How Can New Technology Fulfill the Promise of Precision Medicine?

The future of medicine isn’t a matter of mass-market solutions, of one-size-fits-all medical treatment.  As it stands now, we must content ourselves with vaccines and surgeries and medicine that do the most good for the most amount of people: there are always going to be outliers, and cost and…


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The Role Healthcare I.T. Plays in Physician Burnout

Doctor burnout is a real phenomenon, one that’s only become more prevalent and more dangerous in recent times. Not only can burnout lead to mistakes that can harm patients, but it can also cause otherwise top-notch physicians to eventually drop the profession altogether, which only furthers the…


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Is Industrial Cybersecurity Even Possible?

Industrial control systems have made life easier for automation and manufacturing, and are a vital component in both the present and future of the industry. Unfortunately, with every new technology or process comes complications, unique problems that were unforeseen or impossible-to-imagine in the…


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Healthcare Needs to Communicate Better

Playwright George Bernard Shaw once famously said: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Anyone who’s ever worked in a hospital (or healthcare in general) can attest to just how sadly true that sentiment is. And while there are thousands of reasons…


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4 New Advances in Artificial Intelligence in the Healthcare Industry

Artificial intelligence is, no surprise, an evolving field of research and programming that is constantly churning out new tools.  The healthcare industry is, of course, a perfect use for many of these tools: healthcare is all about trying to find a way to sort through and understand a glut of…


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3 Ways to Make Doctors Hate EHR a Little Less

We all know the truth: doctors and nurses would rather spend their time, you know, being doctors and nurses instead of crouched in front of dimly-glowing monitors, punching patient information into electronic health record systems. However, the fact remains that EHR can be extremely helpful for…


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Why Emergency Support Services Need Rugged Tablets

Emergency and support services are the glue that holds our society together, the mortar between the bricks, the last net before the fall. And while they’re certainly no stranger to technology and advanced tools, you might be surprised how much work something like a rugged industrial tablet can save…


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4 Strategies for Making the Most Out of Your Medical Cart Computers

Medical cart computers have been around for a while, but their saturation in hospitals has never been higher than it is now. Sometimes called COWs (computers on wheels), cart computers have increased connectivity, patient confidentiality, and accountability across the board. And while inputting…


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Fighting the Surprising New Flaws in Medical Cyber Security

Unfortunately for HIT professionals everywhere, cybersecurity is never a done deal. It’s not like building a skyscraper or carving a statue — they never get to step away, dust off their hands, and say “here it is!” Not only are hackers and other malefactors always innovating new methods for…


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4 Steps for Fighting Ransomware in Healthcare

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…


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