Tech

3 steps to changing your EHR system

If you are a physician unhappy with your current EHR system (surveys suggest 2 out of 3 are), and you do have the ability to switch, this article is for you. Our COVID-19 pandemic may place you in a bad financial time for this, but it’s also placed you in an excellent time to plan…

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How to liberate doctors from EMRs

We talk a lot in critical care medicine about liberating patients from ventilators. Vents are getting a lot of deserved attention for saving lives in the COVID-19 era. But the machine has downsides that get worse the longer the patient needs it. Because we’re obsessed with taking great care of our patients, we in ICU…

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How cell phones can help lead us out of the COVID-19 pandemic

As most of America approaches the one-month mark since shelter-in-place orders began, there is increasing talk of “plateauing” and debate of strategies for resuming “normal” life. Unfortunately, we continue to find ourselves without a clear path out of this unprecedented pandemic.  Now more than ever, in the setting of an infectious disease crisis, health care…

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Telehealth: Get ready for big changes in health care

The year 2020 might bear witness to a significant shift in control of health care from the providers, insurers, and the government to actual health care consumers. First, it was the politicians, then the tech conferences and promises of 5G, and now global pandemic scares are all signaling the demand for remote health care. The…

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Materials Testing: Flammability and Safety – Sleep on It

The recent loss of an hour of sleep due to the US time change to Daylight Savings Time, made me really appreciate my bed.  Cotton used in bedding and children’s pajamas is likely to be coated with flame retardant, as are the mattresses.  So once again, we are daily using, or sleeping on, another product,…

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NSL Delivers Materials Testing for Pharmaceutical Industry

Products for Which we Rely on Materials Testing: Pharmaceuticals Today, a crushing headache drove me to the cabinet where our aspirin and other pain relievers are stored.  Once the throbbing subsided, I realized that ingredients for pills and other pharmaceuticals must be materials tested.  When products tablets, capsules or biotech products are being developed, as…

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IT deficits are eating hospital profits. CEOs need to wake up.

I work for a hospital network with the world’s slowest computers.  I timed it: Last shift, it took me fifteen minutes to log on. The first computer obtained didn’t function at all.  It had been worked on the day before by information technology services (IT). Efficiency and time management appear to be amongst top priorities…

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Do You Know What Powder Characterization Testing is?

Do you know what Powder Characterization testing is? If you do, you know how incredibly important particles and powders are in the performance of an enormous range of common products.   The commercial success of these and other end products relies on the manufacturer’s ability to manipulate these vital materials.  Manufacturers can only best control their…

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What is the Best Way to Watch Movies?

By Liz Watkins Guest Contributer from Cable-Compare.com We’re all very fortunate that we have so many options for watching content nowadays. From the good ol’ trip to the cinema to buying DVDs, watching cable, or subscribing to streaming platforms, there’s an option for everyone, depending on preferences. But which one is the best option, when…

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