COVID-19 PANDEMIC EFFECTS: Welcome to the digital revolution

Part 1: Turning to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) Like so many other businesses forced to find new ways to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare practices have been seeking new ways to expedite a digital transformation. Many physicians … read more

COVID-19 is Here.  Clean Your Cell Phone!

A 2015 study of physician’s smart phones found that 44 out of 53 of their phones had dangerous bacteria on them.  And most cell phones have more bacteria on them, including E. coli, than most toilet seats.  On average, we … read more

Text messaging – benefits and perils

According to a study authored by the University of Toronto in 2018, smartphones with their almost instant communication, has made texting popular in Canadian hospitals. Routine patient information being relayed by texting from surgeons to trainees was more likely than … read more

Virtual Doctors: The pros and cons of online health care

With five million Canadians not having regular access to a physician, more and more patients are embracing virtual medicine. The field is steadily growing – a recent survey reporting that 74% of Canadians saying they would be happy to use … read more

Ransomware: it’s back and worse than ever

WRITTEN BY DR. ERIC CADESKY AND STAN SHAW ON AUGUST 8, 2019 FOR CANADIANHEALTHCARENETWORK.CA This article was originally published at CanadianHealthcareNetwork.ca, the online home of the Medical Post, at http://www.canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca/healthcaremanagers/technology/ransomware-its-back-and-worse-than-ever-39081, and has been republished here with permission. It’s a typically … read more

How the College Wants You to Chart

Some advice from a college supervisor. Written by Dr. John Crosby on June 25, 2019 for Canadian Healthcare Network Reprinted with permission. From 2Ascribe:  You might also want to consider using a medical transcription company to help with your charting.  … read more

Privacy Breach: To Whom and How to Report

Better safe than sorry is the right way for clinics to approach the new rule changes to Canada’s federal private sector privacy law that came into effect on November 1, 2018. As the last post in this series suggested, you … read more

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