Posted: Oct 29, 2014
The National Council of State Boards has just released a study on simulated training practices for nurses. The core finding of the study contended that simulated training programs for nurses are as important as clinical hours.
Posted: Oct 25, 2014
Pagers are becoming more outdated as mobile technology improves and advances. Judy Mottl writes about mobile devices improving hospital infrastructures and how nurses can use them to save lives.
Posted: Oct 24, 2014
A Juniper Research report argues new smartphone interfaces are going to be instrumental to the future of mHealth. The mobile health app market is predicted to expand greatly over the next five years. How long will it be before mobile devices become mainstream in healthcare?
Posted: Oct 23, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an at-home colon cancer test. Called Cologuard , it is the first stool-based screening test that detects certain DNA mutations and red blood cells that could be indications of colorectal cancer, according to the FDA. The test, which is ordered through a doctor's office, can be done at home.
Posted: Oct 22, 2014
Medical tourism is a growing trend among Americans as health benefits wane. Zach Budryk writes about the expanding number of patients that are willing to travel for cheaper healthcare.
Posted: Oct 21, 2014
A poorly implemented EHR with chaotic processes and bungling IT support is becoming a detriment to hospital nurse retention and recruitment. Frustration with electronic health records has never been higher among RNs, with vast majorities complaining of poor workflows, bad communication and scant input on implementation decisions, a new survey shows.
Posted: Oct 20, 2014
Mobile technology is advancing in leaps and bounds.Soon your phone could help diagnose rare diseases like Ebola, finds David Robson – and one day it might even replace the doctor’s surgery too.
Posted: Oct 18, 2014
Love it or loathe it, consumer technology has transformed the way we communicate, inform and entertain ourselves. And next, it’s going to revolutionize our health and wellbeing.Technology will revolutionize our healthcare over the next few years, from wearables such as smart shirts, socks or contact lenses to a fridge that records your nutritional intake. By Christine Morgan
Posted: Oct 17, 2014
Hospital leaders discussed their individual organizations' strategies for integrating post-acute providers such as skilled nursing facilities into the care continuum as part of a panel discussion Tuesday at U.S. News & World Report's Hospital of Tomorrow conference. Written by Zack Budryk, Fierce Healthcare.
Posted: Oct 16, 2014
Christina Farr and Alexei Oreskovi, of the Chicago Tribune, write about the social media giant,Facebook, and their goals in the healthcare field. Facebook already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.