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Healthcare: The Hottest Digital Trends for 2021

Healthcare: The Hottest Digital Trends for 2021

The healthcare industry has been rapidly growing in recent years. Moreover, the COVID pandemic has influenced all facets of the healthcare industry. It is clear that innovation is needed to fight the pandemic. To understand where the healthcare industry...

Mobile healthcare apps expose patient data through API-focused mobile attacks, research shows

Mobile healthcare apps expose patient data through API-focused mobile attacks, research shows

Popular mobile health applications are vulnerable to API attacks that permit unauthorized access to full patient records including protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII), according to a new study from Approov and cybersecurity researcher Alissa Knight...

5 Reasons Why Covid Makes Digital Diabetes Treatment Critical.

5 Reasons Why Covid Makes Digital Diabetes Treatment Critical.

Learn how Omada for Diabetes is providing personalized care for those in your workforce and demonstrating proven clinical outcomes.

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CES 2022: New Digital Health Products Debut

January 7, 2022 No Comments

Tweet   CES 2022 will be held in Las Vegas this year. The consumer technology event will showcase a plethora of new digital health technologies. Read MobiHealthNews’ list of CES 2022′s product announcements. Click here to view the list.

Automation Makes HIPAA Compliance Easier

December 2, 2021 No Comments

Cybercrimes continue to threaten many companies and organizations, with financial and healthcare organizations often their target. HIPAA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) includes the HIPAA Privacy Rule. It establishes national standards to protect the personal health information and medical records of individuals. The privacy rule applies to healthcare providers, healthcare clearinghouses, health plans, and health plan providers conducting various healthcare transactions electronically.

Building a More Inclusive Digital World With accessiBe’s AI-Powered Overlay

October 19, 2021 No Comments

These days, most of us agree that we should all be working harder to make the world a more inclusive place for all.. After all, individuals with disabilities are commonly referred to as “the world’s largest minority,” with over 1 billion people, or 15% of the global population, living with some form of disability.

Healthcare’s EHRs “Last Mile” Open to Attack, Leave PHI Exposed

October 14, 2021 No Comments

App API security specialists with Approov issued new research on third party healthcare app vulnerabilities that are putting millions of patient healthcare records at risk. “Playing with FHIR – Hacking and Security FHIR APIs” details researcher Alissa Knight’s examination of three production FHIR APIs serving an ecosystem of 48 apps and APIs. The ecosystem covered aggregated EHR data from 25,000 providers and payers. All apps tested used the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for describing data formats and elements. One hundred percent of APIs tested allowed API access to other patient’s health data via a single patient’s credentials.

7 reasons to implement AI in your chemical manufacturing plant

September 1, 2021 No Comments

Like other process manufacturing verticals, chemical plants are under immense pressure today. COVID-19 forced many into a hasty digital transformation that they are still struggling to complete and consolidate, while it also disrupted supply chains and transformed market demands. Many pharmaceutical companies that are involved in the current COVID-19 vaccine drive rely on components from chemical plants, further raising the stakes for organizations that form their supply chain.

Healthcare: The Hottest Digital Trends for 2021

August 20, 2021 No Comments

The healthcare industry has been rapidly growing in recent years. Moreover, the COVID pandemic has influenced all facets of the healthcare industry. It is clear that innovation is needed to fight the pandemic. To understand where the healthcare industry is going, studying the main trends is of utmost importance. In this post, we’ll take a deeper look at the key trends that can influence and boost custom healthcare software development!

6 Ways Technology Is Changing How We Treat Illnesses

April 23, 2021 No Comments

Some people say the development and use of technology has resulted in the proliferation of various kinds of social problems, including the appearance of all sorts of diseases and illnesses, some of which exploded into epidemics and, at times, even pandemics. But it can’t be denied that technology has also significantly contributed to the improvement of human life and health. Various technological breakthroughs and advancements have improved the treatment of illnesses which were previously classified as incurable, such as cancer.

Mobile healthcare apps expose patient data through API-focused mobile attacks, research shows

February 10, 2021 No Comments

Popular mobile health applications are vulnerable to API attacks that permit unauthorized access to full patient records including protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII), according to a new study from Approov and cybersecurity researcher Alissa Knight with Knight Media Ink.

5 Reasons Why Covid Makes Digital Diabetes Treatment Critical.

January 5, 2021 No Comments

Learn how Omada for Diabetes is providing personalized care for those in your workforce and demonstrating proven clinical outcomes.

eVisit Recognized in Gartner 2020 Market Guide for Virtual Care Solutions

December 14, 2020 No Comments

eVisit, a virtual care technology leader, has been identified as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner 2020 Market Guide for Virtual Care Solutions report[1], published Oct. 26. This report is an important resource to help CIOs and healthcare leaders of large health systems develop their virtual care strategy and inform their procurement process and vendor selection for virtual care solutions.

