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Smart baby trackers monitor a baby’s heart rate and oxygen level with the intention to alleviate parental anxiety over the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), or more commonly known as crib death. This is good news for parents whose babies are diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases but the products prove to be unnecessary and…

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With the advent of social media, a new era of of censorship has been bestowed upon us. Online networks such as Facebook and Instagram are frequently drawing scrutiny for the removal of images which, in their opinion, have violated their company’s guidelines regarding nudity and obscenity. Censorship extends well beyond that of sexually explicit images, and…

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The following article from Man & Machine was brought to my attention. It would seem that even with the emergence of EHRs, simple surface hygiene is a task that can often be forgotten when it comes to the keyboard.   Medical professionals worry about keeping their offices and patient areas clean, but many overlook one of the most…

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Last month, ONC released a series of guides to help promote safe EHR practices. Nine guides, collectively referred to as, “Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience” or SAFER Guides cover several important topics. The introductory video explains the rationale behind developing the guides. The SAFER Guides are self-assessment tools to help guide your practice to…

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