Is 5G Safe for Hospitals?

The battle for 5G has already begun, which could put a huge dent in healthcare innovation. All of the newest proposed healthcare revolutions require a bump in internet speed and bandwidth. Telehealth streaming, mobile clinics, remote surgery, augmented reality, and Internet-of-Things devices all…


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How Can Augmented Reality Improve Healthcare?

AR, or “augmented reality” isn’t just for video games and experiencing media — many in the healthcare industry believe AR could improve training, quality of care, and telehealth immensely. How does augmented reality technology complement healthcare, medical computers, and other existing…


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How Technology Can Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores

Healthcare has changed. Sites like “Rate MDs” and “Healthgrades” have introduced competition and popularity into healthcare, giving patients a public forum for rating their doctors and medical staff. And since those sites can be accessed right from the patient’s pocket, the modern patient is more…


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6 Reasons Not to Worry About Robots in the Operating Room

There’s no shortage of fear about automation, but most of it has to do with job loss. However, there is a unique anxiety that may have patients fearing their upcoming surgery appointment more than usual: the idea that a robot may be the one holding the scalpel. Robotic surgery is making…


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4 Steps for Fighting Ransomware in Healthcare

Malware is bad news for any venture, but healthcare seems particularly vulnerable. Due to air-tight HIPAA regulations, a data breach or data loss by a healthcare facility costs more than just the ransom or the price of restoration. The fines for HIPAA breaches, just on their own, have been…


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A Beginner’s Guide to Healthcare Interoperability

There’s no denying that the newest trend in healthcare is the idea of “interoperability.” It’s the headline of every news story, and it’s on everyone’s lips coming out of HIMSS. But, it’s easy to gloss over it, to think of it as a new way to say “synergy” or “Big Data.” What is Healthcare…


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Is Your Hospital Ready for the Future of AI?

Leaps in computing power, programming abilities, and the web of interconnected devices has created a boom in artificial intelligence. A.I. will undoubtedly improve, disrupt, and alter every industry in the world, but it’s in healthcare that it could make the strongest impact. Artificial…


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Improving Elderly Care with the Latest Medical Technology

Improving elderly care isn’t just about helping older folks now — it’s about looking into the future, at the kind of needs an increasing elderly population will need down the line. Luckily, medical technology, medical computers, and interconnectivity are experiencing an unprecedented level of…


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Makeover Your Medical Waiting Room

Waiting rooms are associated with one thing: misery. There’s no getting around it. Even the name itself invokes dread — it’s literally a room that’s sole purpose is to wait. But as any physician, dentist, or nurse can tell you, a grumpy patient is bad company. Plus, stress and negative emotions…


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Battling the Unique Challenges Faced by Rural Hospitals

Sadly, not all hospitals are equal, and not all regions come with the same problems and solutions. Rural patients and rural hospitals have always had challenges, but the data says that lately, they’ve been suffering more than ever before. How can we help rural areas improve the quality,…


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