Everybody hates city traffic. But few know that in fact, much of that traffic occurs due to an easily solvable problem.
In fact, one study found that an average of 30% in urban traffic consists solely of people looking for parking. These cars circle around the blocks, looking for spots without any idea whether one will open up anytime soon.
What if these cars could receive real-time updates on open parking spots near them? The reduction in traffic could be significant, alleviating anything from commuting time to environmental pollution. It’s just one of the many benefits that smart cities could provide. Continue reading How Smart Cities Could Change Traffic Norms
Healthcare companies, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies are capable of solving all the needs of it consumers, especially when it takes its inspiration from companies that are innovative and moving in the right direction. These companies have to look above and beyond the physical aspect in order to successfully create solutions that will result in better resources and results for the patients. Continue reading How Can Custom Healthcare Software Lead To Better Care?
People don’t like to stay in hospitals any longer than they have to, but doctors want to be aware of any changes in their condition after a serious illness or procedure. Physical therapy is often important to a full recovery, but frequent visits to a rehabilitation facility can be inconvenient and expensive. As high deductibles become more common, people want to keep their costs down.
Internet-connected devices can be a great aid in monitoring a patient’s condition and assisting in recovery. By recording progress from day to day, they can help a healthcare provider to determine whether the progress is satisfactory or an office visit is necessary. The Internet of Things is taking on an increasing role in patient recovery. Continue reading The Internet of Things in the Recovery Process
If you are a manager in the medical field, you no doubt have a lot of responsibilities. Many of these are connected in some way to your computer system. It may be challenging for you to make decisions when it comes to programming and software changes, as this may not be your area of expertise. Here are 4 things you should consider when it comes to healthcare programming. Continue reading 4 Things to Consider with Healthcare Programming
In the business world, not only has technology come to play an integral role in the workplace, but in a way, it’s practically become a business in itself. Aside from the fact that many businesses wouldn’t even be able to function without it, numerous companies use technology as an outlet for marketing to their customers.
As an example, let’s look at social networking sites. Not only do many companies use platforms like Twitter and Instagram as a means to reach out to their customers, but their business has become virtual as well. After all, not everyone who uses social media for their business, works in a company. More often than not, that person can work directly from home as well. With that said, while millions of businesses have invested in technology, there’s always room for improvement. How can technology be used to make the business more efficient? Overall, here are some important things to consider. Continue reading Technology: Creating An Efficient Workplace
The rapid advancement of online technologies has now made smart cities possible; the definition of these technological wonderlands is still being developed, yet the pieces are slowly being put together. In an effort to look at the far-reaching implications these developments present, let’s discuss the role of custom software with smart cities. Continue reading The Role of Custom Software with Smart Cities
Sharing information is a huge problem in healthcare. Providers need information about their patients’ medical history to provide the right treatment and avoid risks, but getting authorization is an outrageously complex process. HIPAA requirements are strict, and releasing information without the necessary permissions can result in heavy fines. Paperwork is a big part of a doctor’s working day.
Several startup companies are looking at blockchain technology to improve sharing of information while protecting it from unauthorized access. A blockchain is a “distributed ledger.” Copies of it are widely available, and entries in it are digitally signed. No single party owns it. Records can be added only according to its rules, and unauthorized changes to one copy won’t match the other copies, so they’ll be rejected. Continue reading Healthcare Software and the Blockchain
When you are considering using custom software for your health care business, you have to consider talking to the consultant or developer about making sure the software is HIPAA compliant. When you search the internet about HIPAA, you will find a variety of topics regarding healthcare providers, insurance, etc.
As someone who is a part of the healthcare industry, you should care about having a HIPAA compliant custom software for a variety of reasons. Here are some reasons of why you should care about making sure your custom software complies with the regulations and requirements set by HIPAA. Continue reading Why Do You Need A HIPAA Custom Software For Your Healthcare Business?
Devices in the Healthcare Internet of Things have to meet two requirements. They need to make their information available when it’s needed, without complications or delays. Difficulties in transferring information hamper a patient’s treatment. At the same time, the information needs to be protected from anyone who isn’t authorized. Breaches can aid identity theft and blackmail, and a negligent organization may have to pay huge HIPAA fines.
The Internet of Things has been plagued with security issues, and the stakes are especially high with healthcare devices. A breach in a digital thermostat could add it to a botnet. A breach in a medical device could make it malfunction when a life is at stake. Malware could even make devices act harmfully, perhaps to extort protection money from a hospital. Continue reading Public Key Infrastructure for a Secure Healthcare IoT
The Office of Civil Rights has slapped a $3.2 million penalty on Children’s Medical Center of Dallas for two negligent ePHI disclosures. Violating HIPAA rules is expensive. The case, which dates back to 2009, is a study in doing everything wrong. Healthcare tech consultants can learn a lot from it. Continue reading Failure to Encrypt Costs Millions