Here’s How Telehealth is Revolutionizing the Way We Practice Healthcare

Telehealth is a topic under heavy study because it's extremely effective at reducing time and streamlining processes for medical care. It's a complex umbrella term that addresses physician to patient interaction, how medical records are viewed and delivered, physician care and outreach, patient…


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3 Unique Point of Care Uses for Medical Computers

The term "point of care" may be a little bit unclear, so let's start off with defining what that means. Point of care testing suggests any medical treatment that can be done specifically where the patient is located. Often times at the bedside, but it could be in a patient’s home, at a doctor’s…


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3 Ways Healthcare Usage Dramatically Impacts Hardware Longevity

It's important for medical computers to operate 24/7 since healthcare is just as demanding. Internal components do not last forever, unfortunately, and demanding uptime for computers can seriously affect the longevity of hardware. According to an analysis by the Institute of Electrical and…


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Extending the Life of Medical Equipment with Medical Grade PCs

The IT challenges and needs for a healthcare facility are far different than those of a traditional enterprise. Mobility, EMR compatibility, as well as 24/7 operability must all be factored in. But even within the healthcare space, needs can vary tremendously. Consider the differences between a…


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How to Avoid Data Corruption in Hospitals: Prevention Starts with Awareness

Technology in any industry is always subject to Murphy's Law; if a problem can arise, it will. That's the lay of the land in tech, and there's no avoiding it. However, awareness of data corruption in hospitals and being prepared with the right hardware helps any facility combat whatever…


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What The FDA’s Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices Means for Manufacturers of Medical Devices

The FDA‘s guidance on “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices”[PDF] is a complementary document for the 2014’s “Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices” [PDF]. The 30 pages of the guidance contain detailed recommendations, and the…


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Bedside Computer Charting – Past, Present and Future

Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles every two years. This law, when realized in practice, translates into a) ever-more powerful and sophisticated chips, and b) proportionally cheaper technologies relying on them. Further amplifying this concept, Kurzweil’s Law…


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Can Your Medical Computers Run Military Genesis EHR?

MHS Genesis EHR is now a reality. After four years of planning, months of tests and delays, and a $4.3-billion contract, Department of Defense’s first electronic health records implementation is live at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington. Military Healthcare System (MHS) Genesis is based on…


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Advantages of Fanless All-in-One Computers

Technology evolves at an increasing speed. Every day brings a new change. Old concepts are redefined. Capabilities never seen before emerge. The fanless PC design and technology under its hood has changed so much since the first fanless computer appeared. Fanless all-in-one computers – even more.…


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Why Patients Want Telehealth – And How Providers Can Benefit From It

A recent study reveals how patients feel about telehealth. More than 50 million U.S. consumers are willing to switch to a provider that offers telehealth services. Notably, patients want telehealth for a broad scope of issues ranging from minor tasks like getting prescription refills to managing…


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