Patient Data In The Age of Technology

Patient Data In The Age of Technology

00 Effective data management provides a practical way to improve the performance of healthcare systems. Professionals in the healthcare sector can identify and correct problem areas in various ways. They need to collect, conduct a thorough analysis, interpret and respond to specific performance measures. To learn more, checkout the infographic below created by Duquesne University’s Online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program. Add This Infographic to Your Site <p style=”clear:both;margin-bottom:20px;”><a href=”http://onlinenursing.duq.edu/blog/patient-data-age-technology/”><img src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/utep-uploads/wp-content/uploads/duq/2017/05/17161613/nursing-patient-data-infographic.jpg” alt=”nursing patient data infographic” style=”max-width:100%;”…

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Are Your Clients HIPAA Compliant?

Are Your Clients HIPAA Compliant?

00 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance is aimed at maximizing privacy and data security when it comes to patient records. It prescribes minimum data storage and sharing standards. The Act affects health care organizations, physicians and managed IT service providers (MSPs) that are tasked with the responsibility of managing hospital computers and networks ensuring patients and their information remains safe. To learn more, refer to the infographic below created by the Maurice…

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Athelas launches a new type of blood testing device for the home

Athelas launches a new type of blood testing device for the home

00 Athelas is launching a low-cost, blood diagnostics device today made for testing certain diseases like the flu, bacterial infections and cancer in the comfort of your home. Tanay Tandon founded the startup in 2014 at the tender age of 17 to develop a smartphone device that could detect malaria through blood samples. That idea proved difficult but the idea of ease and mobility stuck with him. Athelas’ new device, which looks like a larger version…

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This Robotic Drill Can Perform Complex Cranial Surgeries 50 Times Faster

This Robotic Drill Can Perform Complex Cranial Surgeries 50 Times Faster

00 Surgical precision is a highly required skill from humans to ensure the success of operations and the survival of patients. Well, how about entrusting your surgical procedure at the hands of a robotic drill? The University of Utah has developed an automated drill that can perform one type of complex cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures.   How the robotic drill works Researchers from the University of Utah Health developed and calibrated the…

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New Research Shows Mass Producing Artificial Blood Is Possible

New Research Shows Mass Producing Artificial Blood Is Possible

00 One of the biggest health care dilemmas in the world is the shortage of blood supply alone. Then other issues such as matching blood types and supplying the required volume make it difficult for those in the medical profession to meet the complex demand for supplying healthy and adequate blood. Luckily, a group of scientists from the University of Bristol, along with the NHS Blood and Transplant, found a way to produce artificial blood by…

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Scientists Create Human-Pig Hybrids to Grow Organs for Transplant

Scientists Create Human-Pig Hybrids to Grow Organs for Transplant

00 Published in the journal Cell last week, researchers have successfully created the first human-pig hybrids by growing human cells inside early-stage embryos. This breakthrough raises the prospect of growing human organs in non-human hosts.   As of November 2016, there were 121,678 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S of which 100,791 were awaiting kidney transplants. These human-pig hybrids could reduce these figures by producing organs for transplantation that are similar enough…

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This Brain-Computer Device Gives Voice to Those Who Cannot Speak

This Brain-Computer Device Gives Voice to Those Who Cannot Speak

00 A revolutionary interface could be the key to unlocking the thoughts of people unable to voice their opinions. An international team of neuroengineers used near-infrared spectroscopy and EEG readings (electroencephalography) to measure communication and the brain’s electrical activity. While previous research allowed some select patients communication, many noted this new measure offers the only consistent way to get results for those suffering from being “locked in.”   [Image Source: Wyss Center via EurekAlert] The muteness,…

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Is Wi-Fi Bad for Our Health?

Is Wi-Fi Bad for Our Health?

00 You may have noticed a very large amount of articles banded around claiming that Wi-fi is bad for our health. Is this actually true? Is Wi-Fi bad? The World Health Organisation categorically states that this is not the case. That was easy, keep scrolling. Seriously though if you don’t want to read any further, we don’t blame you. Wi-Fi poses absolutely no risk to anyone’s health. For the more curious, please read on. Wi-Fi…

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This Smartphone Add-on Identifies Cancer with 99 Percent Accuracy

This Smartphone Add-on Identifies Cancer with 99 Percent Accuracy

00 Researchers have developed a smartphone add-on that allows doctors to detect interleukin 6 with 99 percent accuracy. [Image Courtesy of Washington State University] Interleukin 6 (IL-6) has been linked to prostate, liver, carcinoma, and lung cancers. The rig uses a smartphone, prism, and an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) plate. The backlit ELISA plate has 96 wells and can process up to eight samples at any given time. The technicians use a spectrometer app on the…

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New Bionic Eye Could Return Sight to the Blind

New Bionic Eye Could Return Sight to the Blind

00 A new type of bionic eye could be the answer to giving millions the chance to see again. Scientists have developed an eye that sends moving images directly to the brain using a chip. Surgeons successfully implanted a visual stimulator in a 30-year-old woman’s brain. The chip caused her to see flashes of color, spots and lines. Doctors at UCLA performed the operation, and the patient consistently saw the exact signals sent to her…

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