How EMR, mHealth, and Smart Homes Comfort Hospice Residents

In 3 Technologies That Are Advancing Hospice Care, we discussed how telemedicine, predictive analytics, and virtual reality (VR) benefited patients in hospice. This time, we’re covering three additional technologies: electronic medical records (EMR), mHealth (example: wearables), and smart homes.…


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3 Unconventional Telehealth Solutions to Meet Rural Healthcare Needs

Telehealth played a critical role helping people deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. It allows patients to safely contact their providers to deal with their non-urgent but still important conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and pregnancy.  The technology proved to have limits, though. Many…


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Why Microsoft, Amazon, and Oracle are Investing in Healthcare Voice Recognition

Why was database titan Oracle interested in EMR giant Cerner? The question was on every financial analyst’s mind last year. Interest for answers intensified when Oracle paid $28.3 billion for Cerner shortly afterwards. This time, analysts may finally have an answer. Slowing the Burnout Voice…


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4 Key Uses of Artificial Intelligence in Chronic Care Management

Chronic diseases such as asthma, arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease affect about half of all adults in the US. Worldwide, they account for more than 90 percent of the morbidity and mortality rates among First-World nations. Here are even more sobering figures to think about: Chronic diseases…


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COVID-19 Pandemic’s Five Lessons to Healthcare

Two years ago we posted what the medical device industry could be like at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we’re not quite there yet, a light can definitely be seen at the end of that tunnel. Here are our latest insights into that post COVID-19 world, and why medical grade equipment and…


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Uses of AI, Cloud Computing, and Quantum Computers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

You would think the pharmaceutical industry was a profitable one. At first glance, it would seem so. In 2020, the drug industry worldwide pulled in 1.27 trillion US dollars in total revenue. US-based companies like Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Lilly raked in the lion share at just over $56…


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How Future CAD Systems Can Prevent Clinician Burnout

Clinicians are burning out. They are feeling overwhelmed, as they are tasked with more work while at the same time expected to see more patients every day. In a recent survey by the AMA, 54 percent of urologists felt burned out, followed by specialists in neurology (50 percent); nephrology (49…


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How Telemedicine Improves Maritime Healthcare

Most people in developed nations take medical care for granted. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the following lockdowns to contain it, brought to light the many gaps in healthcare systems to public attention.  One such gap was health services for seafarers like merchant ship crews. Roughly 90 percent of…


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What is the Future of Medical Transcription?

Medical workers are highly-skilled, educated professionals in the highest demand they’ve ever been, and the hospital of the future is the one that respects and preserves their precious time. To create the hospital of the future, modern medical organizations need to invest in the software and…


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How Technology is Affecting and Improving Medical Transcription

Healthcare is always looking for ways to increase productivity. One example is using fewer steps to bring a patient out of a coma. Another would be making sure medical staff on the swing shift are not left scrambling for working equipment by verifying all battery-powered medical computers and other…


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