4 Things to Consider When Selecting a Computer for EHR

Electronic health records (EHR), also known as electronic medical records (EMR), have had a major impact on the healthcare system. You and your healthcare IT department (HIT) know how it allows your providers to create, update, and share patients’ health records quickly. This helps immensely…


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What Are the 4 Types of Nursing

Did you know there are over four million registered nurses in the US alone? That far outstrips the one million physicians licensed in the country. It’s unsurprising that nurses are considered the backbone to the healthcare system. We’ll be covering the different types of nurses, why so many can be…


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What is a Patient Kiosk?

Have you been to the hospital or seen your doctor in the last couple of years? Then instead of checking in at the front desk, you were most likely directed to a patient kiosk: a touchscreen device either mounted on the wall or a small standalone booth or table.  What is this device? Why are you…


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Four Stages in Electric Car Manufacturing

Did you know there are 36 electric car companies in the US alone? Besides EV giant Tesla, and “legacy” automakers like US automakers Ford and General Motors, there are Japanese-based Aspark, Chinese Byton, and Croatian Rimac to name a few. So how do so many automakers build their EVs? We cover the…


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10 Reasons to Become a Nurse

You can’t miss nurses. In fact, you’ve probably encountered them at least once in your life from the school nurse putting a band aid on your cut to waking you up after surgery to check your vitals. Along with doctors, registered nurses (RNs) are an integral part of the healthcare industry,…


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Best Practices for Batteries in Medical Computers & Tablets

Batteries power today’s electronics like laptops to the everpresent smartphone.  Without them, the device is basically an expensive piece of junk.  Yet how does a battery work? And why are most using lithium as their key component? Today we cover batteries: the three normally found in most PCs, the…


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A Comprehensive History of Pathology

You give a blood sample at your doctor’s office as part of a routine. The next day, you receive an email, linking you to a webpage with detailed results of your current health including requests to seek both a cardiologist and a nutritionist. How did that simple vial of blood yield so much…


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Nutrition in Hospitals: The How and Why

Did you know the first vitamin, thiamine, was isolated and chemically defined in 1926? From that singular event emerged the science of nutrition and its every expanding role in human health and well-being. Let’s take a deeper look into nutrition in today’s setting, especially how it’s…


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