Technologies Increasing The Efficiency Of Admissions And Emergencies (A&Es) In Hospitals

December 3, 2020 No Comments

Not all hospital admissions – especially emergency admissions – are necessary, with research by V Wadhwa and colleagues indicating that around 10% of patients admitted to general medicine are discharged within a day. Improving the definition of patients who truly need admission is a complex task that needs to be tackled through a multifaceted approach. It should include strategies such as better preventive care, the establishment of more higher acuity patient clinics, and better community care.

5 reasons why COVID-19 makes digital diabetes treatment critical

October 21, 2020 No Comments

Before the pandemic, less than 0.01% of ambulatory visits were conducted via telehealth.3 By mid-April, nearly 70% of total visits were virtual.3Though new data released by Epic suggests that telehealth utilization has decreased from its April peak, increased provider usage and growing patient expectations ensure that this technology will remain central to the healthcare experience for millions of Americans.

Assistive Tech Apps Uplifting Lives of Children with Cerebral Palsy

June 10, 2020 No Comments

At present, more than 500,000 U.S. children under the age of 18 are living with cerebral palsy (CP). Although physical therapy, rehabilitation, orthotic devices such as braces splints, and casts are among the most common treatments for CP, the use of assistive technology is becoming increasingly prevalent. We are fortunate enough to live in an age where technological advancements happen at break-neck speed, much to the benefit of both CP patients and their families. Not only is assistive technologies making it easier for children to communicate, but it has also improved the mobility of countless children with limited use of their legs tremendously.

The Benefits of Print Management In The Healthcare Industry

May 27, 2020 No Comments

Print management software has radically changed the process and the tasks within many different industries and one area where it is having a highly beneficial impact is the healthcare industry. Whilst a great number of clinics, surgeries and hospitals have switched to a more digital way of working, there is still a great need for printing within these healthcare settings. Providing solutions for this industry are highly focused companies such as Konica Minolta, which are able to provide a wealth of benefits to this sector and many more. The healthcare industry is greatly improved thanks to print management software in particular and these are just some of those benefits.

How Technology is Shaping the New Normal in Healthcare during Covid-19

April 22, 2020 No Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in some major changes to our healthcare system. Some of these changes will pass as short-term anomalies, while others promise to become permanent realities. Although the new normal in healthcare is still being framed, it is clear that the field of Digital Health will play a major role in what comes next. From data to Internet of Things (IoT), here are some of the trends taking shape.

How Machine Learning is Beginning to Influence Medical Device Technology: An Example with AED Units

April 17, 2020 No Comments

While it may seem like everything is being automated, and artificial intelligence and machine learning are taking over the world, that’s not the case in the medical device industry. Since medical devices have to go through pre-market approvals prior to sales in the United States, sometimes important, even, life-saving equipment doesn’t use the latest technology.

How Machine Learning and AI is Transforming the Future of Healthcare

November 14, 2019 No Comments

Artificial intelligence has been vexing us all for years. And it only continues to get better and better as time goes on. Sure, you will have some people who believe AI is a bad thing, or that it knows too much. However, whether we like it or not, AI is here to stay. Imagine a machine learning technology that can bring with it the knowledge of THOUSANDS of doctors-and bringing valuable insight to a single physician who can then make a sound treatment decision.

Lack Of Connectivity Not An Issue For Modern Telemedicine

November 4, 2019 No Comments

Virtual health has transformed both patient lives and care delivery in multiple ways. Even in areas with provider shortages, patients can receive specialist care and focused medical expertise; better preventive care can help them avoid more serious conditions and more expensive hospital bills. Providers can expand their geographic service coverage without driving to different cities and better monitor patients with chronic conditions. Telemedicine can also reduce the healthcare industry’s carbon footprint by eliminating numerous staff, provider and patient car trips every day.

Technology Increases The Safety And Accessibility Of Cosmetic Procedures

October 28, 2019 No Comments

Cosmetic surgery is on the rise, with 18 million people undergoing procedures last year in America. The internet and the influence of social media has helped to spread information about cosmetic procedures, while the impact of new technology has made it safer and easier to perform them. In addition, less invasive procedures, such as fillers and microsurgery, are also becoming more popular. From the increasing use of IT to connect and communicate with patients, to improving outcomes of cosmetic surgery, advances in technology are allowing more people to benefit from safe and precise surgeries performed by reputable practitioners.

How IT technologies Have Had an Impact on the Clinical Trials of New Medicines

September 12, 2019 No Comments

Clinical research is one of the most critical areas of the pharmaceutical industry. Its main task is to study the safety and efficacy of new drugs before they enter the market. These studies are conducted with the participation of volunteers (patients). All processes in the clinical trials involve a number of difficulties and risks. Specialists in this field are primarily responsible for the health of patients who will use the medicine. Therefore, the entire scope of clinical research is regulated by regulatory documents, standards, and procedures.

