Healthcare Chatbot Use Cases Blend Tech with Patient Empathy

Despite the sheer abundance of technology used in care facilities such as medical computers, AI, surgical robots, and more, healthcare is a very personal, social discipline. After all, doctors and nurses are often working with patients at their lowest and in the most need of a human touch. Many of…


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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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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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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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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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Exploring the New Frontier of Digital Wound Care

While all doctors and nurses deal with injuries, the specific field of “wound care” is actually quite specialized and tricky work. Moreover, as any wound care specialist will tell you, the field can sometimes feel more like art than science. In fact, “wound care” often doesn’t even have a formal…


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4 Medical Devices that Absolutely Need Integrated Medical Computers

The days of enormous computers and huge medical devices are nearly over — as technology advances, it shrinks, and in no field is that more useful than in healthcare. Smaller tech means more mobile and agile medical services, which in turn means more options for patients and providers alike.…


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