Thanksgiving 2020: How to Have a Safe and Happy Celebration

Original Article by https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu Posted by Irwin Redlener on November 23rd, 2020 Thanksgiving 2020 will surely be like no other in U.S. history. We are drifting increasingly into unprecedented territory as COVID-19 is raging out of control. The U.S. will certainly soon see a new, frightening milestone of 200,000 cases every day. Hospitalizations are increasing [...]

It’s 2020 and Healthcare Still Has a Data Accessibility Problem

Original Article by www.hcinnovationgroup.com Posted by Rajiv Leventhal on September 24th, 2020 In a world where so much is modernized, healthcare far too often continues to fail patients in the areas of data sharing and accessibility. Yes it is 2020, but even in this year of turbulence and uncertainty, it’s still a near guarantee that [...]

Secretary Wilkie’s 2020 Veterans Day Message

Original Article by VAntage Point, Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Posted by Robert Wilkie on November 11, 2020 I’m Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie. On Veterans Day in 1988, Ronald Reagan said …”We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who [...]

COVID-19 Both Shifts Focus Away From and Highlights Need for Interoperability

Original Article by https://www.diagnosticimaging.com Posted by Whitney J. Palmer on April 13, 2020 In a time when interoperability could be key, facilities have fewer resources to make it a priority. Rapid, safe digital image exchange has been a growing priority for the past several years, but progress toward the goal has been relatively slow. Recent moves [...]

Have You Tried a Video Medical Appointment?

Original Article by www.portland.va.gov/ Posted by VAPORHCS on Thursday, October 15, 2020 Here are facts and resources about VA Video Connect Medical Appointments.  VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) has 13 sites of care across 36,000 square miles in two states. The Primary Care Division alone employs 400 staff who strive to provide safe, timely, [...]

Virtual tele-physical therapy helps 30-year Army Veteran

Original Article by VAntage Point, Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Many Washington, D.C.-area Veterans and VA providers are realizing the benefits of using telehealth technology and VA Video Connect (VVC). Physical therapist Dr. Latasha Thomas has converted most of her face-to-face appointments to telehealth. The [...]

The Risks of Healthcare’s Continued Dependence Upon Fax

Original Article by Sean Hughes, EVP of Managed Print Services, CynergisTek March 5, 2019 Fax technology has been around a very long time, with most of its history tracing back to 1843 when Alexander Bain received a British patent for the technology that would eventually become today’s fax machine. It took the fax machine quite [...]

Why Your Healthcare Organization Should #DitchtheDisk

Original Article by Morris Panner, CEO, Ambra Health May 15, 2019 You’ll be hard pressed to find a computer today that contains an optical disk drive. In fact, Best Buy announced in 2018 that it would no longer sell CDs. Most of us have no need for CDs in our daily lives, and many of [...]

Considerations for Medical Image Sharing Software

Technology needs in healthcare are constantly evolving. Security, accessibility, and compliance are at the top of everyone's priority list because patient privacy is a must-have, but having the right information at the right time is of equal importance. With the recent popularity of cloud services in several other industries, healthcare organizations must decide which of [...]