Blockchain technology allows the distribution of digital information without allowing it to be copied or misused in any other way. The technology was originally designed for Bitcoin, the first digital currency but now its use is spreading into other industries as well. Blockchain has now entered the healthcare arena and it comes with a great…

  Recently, the US senate has unanimously passed a bill (97-0) that many proponents agree may significantly improve the delivery of healthcare to people who live in rural America. The Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act was initially developed and introduced by Senators Orin Hatch (R-Utah) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). The bill has garnered…

The ECRI Institute released the list of top 10 health technology hazards for 2017.The goal of identifying these hazards is to provide healthcare facilities the necessary information so that they can implement adequate security and safety measures to deal with these expected threats. As per the list, the top ten technology hazards include: Infusion Errors:…

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