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Artificial intelligence is the technology that enables a digital device to recognize, understand, and respond. In the case of machine learning, you can add to that the ability to make decisions and learn to change its “thinking” and behavior as it analyzes petabytes of data received from the cloud. Here are seven ways AI and machine learning are transforming healthcare. 

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GIGO is an acronym from the world of information technology that has made its way into common use. “Garbage in, garbage out” – nowhere is that more true than when you're trying to use data from your EMR to improve the quality of your services. The key to having useful data revolves – as most quality improvement (QI) does – around your people.


Even when you strive to provide the best care, you can't always prevent every chronic or terminal condition. One of the more difficult aspects of being a physician is being there during difficult times, in particular when you have to deliver the news of a chronic or terminal condition. However, this aspect of the job doesn't always come naturally to everyone. 

With the results of the election just beginning to sink in, many in healthcare are already wondering what changes are in store for our industry. President-elect Trump vows to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something much more affordable to consumers. But how would that look? Here are the top three plans that have been proposed to replace Obamacare. 

There are many factors that can lead to a global epidemic or health crisis. Expanding international trade introduces new health risks. The distribution chain has resulted in potential international outbreaks secondary to foodborne infections, poor-quality pharmaceuticals, and even contaminated consumer goods. Moreover, there are health issues that affect us individually but in large enough numbers they represent a bigger issue, such as obesity and drug use. These 7 global health issues are ones to watch in 2017.

You preach to your patients the effects of diet and exercise on their cardiovascular health. You explain the dangers heart conditions lead to and how to prevent them through lifestyle changes, but it's not common for you to mention psychiatric conditions in your practice. However, that might change due to recent studies conducted in Sweden and Finland.

The practice of vascular medicine has faced many challenges over the last decade. With the increasing competition from radiologists and cardiovascular physicians, the role of the role of the vascular practice is more significant than ever in terms of vascular medicine as a whole. Vascular surgeons have seen a decrease in their reimbursement rates for vascular procedures due to the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. As a result, many vascular physicians are opting to perform more percutaneous procedures in their offices. 

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Because of the condition's growing prevalence across the globe, it's important for healthcare professionals from all scopes of practice to have at least a basic understanding and awareness about Alzheimer's disease, to assist in outcomes for both patients and their caregivers. Here are some key points to know about this challenging yet manageable condition.