What Are Digital Therapeutics and How Can They Improve Patient Outcomes?

The term “digital therapeutics” is springing up like weeds in the yard, but what exactly does it mean? Coined in 2012 by Dr. Cameron Sepah, the doctor wrote in his research paper that the definition of digital therapeutics was “evidence-based behavioral treatments” that were received by the patient…


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Personalization Could be the Key to Ending EHR Physician Burnout

In healthcare, the right technology implemented the right way can perform miracles towards optimizing patient care. One need just look at remote monitoring tools, medical grade computers, and health tracking wearables for perfect examples of seamless tech integration.  The right technology…


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Innovating Veteran Care with the Latest Medical Computers and Technology

It’s not controversial to say that veteran care needs work: defending those who’ve defended all of us at the cost of their minds and bodies needs to be a higher priority.  But how can we achieve these goals with the often limited budgets veterans’ healthcare facilities and organizations are often…


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How Hospitals Use Computers Today

Healthcare facilities tended to stay a little behind the curve when it came to integrated computer use in the past, especially when compared to other industries such as manufacturing. However, with the ever-growing popularity of medical computers, hospitals and clinics have found themselves in the…


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How to Meet the 2020 Targets for Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections

The importance of infection control can’t be understated — according to the CDC, infections acquired in the hospital cause 99,000 deaths per year, while further infecting or endangering 1.7 million in total. And considering we are nearly at the end of the 5-year HAI action plan put in place by the…


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The Benefits and Dangers of Digital Collaboration in Healthcare

One of the greatest barriers for healthcare success, from patient relationships to lab testing to second opinions, is simple geography. When you’re a patient, you’re limited to the doctors and facilities near you. For doctors, the distance of a lab, specialist, or pathologist limits both the speed…


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Can Non-Surgical Robots Free Up Clinicians for More Important Tasks?

Doctors are swamped. Nurses are swamped. Every single healthcare employee is packed to the gills with responsibilities, outrageous hours, and straight-up hard work.  With physician shortages being the norm, and the number of insured patients only rising, something has to give. Clinicians are…


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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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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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