Many health professionals are stuck using clunky, out-of-date medical software solutions tempting them to bypass hospital systems & use unsecured social media platforms instead.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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.