Preparing for Liftoff: The Rise of Air Ambulance

Medical emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. First responders like emergency medics have developed a variety of vehicles to get to the patient’s location. Responders providing air medical services use air ambulances like medical helicopters. Let’s cover these vehicles’ history, advantages…


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Edge Computing or Cloud Computing: Which One’s Right for Your Medical Group?

Cloud computing offers many advantages to healthcare over in-house IT departments. Four reasons include lowered expenses, scalability, cybersecurity, and connectivity virtually anywhere.  But there are limits. Many of these can be found in areas involving direct patient monitoring and care. Imagine…


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Vocal Biomarkers: Can Artificial Intelligence Hear Our Impending Heart Attacks?

Treating disease from a distance. Once science-fiction, it’s becoming a reality thanks to technology. Telehealth allows patients and providers to connect with each other by phone or medical PC to discuss a patient’s problems. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) allows providers to monitor a patient’s…


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Driving Healthcare Home – How Hyundai Set out to Change the World

Imagine the following. You’re packing for a business trip, your flight is leaving in a couple of hours. You realize you’re nearly out of insulin to control your diabetes.  Not a problem, you think. You whip out your smartphone and relay your urgent need to the online pharmacy via their app.…


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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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3 Unconventional Telehealth Solutions to Meet Rural Healthcare Needs

Telehealth played a critical role helping people deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. It allows patients to safely contact their providers to deal with their non-urgent but still important conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and pregnancy.  The technology proved to have limits, though. Many…


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Protecting Patients and Staff from Radiation Exposure Risks in Hospitals

Radiation exposure is an everyday fact of life in hospitals, but puts staff and patients at risk of real health problems down the road.  Hospitals need to bolster PPE usage, improve education, and embrace new technology to limit radiation exposure for patients and staff.  In this guide, hospital…


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4 Key Uses of Artificial Intelligence in Chronic Care Management

Chronic diseases such as asthma, arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease affect about half of all adults in the US. Worldwide, they account for more than 90 percent of the morbidity and mortality rates among First-World nations. Here are even more sobering figures to think about: Chronic diseases…


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COVID-19 Pandemic’s Five Lessons to Healthcare

Two years ago we posted what the medical device industry could be like at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we’re not quite there yet, a light can definitely be seen at the end of that tunnel. Here are our latest insights into that post COVID-19 world, and why medical grade equipment and…


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How Telemedicine Improves Maritime Healthcare

Most people in developed nations take medical care for granted. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the following lockdowns to contain it, brought to light the many gaps in healthcare systems to public attention.  One such gap was health services for seafarers like merchant ship crews. Roughly 90 percent of…


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