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Innovation, Med Tech

Protecting Healthcare Organizations from Cyberattacks

November 22, 2021

Via: Healthcare IT Today

No business sector is safe from ransomware attacks these days. But one industry that has been increasingly under attack—and has life-or-death consequences—is healthcare, as recently uncovered in a new research report from the Ponemon Institute. In the last year, cyberattacks […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Appendicitis can be diagnosed using low-does CT scans

November 11, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new paper in the British Journal of Surgery, published by Oxford University Press, indicates it’s now possible to diagnose appendicitis using low-does CT scans, decreasing the radiation exposure, which is of significant clinical importance especially in young patients. Appendicitis […]


EHR & EMR

Why are women more likely to use telehealth?

November 2, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

As Washington considers which virtual care flexibilities should remain in place post-COVID-19, experts are flagging that paring back telehealth access and affordability will disproportionately affect women, even as a growing share of startups emerge to address women’s unique health needs. […]


News

Decreasing length of hospitalization increases post-discharge complications for surgical patients

October 25, 2021

Via: The Medical News

New study results suggest the national trend toward decreasing length of hospitalization after surgical procedures may come at the expense of an increasing proportion of complications occurring after patients leave the hospital. Findings from one of the few studies to […]


EHR & EMR

Mobile health applications can help with cognitive function and mental health

October 5, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Mobile health applications have been increasingly popular since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic by helping patients stay up to date on their health while also reducing the burden on healthcare organisations. Mobile health has gained popularity in various parts […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

North America’s medical devices industry saw a drop of 7.29% in deal activity during August 2021

September 28, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

North America’s medical devices industry saw a drop of 7.29% in deal activity during August 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by 22C Capital, Insight Partners and Nordic Capital’s $7.3bn private equity deal with Inovalon Holdings, according […]


Innovation, Med Tech

How artificial intelligence is making health care more human

September 22, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

Health-care institutions have been anticipating the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on the performance and efficiency of their operations and their workforces—and the quality of patient care. But many have already been reaping the benefits of AI tools. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Technology can play a key role in supporting people with dementia

September 9, 2021

Via: The Medical News

People living with dementia generally need more support from care providers than those without dementia. It’s therefore crucial for caregivers to understand how technology can help people living with dementia maintain their independence, stay safe and remain active. Smart solutions […]


EHR & EMR

Scientists create a labor-saving automated method for studying electronic health records

September 2, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In an article published in the journal Patterns, scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai described the creation of a new, automated, artificial intelligence-based algorithm that can learn to read patient data from electronic health records. In […]


News

North America’s medical industry IT hiring activity rises 0.3% in July 2021

August 27, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

North America witnessed a 0.3% rise in IT hiring activity in the medical industry in July 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index. July 2021 has seen a decrease of 4.63% in the overall hiring […]


EHR & EMR

The Need for HIPAA Compliance in Health Care ERPs

August 16, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

Enterprise resource planning tools are essential for health care organizations that need to automate and integrate processes across multiple verticals. Modern ERPs need to be HIPAA-compliant — otherwise, they can leave the organizations that use them open to violations. Facilities […]


Regulatory

FDA Authorizes Booster Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine for People With Weakened Immune Systems

August 13, 2021

Via: Time Health

U.S. regulators say transplant recipients and others with severely weakened immune systems can get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to better protect them as the delta variant continues to surge. The late-night announcement Thursday by […]


EHR & EMR

The importance of establishing a provider data repository

August 6, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

Accurate and up-to-date healthcare provider data is integral for health plans to guide their members towards the most appropriate care and for providers to deliver that care efficiently – ultimately reducing cost, improving quality of care, and improving outcomes. Collecting […]


News

Digital Vaccination Passports Put a New Twist-er on Leaving Your House

August 3, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

We don’t need Dorothy to tell us we’re not in Kansas anymore. It’s going on a year and a half since the COVID-19 pandemic steamrolled our world and our way of life. However, today, with the widespread availability of vaccines, […]


Innovation, Research

Scientists discover a surprising new way that tuberculosis suppresses immunity

July 29, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

When Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, infects a person, the body’s immune response is critical to how the disease will progress — either helping the body fight the bacterium or exacerbating the infection University of Maryland researchers […]