Healthcare News & Insights

Differentiators to prioritize when evaluating extremity imaging systems

In today’s ever-changing healthcare landscape, technology is at the crux of clinician success and patient satisfaction. In this guest post, Jeremy Cook, DPM, MPH, assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and the director of quality and safety, division of podiatric surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital, offers technological innovations and breakthroughs that have enhanced […] [MORE]

How drones could revolutionize care delivery at your hospital

Drones aren’t just for aerial photos anymore. The technology’s getting much more advanced. Amazon will be using them to deliver packages soon – and they’re also being used for health care. In the not-too-distant future, drones could be an essential part of your hospital. 

Why patients’ Google search data could positively impact health care

The future of predictive medicine may not just rest on electronic health record (EHR) data or genetic testing. There may also be some value for hospitals and clinicians in analyzing personal search engine data to improve patients’ health care. 

Beyond EHRs: The future of health IT

New technologies are always popping up in the healthcare industry to improve care and streamline processes. Health IT is a growing field that your hospital will want to pay attention to, beyond the basics like electronic health record systems (EHRs) and telehealth. 

3 key cybersecurity threats hospitals will face this year

Cybersecurity has been a major focus for hospitals in recent years, due to high-profile data breaches and the migration of patient data to electronic health record (EHR) systems. As your organization continues to strengthen its IT security, there are new dangers and threats to plan for. 

New technology may decentralize your hospital’s care delivery

It seems like new technological advances are released every week, which makes keeping up a struggle. From basics like telehealth equipment and updated medical devices to major advancements like artificial intelligence, healthcare technology continues to change – and it’ll continue to impact your organization. 

Adapt your budget to increase innovation: 3 common pitfalls to avoid

You know it as well as anyone, finding room in the budget to adopt new, innovative technology is an epic feat. Innovation just isn’t a priority when there are so many other requirements and restrictions on your cash flow, and it often doesn’t have an immediately visible impact on patient care or safety. 

Data entry & EHRs: Best practices for your staff

Almost every hospital uses an electronic health record (EHR) system, and often they can help reduce medical record errors and streamline data entry. However, a new study shows there are various issues that might crop up when entering data into EHRs. 

How your hospital can improve medication adherence

Getting patients to follow instructions for their medication after they leave your hospital is often more difficult than you’d like it to be. And when patients aren’t taking their medications at the right times or in the right dosages, the likelihood of them being readmitted is higher, which causes problems for your facility. 

How artificial intelligence could revolutionize your hospital

The potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care are myriad: predicting readmissions, making treatment suggestions and monitoring patient flow. But how can your hospital best make use of the rise of AI technology, and what are the possible problems you could face as AI use becomes more widespread? 

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