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Here's why hospitals are using virtual reality to train staff
Fortune
Mobile virtual reality devices like Google Cardboard, Gear VR and VR One are changing the way hospitals and healthcare providers are training doctors, nurses and medical personnel.
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Simulator improves medical center training
The Pueblo Chieftain
He breathes and maintains a pulse. He cries tears. He sweats. He screams, talks — he even bleeds. He's Ed U. Cator, a state-of-the-art patient simulator that is going to be used by medical professionals at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for training in the diagnosis and treatment of acutely ill and trauma patients.
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10 healthcare technology disruptors to watch
Forbes
Many women cite their company's outdated maternity leave policies, lack of flexible work arrangements or salaries that are inadequate to cover the costs of childcare as their main reasons for exiting the tech industry. But not all sectors of tech are experiencing a female exodus. Women seem to be flourishing in healthcare technology. A study recently released by XX in Health, a national organization fostering female leadership in healthcare, found that women make up 78 percent of the healthcare workforce, and that firms with female leadership yield greater returns for investors.
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Data doesn't lie: Remote monitoring works
By Karen R. Thomas
There has been a lot of positive press lately about remote patient monitoring, but many wonder what the news really means for patients. Yes, telehealth can improve efficiencies, reduce rehospitalizations and save money for the healthcare system, but is it actually helping patients? The short answer is yes — especially for chronic disease patients who require monitoring, consultation and education on a regular basis.
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3 critical fixes for the US healthcare system
LiveScience (commentary)
Possibly the most complex system that health-technology developers face today has nothing to do with hardware, software or even human behavior — rather, it's the U.S. health care system.
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How technology is helping the healthcare industry
ITProPortal
It wasn't that long ago when technology was just a twinkle in someone's eye and the devices that are now in everyone's homes were merely someone's creative thoughts. But technology grows each and every day, and its use is proliferating to areas of the world that it could once not exist.
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Report: Top technology trends across the realm of healthcare
By Scott E. Rupp
In its summer 2015 Health Tech Report, CDW profiles the 10 most current and pressing trends of which those in healthcare should take notice. The list is expansive and somewhat obvious in areas, but provides insight into the changing landscape of the current healthcare technology sector — which is no stranger to constant movement. It's worth noting such trends provide the foundation of where the industry is headed in regard to raising quality, security and satisfaction.
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Rural health care to benefit from cutting-edge building at UNK
Lincoln Journal Star
It's called the Anatomage, a digital cadaver on a human-sized touch screen ready for virtual dissection. It's just what you'd expect to find in a cutting-edge training facility for nurses, physical therapists and radiology technicians destined for hospitals and clinics from Ord to Holdrege.
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AHA releases ICD-10 transition checklist for hospitals
EHRIntelligence.com
A new checklist for hospital leaders highlights "key steps" necessary for a successful ICD-10 transition come Oct. 1. Issued by the American Hospital Association, the checklist divvies up ICD-10 transition activities into three areas — a mixture of internal and external readiness activities.
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Abiomed mobile lab to pop up at Fenway Park
Boston Herald
Patients, doctors and nurses will flood Fenway Park to learn about new ways to fight complex heart disease — courtesy of an 18-wheel trailer that transforms into a mobile laboratory. "It's the world's biggest show-and-tell vehicle in the history of medical devices," said Mike Minogue, CEO of Abiomed Inc., a Danvers-based health technology company. "It has simulators, presentations and animations."
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