Medical Devices

Survey: 5 Key Insights into Clinician Workplace Injuries

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A recent survey from Nurture® by Steelcase found that escalating workplace demands on clinicians have increased the likelihood of them being injured on the job. Nurture® by Steelcase focuses on developing user-centered healthcare solutions. According to the press release announcing the survey, Nurture “views the healthcare environment as an integral part of the healing process […]

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What are the Top 10 Technology Hazards in 2014? (Part 2 of 2)

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Yesterday, we began our look at the ECRI Institute‘s list of the top 10 technology hazards in 2014, as reported by Cheryl Clark for HealthLeaders Media. We conclude today by reviewing the top five hazards. At No. 5 on the list is “occupational radiation hazards in hybrid ORs.” This item on the list has been […]

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What are the Top 10 Technology Hazards in 2014? (Part 1 of 2)

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The ECRI Institute released its 2014 list of health care’s top 10 technology hazards last month, and the contents of the list should prove beneficial to most organizations, reports Cheryl Clark for HealthLeaders Media. So, in a manner that would do Casey Kasem proud, let’s count down these top 10 technology hazards, starting with the […]

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How Technology Will Ease the Physician-Shortage Crisis

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The future of health care is here, and it is technology. As alluded to in a previous article, many experts believe technology is one of the solutions to the physician-shortage crisis, and a recently released Health Affairs study backs this up. The study found that if 30 percent of community-based physicians’ offices had a fully […]

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Matrix Medical Network: Randy Dobbs, Chief Executive Officer

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When it comes to the various strategies healthcare organizations are implementing to curb readmission rates and enhance the continuum of care, partnering with an in-home assessment company may not be at the forefront of consideration. However, Matrix Medical Network, the country’s largest prospective health assessment company in the Medicare Advantage market, has proven itself effective […]

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Telemedicine Continues to Transform Healthcare (Part 2 of 2): Care in a Kiosk

We’ve all seen kiosks in our local malls and shopping arenas. They’re used by businesses to sell basically anything, from food to novelty items to cosmetic products.  But what if they could be used for something more than pure capitalism? What if they could be used to improve the healthcare of a nation? This is […]

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Telemedicine Continues to Transform Healthcare (Part 1 of 2): Pharmaceutical Retail’s Next Frontier

A frequent topic that comes up in HCE interviews with healthcare executives, especially in relation to technology investments, is telemedicine. According to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), over half of U.S. hospital networks have instituted a telemedicine program of some kind, Doug Desjardins writes in the May 2013 issue of Medicine on the Net. By […]

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Smartphones, Paving the Way for Healthcare’s Future (Part 2 of 2): A Generational Shift

A TEDMED conference recently held in Washington D.C. was attended by roughly 300 healthcare professionals and policy wonks, Lauran Neergaard, a medical writer for the Associated Press, reports. During the conference, attendees were given a “smartphone physical” that employed 10 medical devices newly released by the tech industry. Many of these were approved for sale […]

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Smartphones, Paving the Way for Healthcare’s Future (Part 1 of 2): The Plug-In Physical

With Star Trek Into Darkness blowing up the box office this past weekend, it seems only appropriate that we delve into some Trek-inspired technology–the smartphone–and its impact on healthcare. Lauran Neergaard, a medical writer for the Associated Press, reports, “…By hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone you could almost get a complete physical […]

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Virtual Care Provider, Inc. (VCPI): Loren Claypool, Vice President and Managing Director

Virtual Care Provider, Inc., commonly known as VCPI, is a national company whose primary mission is to partner with long-term/post-acute healthcare providers, helping them improve their financial performance and quality of care through technology and technology-related products and services. VCPI is currently in over 2,250 long-term/post-acute care locations in 46 states. From the mundane to […]

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