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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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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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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Clinical Support With AI and Machine Learning

Jun 11, 2020 4:11:41 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Digital healthcare, Healthcare news, IT healthcare, Medical health, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, Healthcare trends

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Clinical Support With AI and Machine Learning

Diagnostic errors are one of the most prevalent issues in the medical field. That is why new healthcare technologies are being produced to increase accuracy among physicians. The use of AI in healthcare has become the focus for many healthcare technology manufacturers. Machine learning allows the algorithms to improve through use and experience. Some AI diagnostic tools run autonomously while others require prompting from the physician. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first autonomous AI diagnostic tool to be sold to clinicians in April of 2018. 

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Is Telehealth Here to Stay?

Jun 1, 2020 1:33:39 PM / by Joy Youell posted in DocClocker, Wait time app, Telehealth, Healthcare news, Healthcare app, Digital medical, Telemedicine

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Every medical practice in the United States has been impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. As America reopens and patient confidence returns, there are some indicators of what the future holds for providers and clinicians. These indicators are on display as some states have opened public buildings and facilities faster than others. While the healthcare landscape varies widely—depending on whether it is privatized, individual state or facility decisions and more—the shift back to “normal” may not be straightforward or even immanent.

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Smart Hospitals and Future Medical Care

May 29, 2020 9:24:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Digital healthcare, Healthcare news, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, Healthcare trends

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Public hospitals in Vietnam are making the first real strides toward upgrading to smart systems. A consultancy firm called YCP Solidiance recently published work about how digitization is transforming the healthcare system in Vietnam. These improvements represent groundbreaking, systemic movement toward a highly digital doctor and patient experience. What are the implemented innovations and when might they work their way stateside? This article explores the possibilities.

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Can a Smartwatch Replace Your Doctor?

May 26, 2020 9:21:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Digital healthcare, Telehealth, Healthcare news, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, Telemedicine, Healthcare trends

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Late in 2019, Apple released a version of its Apple Watch that claims to detect atrial fibrillation. Wearables have become so common that many people in the U.S. have daily data about their heart rate, step count and even sleep patterns. But the question remains: can a smartwatch (or smart device) replace your doctor? 

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