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Much like a cancer, healthcare insurance fraud is a silent killer.Even with just a handful of alleged fraudulent insurance claims, the resulting financial losses are staggering — reaching up to tens of billions of dollars per annum, according to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA). Healthcare fraud is a very real problem in the sense that it ultimately places the resulting burden on the shoulders of patients, who should be taking advantage of their healthcare benefits. Not only do fraudulent claims end up increasing...

One of the biggest beneficiaries of technology is the field of medicine. Whether it’s 3D printing that helps with the quick and low-cost production of prosthetics and implants, or GPS and other data-monitoring tools that help hospital administrators identify and address problems concerning efficiency, technology plays a key role in providing not just highly effective medical tools and medications, but also giving patients the best possible healthcare solutions. Here are just some of the technological developments over the past few years...

Technology makes everything easier; communication is instant, paperwork is filed in a safe space, and menial jobs can be done at the touch of a button. But is this all technology can offer to the workplace?  And is technology necessarily a good thing to have at work? There are a lot of advancements that can make certain jobs easier; construction and factory life have greatly benefitted from technological advances, but increased use of computers in the office could lead to even more health problems. To determine which industries need to...

Your health is important to you, which is why you do everything you can to maintain your well-being. So, it might come as a shock to learn that you have habits which put your health at risk. No one likes to hear this, usually because blaming others is easier, but mostly because bad habits are hard to drop. However, if you want to take your health and well-being seriously, you will need to do it sooner rather than later. Below are the ways you are affecting your health and how to stop. Constantly Using Your Phone Studies suggest that...

Have you ever wondered how tech impacts your health? You might be surprised because there’s a lot of ways that tech could be impacting your body and your mind. We’ll give you one example of this right now. How well do you sleep at night? If the answer is not too well, what do you think the problem is? You might be one of those people who likes to stay productive right up until the point where you close your eyes. Or, you could be a writer who keeps a laptop by their bed just in case you have a shot of divine inspiration in the middle...

Technology in healthcare never ceases to amaze. We seem to be making incredible advances all the time. It’s somewhat of a shame that the news is always dominated by depressing events and negativity, because what’s going on in the world of medicine is definitely worthy of widespread reportage. Going into 2017, we’ve got a lot of exciting things coming up in the world of medicine. A lot of incredible advances were made in 2016, many occurring behind the scenes, that we’ll hopefully see the greater impact of in the coming year. If...

You know when the doctor asks you for a test? It might be a urine test to try and eliminate a potential disease, for example. They’ll normally give you a set of instructions about how to go about this. This is because medical samples are affected in all sorts of ways, and you might just ruin them if you’re not careful. Samples: What You Need To Know Today, we’re focusing on three different types of samples that you might give. All of them have different characteristics, and can be affected in different ways. Samples can go wrong...

It is clear that technology affects pretty much every aspect of our lives these days. There are, however, certain areas where this seems to be particularly the case. The world of medicine is a great example. Medicine and healthcare are often at the forefront of any significant shifts in the technological paradigm. Of course, this is just as it should be. After all, this is an area which literally saves lives every day. Any changes or advances in the world of technology will often find their most useful place in healthcare. In this post,...

For a long time, medical technology was in the doldrums. Drug discovery was primarily by trial and error, rather than systematic or targeted. And so most new breakthroughs were random. But now there’s been a change in the way medical technology works. Thanks to genetics, we’re no longer in the era of trial and error. Our ability to both read and write the language of life, DNA, is changing tackling diseases forever. Now major killers, it is hoped, will start falling like flies. Here are some of the diseases that might be disappearing...

We are all aware of just how fast technology is growing. Indeed, it is an exponential process, and there are no signs of it slowing down any time soon. There is plenty of debate about the various ways in which technology affects our lives. There is also plenty of debate on the subject of what we can expect to see in the near future. One thing which is certain is that technology advances do make certain industries more beneficial. Healthcare is the prime example of this. As an industry, medicine benefits hugely from the various advances...