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IoT in healthcare: 10 incredible statistics

The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking the healthcare industry by storm. From remote health monitoring to inventory tracking, the use cases for IoT are both vast and varied. By 2021 it is estimated that 28 billion devices or ‘things’ will be connected to wireless networks, most of which will be classified as IoT. This […]

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Healthcare interoperability: Are we there yet?

In 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) revealed its much anticipated healthcare interoperability roadmap report – delivering a promising framework of free flowing patient data and improved patient care. The roadmap pinpointed three, six, and 10-year milestones with an ultimate goal to build a fully interoperable learning health system by 2024. But despite […]

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Could Amazon Alexa really transform healthcare?

Artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology is faster, more responsive, and more accurate than ever before. Systems such as Amazon’s Alexa are taking the world by storm, with devices finding their way into a growing number of homes of and businesses. However, the potential opportunities and benefits that Alexa could bring to the healthcare industry […]

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Protect your organization this National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), an annual initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of Cyber Security and  provide Americans with the necessary tools and resources to stay safe and secure online, as well as improve the nation’s resilience against any potential cyber incidents. Businesses of all sizes, types, and functions […]

HIPAA can’t keep up with fast-moving consumer technologies

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a report to Congress, outlining the gaps that exist in the scope of health data protection. The 32 page document serves to recognize that “While HIPAA serves traditional health care well and continues to support national priorities for interoperable health information with its media-neutral […]

Technology with humanity

The recent 2012 mHealth Summit in Washington, DC last week had the tech world buzzing about the next innovations that will change healthcare forever. What exactly are those on the cutting edge of mobile health information technology looking for – or offering – this year? As a physician, I hope they are focused not just […]

Medical Technology Innovation: Are we answering the wrong question?

Sure, we’re late adopters. Most docs would probably be happy to continue to carry the same brick-sized mobile phone, or row of pagers if it meant they could continue to focus on providing the best patient care. Keeping up with the latest in our field, cutting edge research and standards of care generally drives us […]