Cost-Effective, Customized Health Care with 3D Printing

The use of additive manufacturing, commonly known as “3D printing,” is growing across many industries. Analysts estimate the overall 3D printing market will reach $30.19 billion by 2022.[1] With the ongoing need to reduce health care costs, 3D printing has great potential to deliver superb, customized results in a cost-effective manner. As an additive process, … Continue reading “Cost-Effective, Customized Health Care with 3D Printing”

Disruptive Technologies Are Transforming Health Care

New technology continues to achieve its promise of bringing greater efficiency and effectiveness to health care. Some of the recent innovations impacting health care delivery and outcomes include:[1] The internet of things – Wireless sensors linked by the internet of things can enable better monitoring of inpatients and remote management of chronic conditions. The internet … Continue reading “Disruptive Technologies Are Transforming Health Care”

Is Telemedicine Ready to Take Off?

For more than four decades,[1] telemedicine has enabled patients in remote areas to obtain care from doctors and specialists. Many healthcare systems recently have made significant investments in telemedicine technology as they strive to extend care to underserved populations, improve healthcare delivery, increase capacity and reduce costs. Lack of access to a doctor is evident … Continue reading “Is Telemedicine Ready to Take Off?”

Healthcare in the Age of Robotics

Surgical robots have been used since the early 2000s, enabling surgeons to perform delicate work with greater precision, flexibility and improved reach. Today, medical robots are quickly moving into other areas of healthcare to achieve better patient healthcare outcomes, improve efficiency and lower cost. Because robots are ideal for repetitive tasks, their use in healthcare … Continue reading “Healthcare in the Age of Robotics”

Big Data Is Coming to Healthcare

The tidal wave of big data is making its way into healthcare. Medical practitioners, researchers and hospital executives are tantalized by the prospect of integrating huge amounts of patient information from disparate sources to develop diagnostic profiles, direct treatment and proactive therapies, and improve follow-up care. Healthcare administrators are beginning to realize big data’s potential … Continue reading “Big Data Is Coming to Healthcare”

Is the fax machine on the brink of extinction?

Today, with instant communication not only possible but impossible to avoid, it seems as though fax machines are on a one-way trip to the great scrap heap in the sky. But is that really the case?