Healthcare News & Insights

Innovation to address pain management: How AR/VR can help

  Opioids have been the focus of the media for a while now, and the press has been almost all negative. But patients need help in relieving their pain. In this guest post, Patrick Allen, BSN, MBA, principal at an integrated business, technology and experience consulting practice, will offer an alternative to opioid prescriptions in […] [MORE]

IoT and medical device integration: How we get there

Since HIPAA, electronic health records (EHR) and electronic medical records (EMR) continue transforming the way patient medical data is recorded and stored. As Internet of Things (IoT) devices become more prevalent in health care, many of them still lack integration with EHR and EMR, creating gaps between the creation of those records and their housing […] [MORE]

How phasing out shift work in NICUs benefits patients, physicians and hospitals

During a stay in a hospital, it’s unusual to see the same physician for consecutive days. This is a symptom of the typical shift work scheduling format implemented by most hospitals. Though this model of working intermittent shifts is routine for doctors and nurses, it’s not the most conducive to positive patient outcomes, physician well-being […] [MORE]

Getting your care transitions right

For an industry in the business of safely moving many of its primary customers from one setting to another, you would think health care would do better with care transitions. Yet despite the importance of care transitions to patients’ quality of care, quality of life and outcomes, many healthcare organizations still struggle with care transition […] [MORE]

Coronavirus update: Health care adjusting as number of cases rises

As the novel coronavirus — or COVID-19  — outbreak continues, there have been school closings, public event cancellations, quarantines and numerous companies limiting travel by their employees. 

EHR: Interoperability fixes that deliver organized, actionable data

Electronic health records (EHRs) were designed to streamline patient care, and promote efficient and effective clinical decision making. But over the years, electronic health data has become disorganized, making it difficult for physicians to find the patient information they need. In this guest post, David Lareau, CEO of a provider of physician-driven, point-of care EHR […] [MORE]

How to avoid HIPAA violations while using social media

For healthcare professionals, exercising a certain level of care can prevent most HIPAA violations on social media. Taking care not to divulge personal information or health details about patients is a big step in the right direction. Keeping an eye out for less obvious violations is also important. In this guest post, Melanie Purkis, product […] [MORE]

Combating healthcare-associated infections with advanced location technology

Hospitals are always trying to figure out how they can reduce their rate of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). In this guest post, Melissa Berrios, RN, BSN, clinical educator for a provider of real-time location systems (RTLS) for the healthcare industry, offers one way to do just that.

Infectious disease outbreak: How hospitals can brace for impact

No matter what it is – coronavirus, flu, etc. – epidemics can strike at any time. Is your hospital ready? In this guest post, Scott Cormier, VP of emergency management, environment of care and safety at Medxcel, explains how you can keep your facility safe by preparing now.

Case study: Turnkey IT solution for mammography provider lowers costs, drives growth

Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year, according to the World Health Organization. Breast cancer rates are steadily increasing in nearly every region globally, making screening and diagnostic services ever more vital to early diagnosis and treatment. New mammography screening facilities offering the latest state-of-the-art technology are […] [MORE]

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