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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Protecting Patients and Staff from Radiation Exposure Risks in Hospitals

Radiation exposure is an everyday fact of life in hospitals, but puts staff and patients at risk of real health problems down the road.  Hospitals need to bolster PPE usage, improve education, and embrace new technology to limit radiation exposure for patients and staff.  In this guide, hospital…


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Medical Grade vs Hospital Grade. What’s the Difference?

Clinicians, nurses, specialists, and other healthcare staff deal with medical issues daily. These can range from a simple cold to a life-threatening heart attack. It’s important for them to know exactly what tools are available, capabilities, and any limitations. Computers are probably the most…


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How Augmented Reality Provides Benefits In Healthcare

Science fiction is science fact in healthcare. Don’t believe us? Check out the medical tablets at your next visit in your doctor’s office. Or watch a surgical robot perform in the operating room as it is controlled remotely by the surgeon hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away. The…


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What Makes a Top Hospital?

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…


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Medical Asset Tracking: How to Get Started

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…


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How to Improve Patient Safety in the Operating Room

“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.…


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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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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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