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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In the Trenches: What Are Doctors Saying About Telehealth?

It’s easy to get excited about the newest healthcare trends; it’s much harder to actually implement these trends on the ground level. Budget is a concern, certainly, as is the institutional difficulty of changing an entire intractable system. But the primary concern with implementing a new…


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How Can Augmented Reality Improve Healthcare?

AR, or “augmented reality” isn’t just for video games and experiencing media — many in the healthcare industry believe AR could improve training, quality of care, and telehealth immensely. How does augmented reality technology complement healthcare, medical computers, and other existing…


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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Healthcare Interoperability

There’s no denying that the newest trend in healthcare is the idea of “interoperability.” It’s the headline of every news story, and it’s on everyone’s lips coming out of HIMSS. But, it’s easy to gloss over it, to think of it as a new way to say “synergy” or “Big Data.” What is Healthcare…


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Is Your Hospital Ready for the Future of AI?

Leaps in computing power, programming abilities, and the web of interconnected devices has created a boom in artificial intelligence. A.I. will undoubtedly improve, disrupt, and alter every industry in the world, but it’s in healthcare that it could make the strongest impact. Artificial…


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Improving Elderly Care with the Latest Medical Technology

Improving elderly care isn’t just about helping older folks now — it’s about looking into the future, at the kind of needs an increasing elderly population will need down the line. Luckily, medical technology, medical computers, and interconnectivity are experiencing an unprecedented level of…


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Battling the Unique Challenges Faced by Rural Hospitals

Sadly, not all hospitals are equal, and not all regions come with the same problems and solutions. Rural patients and rural hospitals have always had challenges, but the data says that lately, they’ve been suffering more than ever before. How can we help rural areas improve the quality,…


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Do Smartwatch ECGs Stand up to Doctor Scrutiny?

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…


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What Makes a Top Hospital?

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…


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