High Tech2018-08-01T12:09:39-05:00

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Innovative care

Be Cautious About What You Click and Access

Many of today's cyber-attacks target individual users. The goal of the attackers is to fool you into clicking a link or file that contains malware and lets them into your system. Sometimes the messages will even come right out and ask you to divulge sensitive information under the guise of a trusted service provider or [...]

By |January 24th, 2018|

Photo Finish

From snapping selfies to viewing videos, we live in the age of images. At North Kansas City Hospital, we love pictures, too, especially when they can help us save lives or make our patients more comfortable. Read on to learn about new imaging technologies that help us diagnose and treat patients. Blood Draws: Veinsite Locator If [...]

By |September 29th, 2017|

NKCH Reduces Controlled Substance Abuse With Electronic Prescriptions

In Missouri, drug-induced deaths outnumber deaths from homicide and alcohol, a statistic that also holds true in Clay County. Among the culprits – forged prescription pain medications or opioids for nonmedical use. According to the most recent data from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, from 2003-2013 there were 9,122 drug-induced deaths, 4,548 [...]

By |September 28th, 2017|

Lifesaving Missions for Drones

Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a drone. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, were a hot item on last year’s Christmas lists. Beyond recreational fun, businesses are capitalizing on the drone’s potential to transform healthcare. Disaster Relief One of the first medical applications for a drone was disaster relief. [...]

By |August 22nd, 2017|

Codfish Skin Helps Heal Wounds, Reduces Pain Levels

An innovative wound treatment using fish skin is bringing dramatic healing, reduction in pain and cost savings to patients at NKCH. Karl R. Stark, MD, vascular surgeon Vascular Surgeon Karl Stark, MD, with Midwest Aortic and Vascular Institute and director of the hospital’s Wound Healing Center, along with his colleagues, are the Northland’s [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|

Live the Good Life With Help From NKCH’s Accredited Heart Failure Program

The words “heart” and “failure” when used together can be scary, especially when you hear them from your doctor. In the U.S. alone, the condition affects nearly 6 million people and their families. According to a recent report from the American Heart Association, the number is growing. By 2035, AHA projects more than 9 million [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|
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