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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Can Non-Surgical Robots Free Up Clinicians for More Important Tasks?

Doctors are swamped. Nurses are swamped. Every single healthcare employee is packed to the gills with responsibilities, outrageous hours, and straight-up hard work.  With physician shortages being the norm, and the number of insured patients only rising, something has to give. Clinicians are…


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The Role Healthcare I.T. Plays in Physician Burnout

Doctor burnout is a real phenomenon, one that’s only become more prevalent and more dangerous in recent times. Not only can burnout lead to mistakes that can harm patients, but it can also cause otherwise top-notch physicians to eventually drop the profession altogether, which only furthers the…


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Is the FCC Going to Help Fund Telehealth Adoption?

The latest news coming out of the healthcare cycle is that Brendan Carr, the FCC Commissioner, has announced a vote that could expand telehealth funding for millions of Americans with limited or no proper access to hospitals and doctors’ offices. This new plan, if passed, could have huge…


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6 Easy Ways for Your Hospital to Go Green

Going green isn’t just about recycling: almost every aspect of healthcare and hospital life can be examined and augmented. It isn’t just about saving the environment, either. It’s far more complicated than that. A strong green initiative reduces wastefulness, increases efficiency, often aids the…


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Installing Commercial-Grade Tablets in a Medical Device is Asking for Trouble

A tablet is the perfect go-to for both the brains and user interface for a medical device: they’re slim, surprisingly powerful, easy to use, and simple to integrate into any given mount. However, grabbing the newest iPad or Tab and slapping it onto a machine may not be the hassle-free time-saver…


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In the Trenches: What Are Doctors Saying About Telehealth?

It’s easy to get excited about the newest healthcare trends; it’s much harder to actually implement these trends on the ground level. Budget is a concern, certainly, as is the institutional difficulty of changing an entire intractable system. But the primary concern with implementing a new…


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Deadly Fungal Strain Spreads through U.S. – Why IP65 Rated Computers Matter in Hospitals

In the past 3 years, an alarming fungal outbreak has been growing in the United States and around the world. Called candida auris or c. auris, this new fungal infection is becoming a real danger to the healthcare industry in particular. Because the infection can’t be easily spread from person to…


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Is Blockchain Right for Healthcare?

You may have heard that blockchain is “the next big thing.” And while “next big things” seem to rain from the sky in the tech world, there may be some truth in this particular case. Blockchain came on the scene in 2008, the brainchild of a still-anonymous person or team of people called “Satoshi…


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4 Tips to Manage This Year’s Flu Season

As every winter, the annual flu season — and the subsequent flu season panic — is upon us. While the flu can be uncomfortable at best and downright deadly at worst, there is good news: 2018/2019’s outbreak is turning out to be much milder than last year’s devastating season. The other good news…


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