Tag: HITECH

58 results found
Part 1: Introduction to the Power of Connection in Healthcare

Introduction Often in healthcare, the importance of the power of connection is forgotten due to the importance of other factors such as process and technology. However, connection plays a major role in healthcare systems. Whether that connection is fostered between stockholders and healthcare professionals, or the connection is between patients and...

by Rumaisa 5 min read
Virtual Reality Biases in Healthcare

Intro to Virtual Reality in Healthcare Virtual reality (VR) provides users with a virtual space for receiving care, from physical to mental therapy. This provides patients pain management, and virtual therapy, and can even be used to demonstrate virtual surgeries [1]. However, virtual reality also has biases that make it difficult...

by Rumaisa 4 min read
Biases in Remote Care Services

Intro to Biases in Remote Care Biases in remote care may arise from many barriers that limit patients’ access to digital technologies. Unfortunately, sometimes digital healthcare solutions are geared to favor certain demographics, and this can further worsen biases in care. For instance, patients who lack reliable internet or access to...

by Rumaisa 4 min read
Advances in Healthcare Predictions for 2023 - Recap

Overview of Key Issues Going into 2023 Recap Earlier this year, we anticipated that the healthcare industry would experience increased technologies promoting personalized and preventive patient care [1]. We also discussed critical topics such as bias towards minority groups, improved patient engagement, and increased collaboration in the healthcare sector [1]. This...

by Rumaisa 7 min read
Barriers that Must be Overcome to Reach Digital Health Capabilities

Social Barriers that Hinder Digital Health Capabilities The implementation of digital health capabilities is hindered by several barriers, with a portion revolving around social determinants. This is often due to factors such as digital literacy, social dynamics, access to technology, and human behavior. For instance, those 65 years and older experience...

by Rumaisa 4 min read
Digital Health Maturity Delivers Improved Health Outcomes

Background into Digital Health Maturity Digital health maturity clarifies the extent and level to which digital systems are structured and how they respond to digital technology [1]. Furthermore, digital health maturity focuses on how an organization promotes digital transformation throughout the organization [1]. Factors to consider when discussing digital health maturity...

by Rumaisa 4 min read
Vendor-Neutral Archive (VNA) Promotes Data Management

Background into a VNA A vendor-neutral archive supports vendors often using various formats and systems for imaging technologies. Often, VNAs don’t depend on the software used by the vendor to promote sharing [1]. This allows healthcare providers to utilize different imaging technologies within one archive so that it can be easily...

by Rumaisa 5 min read
Imaging Technology Integrated into Wearables

Imaging Implemented into Wearables Promotes Long-term Monitoring Imaging technology is an efficient tool to aid patients in receiving accurate and fast diagnoses. However, symptoms may change or worsen over time. This is where long-term devices come in, especially wearables which provide real-time monitoring. Some of the biggest challenges revolve around how...

by Rumaisa 4 min read
Stepping into the Future of Medical Imaging

Expectations of Medical Imaging in the Next 20 Years In the next 20 years, radiology will see many more advancements and innovations that change how radiologists interact with imaging technology [1]. This is naturally due to the demand for better, more accurate imaging that improves decision-making [1]. In the next 20...

by Rumaisa 4 min read
Intro to the Modalities of Medical Imaging

Types of Imaging Modalities Medical imaging is useful in providing accurate diagnostics to patients as well as creating optimal treatment plans [1]. Different diseases often require other technologies to be imaged so doctors can get a better look at specific organs. The first radiology modality is X-rays. X-rays are known to...

by Rumaisa 4 min read