The truth is, there is no perfectly objective method to determine the “best hospital.” But, there’s no denying that the highest ranked hospitals have a few qualities in common: innovation, patient care, and communication above everything else. But how do they do it? How can we apply those lessons to hospitals around the world? Embracing … Continue reading What Makes a Top Hospital?
Transitioning from a standard dental office to a fully digital practice causes many dentists to balk. The initial cost is high, the learning curve can feel extreme, and the constantly-mutating nature of technological progress can make some clinicians wonder if what’s here today is going to be gone tomorrow. So, is the transition necessary? And … Continue reading Surviving the Transition to Digital Dentistry
An explosion of new medical inventions is great news in all but one respect: asset management. A wealth of cutting-edge devices helps patients and staff, but it also means keeping track of a flood of new gear. Unfortunately, storage space and logistical systems don’t always get the same level of attention as the shiny new … Continue reading Medical Asset Tracking: How to Get Started
“First do no harm” is a guiding principle for many doctors and clinicians, and its meaning holds extra weight in an operating room. Almost everything in an operating room could be harmful, from the surgical implements to the power running through the heart monitor to the germs in the very air. That being the case, … Continue reading How to Improve Patient Safety in the Operating Room
You may have heard that blockchain is “the next big thing.” And while “next big things” seem to rain from the sky in the tech world, there may be some truth in this particular case. Blockchain came on the scene in 2008, the brainchild of a still-anonymous person or team of people called “Satoshi Nakamoto.” … Continue reading Is Blockchain Right for Healthcare?
As every winter, the annual flu season — and the subsequent flu season panic — is upon us. While the flu can be uncomfortable at best and downright deadly at worst, there is good news: 2018/2019’s outbreak is turning out to be much milder than last year’s devastating season. The other good news is that … Continue reading 4 Tips to Manage This Year’s Flu Season
HIPAA violations are growing in number and cost, and have affected medical facilities of all sizes. While training and vigilance on the part of administrators and staff is a vital component to HIPAA compliance, the right technology can turn an open book into a bank vault. From secure medical grade all-in-one computers to software to … Continue reading How Technology Prevents HIPAA Violations
“BYOD” stands for “Bring Your Own Device,” and its potential implementation is a conversation being had in many workplaces, schools, industries, and hospitals. In theory, it’s an effective cost-cutting measure: everyone is walking around with an advanced, mobile touchscreen computer in their pocket at all times. Why not leverage that ubiquitous technology, all the while … Continue reading Are BYOD Policies in Healthcare a Mistake?
Reading, understanding, and making a diagnosis from a radiological or other medical scan is no easy feat, even for expert radiologists and doctors. Sometimes, signs get missed, visual illusions appear in the scan, or important factors get obscured. This is called “interpretive error,” and it means the scan was read or interpreted incorrectly. “Interpretive error” … Continue reading How to Prepare for the Future of Medical Imaging
It’s no secret that medical facilities are understaffed, overcrowded, and often underfunded. Patients seem to be shipped in by the truckload, and factors like staffing shortages and doctor burnout have many professionals worrying about increased wait times and decreased patient satisfaction. Unnecessary hospital visits only expound these common problems, choking up emergency departments, urgent care … Continue reading Reducing Unnecessary Hospital Visits with Telehealth