How Modern Hospital Waiting Rooms Provide Safety and Reduce Wait Time

No one likes waiting in waiting rooms. Especially if one is sick or has a loved one in a hospital ward. Realizing this, medical clinics and hospitals made many changes to make the experience more bearable. COVID-19 shifted these efforts, making safety the priority for patients and staff. We’ll be…


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The Great Resignation in Healthcare and How We Can Help

Given how much stress the COVID-19 pandemic has put on the healthcare system, it should be no surprise that even as early as December 2020, 40% of nurses and 23% of physicians said they were considering leaving their jobs.  Clinician burnout was far and away the most significant factor leading to…


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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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Why Isn’t Family Health History Used in Patient Diagnosis?

Health in the modern world is more than just one’s personal eating and fitness habits. It’s also a matter of one’s family. People know more than ever how their genetics affect their physical and mental wellbeing.  Medical technologies like EMR unfortunately lag in applying this information in…


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Vocal Biomarkers: Can Artificial Intelligence Hear Our Impending Heart Attacks?

Treating disease from a distance. Once science-fiction, it’s becoming a reality thanks to technology. Telehealth allows patients and providers to connect with each other by phone or medical PC to discuss a patient’s problems. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) allows providers to monitor a patient’s…


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Medical Coders vs AI – Who Will Be Employed In the Future?

Medical coding is the review of medical documentation for billing and database purposes. Coders, as professionals in the field are called, do so by assigning standard codes to items like the names of diseases, medical conditions, and even instruments used.  Today, many coders are concerned if their…


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EMTs Working Blind – Importance of Electronic Health Records

You’re driving to work when the traffic jam ahead forces you into the next lane. There’s been an accident and it’s a bad one. As you pass the tangled mess of glass and metal, you give silent thanks at the familiar sounds of ambulance sirens coming up from behind you.   Emergency medics are usually…


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Driving Healthcare Home – How Hyundai Set out to Change the World

Imagine the following. You’re packing for a business trip, your flight is leaving in a couple of hours. You realize you’re nearly out of insulin to control your diabetes.  Not a problem, you think. You whip out your smartphone and relay your urgent need to the online pharmacy via their app.…


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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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Importance of Hospital Equipment Ergonomics

Design that is focused on the well-being of the user is called “ergonomics.” In the medical field, these users can be doctors, techs, nurses, and patients.  Ergonomic equipment is designed to reduce the amount of undue strain on the human body, which is especially important in hospitals. Healthcare…


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