Healthcare Technology

Healthcare Technology

An app that can help with diagnoses: A closer look at the Human Dx platform

In addition to impactful technologies such as electronic medical records software, medical billing software, telemedicine platforms and patient portals, smartphone apps have been a key player in the healthcare technology boom witnessed in recent years. Phone-based platforms have been especially beneficial for helping patients take charge of their health and the healthcare they receive. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Insider healthcare breaches second to hacking in July 2017

Cybercrime is becoming increasingly common, with protected patient data in the healthcare sector a major target. Indeed, a recent report from the Herjavec Group predicted that in the next three years, by 2020, the number of healthcare industry ransomware attacks will quadruple. Still, despite the growing issue, the major threat targeting patient healthcare is seemingly not criminals, but insider error. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Are workplace wellness programs in legal jeopardy?

While platforms such as electronic medical records software and medical billing software have enabled healthcare providers to streamline workloads and provide more effective care, other digital tools including wearable devices and smartphone apps have empowered patients to take charge of their personal wellbeing. Indeed, apps and wearables, such as pedometers and heart rate monitors, are now widely by individuals on a quest to improve and keep track of their fitness levels. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Dealing with flu season: 3 smartphone apps that can help

While it can vary across the world, flu season in the U.S. stretches across the cool and cold weather months, roughly from October until May, an article from Fast Med Urgent Care reported. The southern hemisphere, on the other hand, experiences flu season from May to September, a period of time which encompasses their fall, winter and spring. In the U.S., most cases of flu occur in deep winter, between December and February, the source noted. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Apps that can help those living with HIV

Practice management systems, EHR software, telemedicine tools and other digital technologies have enabled physicians and other medical professionals to become more organized and provide faster and more efficient care. It must be stressed, however, that technology has by no means only impacted the way that healthcare is delivered by providers. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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2017 on track to be notable year for data breaches

There is no doubt that technology is enormously beneficial to the healthcare industry. Platforms such as electronic medical records software, in particular, have enabled physicians to more effectively organize crucial patient health information, streamlining and improving care in the process. There is, however, a downside to the digitalization of healthcare, especially as far as valuable patient data is concerned. Personal health records stored in EHRs are widely under threat, largely from two sources: Cybercrime and human error.  [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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New study: A small majority of patients prefer telemedicine visits 

From EHRs to patient portals, technology is improving the healthcare sector in a number of ways, especially when it comes to communication between patients and providers. One particularly effective platform for improving communication is telemedicine. This term is an umbrella label for the use of telecommunication technologies to facilitate patient and provider interactions. For example, when a doctor treats a patient remotely via a video conferencing application, this is known as telemedicine. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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7 smartphone apps that can help improve health literacy

Smartphone apps can help with virtually all aspects of daily life, and healthcare is no exception. There are so many apps that address a range of health concerns, from chronic disease management to preventative care. Another area of healthcare where apps can help is with health literacy. This terms essentially refers to the extent of an individual's knowledge about the human body, illness and other health concerns.  [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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6 major benefits of online support groups

Technologies such as electronic medical records software, patient portals and telemedicine tools have helped improve healthcare by facilitating more effective communication between patients and providers. An effective healthcare strategy, however, involves more than just patient and provider interactions. Smartphone apps, for example, have empowered patients to take greater control over their own health, by providing guidance in terms of preventative strategies. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Telemedicine taken to a new level: Welcome to the virtual hospital

Alongside electronic medical records software, telemedicine is one form of technology that has positively impacted the health care industry. As detailed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, telemedicine is understood as technology that facilitates communication between a healthcare provider and patient, who are located in different places. Typically this involves a platform that permits video conferencing.  [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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