OnPage News: Medical Device Security

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Health Data Security Top 2016 Issues Article Courtesy of:  Health IT Security  “Hospital leaders have to deal with a lot of new technology issues…so this list is intended to assist them in their efforts to update or implement their strategic technology plans.” Medical device cybersecurity and health data security have both been tabbed as top healthcare issues for 2016 in separate releases. First, the ECRI Institute explained in its list of the Top 10 Technological Advances to Watch in 2016 that medical device cybersecurity is a top issue that could affect care delivery. “Hospital leaders have to deal with a lot of new technology issues—and demands from different departments in their facilities—so this list is intended to assist them in their efforts to update or implement their strategic technology plans,” Robert P. Maliff, director, applied solutions group, ECRI Institute, said in a statement. ECRI also said that mobile strike units, […] Read more »

Ways Mobile Technology Can Enhance Nurse Communications

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Nurses: The First Practitioners of mHealth Legions of caring nurses were probably the first practitioners of mobile health (mHealth), starting in the last century — the pre-smartphone era. Nurses often carried “beepers” or what is now considered antiquated pagers. Ways Mobile Technology Can Enhance Nurse Communications Today, there are many ways mobile technology can enhance nurse communications. New mobile technologies are poised to empower nurses to both spend more time with patients and improve the quality of their care. Many believe this will make nurses more efficient, lead to lower fatigue, and result in fewer overtime hours — saving hospitals money. Mobile technologies, which include sensors, devices, and apps will make it easier for nurses to access information from wherever they are and collaborate with a patient’s care team. Accenture research found that nurses frequently use a diverse range of communication technologies. These include: bed alarms, digital signage, both mobile […] Read more »