5 Technology Trends Impacting Healthcare

Healthcare technology is advancing by leaps and bounds. Thus, it is impacting the overall performance of the healthcare organizations drastically. In past, the technologies took time to make their place in a system but now they are being adapted more quickly. The use of these technologies is to make sure a safer environment for the …

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3 Common Uses and Misconceptions about AI in Medical Practices

Whether or not you are aware of it, you are using artificial intelligence every single day. It is something we are utilizing constantly, and it certainly is here to stay. Artificial intelligence helps you choose the best movie on Netflix, play your desired music via Amazon’s Alexa and filters the trending content on your personalized newsfeed on Facebook. These days Al is also performing business functions in several industries such as transforming business models and strategies. It is also included in healthcare, especially a physician’s practice. Al increases operational efficiency and improves patients experience. For non-techies, Al technologies like machine learning, neural networks and natural language processing can look scary and complex.

This might be true to some extent but there are simple Al technologies as well and these are capable of making a lot of difference in small sized and medium sized practices. Mostly, the working of these technologies is dependent upon identifying and mechanizing patterns. For example, these patterns are at times present in the airwaves, like you voice and may be detected in speech recognition. Al refers to computer algorithms which are capable of emulating a task performed by a human.

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For Health Systems, Disaster Preparedness Never Ends

Natural calamities such as the Hurricane Florence have taught us that healthcare organizations must always be ready to deal with such disasters. Hurricane Florence forced thousands of people to evacuate the area and many healthcare organizations and facilities had to cease their activities. Dealing with the injured people during such events is one thing and …

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Electronic Health Records: Can the pain shift to value for physicians?

Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a popular digital medical record system and it is being adopted by many health care organizations around the world. Physicians have greater demands and expectations and they need more comfort and ease to check their patients and deal with them. For this reason, the EHR vendors are trying their best …

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Three Boston Medical Hospitals Violated the HIPAA Policy for Filming ‘Boston Med’, Get Charged with $999,000

September 20th, 2018, three Boston hospitals were fined by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR). All three of the hospital authorities are facing charges for violating HIPAA policy by allowing film crew on the premises with strict patient privacy, without their authorization. Namely, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Boston …

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The Lawsuits and the Trump’s Expansion of the Short-Term Healthcare Plans

To block an expansion of short-term health plans proposed by the Trump administration, seven advocacy groups and healthcare industry filed the lawsuits prior to its execution date. Several different groups like the American Psychiatric Association, the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, and many others professed that such policies that let short-term plans expansion to grow …

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Healthcare.gov to face downtime for maintenance, Pre 2019’s Open Enrollment

Healthcare.gov is reportedly scheduling an official downtime for the purpose of maintenance. Estimated to be held every Sunday, from the beginning of November to the end of December this year, the planned time period of offline maintenance is to be of 60 hours in total. The schedule, however, is not much different from the last …

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Why Hackers Love Patient Records and What to Do About It

You might have heard a lot about data breaches in the healthcare industry and how those who fail to deliver the required security are seriously penalized. You might wonder why this is so. Well, your patient information is valuable and confidential information that all those involved in the healthcare industry are required to protect at …

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