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Empowering care teams to improve job satisfaction

Empowering care teams to improve job satisfaction

| July 13, 2017

By Hector Rodriguez, Worldwide Health CISO & Standards, Microsoft Are you worried about your care teams? Many health leaders are concerned their staff have too many demands on them. Clinician shortages and ever-increasing healthcare needs means care teams are seeing more patients. And heavier workloads can lead to burnout, exhaustion, mistakes, and patient and employee […]

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Mobile Health Technology Statistics for Physicians

Mobile Health Technology Statistics for Physicians

| June 18, 2017

Healthcare professionals use mobile devices for mobile health (mHealth) services as well, which is predicted to be a $26 billion market globally by 2017, according to the 2013-2017 Mobile Health Market Report by Research2Guidance. Statistics like these make you wonder: how else is mobile health technology growing? There’s no doubt about that. In just the […]

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Ransomware Attacking Medical Imaging; The Cloud is the Key

Ransomware Attacking Medical Imaging; The Cloud is the Key

| May 22, 2017

Healthcare is an appealing target for cybercriminals. Last year cyber attacks led to the loss of 13 million patient records, according to Symantec Corp., a company focused on addressing cyber threats. Last August Banner Health alone, with its 23 hospitals and specialized facilities across seven states, reported a data breach affecting 3.7 million patients and […]

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Medical Imaging Cloud Storage Sooner then Later

Medical Imaging Cloud Storage Sooner then Later

| April 15, 2017

by Brien Posey— Cloud storage can relieve the heavy burden on local medical imaging storage, but health IT leaders must consider security, data access and five other key factors before jumping in. Today, health care providers are generating high-resolution imaging data at an unprecedented rate. There is no denying that imaging software goes a long […]

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Cloud Based Medical Image Sharing Between Ethiopia and Alabama

Cloud Based Medical Image Sharing Between Ethiopia and Alabama

| March 22, 2017

Opened in 2005, Soddo Christian Hospital is a 130-bed, full-service facility serving Wolayita – a lush agricultural region in southern Ethiopia where corn, wheat, barley and other flora are harvested for export. While geographically stunning, Wolayita is one of Ethiopia’s more populated and impoverished regions within a country already considered one of the world’s poorest. […]

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Deep Learning and Machine Intelligence

Deep Learning and Machine Intelligence

| March 12, 2017

By Whitney L. Jackson CHICAGO—The overarching theme of RSNA 2016 has been deep learning and machine intelligence. Both are designed to help you with your workflow and ability to provide optimal patient care. But, questions still exist about what these tools are and how you can implement them. To answer this question, Vlado Menkovski, a former […]

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Managing IoT medical devices poses challenges for IT

Managing IoT medical devices poses challenges for IT

| January 15, 2017

By Reda Chouffani  Connected devices have become a prevalent phenomenon in the consumer space and have made their way into healthcare. With the need to capture patient health data and provide different capabilities for hospital staff, health IT has seen an increase in demand for the Internet of Things. But IT professionals still remain cautious […]

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2017 Healthcare Trends Forecast

2017 Healthcare Trends Forecast

| December 28, 2016

December 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM– Spok Leaders Weigh In Back in 2001, the Institute of Medicine published a landmark report, Crossing the Quality Chasm, which included a framework of 10 “simple” rules for healthcare redesign in the 21st century. The framework included directives like “Knowledge is shared and information flows freely,” and “Clinicians and […]

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