Oct 05

Health IT Innovations Enhance Women’s Health

Early detection is key when preventing the spread of cancers, yet many shy away from the medical procedures that would provide them with the necessary awareness to take action. In 2011, Ella Health was concerned with the underwhelming number of women getting their annual mammogram. They set out to improve the patient experience by using innovations in health technology. During National Health IT Week, DICOM Grid will be highlighting several different use cases where improvements in health technology lead to a reduced rate of redundant radiology exams, an improved patient experience, and lowers costs for patients and physicians alike.

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Oct 02

Cloud Imaging Solutions Can Revolutionize Modern Healthcare

This featured post was written by Sean Fenske and originally published on MDT

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Oct 01

5 Myths of Telemedicine

Telemedicine – a term you’ve recently surely seen floating around in the healthcare field! One reason for the buzz is that there has been a 3% increase in the amount of organizations using telemedicine since 2014 alone. According to a HIMSS Analytics’ 2015 Telemedicine Study 65% of hospitals and 34% of physician practices are using telemedicine in some form. The same study found that the most utilized telemedicine product/ solution is two-way video conferencing. With such an increase in telemedicine usage over just one year, it comes as no surprise that there are many unanswered questions about this ever-growing field, leaving many skeptical of this technology. With skeptics come myths, so today I will break down those myths for you, starting with two-way video conferencing.

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Sep 24

Spotlight 2015: Health IT’s Most Influential Women

blogimage_(1)Each year individuals emerge at the forefront of Health IT as pioneers and inventors of technological solutions for today’s global health initiatives. Highlighting the accomplishments of women in this field, Fierce Healthcare has released its annual list of 10 influential women in Health IT in 2015. This group of inspiring, CEOs, Founders, and VPs is a testament to the accomplishments of the entire Health IT community and the individuals who strive to improve upon the future of our healthcare. Let’s take a deeper look into some of this year’s Fierce Healthcare Influential Women of Health IT and the impact of their contributions:

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Sep 22

Changing Minds to Change Outcomes

This post was originally published on HIEAnswers.net. The author is Morris Panner, CEO of DICOM Grid. 
The Internet of Things (IoT) has massive potential to change the way healthcare organizations operate and how clinicians treat patients, primarily because it simplifies the collection and transmission of data. Like businesses in other sectors, healthcare organizations can use IoT technology to manage equipment more efficiently. They can attach sensors to medical devices to track items, monitor usage and make more informed purchasing decisions.

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Sep 18

Geriatric Care and Communication

Communication breakdowns in the health care system put patients at high risk, especially those no longer able to care for themselves. By 2030 there will be over 75 million Americans who are over the age of 65. This generation is living longer than its predecessors and with more chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and heart conditions. 

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Sep 17

The Rise of Telemedicine

Telemedicine encompasses a broad range of technologies – from in-home electronic stethoscopes to live video consultations. Many have adopted telemedicine because it makes access to healthcare services more available and is a cost-effective alternative to traditional healthcare. It is not surprising that adoption of telemedicine services is rapidly increasing, not only for patients, but also physicians and hospitals are moving toward this innovative way to connect and do business.

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Sep 10

Meaningful Use Stage 3 Update

blog1_(1)Since its inception, the Meaningful Use Program has sought to incentivize and guide the implementation of Electronic Health Record technology throughout our nation’s hospitals and healthcare organizations. Defined by HealthIT.gov, the goal of Meaningful Use is the utilization of certified EHR technology to improve quality, safety, and efficiency, increased engagement of patients and families, and improved care coordination.

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Sep 09

Why Time is Brain in the Cloud

Strokes are a leading cause of disability in the United States. When a stroke hits, there is no time to waste. That's why the latest in health innovations work to get as much data to physicians in the ER before the patient even arrives.

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Sep 02

A Medical Breakthrough for Diabetics

According to the 2014 National Diabetes Report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 29.1 million people in the U.S alone have diabetes. Personally, I know several family and friends who are living with this incurable disease. I have watched as they prick themselves for blood every few hours. I do not know how they are able to do this at least 5 times a day. For diabetics, it has become second nature, but…what if there was a form of technology that could measure glucose without every needing to use a needle. 

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