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 •  February 20

Cryptocurrencies have been trending in the news lately because of their volatile market price, security, and popularity. Investors and money moguls alike have dumped “real” money into the cryptocurrency market, turning fiction into fortune with an intangible concept of data that holds wealth in today’s world. Believe it or not, the blockchain...

Cybernet

 •  February 8

It’s likely you’ve read about the IEC 60601-1 medical certification here before, but previous topics haven’t detailed the specifics behind safety and why that matters for a hospital and its patients. If a computer isn’t 60601-1 certified, there are complicated hazards than what might appear on a surface level. Often times these computers will be...

Cybernet

 •  January 31

There are hiccups in workflow and patient care caused by universal problems in hospitals, but thankfully they can be shrunk. Before the communication age revolutionized how we do work, mistakes were abundant and costly. Fortunately for us now, productivity is higher and manual methods of patient care have been automated enough so error is nearly...

Cybernet

 •  January 11

Epic CEO, Judy Faulker, recently expressed her view how Electronic Health Records are evolving into Comprehensive Health Records—a term that evaluates more than just a specific window of sampling an individual’s health from doctor visits. CHR is a term that may be invented as the new EHR, incorporating more data and analysis of a patient that stems...

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 •  January 4

No hospital network is perfect. An entire infrastructure for patient information is at the whim of Murphy’s Law unfortunately, and one glitch in an entire system can throw off the operations of a hospital in the blink of an eye, costing a chunk of productivity time, money, and the worst—patient safety and health. Online sources point to previous...

Cybernet

 •  December 11, 2017

The demand for computer capability has increased because of encroaching software complexity; we can no longer use clunky, old hardware to help our doctors and nurses complete an entire hospital shift. It’s not just a matter of how slow a process might run on a medical computer, but rather if a computer is compatible with software in question and...

Cybernet

 •  December 4, 2017

Telehealth is a topic under heavy study because it’s extremely effective at reducing time and streamlining processes for medical care. It’s a complex umbrella term that addresses physician to patient interaction, how medical records are viewed and delivered, physician care and outreach, patient infotainment systems, and other important factors. One...

Cybernet

 •  November 30, 2017

The term “point of care” may be a little bit unclear, so let’s start off with defining what that means. Point of care testing suggests simple medical tests that can be done specifically where the patient is located, often times at the bedside. It’s a type of practice with healthcare, and it’s been growing lately with the rise of mobile EMR systems....

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 •  November 23, 2017

It’s important for medical computers to operate 24/7 since healthcare is just as demanding. Internal components do not last forever, unfortunately, and demanding uptime for computers can seriously affect the longevity of hardware. According to an analysis by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, The FDA issued almost six thousand...

Cybernet

 •  November 16, 2017

Hospitals gather a large population of infected individuals in one locale, so it’s difficult to keep nosocomial infections from happening. That requires different standards for hospital operation and use of equipment. One of the largest reasons for hospital beds and rooms filling up is the invisible agent—microbes and bacteria that pass on unwanted...