The Importance of Hospital Equipment Ergonomics

Healthcare providers are dedicated to the health and well-being of others. Sadly, the nature of their work often exposes healthcare employees to diverse hazards, from toxic materials to workplace injuries.  In navigating these challenges, integrating ergonomic principles enhances workplace safety,…


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Medical-Grade vs Regular Monitors: Differences Explained

Computers play a vital role in healthcare regardless of the specialty, and the importance of high-quality medical-grade monitors is just as critical. For this reason, specific requirements, features, and certifications are given for medical-grade monitors that are vastly different from typical…


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Medical Grade in Technology Explained

Is your hospital planning a major deployment of cutting-edge medical computers? At the forefront of your specifications is the requirement that they must be “medical grade.”  But what exactly does “medical grade” mean? Surprisingly, you won’t stumble upon this term at…


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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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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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4 Reasons to Use Medical Grade Monitors in Diagnostic Imaging

In 1895, physicist Wilhelm Röntgen revolutionized the field of medicine when he inadvertently created the world’s first radiographic image by passing his hand in front of a cathode ray tube. Today, more than a century later, digital technology allows doctors to capture diagnostic images with a…


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4 Strategies for Making the Most Out of Your Medical Cart Computers

Medical cart computers have been around for a while, but their saturation in hospitals has never been higher than it is now. Sometimes called COWs (computers on wheels), cart computers have increased connectivity, patient confidentiality, and accountability across the board. And while inputting…


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Is 5G Safe for Hospitals?

The battle for 5G has already begun, which could put a huge dent in healthcare innovation. All of the newest proposed healthcare revolutions require a bump in internet speed and bandwidth. Telehealth streaming, mobile clinics, remote surgery, augmented reality, and Internet-of-Things devices all…


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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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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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