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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Importance of Hospital Equipment Ergonomics

Design that is focused on the well-being of the user is called “ergonomics.” In the medical field, these users can be doctors, techs, nurses, and patients.  Ergonomic equipment is designed to reduce the amount of undue strain on the human body, which is especially important in hospitals. Healthcare…


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Uses of Artificial Intelligence in the Life Sciences Industry

The phrase, “information overload,” usually refers to the sheer amount of content found on the Internet. But it can easily apply to the life science industry, especially raw data. Pharmaceutical companies have to deal with the barrage of figures like how chemical molecules affect the human body,…


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Robotic-Assisted Surgery: Five Misconceptions and the Facts Behind Them

You’re at your doctor’s waiting room. No one likes to hear that they are going to need surgery, let alone that it might be a robotic-assisted procedure, which is highly possible with today’s fast paced advancements in medical technology.  What, exactly, is robotic-assisted surgery?, you ask…


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Protecting Patients and Staff from Radiation Exposure Risks in Hospitals

Radiation exposure is an everyday fact of life in hospitals, but puts staff and patients at risk of real health problems down the road.  Hospitals need to bolster PPE usage, improve education, and embrace new technology to limit radiation exposure for patients and staff.  In this guide, hospital…


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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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3 Challenges to 3D Printing in Healthcare

Additive manufacturing, more popularly known as 3D printing, has advanced enough to create toys, figurines, and parts for more complex machines. Now imagine a world where they print three-dimensional objects like the housing of a medical tablet, custom medication, or even a new kidney made from…


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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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