Malware is bad news for any venture, but healthcare seems particularly vulnerable. Due to air-tight HIPAA regulations, a data breach or data loss by a healthcare facility costs more than just the ransom or the price of restoration. The fines for HIPAA breaches, just on their own, have been rising in price every year. Studies … Continue reading 4 Steps for Fighting Ransomware in Healthcare
Either your company already has industrial tablets for construction work and wants to know how to deploy them to maximum effect, or you don’t have them and are considering an upgrade. No matter what stage you’re in, know that the right application of a handheld, rugged tablet can cut through a lot of the fuss … Continue reading The 8 Best Uses for Industrial Tablets in Construction
There’s no denying that the newest trend in healthcare is the idea of “interoperability.” It’s the headline of every news story, and it’s on everyone’s lips coming out of HIMSS. But, it’s easy to gloss over it, to think of it as a new way to say “synergy” or “Big Data.” What is Healthcare Interoperability? … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Healthcare Interoperability
Leaps in computing power, programming abilities, and the web of interconnected devices has created a boom in artificial intelligence. A.I. will undoubtedly improve, disrupt, and alter every industry in the world, but it’s in healthcare that it could make the strongest impact. Artificial intelligence could one day be the ultimate medicine — if knowledge is … Continue reading Is Your Hospital Ready for the Future of AI?
Improving elderly care isn’t just about helping older folks now — it’s about looking into the future, at the kind of needs an increasing elderly population will need down the line. Luckily, medical technology, medical computers, and interconnectivity are experiencing an unprecedented level of growth and development right now. How can technology improve the lifespans, … Continue reading Improving Elderly Care with the Latest Medical Technology
Have you read the glowing praises of industrial RFID and barcode technology, and wondered just exactly what the hype was for? What the applications could possibly be that would lead to such adoration? Like any tech, the promises tend to outweigh the practical uses — that’s just the downside of hype. However, RFID and barcodes … Continue reading 4 Surprising Uses for Industrial RFID Technology
Waiting rooms are associated with one thing: misery. There’s no getting around it. Even the name itself invokes dread — it’s literally a room that’s sole purpose is to wait. But as any physician, dentist, or nurse can tell you, a grumpy patient is bad company. Plus, stress and negative emotions have a proven impact … Continue reading Makeover Your Medical Waiting Room
Sadly, not all hospitals are equal, and not all regions come with the same problems and solutions. Rural patients and rural hospitals have always had challenges, but the data says that lately, they’ve been suffering more than ever before. How can we help rural areas improve the quality, quantity, and accessibility of their healthcare? What … Continue reading Battling the Unique Challenges Faced by Rural Hospitals
The fitness tracker and smartwatch industries are booming — CCS Insight, a research company, estimates that 140 million wearables will be sold every year by 2022. But what impact does it have on healthcare, both for the individual and for their doctor? Are companies like Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit angling to replace doctors, ECG machines, … Continue reading Do Smartwatch ECGs Stand up to Doctor Scrutiny?
The truth is, there is no perfectly objective method to determine the “best hospital.” But, there’s no denying that the highest ranked hospitals have a few qualities in common: innovation, patient care, and communication above everything else. But how do they do it? How can we apply those lessons to hospitals around the world? Embracing … Continue reading What Makes a Top Hospital?