There’s a lot of discussion within the healthcare sector about the adoption of edge computing. But behind all the hype and buzzwords is a very practical, accessible and deployable technology that has the potential to be a game changer for hospitals and clinics around the world.
The National Eye Institute (part of the NIH, or NIH) has ample evidence that spending too much time in front of a computer screen can lead to myopia, a condition impairs one’s ability to see the full picture clearly and ultimately will lead to eye strain and headaches. This same analogy applies to managing medical devices when healthcare staff spend too much time trying to treat them solely as physical assets or simple computers. This approach will create headaches for compliance and security officers.
Data integrity relates to maintaining data to ensure quality and consistency throughout the life cycle of the respective information. Data integrity applies to many industries and use cases, but it's exceptionally important in connection with medical devices.
Advances in automation, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and industry-ready cognitive capabilities have created a perfect storm that has finally reached RCM. Stuck in technology’s Bronze Age, RCM traditionally has been defined by people-intensive, manual-heavy processes, powered by disconnected operational systems. Digital transformation and related emerging technologies can help transform RCM, and optimize processes for healthcare providers to operate more effectively and efficiently while improving the healthcare experience for patients.
There’s considerable diversity among small and midsize healthcare providers, but one challenge they all face is dealing with data processing including invoices, insurance, patient records, internal and external communications, and perhaps social media accounts. What’s the best way to corral all this data in a way that’s accessible, yet secure?
Providers should prioritize the safety of patient health information (PHI) and remain diligent about HIPAA security and privacy regulations, particularly if they want to survive the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) audits. Here’s a look at growing threats and ways medical practices can protect themselves.
Whether healthcare organizations receive payment through the fee-for-service or value-based models, giving patients the best possible outcomes to their medical challenges remains a top priority for every healthcare professional.
IQVIA recently announced that Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a global leader in reproductive health, women’s health and other medical therapies, has selected IQVIA Technologies’ Orchestrated Customer Engagement (OCE) platform for global deployment across more than 50 markets.
Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. (“Apollo”), a global leader in less invasive medical devices for gastrointestinal and bariatric procedures announced recently that it has received FDA approval for its proposed labeling updates for the ORBERA Intragastric Balloon System.