Solving the Self-Diagnosis Problem

Doctors everywhere have the same story: a patient comes in with a full rundown of just exactly what their medical issue is before the doctor has even had a chance to speak, much less check the patient or run tests.  Self-diagnosis is often a burden on patients and practitioners, often causing more…


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Is Your Hospital Ready for Hurricanes and Other Disasters?

Hurricanes are in the news right now and are a real danger for millions of people on the east coast of the United States.  However, disaster can strike tragically at any time, from multiple different vectors: earthquake, flooding, storms, tornadoes, and snow. Unfortunately, recent data shows that…


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The Benefits and Dangers of Digital Collaboration in Healthcare

One of the greatest barriers for healthcare success, from patient relationships to lab testing to second opinions, is simple geography. When you’re a patient, you’re limited to the doctors and facilities near you. For doctors, the distance of a lab, specialist, or pathologist limits both the speed…


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How Hackable Are Modern Medical Devices?

Headlines all around the medical community are decrying connected medical devices and the inherent danger from hackers.  But is there any truth to the concern? Should we be worried that nefarious keyboard cowboys are going to hack into our pacemakers and medical tablets and insulin pumps and cause…


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How Better Scanners and 4k Monitors are Transforming Digital Pathology

Though the concept of digital pathology has been around almost 60 years, it’s only recently that we’ve developed the networks, image resolution, data storage, sharing techniques, and machine learning to truly transform the practice into one of the most important branches of healthcare technology.…


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The Role Healthcare I.T. Plays in Physician Burnout

Doctor burnout is a real phenomenon, one that’s only become more prevalent and more dangerous in recent times. Not only can burnout lead to mistakes that can harm patients, but it can also cause otherwise top-notch physicians to eventually drop the profession altogether, which only furthers the…


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Healthcare Needs to Communicate Better

Playwright George Bernard Shaw once famously said: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Anyone who’s ever worked in a hospital (or healthcare in general) can attest to just how sadly true that sentiment is. And while there are thousands of reasons…


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4 New Advances in Artificial Intelligence in the Healthcare Industry

Artificial intelligence is, no surprise, an evolving field of research and programming that is constantly churning out new tools.  The healthcare industry is, of course, a perfect use for many of these tools: healthcare is all about trying to find a way to sort through and understand a glut of…


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Is the FCC Going to Help Fund Telehealth Adoption?

The latest news coming out of the healthcare cycle is that Brendan Carr, the FCC Commissioner, has announced a vote that could expand telehealth funding for millions of Americans with limited or no proper access to hospitals and doctors’ offices. This new plan, if passed, could have huge…


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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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