The Top Five Medical Breakthroughs in History

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Throughout the history of mankind, humans have been searching for the secret to living a longer life. While people continue to search for the fountain of youth, quicker results in life expectancy have come from advances in the medical field. Many of these medical breakthroughs have occurred in the last century and have been huge leaps for the world of healthcare. In this blog, we take a look at what we think have been the five biggest medical breakthroughs in history.
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Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

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artificial intelligence healthcareIf you have ever seen the Disney film Big Hero Six, you’ve met Baymax – “your personal healthcare companion.” This cartoon example of artificial intelligence and the possibilities offered by using such a machine for analysis and diagnosis of patients are one of the best ways to express the potential of artificial intelligence and the future of healthcare. While our own personal Baymax may still be a long way off, there are so many developments in the artificial intelligence field that will change and save many lives. Here are just a few of the many uses of artificial intelligence that have taken root in the past several years. Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare”

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Hospitals of the not so distant future…

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Giant technological advances in healthcare and medicine are developing at a rapid rate. From growing organs in labs to stem cell treatment and 3D printing to surgical robots, these innovative changes are going to help minimize costs, improve the way medical staff work, and most importantly, save lives. As experts in healthcare recruitment, from travel nursing jobs to roles in therapy, we keep track of all the latest trends in the industry.

A lot of the technologies mentioned in our recent hospitals of the future project, here, may not be available for many years to come – some are still several decades away. However, medical developments are happening all the time, many of which people may not even be aware of. In the next five years, some breakthrough treatments may become available in the medical world that are sure to change the lives of millions. Continue reading “Hospitals of the not so distant future…”

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How Mobile Healthcare Can Strengthen Our Communities

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mobile health clinicsAs a healthcare provider, you are tasked with the care of those who come to you. Without question, you care for the rich, the poor, the old, the young, and everyone in between. You use your knowledge and skills to help build a better, healthier community. But what about those community members who do not have the resources or time to visit a medical office? Many of those in less privileged communities do not have easy access to primary care providers or transportation to get them an office location. The health and mortality rate of those in underserved areas is often in very dire circumstances. Continue reading “How Mobile Healthcare Can Strengthen Our Communities”

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Exciting Diagnostic App Technology

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diagnostic appsPeople use their phones and tablets for everything these days, from communication to organization to entertainment. It is only natural that these devices that we have come to rely on for so much of our daily routine have made their way into the medical exam room. With constant innovations in the app market, more and more diagnostic apps are coming available for physicians and other health care professionals to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. From apps patients can use to report progress and track blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and other important numbers, to apps that can serve as a mobile replacement for medical devices, the technology available grows on a daily basis. Continue reading “Exciting Diagnostic App Technology”

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Four Ways Patient Engagement Software Can Help Physicians Provide Better Care

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patient engagement softwareTechnology has made its way into everyone’s home and business, and there is no exception for the health care industry. With cutting edge technology changing the way that we diagnose patients, the health care industry as a whole is embracing new tech with open arms. Patient engagement software is just one way that physicians and other medical professionals can use technology to improve the level of patient care and make office visits more efficient. Here are four ways that patient engagement software might be able to take your office’s performance to the next level. Continue reading “Four Ways Patient Engagement Software Can Help Physicians Provide Better Care”

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