerations

After months of navigating pandemic quarantines, PPE procurement challenges, staggering economic ramifications, and lives tragically taken from COVID-19, Americans are slowly reintegrating back into public spaces, and back into the workforce.

Employers of all sizes will need to take a long, hard look at their operational practices in order to implement health and safety measures. These practices will need to abide by both the law and safety regulations.

In this blog post, we established some important areas for achieving safety as a part of a pandemic return-to-work strategy. Designing compromises for the workplace, and creating efficiencies, should be a top priority for businesses.

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4 Virtual Reality Breakthroughs in Healthcare

Virtual reality (VR) has become an undeniable powerhouse within the healthcare industry.

The VR marketshare is forecasted to explode to nearly $4 billion this year in the medical ecosystem, as reported by global industry analysts. Grand View Research foresees the market expanding to an unprecedented $5 billion within the next five years.

This cutting edge technology is transforming the healthcare industry across a wide spectrum, from pain management, to training medical students and professionals.


Here are 4 key breakthroughs where VR is making history.

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Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality & Healthcare: 3 Key Areas of Transformation

Virtual reality (VR) has made a major imprint among workplaces and in consumers’ lives.

 VR, is often found in gaming, digital entertainment, and retail shopping. One example is the eye glass company, Warby Parker, who take the guesswork out of online shopping for frames with a 3D virtual “try-on” tool. The 3D virtual “try-on” tool allows the remote shopper to try on various frames on their face shape without having to visit the store. Among all of the industries VR has infiltrated healthcare has arguably experienced the most impactful changes. Over the last several years, VR has positively enhanced patients’ outcomes and surgeons’ performance.

Within the healthcare market VR is projected to reach over $30 billion on a global scale within the next six years, displaying a CAGR of 42.4% from 2019-2026.

Here are 3 key areas where VR is positively transforming the healthcare industry.

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The Auxo Difference: Refurbished Equipment

Here at Auxo, we pride ourselves on delivering the best-refurbished equipment to our customers and continuing long, lasting relationships with them. As a leader in the health technology industry, we know that some refurbishment companies that do not live up to the same ideals of exceptional care that we do. To spread awareness of these poor refurbishment practices, we have provided tips on how to compare good refurbishment companies from the bad.

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Good Bacteria vs. Bad Bacteria

Good Bacteria vs. Bad Bacteria: What’s the Difference?

Did you know that our gastrointestinal tract (GI) is referred to as our “second brain“? The GI tract has its own reflexes and works independently of the brain, spinal cord, and the central nervous system. Organs that make up our GI tract are a “superhighway” in our body, that includes our mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus.

Our brain and gut are connected by a substantial network, including hundreds of millions of neurons, chemicals, and hormones that consistently provide feedback. The feedback dictates our hunger levels, if we’re experiencing stress, or if we’ve consumed a disease-inducing microbe (a microorganism).

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Meet Our Service Team

Here at Auxo, we pride ourselves on our service to customer relationships. Our service team not only provides customers with optimal repair service but also takes an extra step into building long-lasting relationships with them.

As we come into a new year, we would like to introduce you to our service team and take the first step into starting a growing relationship with you.

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#AskAuxo: Case Study – Service Plans

Just like our equipment, our

Service Agreements are very diverse. 

We offer a variety of preventative maintenance programs that keeps your capital equipment running with little to zero downtime. Ranging from Labor Only to Fully Comprehensive plans, we can cater the plan to your needs.

Which plan is best for me?

Case Study: Sterile Processing

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Health Tips

4 Tips to Enhance your Health

Following the lifestyle of a low-calorie diet and moderate exercise are commonsense. But in 2020, making healthy decisions has never been more confusing with the influx of chemically-processed foods and beverages at our fingertips. Even worse, they are often deceptively marketed as being a healthy solution.

There is something to be said for our nutrition playing a major role in our overall health; “we are what we eat,” as the saying goes. Published studies, including those from Harvard Medical School, have uncovered that chronic inflammation is a leading cause and common denominator for illness — from autoimmune diseases to digestive disorders, to cardiac conditions such as coronary artery disease.

Here are our top 4 health tips to help heal yourself from the inside and out!

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