Connected Medical Devices: The Cybersecurity Risk

Introduction The Internet of Things (IoT) is swiftly becoming a key emerging technology to improve the delivery and outcomes of healthcare in the United States and globally. Networked medical devices connected to the Internet can be worn, or in some cases even implanted, in order to measure personal wellness, or to medicate and treat disease. … Continue reading Connected Medical Devices: The Cybersecurity Risk

Post-Secondary Students’ Perception of Flu Immunization

Abstract During the H1N1 (flu) pandemic, young adults and college students were noted to be susceptible to influenza. Despite the guidelines for post-secondary education issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, young adults still show low immunization rate. OBJECTIVES: To examine post-secondary students’ perspectives on influenza immunization, METHOD: A short questionnaire was designed … Continue reading Post-Secondary Students’ Perception of Flu Immunization

Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End-of-Life Care

While dying is a normal passage of life, death is often treated as an illness. As a consequence, many people often die alone in hospitals and, unfortunately, in pain. For many seriously ill patients, hospice and palliative care offers a more dignified alternative to those end-of-life days by providing a comfortable solution to spending those … Continue reading Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Mobile Apps, Devices and Privacy

Mobile apps and devices are playing a big part in the innovation revolution sweeping healthcare around the globe. Mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, wearables, and implantables, are supplanting workstations and laptops as the primary interfaces between users and their technology. Apps tailored to the specific needs of health care providers and consumers are revolutionizing clinical … Continue reading Mobile Apps, Devices and Privacy

Putting patients at the centre of their care

atient information is often siloed in various healthcare facilities and clinicians have no ready means to access patient health information outside their facility. This often leaves a patient having to repeat laboratory tests, or at risk of medication errors. Patients need a digital care plan that outlines their treatment plan, adjusts to meet their changing … Continue reading Putting patients at the centre of their care

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