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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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Top 8 Apps to Keep Your Family Safe and Healthy

Here are 8 new technologies that are designed to keep families (including our pets) safer, healthier, and happier.
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An Innovative Treatment Option for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A new clinical study shows how intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) can reduce radiation side effects and may save breast cancer patients $10,500 annually.
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The Promise of Menstrual Blood Diagnostics

Biotech start-up, LifeStory Health, is developing technology that uses menstrual blood to look for novel biomarkers of women's health in menstrual blood.
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How A.I. and Cybersecurity are Transforming Healthcare

While technological disruption may have gotten the healthcare industry into this mess, it could also be the very thing that delivers the industry from it.
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Vision Correction: Risks and Benefits

Whatever your eye problems, you should be aware of the options to correct them including glasses, contacts, or surgery.

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