Why Tech Might Be The Silver Lining For The Health Industry

September 10, 2019 No Comments

Chronic diseases have recently come under the spotlight as it’s not only taxing to the individual, but also how they have a ripple effect on the economy. A recent study revealed that 50% of Australians have a chronic disease, which places health insurance, the workplace, and the patient’s personal finances under severe pressure. But there might just be a way that chronic diseases receive a boost. Not from further pharmaceutical development, but rather a technological boost. Will tech revolutionize the way our health insurance is managed? Perhaps.

Medicus IT- Healthcare IT Support and It’s Benefits

August 12, 2019 No Comments

The use of information technology in the medical field has been growing tremendously over the last couple of years and this is because of the numerous efficiencies it’s been bringing to the healthcare industry. Along with it, the demand for healthcare IT support has also risen. Today we examine how healthcare IT support is now vital to establish a more efficient way to manage healthcare.

Tech to Get Your Health Organization Communicating Securely

July 29, 2019 No Comments

The explosion of new technology hitting the market has transformed the way companies do business, governments make policies, and citizens live their lives. That we all have pocked-sized devices which keep us connected to people around the world is truly a marvel, but it comes with risks too.

5 Things You Should Know About Big Data In Healthcare

July 29, 2019 No Comments

Big data is a relatively new term used to describe the collection of structured or unstructured complex data that inundates businesses on a daily basis. Some of the main uses of big data is to uncover deep insights about an organization, and provide solutions to business-related problems that may have been impossible to uncover using more conventional analytics software.

5 Ways Technology Is Democratizing Healthcare

July 17, 2019 No Comments

The smartphone was once known as an essential technology for millennials; however, it crossed the generational lines in 2014. Nielsen first revealed previously this year that the majority of mobile users, including those 55 and older, own smartphones across all age groups. As such technology becomes more prevalent among all customers, the healthcare industry is now shifting to democratization. Nowadays, today’s customers are leveraging technology for health care reasons. Thus, health care providers are actively seeking fresh methods to use innovative techniques and patient information to improve the experience of health care and drive commitment.

New Medical Dispenser Technology Successful at Reducing Medication Errors

July 12, 2019 No Comments

In the United States alone, between 7,000 and 9,000 people die every year because of errors in medication. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of additional patients have adverse reactions that they simply do not report – meaning that the number of people affected by medication errors is much higher. A 2019 study by R.A. Tariq et. al. found that the total expense associated with this type of error ascends to a whopping $40 billion annually. Of course, financial cost is only one issue.

Game Changing Healthcare Technologies of 2019

July 9, 2019 No Comments

It’s a new dawn in the healthcare sector with the latest innovations and advancements in technology that can promise human beings a long and salubrious life. From Artificial Intelligence to Virtual Reality, it is a whole new era of health technologies, and there is perhaps a no better time to be alive. Health and technology have been working hand in hand for a long time now, but 2019 looks propitious now that a hoard of fresh approaches to technology is on the block.

Types Of Advanced Technology In The Health Care Industry

June 20, 2019 No Comments

The reach of technological and digital innovations has become unprecedented and has changed all industries. It continues to grow as it evolves every year. The healthcare industry, for example, greatly benefited from increasing role of technology, which has changed almost all processes. Smartphones and tablets are now used to replaced the old monitoring and recording system. There’s also the fact that people can now have full consultations with their doctor even though they’re at home. Because of advanced technologies, there are now healthcare services that are now available in user-friendly and easy-to-access devices.

The Importance of Medical Coding as a Universal Language

May 30, 2019 No Comments

We are all familiar with the importance of universal computer coding languages and how they facilitate the world-wide communication of information upon which our modern society is based. But parallel to these exists the equally vital world of medical coding, a universal language that is of increasing significance for both correct documentation of procedures and analysis of big data. Medical coding is as important within the healthcare system as Java or Python is to programmers, and it’s increasingly essential for maintaining the services and practices we’ve all come to depend upon.

Health-Tech Raising Standards of Hospital Cleanliness

May 9, 2019 No Comments

Healthcare-Associated Infections lead to more deaths than car accidents, Aids or breast cancer in the US, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control. The spread of bad bacteria, as well as infectious viruses, is minimized by optimal cleanliness standards in hospitals. In addition to the revolutionized healthcare services brought by innovation in the healthcare industry, technology has heavily impacted the hospital disinfection processes. The primary goal is to curb the spread of Healthcare Associated Infections (HIAs), states the Center for Disease Control, in order to make these facilities safe to handle or use.