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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06 Jan

Renal Replacement Therapy

Renal Replacement Therapy Renal Replacement Therapy or RRT, as some may say, comes in many forms. Inclusive of in-center dialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis, and transplantation, the term refers...

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11 Dec

No Place Like Home for the Holidays

No Place Like Home for the Holidays Home is defined as a place where something normally or naturally lives.  It is an environment that is comfortable, regardless of the...

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20 Nov

Envisioning Solutions

Envisioning Solutions Acronyms, abbreviations, alphabet soup and et cetera Et cetera, previously abbreviated as ETC., and left hanging at the end of a long list, has a new meaning....

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