healthcare technology Archive

We need less virtual medicine, not more

The world of healthcare will likely look very different in a decade, owing to a variety of diverse factors including; medical breakthroughs, political reform and not least of all the tremendous advances in technology that are occurring at breathtaking pace. The traditional model of ...Read More

Virtual medicine: is it what patients really want?

The idea of “virtual medicine” appears to have really taken off in the last couple of years. With so many other aspects of our lives being conducted via computers, it seems like the next natural step for the medical field. Healthcare publications—both online and ...Read More

Are the days of the stethoscope numbered?

This seemingly uncomplicated device has been a symbol of the medical profession for two centuries. Dr Rene Laennec probably had no idea how his idea would take off when he first invented the simple wooden tube in Paris back in 1816. After a few modifications over the course of ...Read More

Why does Computerized Physician Order Entry take so long?

Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) is being rolled out across our nations’ hospitals. The old days of written, and often illegible, orders from doctors are fast becoming a thing of the past. The potential for this measure to improve patient safety and transform medical ...Read More