Middleware is on the minds of health information technology (HIT) experts everywhere. The term has wormed its way into the lexicon of the health care industry as the use of personal communic... Read more
Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound — in which the treating physician scans patients instead of sending them to an imaging specialist — can speed patient management decisions, providing more time... Read more
A number of recent developments in magnetic resonance (MR) technology can allow hospitals to improve their systems. Such improvements include increasing the number of clinical applications a... Read more
Infusion pumps are used to push fluids, medications, and/or nutrients into a patient for therapeutic purposes. At their simplest, infusion pumps consist of a user interface that controls an... Read more
Overutilization of a medical technology can be a thorny issue: Instances of overuse can be difficult to detect. And they can be problematic to resolve once identified because the path to a s... Read more
Many hospitals use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer equipment rather than components specifically designed for the health care setting. Some of these facilities allow COTS computer c... Read more
Health technology hazards can be the result of IT-related problems such as improperly configured systems, incomplete data, or inappropriate malware protection. Read more
Low-acuity continuous monitors offer the constant vital signs monitoring that spot-check monitors lack, but without the high cost of higher-acuity, ECG-equipped physiologic monitors. Read more
Dose error reduction systems (DERS) are life-saving safety features that help prevent infusion pump medication errors. Here’s a comprehensive guide to how DERS operate. Read more
Last year, The Joint Commission announced that alarm safety would be added to its list of National Patient Safety Goals for 2014. And for years, clinical alarm hazards have appeared at the t... Read more
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