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Author: Diana Oprean | SMEDIX Delivery Manager During the past couple of years, medical and healthcare software development has been growing due to the digital transformation of the healthcare industry. The growing trend of digitalization in healthcare is driven by consumer demand for efficient and advanced treatment solutions. The overall spending on healthcare is expected...

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Disruptions in recent years have shown how vulnerable medical devices and services are to cybersecurity threats that can endanger patient health, safety, and privacy. In fact, experts have recently concluded that healthcare is one of only two distinctly vulnerable sectors in the face of ransomware attacks. The other is manufacturing, which places our complex industry...

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Genome editing, or gene editing, might sound really futuristic, but is actually becoming a very common procedure. Usually, the media and news outlets focus on gene editing in humans. However, since the technology has been available, gene editing has mostly been used and tested with bacteria, mice, and other small living organisms. This ultimately led...

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As technology has slowly crept in almost every industry on the planet, companies have adopted new and innovative ways to transform their businesses and make their services more efficient. The healthcare sector has seen exponential growth, and we’re witnessing more and more scientific and medical breakthroughs thanks to modern advancements. But as hospitals, clinics and...

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Rapidly advancing medical technology never ceases to amaze us. At SMEDIX, we always have our hands busy with emerging healthcare tech projects. We’re proud to say that we had the opportunity to provide our tech expertise on non-invasive prenatal test efforts for our clients. A non-invasive prenatal test, or NIPT, is a fairly new type...

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There is often a lot of confusion surrounding the terms LIS and LIMS, and many times they are used interchangeably, even though they are two separate lab management software systems. Although different, LIS (Laboratory Information System) and LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) do have a few commonalities. To clear up the confusion between the two,...

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Having the ability to quickly analyze massive sets of data is extremely important in the medical field. In the world of healthcare, decisions often have life-altering outcomes. Accurate data ensures fewer errors when it comes to treatments and surgeries, and better predictions of large-scale health events, such as the currently unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you’re...

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Since the first Covid lockdowns hit almost two years ago, the MedTech sector has been on afterburners – a domain that’s historically been slow to innovate and adopt new tech and processes.  The pandemic, nonetheless, uncovered a demand for a significant leap towards a heavily computerized future. The MedTech / HealthTech domain has not only...

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It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is facing many operational and managerial challenges nowadays, and this pandemic showed us just how unprepared many medical facilities were in the face of a global catastrophe. To this day, there are hospitals in operational crisis that practice outdated managerial practices. In order to efficiently run a hospital,...

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Managing healthcare processes has always been difficult and overwhelming, especially in hospitals and large clinics. Implementing state-of-the-art project management techniques to streamline workflows and have an overall better organization of processes is key in healthcare. Additionally, the rapid spread of COVID-19 showed us how efficient methods of managing medical processes can benefit both physicians and...

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As technology advances, the healthcare industry continues to undergo massive changes. With patient data now being almost exclusively digital in modern hospitals, medical clinics and other healthcare establishments, keeping track of sensitive information can become daunting. In order to improve patient care, medical facilities need to focus on bridging the gap between patients and healthcare...

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Healthcare technological advancements have taken revolutionary steps throughout recent years, making medicine and healthcare information more accessible for patients. Femtech, short for female technology, is one of the many flourishing arms of modern medicine, and its main mission is to balance out gender disparities and biases, as well as eliminate stigma.  The ever-growing demand for...

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It’s easy to get caught up in technology, innovation, and constant upgrades when it comes to digital healthcare. Although these things are necessary and lay the groundwork for complex medical processes, both software developers and healthcare practitioners should not lose sight of what’s really important: patient care.  What do patients want? This is a question...

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We recently tackled the subject of how digitizing your medical clinic can greatly improve workflow, doctor-patient relationships, as well as overall security. Nowadays, implementing top-tier medical software solutions for businesses is a must, and finding a suitable partner to help you on your journey has become much easier. If you’ve been thinking about implementing certain technologies in your clinic, hospital, or research center, reading...

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The healthcare scene, along with many other major industries, is being transformed by artificial intelligence, so much so that AI is actually redefining the entire medical field and all of its functions. Across multiple industries, AI is getting highly sophisticated and accurate at doing what humans do, and it’s easily becoming a game-changer when it comes to doing things more efficiently and...

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Smart cloud solutions are rapidly becoming the new standard across multiple industries around the world, including healthcare. Cloud services have been around for quite some time now, and while many businesses adopted this technology years ago, others still think of cloud computing as a futuristic solution.   Healthcare professionals are always adapting to this ever-changing tech environment...

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Blockchain technology has gained immense popularity and buzz ever since its introduction to the tech world, especially for the advancements it brought to the financial sector. Payments, exchanges, and data management have been revolutionized thanks to blockchain, which ultimately led to more innovation across multiple businesses and industries, including healthcare. But how does this technology actually...

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The full digitization of hospitals, medical offices, and dental clinics is inevitable. Many healthcare establishments have already gone partially or fully digital, and the trend is showing no signs of slowing down. Data-driven transformations allow healthcare businesses to leverage next-generation technologies, including advanced analytics, big data, and artificial intelligence.  With the ever-growing advancements in software, server...

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Over the course of 2020, the medical industry went through changes that ultimately affected how both healthcare professionals and patients now view medicine. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, practices, diagnosis, and treatments have shifted greatly with the help of creative technologies. Innovative solutions have been applied and leveraged throughout the entire medical field in...