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Big Data Improvements in the Health Care Industry

November 21, 2016 No Comments

Big data offers access to previously raw or hidden data that can be used to discover valuable insights that increase preventable care, enhance patient engagement and improve patient quality of life. According to Forbes magazine, big data offers the solutions that health care organizations need as they continue to shift to value-based, patient-based models of proactive care. Big data provides health care executives with actionable insights for creating more efficient operations and effective systems.

How Hospital CISOs Can Tackle Cyber Security Challenges

November 21, 2016 No Comments

Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting companies around the world, and the healthcare industry is no exception. With databases of private health data full of personal information, a hospital system with anything from lists of BLS certification to transplant waiting lists is a treasure trove for malicious hackers and spyware. We’ve seen multiple examples lately of what can happen when hackers take over, potentially costing healthcare organizations thousands of dollars and leading to the release of thousands or millions of pieces of confidential information.

Are Virtual Clinical Trials the Answer to Improved Patient Engagement?

November 17, 2016 No Comments

Clinical trials are an integral part of the process of bringing new drugs and treatments to market. Even so, the vast majority of clinical trials fail for one reason or another. For example, more than 80 percent of clinical trials never actually get past the patient recruitment phase; challenges in matching eligible patients to appropriate trials or attracting enough interest often mean that a trial never even gets off the ground.

The Growth of the Medical Imaging Informatics Market

November 2, 2016 No Comments

Medical imaging informatics involves usage of digital technology to capture medical images, facilitating data analysis to record and correlate observations, and draws conclusions that play a vital role in the diagnosis of medical problems. The implementation of electronic health records (EHR) in the healthcare industry increases the demand for medical imaging to exchange medical images in the various departments of healthcare settings.

Top 5 Advances that are Redefining Medical Imaging Technology

October 26, 2016 No Comments

Over the past three decades, medical imaging technology has transformed health care. Through techniques such as CT scans, MRIs, and PET scans, doctors can detect disease earlier and optimize patient outcomes. Apart from detecting a disease in its early stage, doctors can use medical imaging to establish if a therapy is effective. The technology makes invasive diagnostic procedures including exploratory surgery, cardiac catheterization, or angiography unnecessary.

How the Internet Has Made Getting a Healthcare Education Easier

October 25, 2016 No Comments

The internet has changed the way we live our lives. We shop online, we date online, we research online, we read e-books, we order food online, and yes, we even study online. Ease and convenience are a big factor in our choices to do all of these things. We’re all so connected now with everything around us that the world seems to be a much smaller place. The internet, and its ever growing reach, has certainly revolutionized the way people study.

Healthcare IT Market to Reach $297 Billion by 2022, Globally

October 4, 2016 No Comments

A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Healthcare IT (HCIT) Market by Product, End User, and Geography—Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014–2022”, projects that the world market for HCIT solutions & services was $125 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach $297 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 13.2% from 2016 to 2022. Healthcare provider solutions dominated the market in 2015 and projected to capture over two-thirds share by 2022. North America led the global Healthcare IT market in 2015, and is expected to maintain its position throughout the study period.

Is a Video Doctor Visit Good or Bad Medicine?

September 6, 2016 No Comments

Telemedicine is becoming quite popular for many people. Some are still wary of using video conferencing to see a doctor. These no-touch visits are a lifesaver, especially for those that live in rural areas or don’t have a way to the doctor. A recent poll of hospital executives found that more than 90 percent state that they are in the process of implementing such programs.

Safe data-keeping for medical records: A quick how to guide.

September 1, 2016 No Comments

With more techno-progress in the health sector every day, hackers haven’t left any chance to gobble data from this industry as well. Digitized records have become quite easy to steal. Privacy has become an illusion. Identity theft and record corrosion have become frequent, that too on a global scale. The data hacked in Germany gets used in the USA and so on (the horrors it has caused). Every time you visit a doctor’s office, hospital or an institute, your medical records are updated. With each entry, the probability of data leaks spikes to 1 in 50,000. Can you imagine the amount of data gobbling that can happen among the world population?

