How to Pick the Best Medical Computer for ICU

In the past we discussed the uses for computers in a medical healthcare facility or hospital. While we provided some solid guidelines, we didn’t address the various departments, their specialties, and unique requirements. Here we’ll be covering one of them ﹘ the intensive care unit  ﹘  from its…


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Preparing for Liftoff: The Rise of Air Ambulance

Medical emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. First responders like emergency medics have developed a variety of vehicles to get to the patient’s location. Responders providing air medical services use air ambulances like medical helicopters. Let’s cover these vehicles’ history, advantages…


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3 Ways Technology Is Changing the Beauty Industry

The beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar business. People happily spend thousands, even millions, on anti-aging creams or lipsticks to liposuction and facelifts in the never-ending quest to look and feel good. Worldwide, revenue from beauty and personal care products for 2022 amounts to…


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Robotic-Assisted Surgery: Five Misconceptions and the Facts Behind Them

You’re at your doctor’s waiting room. No one likes to hear that they are going to need surgery, let alone that it might be a robotic-assisted procedure, which is highly possible with today’s fast paced advancements in medical technology.  What, exactly, is robotic-assisted surgery?, you ask…


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Navigating FDA 60601-1 Compliance for Medical Devices

For years the US Food and Drug Administration has mandated that medical devices comply with 60601 standards for near-patient safety, and while that’s great for patients, it can be a difficult or frustrating road to navigate for medical device manufacturers.   60601-1 ratings are given to devices…


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6 Reasons Not to Worry About Robots in the Operating Room

There’s no shortage of fear about automation, but most of it has to do with job loss. However, there is a unique anxiety that may have patients fearing their upcoming surgery appointment more than usual: the idea that a robot may be the one holding the scalpel. Robotic surgery is making…


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How to Prevent HIPAA Violations with a Secure Medical Computer System

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was implemented in 1996, and set strict standards for properly securing medical records. The internet was only beginning to become a force in the world when HIPAA went into effect, and its creators could not have imagined the kinds of…


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What is 60601-1? Decoding the International Patient Safety Standard

If you read that title, you at least know that 60601-1 is an international standard for medical grade devices that specifically relates to patient safety. Obviously that is a very vague definition, and the purpose of this blog is to block out the white noise and provide a clear understanding of…


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Protect Yourself with True Medical Computer Certification

It's likely you've read about the IEC 60601-1 medical certification here before, but previous topics haven't detailed the specifics behind safety and why that matters for a hospital and its patients. If a computer isn't 60601-1 certified, there are complicated hazards than what might appear on a…


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