Over time, people have become busier and travel has become costly and time-consuming. As a result, technology has allowed people to video chat, phone conference, or email one another instead of physically visiting one another. In more recent times, the medical industry has taken note of these changes and developed something new as a result.
British Microsoft software engineer Saqib Shaikh has developed a unique way to meld artificial intelligence and medicine. Blind since the age of seven, Shaikh wanted to develop software that would assist him, as well as others who are visually impaired, to “see” the world around them.
When you think about diversity, you probably immediately think race, color, or gender. However, diversity is much more than what’s on the surface because it includes internal differences in personality, information, and culture.
In 1984, Chuck Hull first invented 3-D printing. Today, the technology has achieved great potential in healthcare because of its customizable nature. Currently, the largest 3D-printed healthcare applications are prosthetics, dental implants and hearing aids. However, the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit medical research group, achieved a daring feat with this new technology — they completed the organization’s first 3-D printed face transplant on a patient, Andrew Sandness, of Newcastle, Wyoming.
Sometimes it can be difficult to motivate your employees if business is slow. There are other factors for low motivation too, such as the season or personal matters. How can you increase your employees’ motivation? Two important tactics are friendly competition and employee appreciation.
Healthcare coaches are a recent addition to the healthcare world, as part of something called patient navigator programs. The coaches help patients through the logistical, emotional, and sometimes cultural barriers that can inhibit their ability to successfully navigate the healthcare system.
Multiple media outlets — think MarketWatch, CNN and Forbes — have reported that the state of Texas is booming, and it’s not just coming from energy and oil. A number of Texas cities are good places to develop your business.
Healthcare has historically evolved at a slower pace as compared to some other industries. Technology, in contrast and as many of us have witnessed, has often evolved rapidly. When the two areas collide, as they are doing today, the healthcare industry will witness revolutionary changes.
Have you ever considered that businesses have a DNA as well? As we’re coming into a new year, it’s a great time to pause and reflect on your business strategy and your public company image. Instead of traditional reflection practices of reviewing positives and negatives or outlining which strategies worked and which didn’t, delve deeper into your company’s core by analyzing your company DNA.
Remember the days when your doctor walked into the exam room with a large file filled with paperwork? Those days are long gone. Now your doctor comes in with a laptop. They’ve transitioned into digital healthcare by implementing the patient portal. What is it? How is it used? Chief medical officer Jon Belsher encourages patients to get to know the new tool.