Understanding Healthcare AI’s Crucial Flaw and its Upcoming Solution

Artificial intelligence has been mystified to the point of near satire with films such as iRobot, Her, and more. And while we can never be too sure of what the future holds, knowing the current advancements and limitations of AI, specifically in the case of healthcare and medical grade computers,…


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What Are Digital Therapeutics and How Can They Improve Patient Outcomes?

The term “digital therapeutics” is springing up like weeds in the yard, but what exactly does it mean? Coined in 2012 by Dr. Cameron Sepah, the doctor wrote in his research paper that the definition of digital therapeutics was “evidence-based behavioral treatments” that were received by the patient…


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Innovating Veteran Care with the Latest Medical Computers and Technology

It’s not controversial to say that veteran care needs work: defending those who’ve defended all of us at the cost of their minds and bodies needs to be a higher priority.  But how can we achieve these goals with the often limited budgets veterans’ healthcare facilities and organizations are often…


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Can Machine-Learning Beat Alarm Fatigue?

Nurses and clinicians are waging a losing war, not against sickness or budget shortfalls, but against the thousands of constantly-ringing alarms that flood every moment with screeches and beeps.  An IV fell out (it didn’t). A patient’s heart stopped (it didn’t). A patient on bedrest stood up (they…


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How to Meet the 2020 Targets for Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections

The importance of infection control can’t be understated — according to the CDC, infections acquired in the hospital cause 99,000 deaths per year, while further infecting or endangering 1.7 million in total. And considering we are nearly at the end of the 5-year HAI action plan put in place by the…


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Is Your Hospital Ready for Hurricanes and Other Disasters?

Hurricanes are in the news right now and are a real danger for millions of people on the east coast of the United States.  However, disaster can strike tragically at any time, from multiple different vectors: earthquake, flooding, storms, tornadoes, and snow. Unfortunately, recent data shows that…


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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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How Can New Technology Fulfill the Promise of Precision Medicine?

The future of medicine isn’t a matter of mass-market solutions, of one-size-fits-all medical treatment.  As it stands now, we must content ourselves with vaccines and surgeries and medicine that do the most good for the most amount of people: there are always going to be outliers, and cost and…


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Can Non-Surgical Robots Free Up Clinicians for More Important Tasks?

Doctors are swamped. Nurses are swamped. Every single healthcare employee is packed to the gills with responsibilities, outrageous hours, and straight-up hard work.  With physician shortages being the norm, and the number of insured patients only rising, something has to give. Clinicians are…


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How Better Scanners and 4k Monitors are Transforming Digital Pathology

Though the concept of digital pathology has been around almost 60 years, it’s only recently that we’ve developed the networks, image resolution, data storage, sharing techniques, and machine learning to truly transform the practice into one of the most important branches of healthcare technology.…


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