Going Paperless in Healthcare: The Benefits and the Roadblocks

Patient data has become the cornerstone of healthcare in recent years. And while the term “data” may immediately conjure up images of computer databases and digital spreadsheets, for quite some time, the healthcare space actually preferred to use physical paper charting in order to record this…


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What is Continuum of Care and How Do You Get Started?

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in times such as these where our healthcare systems are overwhelmed, it’s that consistent, carefully monitored care is essential for treating many of the ailments, both physical and mental, that affect those who seek healing. And as hospitals have continued to…


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The Who, What, When, and Why of Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity

Healthcare and cybersecurity have a very closely entwined relationship. The healthcare industry is filled to the brim with medical computers and EHR records housing valuable patient data. Cybercriminals are often chomping at the bit for this kind of information as it can sell for quite the pretty…


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What Tech is Needed for Effective Clinical Collaboration Systems?

Doctors, nurses, and health professionals are like monoliths of information and experience when it comes to how the human body functions and heals. As impressive as these meticulously trained healers can be and despite technological advances in EHRs and medical computers, they’re still only human.…


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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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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. Nor is it all about saving the environment. A strong green initiative reduces wastefulness, increases efficiency, aids the budget (especially in the long-term), and provides a healthier place to work. Unfortunately, healthcare’s “green credentials” leave…


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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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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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