Why Data Privacy is Essential for All Industries

As if smartphones, medical grade computers, and industrial tablets weren’t enough of an indicator, new technology is constantly integrating into every facet of our lives. But it isn’t just hardware that’s becoming smarter, businesses have begun to notice that important data on clients, ingested…


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What Tech is Needed for Effective Clinical Collaboration Systems?

Doctors, nurses, and health professionals are like monoliths of information and experience when it comes to how the human body functions and heals. As impressive as these meticulously trained healers can be and despite technological advances in EHRs and medical computers, they’re still only human.…


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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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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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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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How Hackable Are Modern Medical Devices?

Headlines all around the medical community are decrying connected medical devices and the inherent danger from hackers.  But is there any truth to the concern? Should we be worried that nefarious keyboard cowboys are going to hack into our pacemakers and medical tablets and insulin pumps and cause…


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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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6 Easy Ways for Your Hospital to Go Green

Going green isn’t just about recycling: almost every aspect of healthcare and hospital life can be examined and augmented. It isn’t just about saving the environment, either. It’s far more complicated than that. A strong green initiative reduces wastefulness, increases efficiency, often aids the…


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What is Population Health and How Can Healthcare Better Implement It?

Medicine is always pushing forward to find new ways to help patients. And while emergency rooms and surgery and even regular check-ups are all wonderful as the first line of defense, what if medicine could take the offensive? What if healthcare could find a way to help patients before they get…


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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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