Still Going To The ER For Basic Care?

The trend of going to the emergency room as opposed to other healthcare facilities continues to grow. When its necessary, an emergency room should not be avoided, but many are seeking care from the ER for minor problems, and are paying for it big. Not only are the costs of visiting an ER extremely high, but you will often wait longer for the care you need. "According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ER visits increased by 20 percent in the first decade of the new millennium. That translates to about 136 million visits per year. One in 5 Americans will visit the ER at least once annually..." [ Read more here ]

By | December 17th, 2015|Blog, Medical News|0 Comments

Updating Medical Device Protections

Medical equipment will typically live a long life of helping and healing humans, but when does the age of a device make it a vulnerability? Hackers and security threats are a growing threat in our technology connected world, and medical devices aren't safe from the intrusions. "...security control considerations were "not really part of some of these early medical devices," said Kevin Fu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at University of Michigan" [ Read the story here ]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Blog, Medical News|0 Comments

Medical Equipment Rentals On The Rise

E-commerce has boosted the medical equipment rental rates across the world. Allowing doctors to save money by sharing equipment which they will only use for a specific set of procedures. "Over the years, medical equipment segment has grown by leaps and bounds as complex engineering used to make life simple for patients. As the technologically advanced medical equipment is used in case of specific situations, periodic assistance, or for just a procedure, several hospitals prefer renting the equipment instead of buying them..." [ Read the story here ]

By | November 30th, 2015|Blog, Medical News|0 Comments

Healthcare Tracking With CMS

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new Program Statistics is tracking healthcare statistics across multiple providers. "...Program Statistics, which includes detailed summary statistics on national health care, Medicare populations, utilization, and expenditures, as well as counts for Medicare-certified institutional and non-institutional providers..." [ Read the story here ]

By | November 27th, 2015|Blog, Medical News|0 Comments