The ubiquity of technology has been essential in making care plans more proactive for patients and physicians. Through the use of connected devices, both parties can monitor daily conditions and collaborate more effectively. This includes wearable systems as well as implanted technologies as well. [cont...]
Traveling can unfortunately increase a person's risk for falling ill. The emotional and physical stress of flying can compromise the body's immune system, and visiting a different part of the world means potential exposure to foreign viruses and bacteria to which an individual has little natural resistance. [cont...]
With the continual evolution of care quality, practices continuously turn to technology to handle emerging challenges related to patients’ health outcomes, business costs, information storage and data reporting to CMS.
Given all of these developments in tech doesn’t mean we’re moving away from electronic health records, which are somewhat past their media prime but are living on steadily in the care environment. [cont...]
Improved access to educational resources and helpful tools is helping patients by offering insight and guidance in real-time. Smartphone apps in particular are so useful because they can give important support in an easy-to-use format.
For new mothers and their babies, mobile apps are replacing parenting books and midnight calls to the doctor. These platforms give families peace of mind and offer a new way to keep newborns safe and healthy. Here are some of the best apps available: [cont...]
Digital solutions like EHR platforms and patient portals are revolutionizing healthcare, but these carry new risks related to privacy and security. And aside from meeting compliance standards, providers and their patients face serious hazards should information be leaked or mismanaged. [cont...]
We’re on the verge of a new year and the time for us to look forward is upon us as we try to contemplate what’s to come for the future of healthcare. While there are a variety of opinions circulating, only time will tell, of course. Nevertheless, experts in health IT have much to say on what’s to come in the new year and where we’re likely to go under a new administration (which by default will change the landscape of healthcare.
With that, let’s take a look at some predictions from some of the industry’s leading voices. [cont...]
We live in an age of precision medicine, robotic technologies, EHRs, patient portals and telemedicine platforms - technology has improved and streamlined healthcare in so many exciting ways. It can be easy to overlook the fact, therefore, that when it comes to healthcare, older and more elementary digital technologies can be equally effective at helping to promote patient care. One such platform is text messaging. A number of physicians practices and hospital departments have now introduced text messaging systems to communicate with patients. [cont...]
Integrating technology is an important but daunting task for some providers. Smaller practices in particular may not have the bandwidth or budget to bring in new devices or systems. Fortunately the rise of mobile devices has made a dramatic impact in lowering the barriers to health IT access as well as given patients new tools for taking responsibility for personal health. [cont...]
The health IT landscape has transformed rapidly in the past few years, but some of the country's smaller providers and practices have not been able to keep up with larger organizations. Major hospitals and health networks have the capital to invest in new software or technology, while private practices must be much more prudent when adopting a new system. The research group Peer 60 found that when it comes to EHR adoption, there is variance consistent with this trend. [cont...]
Telemedicine isn't necessarily a new technology but in recent years these systems have become much more powerful. Higher resolution video allows doctors to offer more targeted prognoses, while more ubiquitous internet access has also improved access and reliability. Combined with EHR integration and cutting-edge interfaces, telemedicine has become a sleek and modern tool in recent years. [cont...]