Healthcare News & Insights

Why telemedicine is critical for hospitals

More providers and payors are increasing their reliance on telemedicine services as a way to save time and money, and make life easier for patients and providers. If your hospital isn’t moving toward telehealth, it may want to consider it.

Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile movement

A growing number of organizations across industries are developing mobile-friendly services and solutions now that mobile browsing exceeds desktop browsing. The healthcare industry is not exempt from this shifting landscape, but many healthcare organizations are lagging behind. In this guest post, Chris Byers, CEO of a company that offers an online form and data-collection platform, […] [MORE]

Program encourages patients to use healthcare tech

The feds want patients to be more engaged with healthcare technology, particularly by viewing their health data via access to electronic health records (EHR) systems. However, many patients aren’t taking advantage of this feature, so hospitals may have to use technology creatively to get them on board. 

Top 10 hospital technology hazards for 2017

Health technology continues to get more advanced. And while this can improve patient care, it also opens up hospitals to a new set of dangers they may not have imagined before. What should your facility have its eyes on for 2017? To give facilities guidance, the ECRI Institute has issued its annual list of top […] [MORE]

Modern medicine: Making a powerful connection

Precision medicine is going to transform health care, but collaboration between health care, technology providers and communications specialists is essential if stakeholders are to understand its true value. In this guest post, Robert Grammatica, EVP and managing director at a data-driven healthcare marketing agency, details the three things we need to consider when developing collaborative […] [MORE]

Hospitals may be top target of cyberattacks in 2017

Cyberattacks on healthcare providers have grown more popular in recent years – especially with the rise of ransomware incidents in hospitals. And that trend shows no sign of stopping in the coming year. In fact, experts say the situation may get worse in 2017. 

Best tech strategy to boost medication adherence

With medication adherence, there are several steps hospitals can take to help patients remember to take their medications, including methods that rely on technology such as text messages. But how effective are these strategies long term? 

The future of hospitals: Treating patients at home

As technology becomes more advanced, giving providers the ability to monitor patients’ conditions from afar, “hospital at home” programs will grow in popularity. Hospitals must be prepared for this shift in care delivery. 

How IoT technology will impact hospitals down the line

Hospitals are uniquely positioned to take advantage of new developments brought on by the Internet of Things (IoT). As medical devices become more sophisticated, with the ability to transmit information to each other, the IoT will become an important aspect of delivering high-quality patient care. 

Why your hospital needs to ditch the computer mouse

Over the years, technology has transformed care delivery in hospitals, especially mobile technology. But despite this, many electronic health records systems (EHRs) require the use of a stationary desktop computer station and mouse. Some say this is a detriment to delivering fast, quality care in hospitals, and several solutions have been proposed to change this […] [MORE]