Joy Youell

Joy Youell writes about IT healthcare, digital medical innovations and improving patient experiences for DocClocker.

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Importance of HIPAA Risk Assessment

Aug 13, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Digital healthcare, Healthcare news, Medical health, Healthcare app, Medical app, Digital medical

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In 2019, the average HIPAA penalty cost $1,227,400 in fines. A HIPAA risk assessment essentially tests the security infrastructure of a medical center. The risk assessment will detect vulnerabilities and threats. Utilizing a risk assessment of your healthcare security system will alert you to the areas of security that you need to strengthen. Completing the mandatory HIPAA risk assessment could help you avoid a costly fine. 

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New Technology in Heart Health

Aug 9, 2020 2:52:09 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Telehealth, Healthcare app, Medical app, Digital medical, Telemedicine

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Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States since 2014. Cardiovascular health is a concern for many Americans. This has led to new developments in patient-centered heart health technology. These technologies are changing the way that cardiovascular physicians practice medicine. It has opened up patient-physician communication and increased patient health collaboration. When patients can see, in real-time, the effect that their choices are having on their health, it can encourage them to work harder to get healthy. 

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Improvements in Public Health Technology

Aug 4, 2020 12:30:00 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Digital healthcare, Healthcare news, IT healthcare, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, Healthcare trends

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Public health workers do a lot to make their communities healthier and happier. The sector operates under federal and state oversight, issuing and implementing important protocols that keep people safe. With so many public health careers and policies that improve and preserve lives, it is important that initiatives and operations are well-equipped. Technology plays a big role in effectively improving community health. From first responders to health educators, public health workers need effective technology now more than ever. 

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Documentation Solutions: AI Medical Scribe

Aug 1, 2020 11:35:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Digital healthcare, Healthcare app, Doctor app, IT healthcare news, Digital medical

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Physicians often find themselves drowning in documentation work. Even Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are tedious to fill out but crucial to patient care. Statistics show that physicians may spend up to half a day on EHRs. This takes away from time that physicians could be spending with patients. 

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Five Tools Transforming Nursing Care

Jul 29, 2020 1:49:01 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Patient app, Telehealth, Healthcare app, IT healthcare news, Telemedicine, patient communication

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Nurses are absolutely crucial to the healthcare industry and are taking on more responsibility than ever before. Even with the influx of medical technology, most nursing programs in the United States do not offer nursing technology courses. Instead, basic healthcare technology—like EHRs and databases—is integrated into each class. Nurses typically learn how to use these systems during clinic hours.

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Healthcare Investment Priorities

Jul 25, 2020 9:29:41 AM / by Joy Youell posted in DocClocker, Healthcare news, IT healthcare, Medical health, IT healthcare news, Healthcare trends

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Efficient and accessible technology has cemented the partnership between IT and healthcare. IT healthcare technology can save practices thousands of dollars through security protection and automation that can replace workers. Not only does healthcare technology save money for medical centers, it also saves time. 

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Healthcare Sector: Gains and Losses From COVID-19

Jul 20, 2020 11:27:38 AM / by Joy Youell posted in DocClocker, Healthcare news, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, COVID19, coronavirus

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When hospitals prepared for COVID-19, they did not expect this. As coronavirus cases fluctuate in the United States, patients and medical centers face uncertainty. Patients are nervous to return to doctors offices in fear of being infected. Medical practices, especially in rural areas, are shutting down due to a lack of patients. 

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COVID-19 Solutions in IT Healthcare

Jul 16, 2020 8:01:08 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Healthcare news, IT healthcare, Healthcare app, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, Healthcare trends

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Due to the urgency of COVID-19, healthcare providers are scrambling to find technology solutions to help them navigate through these unprecedented times. Medical centers are having to quickly adapt to mandatory safety guidelines, telehealth and quarantine requirements. In the wake of this, technology has to adjust to healthcare industry needs. 

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Mayo Clinic ED: Automating Patient Triage

Jul 13, 2020 9:32:02 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Wait time app, Waiting room, Healthcare news, Digital medical, patient communication

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The Mayo Clinic has recently partnered with Diagnostic Robotics to automate patient triage in the Emergency Department. This technology could significantly reduce the time and related costs of triage. This is especially important as COVID-19 numbers fluctuate and medical staff are seeking to support patients’ health.

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Telehealth for Home-Based Primary Care

Jul 8, 2020 3:02:51 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Telehealth, Digital medical, Telemedicine, doctor patient relationship

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Homebound patients have limited access to quality primary care. In some cases, healthcare providers travel to them. For some primary caregivers, travel time and other logistics mean that they can only see about six patients per day. Telehealth for homebound patients is an incredible opportunity to increase access and decrease overhead.

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