About the author - Andrei Blaj
Co-founder of Medicai, serial technology entrepreneur. Andrei has over 15 years of experience in healthcare & technology. He graduated in Computer Science with a specialization in Computer Vision & AI and started his first company in 2007 while still a student.
Andrei worked with and founded several healthcare technology startups. His expertise is at the intersection between deep technology and healthcare.
Articles written by Andrei Blaj
May 29, 2023
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5 Benefits of Interoperability in Healthcare Systems
November 30, 2022
The capacity of different systems, devices, applications, or products to connect and communicate in a coordinated manner without needing any help from the end user is known as interoperability. Regardless of its author or origin, interoperable components can perform functions including data access, data transmission,...
How Patients Benefit From Wearable Technology
April 27, 2022
While wearable technology may seem like a concept of the future, it’s actually already integrated into our normal lives. Consider smartwatches or fitness trackers; people worldwide use these devices to track data such as heart rate, daily fitness, and even sleep patterns. So, what if the same logic for these devices...
5 Reasons Patients Resist Telemedicine & How to Overcome Objections
March 30, 2022
While telemedicine was introduced during the height of the pandemic, it has become widely adopted by healthcare practices worldwide even today. Although thousands of patients have already seen the benefits that telemedicine can bring, some are still hesitant to adopt the technology. So, what’s the reason for this...
Telehealth 3.0: What's Next for Virtual Healthcare?
March 23, 2022
In 2020, telehealth took root in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During its introductory phase, telehealth was primarily about speed. Patients hadn’t met with their providers in quite some time, so telehealth platforms were primarily used to play catch-up and quickly move through patients. Now, two years later,...
How to Avoid Physician Burnout
February 9, 2022
Most professionals experience some level of burnout in their careers, leaving them unmotivated and exhausted in roles that once excited them. While burnout is most often associated with 9-5 desk jobs, it can happen in any profession, including healthcare. Especially in the last few years, thousands of physicians have...
Helping Older Patients Navigate New Tech Devices
February 2, 2022
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic launched the world into all things remote, healthcare providers have eagerly adopted telehealth in addition to countless other new tech devices. While for many patients, these technologies are welcome, making healthcare more accessible and convenient for patients. For others -...
Why You Need a Second Opinion: Misuse of Healthcare
January 19, 2022
The healthcare industry is far from perfect. As providers are human, just like everyone else, human error is a factor, and mistakes can happen in patient care. Even beyond human error, some physicians may misuse healthcare resources, resulting in increased healthcare costs and possibly harming patients. As a patient,...
How to Connect With the Next Generation of Patients
December 30, 2021
Times are changing, and it is time for healthcare practices to get with the times. Traditionally, everything healthcare-related was in-person and manual, often resulting in less-than-efficient care. While this may have been sufficient for older generations, the next generation of patients has higher expectations...
Emerging Trends in Chronic Disease Management
December 22, 2021
Recent developments in technology are revolutionizing the healthcare industry for patients and physicians alike. Telehealth solutions, in particular, are making healthcare more accessible than ever, enabling patients to receive the care they need from any location. These trends are especially beneficial to patients...
Overcoming Challenges in Telediagnosis
December 1, 2021
Telediagnosis is an extraordinary development in telemedicine, enabling healthcare providers to diagnose patients remotely. This concept makes healthcare significantly more accessible to patients as they can receive a diagnosis at any time or location. For many patients, going to the doctor in person means taking off...
How to Prep Your Imaging Department for Respiratory Season
November 24, 2021
Respiratory season, or flu season, is a dreaded time for patients and healthcare providers alike. The risk of becoming infected with a respiratory infection such as influenza is highest from October-February, and during this time, 5%-20% of people contract a virus. For immunocompromised patients, it is especially...
How Secure are Medical Devices?
September 3, 2021
As medicine continues to intersect the world of technology, doctors and patients have more capabilities than ever. Healthcare providers can more easily communicate with patients, sharing important images and information in a timely and efficient manner. The technological developments of medical devices have...
How Can AI Help Doctors?
July 26, 2021
Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a large part of our lives on a regular basis, and its presence in healthcare will only add to the list of how technology has made life easier.
8 Ways to Dial up More Growth with Telemedicine
June 24, 2021
Telemedicine might have exploded with the Covid-19 health crisis, but it was already rapidly growing in popularity before it became a medical necessity. Now, offering telemedicine is also a necessity for growing your practice.
PET CT Scan: Purpose, Procedure, Benefits
March 23, 2021
A PET-CT scan is a relatively new diagnostic method that is successfully used to accurately identify certain types of cancer, as well as their metastases. PET CT enables both locating the tumor with maximum accuracy and tracking its evolution over time. 
CT Scan - All You Need to Know About Computed Tomography
March 23, 2021
A computerized tomography (CT or CAT) is a non-invasive method of diagnosing diseases that could otherwise not be diagnosed without surgery or autopsy. The computerized tomography (CT scan) is also known as a CAT – axial computerized tomography or CAT scan. 
MRI Scan – Magnetic Resonance Imaging
March 23, 2021
MRI scan is a non-invasive computerized medical procedure that uses magnetism, along with radio waves, to scan the body and obtain two-dimensional and three-dimensional images of anatomical structures.
Why Medicai isn’t just your average patient portal
December 17, 2019
Modern healthcare facilities are increasingly providing their patients with online portals to manage their health data, appointments, and treatments without the need for visiting their healthcare facility each and every time.