Continued Chip Shortage Impact on Healthcare Medical Devices

You would think it’s more important to supply manufacturers of life-saving equipment than the latest video game console. That is not the case with vital semiconductor chips used in both industries and many more. Today we cover the chip shortage from how it’s affecting the healthcare system and…


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Top 5 Tech Jobs in Healthcare

Healthcare has become one of the basic human rights we adorn in our lives but that wasn’t always the case. With healthcare being privatized in countless places, there are options for being treated for necessities as well as accessing elevated treatments using new technologies, such as medical grade…


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What is a Patient Kiosk?

Have you been to the hospital or seen your doctor in the last couple of years? Then instead of checking in at the front desk, you were most likely directed to a patient kiosk: a touchscreen device either mounted on the wall or a small standalone booth or table.  What is this device? Why are you…


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A Comprehensive History of Pathology

You give a blood sample at your doctor’s office as part of a routine. The next day, you receive an email, linking you to a webpage with detailed results of your current health including requests to seek both a cardiologist and a nutritionist. How did that simple vial of blood yield so much…


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Nursing Station: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Ever been hospitalized? Or know someone who has? Chances are you have. You’ve probably then spoken to a nurse’s station at one point. There you watched the nurses running about non-stop, performing essential and important tasks which included answering your questions and concerns. We’re covering…


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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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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Critical Care for Children and Teens

The pediatric intensive care unit is the hospital department used to house critically-ill newborns, children, pre-teens, teenagers and certain young adults. Because of this patient base, it has different requirements from other intensive care units like neonatal intensive care or the intensive care…


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Cardiology Department: The Heart of the Hospital

Did you know the heart determined your place in the afterlife? At least it did to the ancient Egyptians. A person’s soul, represented by their heart, was weighed against the feather of Truth. If it weighed less, the soul went to Paradise. If it weighed more, the heart was devoured.  While the…


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Anesthesiology Department: The Science of Pain Management

Did you know the phrase, “bite the bullet,” meant exactly that? Wounded soldiers were given a bullet to bite on as the surgeons performed painful operations ranging from suturing wounds to sawing off limbs, all while conscious and without anesthesia. In the past we discussed the uses…


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Hospital Pharmacy and Its Scope and Objectives

In the past we discussed the uses for computers in healthcare facilities or hospitals. While we provided some solid guidelines, we didn’t address the various departments, their specialties, and unique requirements. Here we’ll be covering one of them ﹘ the pharmacy department ﹘ from its history,…


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