Do Staff Smartphones Put Medical Data at Risk?

Is Medical Data a True Priority to Your Hospital Employees? Recent surveys showed that IT executives in hospitals and other medical facilities worry about their staff using personal devices when dealing with medical data. Why do they worry? A number of reasons: Staff may lack adequate password protection. Devices may not possess security software to […]

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A Diagnosis From Your Search History?

In the world of online medicine, the ability to create a diagnosis based off of your search history tops the hot topics lists. This concept interests a lot of people, and the logic behind it legitimizes its claims. A Search History Diagnosis? Basis for Thought Think of the last time you experienced an illness symptom. […]

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Hospital Hackers

If there’s one thing for sure, it’s this: Hackers have no boundaries. When many of us think of hacking, we think of spying on webpages, stealing personal data, and spending incredible amounts of money on our bank accounts. As we know, though, hackers are targeting companies with huge databases to get the information they desire. […]

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Putting Your Health Tracker to Good Use

Every Fitbit, Jawbone, and iWatch user is checking their steps, looking at their sleep patterns, and browsing other features custom to your health tracker. Besides looking at your tracker’s data, what are you doing with it? Probably nothing. Have you ever considered that this collected data could be helpful to your healthcare provider? Seeing your […]

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CIMS: Improving the Nurse Call System

Whether you work in a hospital or have seen an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, you know that hospital is a busy place. There can be nonstop movement and excitement as patients are admitted, released, monitored, and cared for. With so much commotion, it can be easy for nurses and hospital staff to miscommunicate. These lapses can […]

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Cybersecurity in Healthcare

It’s no secret that as technology innovates, it is adopted by different sectors of industry and adapted to best meet its needs. Updated technology comes its own set of risks, though, so hearing of the several cybersecurity breaches that have occurred in the medical field recently is less than surprising. No one wants to have […]

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Wearables in Healthcare

Wearables are definitely gaining popularity. iWatches, Fitbits, Google Glass, GoPros, and so many other wearables are used by 21% of Americans currently, and that number is bound to increase. We have primarily seen wearables as a tool for fitness tracking, but the healthcare industry is adapting wearables to improve patients’ experience in and out of […]

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Is Digital Doctoring the Right Answer?

It’s no secret that everything that can move online is, so it’s not surprising that healthcare would try to take its abilities digital as well. In comes digital doctoring, a method of diagnosing and/or treating patients online instead of through an office visit. This allows for so many new doors to open, but also leaves […]

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Surveillance Shifts in Senior Living

From the time you were born and couldn’t even hold up your head on your own, your parents were there. They held you as you cried, fed you when you were hungry, provided you with shelter and clothing, taught you how to survive, and nurtured you. As we age, though, our parents age, too. Often […]

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