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 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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Importance of Hospital Equipment Ergonomics

Design that is focused on the well-being of the user is called “ergonomics.” In the medical field, these users can be doctors, techs, nurses, and patients.  Ergonomic equipment is designed to reduce the amount of undue strain on the human body, which is especially important in hospitals. Healthcare…


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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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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 Technology is Affecting and Improving Medical Transcription

Healthcare is always looking for ways to increase productivity. One example is using fewer steps to bring a patient out of a coma. Another would be making sure medical staff on the swing shift are not left scrambling for working equipment by verifying all battery-powered medical computers and other…


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How Hospital At Home Saves Lives While Reducing Costs

Back in 2017, we posted about “Point of Care” (POC) and how it applies to healthcare. Briefly, POC is the treatment of a patient at their location. Well, you can’t get any more POC than a patient’s home. Treating them there is called “hospital at home,” and has several…


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4 Reasons to Use Medical Grade Monitors in Diagnostic Imaging

In 1895, physicist Wilhelm Röntgen revolutionized the field of medicine when he inadvertently created the world’s first radiographic image by passing his hand in front of a cathode ray tube. Today, more than a century later, digital technology allows doctors to capture diagnostic images with a…


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3 Technologies That Are Advancing Hospice Care

Last year in March, the 4,600+ hospice facilities in the US effectively closed their doors to all visitors except essential personnel as the country fought to contain the COVID-19 virus. Many of the 1.5 million+ residents suddenly found themselves cut off from loved ones and even non-essential…


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Examining Solutions for Patient Safety in Hospitals

Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals have had to increase their focus on solutions for patient safety or risk penalties in the form of Medicare cuts. In 2019, 800 hospitals were penalized this way — a significant increase from five years prior when the Hospital Acquired…


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