Devices & Technology

The practice of nursing is constantly changing, due in part to technological advances. NurseZone's Devices & Technology articles help you keep up with the latest developments, including new medical devices, advanced nursing technology and specialized nursing tools that help nurses and their patients.

The Best Apps for Nurses: Our Top 10 for 2016
A back pocket full of references and reminders has become a reality for today’s nurses, working every day in hospitals and health systems. Whether cross-referencing a specific drug or planning patient care, they can now enjoy an added level of convenience on the job with a variety of nursing apps.

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Must-have Gadgets for Your Holiday Wish List
December 10, 2014 - What are you wishing for this year? If it has anything to do with technology, you’ll find a plethora of choices to brighten up your holidays, ranging from practical and innovative to just plain fun. So if you’re still deciding what to ask for--or what to buy for loved ones on your holiday gift list--here are a few of the hottest tech gadgets worth considering.

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Five Popular Patient Apps

November 12, 2014 - When it comes to health-related mobile technology, patients may be more frequent users than healthcare professionals. Thousands of software applications are developed each year just for personal health issues and medical conditions, and they are easily accessible from smartphones and tablets.

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Can a Mobile Health System Manage Rural Patients’ Chronic Conditions?

By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor  Whether you prefer working in a rural hospital or a large, academic medical center, NurseZone can help you find the right career opportunity. Search our extensive database of nursing jobs today October 14, 2014 Imagine

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IBM’s Watson to Match Mayo Clinic Patients with Clinical Trials

September 11, 2014 - IBM’s Watson Discovery Advisor is a cognitive supercomputer that’s loaded with artificial intelligence that gives it the ability to think and work as humans do. Named for IBM’s first CEO, Thomas J. Watson, and best known for outsmarting “Jeopardy!” contestants, Watson is now projected to become a vital patient matching tool for clinical trials.

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Will Wearable Technology Become Part of the Nurse's Uniform?

August 12, 2014 - From the futuristic-looking Google Glass to smart watches, activity monitors and sleep sensors, wearable technology devices are infiltrating the health care setting at a rapid pace. With promises of improved patient outcomes, reduced costs, increased mobility and better communication, they also open up a world of possibilities for nurses and how they may perform their jobs in the years ahead.

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