Nutrition in Hospitals: The How and Why

Did you know the first vitamin, thiamine, was isolated and chemically defined in 1926? From that singular event emerged the science of nutrition and its every expanding role in human health and well-being. Let’s take a deeper look into nutrition in today’s setting, especially how it’s…


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Replace 6 Hospital Equipment with One Medical Computer or Tablet

Remember the days people used to walk with stereos and their arms fatigued from holding those bulky video cameras?  Now all those devices and functions fit in your pocket via your smartphone. A similar replacement, which we’re covering today, is happening in the healthcare industry thanks to…


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Cleaning in Hospital: Keeping Patients Safe

Do you ever think about housekeeping staff in hospitals? Probably not. The COVID-19 pandemic, though, brought many hospital departments to public attention in their heroic efforts to protect patients from the highly-contagious disease.  Hospital housekeeping is one of those departments. We cover it…


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HIPAA Guidelines & What is HIPAA Compliance [Compliance Checklist]

You know what is an easy way to save 1.5 Million dollars? Follow HIPAA’s regulations. This is the amount that companies on average are paying for each HIPAA violation. That is not including possible job loss or jail time.  So how does one avoid such eye-popping fines and penalties? What…


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An Introduction to Telehealth for Healthcare Industry

Did you recently have a doctor’s visit via a phone call or video chat? Or while in the hospital, watch as your primary provider linked up via video to a specialist thousands of miles away to discuss your case? These and many more are examples of telehealth.  Yet what exactly is this technology?…


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Cardiology Department: The Heart of the Hospital

Did you know the heart determined your place in the afterlife? At least it did to the ancient Egyptians. A person’s soul, represented by their heart, was weighed against the feather of Truth. If it weighed less, the soul went to Paradise. If it weighed more, the heart was devoured.  While the…


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Anesthesiology Department: The Science of Pain Management

Did you know the phrase, “bite the bullet,” meant exactly that? Wounded soldiers were given a bullet to bite on as the surgeons performed painful operations ranging from suturing wounds to sawing off limbs, all while conscious and without anesthesia. In the past we discussed the uses…


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Hospital Pharmacy and Its Scope and Objectives

In the past we discussed the uses for computers in healthcare facilities or hospitals. While we provided some solid guidelines, we didn’t address the various departments, their specialties, and unique requirements. Here we’ll be covering one of them ﹘ the pharmacy department ﹘ from its history,…


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5 Uses for Medical Computers in Hospitals

In the mid-Fifties, computer use in hospitals was mainly in the automation of financial and accounting tasks. As the technology grew and regulations such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and Medicare/Medicaid information systems changed, computers became more and more…


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How Medical Grade Computers Are Used in Emergency Rooms

In the past we discussed the uses for computers in a medical healthcare facility or hospital. While we provided some solid guidelines, we didn’t address the various departments, their specialties, and unique requirements. Here we’ll be covering one of them ﹘ the emergency department or emergency…


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