How the Internet Has Made Changes to Healthcare

August 22, 2016 No Comments

It is undeniable that the internet has had a huge impact on many different industries in the world of today. One of the biggest industries which the internet and technology has significantly changed for the better is healthcare. The healthcare industry of today largely relies on the internet in a lot of ways in order to provide the type of care that patients have become to expect. The internet has benefitted both patients and healthcare professionals; it has increased the standard of care and made it easier for healthcare professionals to deliver it.

Wearable Devices a Key to the Management of Chronic Health Conditions

August 16, 2016 No Comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic conditions account for about three quarters of all American deaths, and 86 percent of all health care costs. Managing conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and others is a costly epidemic, and one that doctors are continually trying to find new ways to deal with.

Radiologic Associates of Middletown Uses EZCall to Create Fair and Balanced Schedules and Optimize its Workforce

August 9, 2016 No Comments

Radiologists are now confident that call and assignments are fair and that radiology facilities and patients are well served with EZCall.

Manual Staff Scheduling in Healthcare: The Risks are Too Great

August 9, 2016 No Comments

The Risks Are Too Great to learn how automated scheduling technology can help your organization manage staff and mitigate risk.

6 Critical Trends in Smart Healthcare Technology

August 1, 2016 No Comments

Explore this infographic to learn the six major trends in smart healthcare you need to know now.

A Call for More Targeted Healthcare Apps

July 28, 2016 No Comments

The medical field has already benefited immensely from technological gains, and there is much more to come. The healthcare system is slowly starting to take advantage of technology’s potential. IBM Watson Health is an example of cognitive healthcare, where Watson uses cognitive computing and data analysis to help clinicians. Steps are already being taken to connect doctors to the data people collect with the apps at their fingertips. Certain e-health devices and tablet apps have been developed specifically to diagnosis certain conditions and ailments.

How Technology Could Give You Greater Access to Health Care

July 27, 2016 No Comments

Health care has changed a lot over the last few decades, but one thing that will never change is the need for access. While technology has increased the quality of health care exponentially, access to that care still remains a big problem for many people in the U.S.

Health Administration Is the Future of Health Care

July 25, 2016 No Comments

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the number of health care professionals has increased steadily for more than six decades, and today, more than 11 percent of the entire U.S. population works in health care. As the population expands, the need for health care professionals will continue to grow ― particularly professionals experienced with management, administration, and technology.

How Tetris Can Help Balance Out the Peaks and Valleys in Healthcare Operations

July 20, 2016 No Comments

Healthcare providers face an operational paradox — scarce resources are both overbooked and underutilized at the same time. The result? Long patient waiting times, frustrated patients and unhappy nurses. With the growing demand for healthcare and not so promising supply of staff, there’s only one way to deal with it: Do more with less.

On Our Way With Interoperability: Making Healthcare the Way It Should Be

June 28, 2016 No Comments

Interoperability continues to be one of healthcare IT’s biggest trends in 2016 as the industry sees momentous forward movement. In fact, interoperability is not a new trend. It has been an important mission (and a challenge) for healthcare administrators for decades, but the past couple of years have been game-changing.

Bioinformatics Market is Expected to Reach Revenue of $12.8 Billion Globally by 2020

June 16, 2016 No Comments

Allied Market Research, today published a new market research report titled “Bioinformatics Market As per the study, the global Bioinformatics market was valued at$3.4 billionin 2013, and it is expected to reach$12.8 billionby 2020. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.2% during 2014-2020.

Internet of Things (IoT) Healthcare Market is Expected to Reach $136.8 Billion, Worldwide, by 2021

June 8, 2016 No Comments

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research titled, “World Internet of Things (IoT) Healthcare Market – Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014-2021″, the world internet of things (IoT) healthcare market is expected to reach $136.8 billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 12.5% between 2015 and 2021. Services and system & software segments collectively occupies a dominant share in the world IoT healthcare market and is expected to drive the growth over the forecast period. Patient monitoring application segment is expected to maintain its lead position with $72.7 billion by 2021.

