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Here, you’ll find insightful, informative blogs covering everything from artificial intelligence to UX design.

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Addressing cybersecurity challenges in healthcare IT

In today’s digital age, healthcare institutions increasingly rely on technology to enhance patient care, streamline operations, and improve outcomes. However, with the rapid integration of IT systems in healthcare comes a significant rise in cybersecurity threats. Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare providers are prime targets for cyberattacks due to the sensitive nature of the data they handle. Patient records, which include personal, financial, and medical information, are precious to cybercriminals. As such, addressing cybersecurity challenges in healthcare IT has become an urgent priority to protect patient privacy and maintain the integrity of healthcare services.

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Optimizing healthcare operations with IoT and automation

In the intricate framework of healthcare operations, where every decision impacts lives, efficiency is paramount. The overview of healthcare operations reveals a web of interconnected processes, from patient admissions to discharge, pharmaceutical management to diagnostics. Yet, beneath the surface, a realm of inefficiencies waits to be unearthed. Enter the evolution of healthcare technology, a dynamic force that has set the industry in motion, challenging traditional paradigms and fostering innovation. From the humble stethoscope to cutting-edge robotic surgery, the journey epitomizes a quest for optimization.

5 exciting trends shaping the future of patient portals

In the dynamic landscape of present-day healthcare defined by technological innovation and shifting healthcare paradigms, patient portals emerge as pivotal platforms for bridging the gap between patients and healthcare providers. As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, patient portals evolve in tandem, incorporating groundbreaking trends that promise to redefine the future of healthcare delivery. With seamless access to personal health records, appointment scheduling, prescription refills, and secure communication with healthcare providers, patient portals offer unparalleled convenience and efficiency. Beyond mere convenience, however, lies their profound significance in fostering enhanced patient engagement, facilitating informed decision-making, and ultimately, improving health outcomes.

How can healthcare providers harness digital technologies to combat medical labor shortages in the US?

Through 2023, healthcare providers in the US have expressed interest and inclination to invest more in technology solutions to fight challenges.
The healthcare sector faces a slew of challenges: clinician burnout, a spike in patient-care demands from an aging population, the end of public health emergency waivers and flexibilities post-COVID-19, and skill shortages. Plus, a rapidly shrinking workforce, which is the result of:
Rise in mortality of working-age Americans due to lifestyle diseases like diabetes and obesity, alcoholism, drug abuse, and suicide. The trend has been exacerbated post-COVID-19.
Baby boomers (born 1946-64) are retiring, but fewer young Americans are replacing the workforce, as fertility rates have plummeted since 2007.

Understanding the potential of large language models in the healthcare sector

Generative AI and large language models (LLMs) in the healthcare sector are expected to bring about transformative changes to medicine, patient care, and medical education. Powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning, advanced natural language processing, and deep learning, healthcare LLMs are algorithms that analyze vast amounts of medical data to assist healthcare professionals in myriad ways, many still in the process of being discovered.
Most of you may be familiar with the term generative AI, which exploded into public consciousness in 2023. Generative AI is a subset of AI and refers to an algorithm that can “generate” fresh content, including audio, code, images, text, simulations, and videos -based on large sets of training data. Think Scribe AI (process documentation), GitHub Copilot (auto-completion of code), Dall-E2 (image generation with text prompt), and Synthesia (synthetic videos). And, of course, ChatGPT (versatile chatbot).

New cybersecurity performance goals are coming to the US healthcare sector in 2024

An attack on the cybersecurity of a healthcare system is an attack on patients. 2023 has seen a record number of attacks on US hospitals, with high-impact ransomware attacks that shut down hospital computer systems and deny clinicians access to patient information becoming more prevalent.
Ransomware attacks are taking the form of “double extortion.” The hackers first encrypt data and demand a ransom to decrypt it; they also threaten to publish the sensitive exfiltrated data unless another ransom amount is paid.
The threat actors for ransomware include Rhysida, Clop, NoEscape, BlackCat, LockBit3.0, Medusa, SiegedSec, and Hunters International, and the vulnerabilities exploited include the MOVEit file transfer service and Citrix Bleed – Citrix Netscaler ADC and Gateway.
Healthcare breaches have impacted an estimated 100 million individuals over the years, and 2023 has proved to be the worst year yet in terms of breached health records. From January through November this year, 115,705,433 healthcare records have been exposed or compromised – more than the combined total for 2021 and 2022.

Healthcare technology trends to watch out for in 2023 and beyond to improve services

The rapid pace of technological advancements has seen the healthcare industry undergo a remarkable transformation. The manner in which clinicians diagnose, treat and manage patients has improved drastically in recent years. So much so, healthcare enterprises, professionals and even patients have no other choice but to update themselves on technology trends in healthcare.
Precision medicine, data-driven decision-making, and telemedicine, will help professionals make a name as healers; for organizations which embrace these advancements, the rewards are improved patient care, increased cost-efficiency, and enhanced accessibility of healthcare services. As for patients, new healthcare it trends enable earlier disease detection, personalized treatment plans, and remote monitoring.

The role of CRM in healthcare for efficient patient data storage and management

Patient-centric care is the new buzzword in the healthcare industry and we are witnessing significant transformation with a growing emphasis on customer relationship management (CRM).
While information is easy to access and digital devices are ubiquitous these days, patients may be better informed about their medical condition, but still lack the expert knowledge of a provider. Unless the provider-patient relationship changes to a collaborative partnership, it is not possible for the patient to participate actively in disease management.