Technology, as we’ve seen, has the potential to play a vitally important role in the nursing industry. Technology allows nurses to communicate with doctors even when they are off-site, and do things such as send images or messages of concern directly to a doctor while they are in other areas of a medical facility. Yet there is still a divide when it comes to telehealth training among nurses.
In fact, this divide is twofold. Older nurses who did not grow up in the tech savvy world we live in today need telehealth training, and time to transition to incorporating technology into their daily operations. The second divide is with in nursing training. While younger nursing students are more comfortable with technology as a whole, it is not always well integrated into their training. This is either because it has not been thoroughly absorbed into their education program, or because the nurses training them have not yet integrated technology into their daily practices.
Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT, mHealth, Smartphones, Technology
According to new research published on Scientific American, amputees affected by phantom-limb pain may be well served by the advancement of virtual reality.
A new experimental treatment involving virtual reality indicates that amputees may find relief from this technology, which is fast evolving beyond the realm of gaming and becoming an entrenched aspect of healthcare’s most cutting-edge solutions.
A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb is still attached to the body and is moving appropriately with other body parts.
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As it turns out, Mayo Clinic offers more than just world-class healthcare. It also offers one of the best digital experiences in North America.
On Thursday, Sitecore – a provider of customer experience management software – announced the 2013 Site of the Year winners for North America.
Now in its sixth year, Sitecore Site of the Year recognizes “the leading organizations who use Sitecore to create engaging, personalized digital experiences for every customer that engages with their brand across all channels.”
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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and MedCity Media have announced a new partnership to launch a series of interviews featuring insight from top healthcare leaders.
According to a press release from the ATA, the series will debut at the two-day Industry Executive Sessions that will run concurrently during ATA 2014, which is set for late May.
Posted in Technology, telehealth platforms, Telemedicine
On Wednesday at HIMSS14, the organizers published the results of the 2014 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey.
The report focuses on the “roles, responsibilities, and outlook” for nursing informatics professionals this year.
To highlight the findings, HIMSS put forward the following infographic which serves up a detailed but concise overview of the insightful and comprehensive new report. Check it out below.
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On Tuesday at HIMSS14, EvolveMed, a provider of intuitive physician electronic medical records for hospitals and physician practices, announced its integration of Nuance 360 SpeechAnywhere Services.
The move, groundbreaking many ways, underscores the growing relationship between cutting-edge cloud-based solutions with modern healthcare IT.
By leveraging Nuance technology, TalkChart can purportedly enhance the intuitive efficiency of its cloud-based medical records with speech-integrated services.
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While web browsing on mobile devices continues to grow by leaps and bounds, desktop browsing continues to be the preferred method of conducting work by physicians across the nation. In fact, in a recent study performed by Kantar Media Healthcare Research found that 90% of physicians still prefer using a desktop computer while at work.
Even physicians who have smartphones and other mobile devices still prefer to utilize mobile web browsing capacities primarily for personal use. Some speculate that physicians remain fond of their desktops due to the fact that mobile devices have not been as heavily integrated into their professional lives.
The average physician utilizes their desktop computer for less than 15 minutes at a time, and their most routine functions include browsing the Internet, checking email, researching medical related topics, and reading articles in online medical publications.
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