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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Deadly Fungal Strain Spreads through U.S. – Why IP65 Rated Computers Matter in Hospitals

In the past 3 years, an alarming fungal outbreak has been growing in the United States and around the world. Called candida auris or c. auris, this new fungal infection is becoming a real danger to the healthcare industry in particular. Because the infection can’t be easily spread from person to…


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4 Medical Devices that Absolutely Need Integrated Medical Computers

The days of enormous computers and huge medical devices are nearly over — as technology advances, it shrinks, and in no field is that more useful than in healthcare. Smaller tech means more mobile and agile medical services, which in turn means more options for patients and providers alike.…


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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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