Category Archives: Technology

Five EHR Predictions to Watch For This Year

If you haven't already heard, the Department of Justice recently announced it's $155 million dollar settlement with  eClinicalWorks settlement for misleading users. This, has left many stakeholders unsure of what’s next for electronic health records (EHR). As the industry transitions, the ongoing operational cost of certain big name systems, like Cerner and Epic, may cause many large…
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The Future of Voice Assist Healthcare

In a world where you can order groceries or schedule an appointment without lifting a finger, small voice assist computer modules like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Siri continue to gain intelligence and work their way into the daily consumer’s life, including their health. It's not a stretch to believe that one day voice…
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Combat EMR Burnout With Locum Tenens

Over the years, Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) have helped physicians improve treatment and care for patients and provide facilities with the opportunity to better monitor patient care. However, while EMRs may ultimately improve clinical outcomes for patients, current use of EMRs has come at a cost: increased physician burnout. This is due to a number…
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Patients Aren’t the Only Ones Turning to Dr. Google

That's right - a recent survey found that nearly half of medical and premedical students look to Google first for answers when researching medical topics, while only 7% turn to a print textbook. Of the 180 students surveyed, 83% said that confirming a source's credibility was one of the main challenges when searching for medical…
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Who’s Following Who on Social Media?

Doctors tend to develop significant audiences on social media because they’re trusted more than any other source of online health information by patients, peers, and the media. While analyzing a panel of 20,000 twitter accounts operated by physicians, MDigitalLife created a list outlining the best of the best of the top MDs fellow physicians most frequently follow.…
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MIT Has Invented An Origami Robot That Unfolds in Your Stomach

Yes, you read that correctly. However, this isn't the typical origami you're used to. Researchers at MIT have created a small, origami robot that unfolds in your stomach. Compressed into a pill, once swallowed and the casing dissolves, the robot unfolds and is able to quickly remove swallowed objects or patch wounds in the stomach…
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Which Note Taking Method is Superior?

With the increasing popularity of electronic medical records (EMRs), the traditional handwritten note is becoming more and more scarce in offices. While many physicians have their own opinions on this tech-centered switch, a new debate has come about: narrative medical histories or checkboxes? Both narrative style notes and checkboxes have their own lists of pros and cons. Checkboxes…
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Top EMRs You Should Know

As a locum tenens physician, you have the ability to travel the globe and opportunity to visit a number of different facilities and practice settings. With this, however, comes the sometimes challenging task of familiarizing yourself with multiple electronic medical records (EMRs). While there are several different systems out in the medical sphere, there are…
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Cyberattacks to Continue in 2017

With hackers becoming more and more savvy, every industry is susceptible to cyberattacks, and healthcare is no exception. As the popularity of electronic health records (EHRs) continues to grow, the healthcare industry will likely see more cyberattacks in 2017 as a result. Health systems are the perfect target for hackers because they house the most…
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7 Major Medical Advancements in 3D Printing

This Valentine's Day, you may just be able to 3D print a heart for your special someone. Yes, you read that correctly. A German institute has created blood vessels using artificial biological cells, a 3d inkjet printer and a laser to mold them into shape. While 3D printing may seem unimaginable to some, some of…
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