The Future of Healthcare IT: Peak 10 Presents National Trends

May 25, 2016 No Comments

Information technology (IT) is revolutionizing healthcare, streamlining decision making, and improving cost efficiency.As the role of healthcare in IT rapidly evolves, sound technology infrastructures allow organizations to become more efficient but also recognize the barriers they face in protecting patient data and meeting government regulations. Peak 10 recently conducted The Peak 10 2nd National IT Trends in Healthcare Study, with results that demonstrated IT’s impact on healthcare as a whole, especially around key trends such as cloud adoption, IT leaders’ role in healthcare, and compliance and security.

The Future of Hospital Operations Looks like “Air Traffic Control”

April 13, 2016 No Comments

Explosion of data volumes. Interoperability of systems. Large servers in the sky that can analyze enormous amounts of data, compute complex algorithms in real time, and communicate in microseconds. Mobile communication through devices that patients, providers and staff all carry all the time. What does this all mean for hospital operations? Based on working with dozens of hospitals and conversations with 100+ others, we think the near future of hospital operations is quite exciting. Call it what you will — “Hospital 2.0,” “No Waiting Rooms,” “Hospital Operations Center” — the basic building blocks to enable the future of hospital operations are already here.

The Cloud And Health Care IT: What You Need To Know

March 18, 2016 No Comments

According to Healthcare IT News, more than 80 percent of doctors now use electronic health records (EHRs) to create, store and transfer patient data. Many EHR systems rely on cloud computing rather than local stacks to both increase the speed of collaboration and reduce the strain on local servers. For health care agencies, however, moving to the cloud comes with significant organizational challenges in addition to big benefits. Here’s what you need to know about three of the most common.

Data Liability: Understanding Your PHI Responsibility

February 24, 2016 No Comments

Traditionally, information regarding health is closely guarded, available only to the immediate healthcare providers and patients involved. However, as electronic records become normal, and people allow health applications to track their fitness and everyday activities, the lines demarking what is Protected Health Information (PHI) and what isn’t are blurring. Essential, commonplace items like smartphones and office computers are playing a role in the unauthorized loss or disclosure of patients’ sensitive medical data. It’s important to make sure you and your practice are not at risk.

4 Digital Healthcare Trends Worth Following

February 22, 2016 No Comments

The American College of Sports Medicine predicts that in 2016, wearable technology will become the number one fitness trend. It’s no surprise that digital tech and fitness are merging. Today’s health and fitness industries are becoming more and more digitally-oriented, from apps that count your calories, to ones that monitor your heart-rate – there’s no end to the possibilities. Interested in learning more about what’s trending the current state of digital healthcare?

5 Health Tech Gadgets To Watch For This Year

February 9, 2016 No Comments

It’s no secret that technology is increasing every year and new devices continue to come out that can improve our lifestyles and health. A number of technology advancements are being made in the fields of medicine, entertainment, sports and many more. Here are 5 tech Gadgets and what you can expect in 2016.

How the Cloud Has Improved Psychiatric Treatment

February 9, 2016 No Comments

Cloud technology has revolutionized the way that people do business and the way that they maintain their professional and personal files even from their home computers and personal devices. But now the cloud has also moved into the medical industry and has been making waves there by improving the ways that healthcare is delivered to patients. In particular, the cloud has helped to improve the delivery of psychiatric treatment. Want to know how? Continue reading to learn more.

5 Healthcare Trends to Watch For in 2016

January 13, 2016 No Comments

In 2015, we heard time and time again that the healthcare landscape was changing rapidly as we moved from a fee for service world to a risk-based/value-based world. But what does that mean? Essentially, providers used to get paid for doing procedures and under new healthcare regulations they are incentivized to avoid unnecessary procedures. The implications are that providers and healthcare networks most move from old siloed systems to interoperable and collaborative frameworks. In 2016, we’ll see a continued move in this direction across healthcare and particularly medical imaging, as new innovations make interoperability a reality.

How Technology is Changing the Fitness Landscape

January 7, 2016 No Comments

The recent release of Apple’s new iWatch last year is just one reminder of how technology is having a massive impact on the fitness industry. New technologies have had a huge effect on all aspects of the fitness landscape, from the way gyms and fitness classes are marketed, how we pay for our fitness classes and gym memberships, and even fitness trackers, heart rate trackers, calorie counting and biometric evaluation. Let’s have a look at some of the biggest changes that technology has made to keeping fit.

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