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?
Transitioning from a standard dental office to a fully digital practice causes many dentists to balk. The initial cost is high, the learning curve can feel extreme, and the constantly-mutating nature of technological progress can make some clinicians wonder if what’s here today is going to be gone tomorrow. So, is the transition necessary? And … Continue reading Surviving the Transition to Digital Dentistry
According to the “World Population Prospects” report published by the United Nations, Earth may play host to 9.7 billion people by 2050. With hunger already a problem in both developed and undeveloped nations (though at differing levels), how can food production match food needs over the next 30+ years? Can technology like GPS, drones, industrial … Continue reading Can Smart Farming Solve the Food Crisis?
You may have heard that blockchain is “the next big thing.” And while “next big things” seem to rain from the sky in the tech world, there may be some truth in this particular case. Blockchain came on the scene in 2008, the brainchild of a still-anonymous person or team of people called “Satoshi Nakamoto.” … Continue reading Is Blockchain Right for Healthcare?
Whether you’ve never fully embraced asset tracking, are looking for a new method, or just want to save on paper, it’s time to look into a digital asset tracking system for the most important equipment in your facility. Asset tracking is different from inventory tracking, though they are commonly confused. Inventory tracking is the tagging … Continue reading How to Streamline Asset Tracking with Industrial Grade Tablets
As every winter, the annual flu season — and the subsequent flu season panic — is upon us. While the flu can be uncomfortable at best and downright deadly at worst, there is good news: 2018/2019’s outbreak is turning out to be much milder than last year’s devastating season. The other good news is that … Continue reading 4 Tips to Manage This Year’s Flu Season
HIPAA violations are growing in number and cost, and have affected medical facilities of all sizes. While training and vigilance on the part of administrators and staff is a vital component to HIPAA compliance, the right technology can turn an open book into a bank vault. From secure medical grade all-in-one computers to software to … Continue reading How Technology Prevents HIPAA Violations
“BYOD” stands for “Bring Your Own Device,” and its potential implementation is a conversation being had in many workplaces, schools, industries, and hospitals. In theory, it’s an effective cost-cutting measure: everyone is walking around with an advanced, mobile touchscreen computer in their pocket at all times. Why not leverage that ubiquitous technology, all the while … Continue reading Are BYOD Policies in Healthcare a Mistake?
Safety incidents in factories, manufacturing, and construction have been dropping since the ‘70s, which is fantastic news. However, manufacturing and especially construction still have mortality and injury rates three times higher than the average of all industries put together. This is hardly a surprise, considering the heavy-duty equipment involved, but it can still be improved. … Continue reading 4 Ways Specialized Industrial Computers Increase Safety Levels