How EMR, mHealth, and Smart Homes Comfort Hospice Residents

In 3 Technologies That Are Advancing Hospice Care, we discussed how telemedicine, predictive analytics, and virtual reality (VR) benefited patients in hospice. This time, we’re covering three additional technologies: electronic medical records (EMR), mHealth (example: wearables), and smart homes.…


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3 Unconventional Telehealth Solutions to Meet Rural Healthcare Needs

Telehealth played a critical role helping people deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. It allows patients to safely contact their providers to deal with their non-urgent but still important conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and pregnancy.  The technology proved to have limits, though. Many…


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Protecting Patients and Staff from Radiation Exposure Risks in Hospitals

Radiation exposure is an everyday fact of life in hospitals, but puts staff and patients at risk of real health problems down the road.  Hospitals need to bolster PPE usage, improve education, and embrace new technology to limit radiation exposure for patients and staff.  In this guide, hospital…


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COVID-19 Pandemic’s Five Lessons to Healthcare

Two years ago we posted what the medical device industry could be like at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we’re not quite there yet, a light can definitely be seen at the end of that tunnel. Here are our latest insights into that post COVID-19 world, and why medical grade equipment and…


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How Telemedicine Improves Maritime Healthcare

Most people in developed nations take medical care for granted. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the following lockdowns to contain it, brought to light the many gaps in healthcare systems to public attention.  One such gap was health services for seafarers like merchant ship crews. Roughly 90 percent of…


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The Importance of Remote Patient Monitoring

We mentioned remote patient monitoring in the past, usually in passing, as part of telehealth / telemedicine. But what is it, exactly? How is remote patient monitoring related to telehealth? How does it differ? And what is its importance to both healthcare providers and patients?   RPM vs…


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How Hospital At Home Saves Lives While Reducing Costs

Back in 2017, we posted about “Point of Care” (POC) and how it applies to healthcare. Briefly, POC is the treatment of a patient at their location. Well, you can’t get any more POC than a patient’s home. Treating them there is called “hospital at home,” and has several…


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How Medical Computers Improve Public Health Informatics

A year and a half ago, most people could be forgiven for not understanding the importance of data analysis in public health. But now, two summers into a global pandemic that we are just beginning to get a handle on, the role of data in public health has never been more at the forefront of public…


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How the Internet of Things is Revolutionizing Dentistry

Regular readers of this blog will know all about how the Internet of Things, a network of objects that use digital sensors to collect data about their environment and share it over the internet, has completely revolutionized healthcare. Now patients can track their vitals with wearable activity…


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How Medical Computers Help Eliminate ER Waste

There’s no denying that waste abounds in the American healthcare system. Nowhere is this waste more pronounced than in busy hospital Emergency Rooms. After all, according to Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President at RJWBarnabas Health, “the emergency door is the most expensive entrance into…


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