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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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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Five Ways to Improve EHRs

Jun 26, 2020 11:00:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in DocClocker, IT healthcare, Medical health, Healthcare trends

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An electronic health record (EHR) is a form that physicians fill out during or after a patient's visit. These forms document a patient's complaints, diagnosis, treatment, medication, health stats and more. While they are more convenient than paper charts, they are time consuming. On average, physicians spend 16 minutes on each EHR. 

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Cybersecurity and Your Medical Practice

Jun 22, 2020 9:55:10 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Digital healthcare, IT healthcare, Healthcare app, Apps for doctor visits, Digital medical

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In a medical office, almost all daily tasks are dependent on technology. Patient medical and financial information is shared between offices every day. While these sensitive documents are being digitally shared and stored, hackers are finding ways to get through cybersecurity systems. 

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Patient Engagement: Four New Technologies

Jun 16, 2020 2:26:17 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Digital healthcare, IT healthcare, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Apps for doctor visits, Digital medical, doctor patient relationship, patient communication

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Healthcare is not only about diagnosing and treating patients, it is also about engaging with them. Building better relationships with patients is one of the biggest priorities for healthcare professionals. Doing this increases quality of care, patient returns and productivity. Sequence Health reports that medical staff use 1.5 to 2 hours a day speaking to patients on the phone. This time could be used for other important tasks if medical offices implemented technology that could make patient-office communication more productive. Time management issues like these are common in doctor’s offices. Fortunately, there are many types of technology that can assist medical professionals in having better patient engagement. These programs include apps for patients, office management software and data analysis. 

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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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Clinical Processes + Tech Optimization

Jun 9, 2020 12:53:48 PM / by Joy Youell posted in Digital healthcare, IT healthcare, Healthcare app, Doctor app, Digital medical, Telemedicine

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IT experts are front-and-center in the evolution of clinical processes. This is because tech now informs numerous ways that clinicians carry out their work. From wait time apps to medical wearables, there are endless ways that healthcare is being roboticized, digitized and otherwise updated to inform best practices. Here are three key ways that quality improvement is supported by tech optimization in healthcare facilities nationwide.

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Hospital Video Walls: Value for Patients

May 24, 2020 9:18:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Digital healthcare, Healthcare news, IT healthcare, IT healthcare news, Healthcare trends

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Every day, hospitals around the country are looking for opportunities to leverage innovations in healthcare IT. The goal is that digital healthcare tools enhance medical care in numerous ways. From the care itself improving due to implantables or other IT medical devices to doctor-patient communication and wait time apps, there is ample room for growth and hospitals are taking note.

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Data Docs: Healthcare Trends Report by Stanford University

May 14, 2020 9:04:00 AM / by Joy Youell posted in Waiting room, Healthcare news, IT healthcare, Medical health, Doctor app, Medical app, IT healthcare news, Digital medical, Healthcare trends

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What’s new? Some powerful key findings from a January 2020 Healthcare Trends Report conducted by Stanford University bring new insight into digital and data-driven healthcare. These developments indicate new trends in physician preparedness and ongoing training as well as increasing engagement with machine-harvested and interpreted data. Healthcare data and digital healthcare are two important components of the way everyone is receiving medical care. Whether you are a patient or provider, these healthcare trends provide valuable forecasting into the future of medicine.

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