Category Archives: Technology

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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Where Are Patients Going for Health Information?

In today's technology-centered society, nearly everything can be found online. Majority of people turn to internet research before almost every big decision, healthcare included. In fact, roughly 72% of internet users seek health information online. With the internet's vast pool of knowledge, there are numerous online sources patients can look to for health information. Some,…
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Telehealth Continues to Grow in 2017

In the past few years, we have seen the popularity of telehealth continue to rise, and it is predicted that this popularity will continue to grow as we enter the new year. Telehealth consists of technologies and methods that deliver virtual medical, health, and education services, and allows for doctors to do things like treat patients…
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7 Apps Every Busy Physician Should Know

As a physician, you're often tasked with juggling several things at once. Between your professional responsibilities at work and family duties at home, you've got a lot on your plate. Luckily, there are several apps out there designed to make your life easier. From Evernote that allows you to save quick reminders and notes, to…
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The Doctor Will See You Now

Imagine: a world where artificial intelligence can transcribe office visits right as they’re happening. This is a reality for any doctor incorporating the Google Glass into their practice. This allows an examination to be viewed by a scribe thousands of miles away through a sleek, tiny lens. While some may believe that bringing additional technology in…
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