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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 Fitbit angling to replace doctors, ECG machines, … Continue reading Do Smartwatch ECGs Stand up to Doctor Scrutiny?

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Is Blockchain Right for Healthcare?

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?

4 Tips to Manage This Year’s Flu Season

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

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How to Prepare for the Future of Medical Imaging

Reading, understanding, and making a diagnosis from a radiological or other medical scan is no easy feat, even for expert radiologists and doctors. Sometimes, signs get missed, visual illusions appear in the scan, or important factors get obscured. This is called “interpretive error,” and it means the scan was read or interpreted incorrectly. “Interpretive error” … Continue reading How to Prepare for the Future of Medical Imaging

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Multiple Hardware Vendors vs 1—Weighing the Pros and Cons of Both Approaches

In a business setting, it’s not always clear what the best decisions are. Discounts often drive who is chosen for hardware implementation. Unfortunately for many, the largest discount might mean the fattest payout in the long run, and it’s the clairvoyance IT professionals need to see how extensive an expensive route will pay off for … Continue reading Multiple Hardware Vendors vs 1—Weighing the Pros and Cons of Both Approaches

Ransomware Prevention & Mitigation in Healthcare

Ransomware is one of the most aggressive, damaging, adaptable and agile cyber attacks. It evolves fast; it is also easy to create; it scales well; it is easy money for the hackers. A 2016 survey by SentinelOne says 50% of organizations suffered a ransomware attack last year, and 85% of them on multiple occasions. 70% … Continue reading Ransomware Prevention & Mitigation in Healthcare

Industrial Automation & The Future of Employment

The discussion about industrial automation replacing the human workforce has a long history and goes back to the Industrial Revolution, but it is the advent of the PC in the 80s that has changed the way we work forever. The discussion has generated a number of myths. What often remains behind the scenes is how … Continue reading Industrial Automation & The Future of Employment

Benefits of Power-over-Ethernet Computers in Healthcare Settings

A typical healthcare environment is a complex system of devices, networks and people working in-sync, but modern hospitals are increasingly pressed to find cost-saving solutions. Energy efficiency is one of the focal points in health care budgeting.  Reducing energy consumption is a priority, but so is digitization and patient satisfaction. The latter two are direct … Continue reading Benefits of Power-over-Ethernet Computers in Healthcare Settings

10 Ways Hospitals Can Boost Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency presents both a challenge and an opportunity for healthcare facilities. The main challenge is the unique circumstances healthcare facilities face. Regulatory requirements, infection control, the intensity of energy and water use, 24/7 uninterrupted operation set healthcare facilities apart from commercial ones. Thus, energy efficiency in healthcare requires different strategies than those that are … Continue reading 10 Ways Hospitals Can Boost Energy Efficiency