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Leveraging AI and Blockchain to Transform Healthcare

Many health professionals are stuck using clunky, out-of-date medical software solutions tempting them to bypass hospital systems & use unsecured social media platforms instead. The convergence of two new technologies, artificial intelligence & blockchain promise to bring medical data management into the modern age.
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Is Technology Good or Bad for Mental Health?

Some people suggest that the web’s most popular tools may be causing us more harm than good and that those technologies are taking a toll on the mental and physical well-being of millions of Americans. But what about the demonstrable good that comes from the use of digital mental health and other technologies?
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Data Tracking: The Future of Healthcare?

Big data tracking of millions of people holds the promise of inspiring new ways to approach prevention. However, it also has the potential of wreaking havoc on the lives of the very people it was designed to help.
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Can Nomad Health Cure Your Staffing Woes?

Nomad has created a digital platform that helps healthcare professionals looking for work connect with healthcare facilities looking for staff without the need to go through a third-party recruiter or broker.
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Chemo Got You Down? There’s an App for That

The chemoWave app was created by people with cancer for people with cancer to help take control during the chemotherapy journey.

How To Properly Protect Patient Data

Patients must feel confident in the knowledge that their personal data is secure and private, accessible only to them and their immediate healthcare providers. How can clinics, hospitals, and administrators ensure their information is kept out of the wrong hands?
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Can Cyberattacks Cause Human Fatalities?

From hacking into medical devices to altering AI algorithms, cyberattacks pose a threat to human health and could even be fatal. Healthcare organizations must understand the true extent of these types of threats and put into place the right proactive measures—the public's trust depends on it.
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At Home Noninvasive Ventilation for COPD Saves Time & Money

New approaches to COPD treatment, such as advanced noninvasive home ventilation in the context of multi-faceted care programs, have been shown to reduce hospitalizations and save money.
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Why Innovation is a Strategic Imperative at UPMC

New technologies, like artificial intelligence, can free time for clinicians to connect with patients, to empathize, to build trust, to engage in shared decision-making, communication, and collaboration - the most humanistic aspects of care.
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How to Create Streamlined and Consumer-Friendly Healthcare

In an increasingly self-serve society, healthcare organizations must offer sophisticated patient portals and patient engagement technologies in order to bring value to patients and efficiencies to their organizations.
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The High Price of Being Constantly Plugged In

How constant connectivity negatively impacts teens' mental health and what you can do about it.
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Four IT Challenges Facing Healthcare Organizations in 2018

Healthcare IT professionals have one of the hardest jobs in the industry, carrying huge responsibilities. Here are four major challenges they are facing in 2018.

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