Healthcare Needs to Communicate Better

Playwright George Bernard Shaw once famously said: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Anyone who’s ever worked in a hospital (or healthcare in general) can attest to just how sadly true that sentiment is. And while there are thousands of reasons…


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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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4 New Advances in Artificial Intelligence in the Healthcare Industry

Artificial intelligence is, no surprise, an evolving field of research and programming that is constantly churning out new tools.  The healthcare industry is, of course, a perfect use for many of these tools: healthcare is all about trying to find a way to sort through and understand a glut of…


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Top 4 Reasons HIT Projects Fail to Meet ROI

Healthcare IT projects are expensive, expansive, and rife with potential complications, which is why there’s very little room for error. Keeping an eye on the project’s ROI (return on investment) becomes paramount: is all of the money being spent on computers and technical equipment going right…


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3 Simple Ways Hospitals Can Fix a Low HCAHPS Score

The news is out, and the unofficial winners of “best” and “worst” HCAHPS have been cataloged and reported. These hospitals represent the highest and lowest scorers for patient satisfaction in the United States. If you’re not familiar, HCAHPS stands for “Hospital…


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What is Population Health and How Can Healthcare Better Implement It?

Medicine is always pushing forward to find new ways to help patients. And while emergency rooms and surgery and even regular check-ups are all wonderful as the first line of defense, what if medicine could take the offensive? What if healthcare could find a way to help patients before they get…


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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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Fighting the Surprising New Flaws in Medical Cyber Security

Unfortunately for HIT professionals everywhere, cybersecurity is never a done deal. It’s not like building a skyscraper or carving a statue — they never get to step away, dust off their hands, and say “here it is!” Not only are hackers and other malefactors always innovating new methods for…


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4 Ways 3D Printing is Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry

What’s the greatest hurdle to medical innovation? It’s not lack of hard-working researchers or a dearth of intelligence, but the simple and banal truth of cost. Money buys better devices, smaller devices, devices that are crammed with incredibly advanced circuitry. But what if that doesn’t have to…


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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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