6 Devices Taking the Pain Out of IV Placement

While it is no doubt one of the most common procedures in the hospital, the insertion and placement of intravenous catheters can still be a tricky process, even for veteran nurses. Luckily, whether for hydration or medication, there are a whole host of new technologies, medical computers, and…


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Is Augmented Reality in Healthcare Really the Future?

Technology is constantly coming and going within healthcare. Some of it, like medical grade computers and patient wearables, stay in the mainstream and enhance patient care, while others, like EHRs and artificial intelligence, need a little more time in the oven.  And while this may sometimes feel…


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How Medical Device Manufacturers are Preparing for the Spike in At Home Care

As medical device manufacturers, keeping an ear on the pulse of the healthcare space is how you ensure you’re delivering the solutions providers need to embrace new and exciting advancements in the field. That’s how device manufacturers have delivered on antimicrobial medical computers and tablets…


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3 Steps Hospitals can Take Towards Healthcare Interoperability

Data is crucial and one of the most valuable resources healthcare has when it comes to caring for patients today. Unfortunately, sharing this data isn’t exactly easy. Information systems and EHR software are incredibly diverse and many of them can’t communicate well with each other, making clinical…


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Understanding Healthcare AI’s Crucial Flaw and its Upcoming Solution

Artificial intelligence has been mystified to the point of near satire with films such as iRobot, Her, and more. And while we can never be too sure of what the future holds, knowing the current advancements and limitations of AI, specifically in the case of healthcare and medical grade computers,…


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What Are Digital Therapeutics and How Can They Improve Patient Outcomes?

The term “digital therapeutics” is springing up like weeds in the yard, but what exactly does it mean? Coined in 2012 by Dr. Cameron Sepah, the doctor wrote in his research paper that the definition of digital therapeutics was “evidence-based behavioral treatments” that were received by the patient…


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Innovating Veteran Care with the Latest Medical Computers and Technology

It’s not controversial to say that veteran care needs work: defending those who’ve defended all of us at the cost of their minds and bodies needs to be a higher priority.  But how can we achieve these goals with the often limited budgets veterans’ healthcare facilities and organizations are often…


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Can Machine-Learning Beat Alarm Fatigue?

Nurses and clinicians are waging a losing war, not against sickness or budget shortfalls, but against the thousands of constantly-ringing alarms that flood every moment with screeches and beeps.  An IV fell out (it didn’t). A patient’s heart stopped (it didn’t). A patient on bedrest stood up (they…


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How to Meet the 2020 Targets for Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections

The importance of infection control can’t be understated — according to the CDC, infections acquired in the hospital cause 99,000 deaths per year, while further infecting or endangering 1.7 million in total. And considering we are nearly at the end of the 5-year HAI action plan put in place by the…


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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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