Dental treatment in this country is not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but we do have the latest technologies and some of the most qualified dentists in the world. As we now take a look at some of the technological breakthroughs that might change dental care forever, it provides a clearer idea regarding what to expect at the dentist’s office a few years down the line.[Read more…]
Adequate mental health services can be difficult to receive. There are many people whose insurance does not cover mental health services or if they do there are limitations. It may be prohibitive with a high co-pay or in the number of sessions allowed. There are also issues in regards to where people live. In more rural areas, there are minimal mental health services. There are even towns with 150,000 people who do not have many options for services. While towns of that size may have plenty of counselors, some of those areas only have one psychiatrist. There are often limitations in those less populated areas for quality mental health care. With the limitations some people experience like cost and location, utilizing tele-mental health can provide a viable option.
Tele-mental health can be a great option for some of the issues mentioned above. It can open up the door for people to seek adequate treatment rather than being limited and having fewer options. For example, compared to the number of therapists, there are fewer psychiatrists. In more rural areas, that number may be even smaller. Not only are those towns being affected, but even the smaller towns in the surrounding areas are being affected as well. Having the ability to speak with a psychiatrist and receive medication can be huge for people. Rather than not receiving any medication or having to wait months on a waiting list, individuals could receive the help they need more immediately. The cost can also be more affordable in some cases whether it is through insurance or private pay options.[Read more…]
Mobility services have changed the means healthcare professionals are doing clinical practice. It has transformed the way healthcare services are delivered and made available to the stakeholders. Medical software apps are becoming crucial and healthcare testing services have become equally important.
Keeping this scenario in mind, we are presenting you with the list of challenges that must be handled carefully.
1. Handling Huge Volumes of Data Arrival
As mentioned previously, there is a huge amount of data that is produced on an hourly basis in the healthcare field in the form of data regarding patients, images, reports and more. Now, the question arises that how this data can be managed in a better way?
Healthcare sector has been observing this shake for a long time and it is impacting the speediness and competence of its functions. With a growing load of patient data, there are authorized necessities for sustaining strict privacy of the data. Healthcare IT personnel are coming up with operative storage and management solutions to keep a track of increasing IT requirements for the sector.[Read more…]
By Ray Parker
Software testing has played an important role in revolutionizing the healthcare sector. All the software systems are tested to guarantee efficient and effective performance. The major players in this industry are adopting software testing tool fulfill this requirement.
But first, we need to look at some reasons why the healthcare sector needs software testing.
1. Usability Testing in Healthcare
Usability testing is important in the healthcare industry because there are numerous user scenarios and features that nurses and pharmacists face during their working hours. These tasks can be simplified by adding features and automation that can streamline the difficult process. The user experience and user interface of healthcare related devices and apps can be improved with much-required usability testing techniques.
2. Interoperability & Connectivity of Devices
Healthcare encompasses apps and devices that require to connect and interoperate to deliver the required user experience. The sector has a huge demand for data privacy, security, regulatory compliance, and interoperability. There is a requirement for healthcare app testing that entails costs, resources and major time, and technology expertise. This must be done thoroughly because it entails compliance issues and determines business stability.[Read more…]
By Kim Del Fierro
The number of cloud users is steadily growing. According to Statista, in 2018 there are 3.6 billion consumer cloud-based service users, which is a significant jump from 2.4 billion users in 2013. Businesses are starting to rely more on cloud-based services as well. Public cloud offered by third-party providers such as Dropbox is the go-to solution for many companies, but there’s also the route of private cloud, used mostly by large enterprises who have the resources to operate it.
Another solution is gaining popularity by combining the best of those two worlds: the hybrid cloud. 90% of organizations will move to hybrid cloud infrastructure by 2020 according to Gartner. However, despite being an attractive solution for organizations of all sizes, hybrid cloud also poses more security challenges. Let’s have a look at some of them: [Read more…]