Upcoming Medical Events in 2019

February is American Heart Month Every 1 out of 4 people in the US die due to heart diseases. However, with proper attention and care, heart diseases can be prevented. People can join hands with the patients’ families, community and health professionals to spread awareness and influence other people to opt for a healthy lifestyle. …

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Recession Preparation for Physicians

Both the political and economic global landscape has been extremely turbulent and unstable lately. As a result, it’s anticipated by many that either the economy will slow down or there will be another recession, neither of which sounds ideal. However, it’s important to realise that at this point, it’s possible to soften the blow of …

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Ransomware Corrupts 24,000 Patient Records of California Specialist

The Podiatric offices of specialist Bobby Yee were hit by a ransomware attack that potentially tampered the medical records of roughly 24,000 patients. Ransomware is a specific type of malware that can encrypt files and “hold them hostage”, where the victim has to pay a fee in order to regain access to their files. Choosing …

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HHS Releases Best Practice Healthcare Cybersecurity Guidelines

Cybersecurity guidelines were issued in a 4-volume report by The Department of Health and Human Services. It was published under the name ‘Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients’ and it outlines the voluntary measures and practices that the healthcare sector can adopt in order to minimise security risks and bolster their own …

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10 Predictions for Healthcare IT in 2019

The IDC or International Data Corporation is an entity that works with analysts to provide advice on market intelligence and serves to identify trends on a global scale. Not too long ago, they released a report that discusses their predictions for Healthcare IT in 2019. In this report, analysts assess which outcomes are most likely …

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3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Improve Healthcare in 2019

As Artificial Intelligence becomes more and more sophisticated, there is a lot to be gained from embracing these advancements. Healthcare in particular is an industry that desperately needs this kind of additional support considering that anyone employed in a medical field is extremely overworked. AI provides an opportunity to lessen the workload and increase productivity. …

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The Doctor Shortage and How Technology Can Help

Healthcare in the United States is currently facing the impending threat of a shortage of doctors. While this conversation has been alive for many years now, it is only more recently that it’s picked up traction and attention on a wider scale. Experts have pointed out that the demand for healthcare services will most likely …

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CDC: Fentanyl the Deadliest Drug in America

The Centre for Disease Control has recently confirmed that Fentanyl is now the most dangerous drug in the United States, having caused several casualties due to overdose. The most recent statistics come from 2016 and show that 18,000 overdose-related deaths were tied to Fentanyl. This marks the first occasion that Fentanyl has been at the …

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