Before 3D Printing Moves Into Your Practice, Consider The Risks

Imagine a world where everything needed to help patients lead better lives can be printed right there in your office. With a 3D printer and a little ingenuity, the concept of “normal procedures” could be morphed into something new. 

We’re using bioprinters to create artificial living tissue, printing patient-specific organ replicas to allow surgeons to practice before operating on the real thing, and creating custom-made prosthetics that lower the price and make them available at price points more patients can manage.

Biometric Identification – Security Risk or the New Reality?

Just when you were getting used to placing your thumb or finger on the tiny button of your phone to login, mobile technology is changing once again. With the latest devices, they won’t unlock without facial recognition. 

If this kind of technology is available on something as common as our mobile devices, it’s only natural that we would integrate it into more sophisticated security practices.

Are You Breaching HIPAA While Texting Patients?

Texting is no longer a fad; it’s a way of life. It’s one of the fastest, easiest ways to connect with the people most important to you. So naturally, it’s crept into the business world too. 

Why not text your clients and customers a quick message about an upcoming appointment? Why not answer messages with short answers? While that may be just part of doing business in some industries, it’s not quite as simple in the medical field.