Healthcare Technology Archive

Advances in Healthcare: Leadless Pacemakers

The latest advancement in healthcare technology for heart patients is the leadless pacemaker, which is aimed at eliminating the dangers of implanting pacemaker leads into the heart. Traditional cardiac pacemakers are constructed using a Hypodermis Pulse Generator (in the chest wall) and transvenous pacing leads (in the myocardial tissue). These leads are considered the weakest

STAR of Surgical Robots

Surgical robots aren’t going to replace human surgeons anytime soon. But what’s better than to have a proof-of-concept for future possibilities in healthcare? Meet STAR – Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot – an OT robot that has outperformed human surgeons in all trials. However, STAR was invented not to replace but to aide and empower human

Healthcare IoT: How Safe Is It?

Internet of Things (IoT) is helping healthcare professionals transition their work space from physical, closely-monitored diagnosing and operating spaces to remotely controllable procedures that operate via the cyberspace. Medical devices and smart sensors are being interlinked through wireless internet run by high-speed processors for expediting medical procedures, keeping patients from harm’s way, and reduce medical

Healthcare Professionals, Here’s Why You Should Always Keep Your Computer Systems Up to Date

The May 15th ransomware attack took down a fifth of UK healthcare infrastructure. Some place the blame on security professionals, and the tech industry in general. But there is plenty of blame to go around. Microsoft refused to provide a security patch for their retired operating systems until after the attack had already done plenty

Security Professionals Must Be Better at Protecting Health Care Industry

On Monday May 15, roughly a fifth of all health care facilities in the U.K. suffered a massive ransomware attack, which forced doctors and nurses to administer care without the technology many have come to rely on. In some cases, patients have turned away as facilities scrambled to regain control of their devices. As yet, it

How eCOA Can Improve Patient-Provider Communication in Clinical Trials

One of the most significant challenges in clinical research today is engaging patients — and keeping them engaged. Patient engagement is the key to a successful study, as it not only ensures that the study reaches completion, but that the data collected is accurate and the patient experience is a positive one. While there are

Home HIV Kit: How You Can Benefit?

The Centre for Disease Control (USA) recently advised parents all across the nation to have their kids tested for the HIV virus at least once in a few years. Testing for HIV, however, remains a stigma among people for what alone supposedly causes it and for what it entails (in the society) once the result

Embracing digital transformation in the healthcare sector

Healthcare is rapidly moving towards a digital environment and the empowered treatment is the norm. Number of trends in healthcare present challenges to traditional IT approaches and opportunities to embrace innovation. Digital Transformation in the healthcare sector plays a key role and it would be the third stage of embracing digital technologies: digital competence →

Why Health Care Organizations Need to Invest in Technology-related Security Systems

In recent years, health care companies all around the nation have spent billions of dollars on IT systems, so that they can provide much more efficient and professional services. However, securing these IT systems is the next big challenge for organizations in the health care sector. Below are some of the main reasons why health

Social Media Role During Healthcare Crisis

Social Media, being a boon or a bane has always been a major debate around the globe by various people of diverse age groups. It is utilized in various industries like the fashion, marketing, entertainment, healthcare, etc. Yes, you read it right. It is even utilized in the healthcare industry and here it is definitely