02 Sep

When Is Dialysis Needed?

For most people, the need for dialysis comes on slowly. In fact, the symptoms of early-stage chronic kidney disease can be discrete. Such symptoms include having a reduced desire...

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27 Jul

Monitoring Chronic Kidney Disease

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), there is a great variation on whether patients progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Not to...

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01 Jul

Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

Predictive analytics is designed to alert patient caregivers or providers of the likelihood of health events and outcomes ahead of time. The goal of using predictive analytics in healthcare...

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07 Jun

Algorithms and Electronic Health Records

A medical algorithm is a formula, computation, look-up table, nomogram, statistical survey, step-by-step procedure, etc. that can be used to develop care pathways, flow chart approaches to healthcare treatment,...

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13 May

The History of Dialysis

Dialysis is the process of removing toxins, solutes, and excess water, from the blood in people whose kidneys can no longer perform these functions naturally. This is also known...

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16 Apr

Why is Data Important in Healthcare?

The use of data in healthcare is driven by several needs. For example, in the clinical setting, doctors use data to provide an overall view of the patient’s condition....

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17 Mar

Chronic Kidney Disease – Symptoms & Causes

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), estimates more than 1 in 7 patients have Chronic Kidney Disease. These alarming numbers prompted the publication of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) National...

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01 Mar

Trends in Healthcare Informatics

We have all heard the term “knowledge is power”. Today’s ever-expanding value-based models are forcing a shift away from the traditional doctor-centered model of care. The new model of...

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04 Feb

What is an EHR?

While we manage many acronyms in healthcare, this one is distinct in a few ways.  EHR stands for Electronic Health Record.  EHR differs from an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)....

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28 Jan

History of Electronic Health Records

It may seem like electronic health records have always been a part of healthcare. However, EHRs were uncommon even 10 years ago as doctors spent more time documenting than...

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