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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Navigating FDA 60601-1 Compliance for Medical Devices

For years the US Food and Drug Administration has mandated that medical devices comply with 60601 standards for near-patient safety, and while that’s great for patients, it can be a difficult or frustrating road to navigate for medical device manufacturers.   60601-1 ratings are given to devices…


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4 New Advances in Artificial Intelligence in the Healthcare Industry

Artificial intelligence is, no surprise, an evolving field of research and programming that is constantly churning out new tools.  The healthcare industry is, of course, a perfect use for many of these tools: healthcare is all about trying to find a way to sort through and understand a glut of…


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Is the FCC Going to Help Fund Telehealth Adoption?

The latest news coming out of the healthcare cycle is that Brendan Carr, the FCC Commissioner, has announced a vote that could expand telehealth funding for millions of Americans with limited or no proper access to hospitals and doctors’ offices. This new plan, if passed, could have huge…


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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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