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Green Anesthesia: Connecting Patient Care with Planet Care

In healthcare, surgery is used to diagnose and treat a range of ailments. Every operation requires anesthesia, and every time anesthesia is used, the exhaled fumes are removed from the operating room and released into the atmosphere. Most surgeries use either sevoflurane or desflurane, and...

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[Infographic] Swipe Right: How Telehealth is Changing the Face of Healthcare

Healthcare is a worldwide issue, and never has it been more front and center in this country than today. People all around the US have been picking up the phone to dial their local representatives to let them know where they stand in the debate over the topic and how they believe future policy...

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Ukrainian Polio and the Hindsight Solution

A recent threat of a Polio outbreak in Ukraine has left parts of Europe scrambling for answers.

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The Intricacies of Freezing Fresh Plasma

Fresh Frozen Plasma, or FFP, is an acronym well known in the blood and plasma donation world. Marked by controversy, empirical therapy, wastefulness, and multiple scientific studies (type ”Fresh Frozen Plasma” into Google and you will find a front page of results littered with studies and...

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Why the Promise of Wearable Technology Lies in the Data

Update 11/19: It’s been interesting to see that since we published this piece, a sense persists that tech companies are more interested in developing wearables than consumers are in buying them. This recent article from The Economist has an interesting take, arguing that the challenge for wearables...

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An Overview Of The CDC's OEI-04-10-00430 Vaccines For Children Report

In April and May of 2011, a group of analysts from the Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America, conducted an evaluation of 45 Vaccine For Children (VFC) program providers. The team was led by Holly Williams, and was formed to assess the storage conditions of vaccines...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Vaccine Storage

Vaccine storage and handling can be as confusing as all get-out. There are a lot of resources and materials to consume, and there are different regulations coming at you from different regulating bodies (i.e. the CDC, the VFC Program, County Health Departments, etc.).

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How To Avoid Expired Vaccines

Expired vaccines are a bummer. Wasted vaccines equal wasted dollars. And dollars that don't need to be wasted. Some fridges and freezers can store thousands of dollars worth of vaccines. When those vaccines go to waste, the hospital is left footing the bill. Even if your hospital or medical...

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Resources for Hospital IT Supervisors

Healthcare IT is at the forefront of medical development these days. In previous editions of Dickson Insights and on our blog, we’ve outlined top twitter accounts, best websites and links, and other resources meant to help out those in the Healthcare IT landscape that is constantly changing...

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FDA Temperature Mapping and Monitoring Explained: A Dickson Translation

When it comes to regulatory bodies and concrete descriptions of how exactly you should be monitoring your environment . . . well it never comes to that.

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