Preparing for Liftoff: The Rise of Air Ambulance

Medical emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. First responders like emergency medics have developed a variety of vehicles to get to the patient’s location. Responders providing air medical services use air ambulances like medical helicopters. Let’s cover these vehicles’ history, advantages…


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Why Isn’t Family Health History Used in Patient Diagnosis?

Health in the modern world is more than just one’s personal eating and fitness habits. It’s also a matter of one’s family. People know more than ever how their genetics affect their physical and mental wellbeing.  Medical technologies like EMR unfortunately lag in applying this information in…


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Edge Computing or Cloud Computing: Which One’s Right for Your Medical Group?

Cloud computing offers many advantages to healthcare over in-house IT departments. Four reasons include lowered expenses, scalability, cybersecurity, and connectivity virtually anywhere.  But there are limits. Many of these can be found in areas involving direct patient monitoring and care. Imagine…


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Vocal Biomarkers: Can Artificial Intelligence Hear Our Impending Heart Attacks?

Treating disease from a distance. Once science-fiction, it’s becoming a reality thanks to technology. Telehealth allows patients and providers to connect with each other by phone or medical PC to discuss a patient’s problems. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) allows providers to monitor a patient’s…


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Medical Coders vs AI – Who Will Be Employed In the Future?

Medical coding is the review of medical documentation for billing and database purposes. Coders, as professionals in the field are called, do so by assigning standard codes to items like the names of diseases, medical conditions, and even instruments used.  Today, many coders are concerned if their…


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EMTs Working Blind – Importance of Electronic Health Records

You’re driving to work when the traffic jam ahead forces you into the next lane. There’s been an accident and it’s a bad one. As you pass the tangled mess of glass and metal, you give silent thanks at the familiar sounds of ambulance sirens coming up from behind you.   Emergency medics are usually…


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Driving Healthcare Home – How Hyundai Set out to Change the World

Imagine the following. You’re packing for a business trip, your flight is leaving in a couple of hours. You realize you’re nearly out of insulin to control your diabetes.  Not a problem, you think. You whip out your smartphone and relay your urgent need to the online pharmacy via their app.…


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Defining Computer Reliability

Imagine you launch the messaging app on your phone and it turns on the camera instead. Or your laptop only powers up 30 percent of the time. Neither of these scenarios would be a pleasant experience. Most of us would probably ditch the offending device into the nearest trash bin. We expect our…


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How to Prepare for a Digital Disaster

The phrase “disaster preparedness” typically conjures up the image of escape plans, first aid kits, bug-out bags, and hoarding bathroom supplies. There is even an entire subculture and industry built around preparing to survive all manner of cataclysms, from natural disasters to fantastical…


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