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A leading source for the latest healthcare news, insights, and trends.
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Patients are turning to online resources for medical advice rather than consulting actual physicians. And many consumers are utilizing fitness-tracking devices and programs to improve their health instead of reaching out to their doctors. So what do healthcare organizations need to do to get the doctor-patient relationship back on track?

The key is reaching patients where they are and communicating with them in the ways they prefer, which is why mobile healthcare apps are just what the doctor ordered.

http://www.healthcarebusinesstech.com/real-time-technology-hospital/
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According to a recent study in BMJ, at least 250,000 people die each year in the US due to medical errors.While there will always be human error, safety-enhancing laboratory management solutions can help reduce the impact it has and increase patient safety.
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What 4 critical features do healthcare network infrastructures needs to keep up with the technology evolution? Find out that and more in this special guest post by Karin Ratchinsky, director of healthcare vertical strategy at Level 3 Communications!
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Medical science has made incredible progress. But there’s one frontier that still needs to be crossed for the industry to provide the best possible care: the data problem. Jonathan Ring, co-founder and CEO of Caringo, explains how object storage may be the solution to this problem.
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While many doctors and other medical professionals are using tablets in their work, a recent survey shows one group of med school students don't see many benefits in using Apple's popular iPad.
Residents don't have much use for iPads
Residents don't have much use for iPads
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Most hospitals get great results from telemedicine, but not all have the same experience.
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Many hospitals use electronic patient data for marketing, public health research and other purposes. That's getting many patients concerned about who their information is shared with. 
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The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) is one of six hospital engagement networks across the country to be selected for this program for creating tested strategies to measure and improve outcomes for patients. The Leading Edge Advanced Practice Topics (LEAPT) funding will allow Minnesota hospitals to create tested strategies to measure and improve outcomes for patients.
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The incidents of unintended retention of foreign objects (URFOs) doesn't seem all that high with 772 incidents being reported to the Joint Commission over 7 years. But when you consider the fact that these events can cause death, and for those that survive, they often suffer with severe physical and emotional harm, it's still way too many. Here's how to prevent them:
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As more people search online for healthcare info, here are tips for hospitals looking to reach more patients through their websites.
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