Replace 6 Hospital Equipment with One Medical Computer or Tablet

Remember the days people used to walk with stereos and their arms fatigued from holding those bulky video cameras?  Now all those devices and functions fit in your pocket via your smartphone. A similar replacement, which we’re covering today, is happening in the healthcare industry thanks to…


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Cleaning in Hospital: Keeping Patients Safe

Do you ever think about housekeeping staff in hospitals? Probably not. The COVID-19 pandemic, though, brought many hospital departments to public attention in their heroic efforts to protect patients from the highly-contagious disease.  Hospital housekeeping is one of those departments. We cover it…


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HIPAA Guidelines & What is HIPAA Compliance [Compliance Checklist]

You know what is an easy way to save 1.5 Million dollars? Follow HIPAA’s regulations. This is the amount that companies on average are paying for each HIPAA violation. That is not including possible job loss or jail time.  So how does one avoid such eye-popping fines and penalties? What…


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An Introduction to Telehealth for Healthcare Industry

Did you recently have a doctor’s visit via a phone call or video chat? Or while in the hospital, watch as your primary provider linked up via video to a specialist thousands of miles away to discuss your case? These and many more are examples of telehealth.  Yet what exactly is this technology?…


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5 Uses for Medical Computers in Hospitals

In the mid-Fifties, computer use in hospitals was mainly in the automation of financial and accounting tasks. As the technology grew and regulations such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and Medicare/Medicaid information systems changed, computers became more and more…


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Why Isn’t Family Health History Used in Patient Diagnosis?

Health in the modern world is more than just one’s personal eating and fitness habits. It’s also a matter of one’s family. People know more than ever how their genetics affect their physical and mental wellbeing.  Medical technologies like EMR unfortunately lag in applying this information in…


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Medical Coders vs AI – Who Will Be Employed In the Future?

Medical coding is the review of medical documentation for billing and database purposes. Coders, as professionals in the field are called, do so by assigning standard codes to items like the names of diseases, medical conditions, and even instruments used.  Today, many coders are concerned if their…


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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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3 Unconventional Telehealth Solutions to Meet Rural Healthcare Needs

Telehealth played a critical role helping people deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. It allows patients to safely contact their providers to deal with their non-urgent but still important conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and pregnancy.  The technology proved to have limits, though. Many…


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Why Microsoft, Amazon, and Oracle are Investing in Healthcare Voice Recognition

Why was database titan Oracle interested in EMR giant Cerner? The question was on every financial analyst’s mind last year. Interest for answers intensified when Oracle paid $28.3 billion for Cerner shortly afterwards. This time, analysts may finally have an answer. Slowing the Burnout Voice…


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