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Pharmacy Automation: Will Pharmacists Be Replaced?

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Would you want a robot dispensing drugs for you and your patients? Odds are, that’s long since been the case, to one extent or another:

Robotics have been used to help dispense medication in some pharmacies since the 1990s and robots for delivering medication have been used in hospitals for a decade.

And even before that, machines have been used for decades to count pills for dispensing – Such technology is now the standard in more than 30,000 pharmacies worldwide.

But will technology ever replace pharmacists completely? Continue reading “Pharmacy Automation: Will Pharmacists Be Replaced?”

The Top Five Medical Breakthroughs in History

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Throughout the history of mankind, humans have been searching for the secret to living a longer life. While people continue to search for the fountain of youth, quicker results in life expectancy have come from advances in the medical field. Many of these medical breakthroughs have occurred in the last century and have been huge leaps for the world of healthcare. In this blog, we take a look at what we think have been the five biggest medical breakthroughs in history.

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Hospitals of the not so distant future…

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Giant technological advances in healthcare and medicine are developing at a rapid rate. From growing organs in labs to stem cell treatment and 3D printing to surgical robots, these innovative changes are going to help minimize costs, improve the way medical staff work, and most importantly, save lives. As experts in healthcare recruitment, from travel nursing jobs to roles in therapy, we keep track of all the latest trends in the industry.

A lot of the technologies mentioned in our recent hospitals of the future project, may not be available for many years to come – some are still several decades away. However, medical developments are happening all the time, many of which people may not even be aware of. In the next five years, some breakthrough treatments may become available in the medical world that are sure to change the lives of millions. Continue reading “Hospitals of the not so distant future…”

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New Tech in Healthcare Provides Opportunities for Care Providers and Patients Alike

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New technology abounds in every industry, but they are rarely more amazing than the innovations that we see in modern medicine. Some people are a bit skeptical over some of the new technological advances, with concerns about human positions being replaced by robots and other machinery. A look at the broader picture, however, shows that these advances will be a far bigger help than a hindrance to those in the medical profession. Here are just a few of the latest advances in medical technology that are a huge asset to those in patient care. Continue reading “New Tech in Healthcare Provides Opportunities for Care Providers and Patients Alike”

Tech Can Make Healthcare More Efficient

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Technology has taken over the vast majority of our daily tasks.  From ordering our coffee before we get to the counter to researching all of our major purchases from the comfort of our home, nearly everything we want or need to do is available through the swipe of a phone screen or the stroke of a few keys on a laptop. This is certainly the trend in healthcare professions, as well, with many tasks made faster and easier through the latest technological advances. Here are a few ways that you can embrace technology and create a more efficient environment for healthcare providers and their patients. Continue reading “Tech Can Make Healthcare More Efficient”

Are Virtual Visits More Efficient?

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For several years now, virtual medicine has been starting to meet the primary care needs of remote, rural, and underserved communities.

But now it may also be an efficient alternative to in person treatment of basic medical problems.

Several companies are hosting online doctor visits where physicians and patients interact by phone or the Web.

The appointment proceeds similarly to how a face-to-face visit works: the patient describes symptoms and the doctor creates a prescription.

The big difference is that there’s no wait time, no travel involved, and visits can be completed within 15 minutes.

But are such visits getting everything done that an in-person experience needs to? Continue reading “Are Virtual Visits More Efficient?”