3 Ways to Make Doctors Hate EHR a Little Less

We all know the truth: doctors and nurses would rather spend their time, you know, being doctors and nurses instead of crouched in front of dimly-glowing monitors, punching patient information into electronic health record systems. However, the fact remains that EHR can be extremely helpful for…


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Top 4 Reasons HIT Projects Fail to Meet ROI

Healthcare IT projects are expensive, expansive, and rife with potential complications, which is why there’s very little room for error. Keeping an eye on the project’s ROI (return on investment) becomes paramount: is all of the money being spent on computers and technical equipment going right…


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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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3 Simple Ways Hospitals Can Fix a Low HCAHPS Score

The news is out, and the unofficial winners of “best” and “worst” HCAHPS have been cataloged and reported. These hospitals represent the highest and lowest scorers for patient satisfaction in the United States. If you’re not familiar, HCAHPS stands for “Hospital…


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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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Exploring the New Frontier of Digital Wound Care

While all doctors and nurses deal with injuries, the specific field of “wound care” is actually quite specialized and tricky work. Moreover, as any wound care specialist will tell you, the field can sometimes feel more like art than science. In fact, “wound care” often doesn’t even have a formal…


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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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Installing Commercial-Grade Tablets in a Medical Device is Asking for Trouble

A tablet is the perfect go-to for both the brains and user interface for a medical device: they’re slim, surprisingly powerful, easy to use, and simple to integrate into any given mount. However, grabbing the newest iPad or Tab and slapping it onto a machine may not be the hassle-free time-saver…


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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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4 Ways 3D Printing is Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry

What’s the greatest hurdle to medical innovation? It’s not lack of hard-working researchers or a dearth of intelligence, but the simple and banal truth of cost. Money buys better devices, smaller devices, devices that are crammed with incredibly advanced circuitry. But what if that doesn’t have to…


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