Will HealthKit Help Apple Dominate the Healthcare Field?

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While the health industry is growing steadily, healthcare providers are also looking for ways to decrease spending by empowering patients to take better care of themselves. Apple’s new product, HealthKit, was designed with this purpose in mind, and is making waves as a user-friendly way to not only cut back on expenses, but also increase patient engagement. Marie Westerhof Marie is the Director of Marketing at Medical Web Experts, and has been working in healthcare marketing and web …

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Is Microsoft’s HoloLens a Game Changer for Medicine?

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Medicine isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of holograms, but it looks like that may change soon. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it is developing futuristic holographic goggles called HoloLens. Meant to compete with the likes of Google Glass in the emerging markets associated with 3D and collaborative technology, the HoloLens has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry by allowing doctors to use holograms to simulate or explain complex medical procedures. …

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New Technology Gives the Blind a Second Chance at Sight

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Electronic glasses might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but they’re very real – and they are helping legally blind individuals to see. In the case of Canadian Kathy Bleitz, the glasses allowed her to see her newborn baby. Bleitz has been legally blind since the age of 11. The amazing new technology, called eSight, works like a headset. The lens frames are complete with a high-definition camera that projects video footage onto diode screens …

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Google Teams Up with Mayo Clinic to Provide Instant Answers for Health Searches

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Whether you are looking for an at-home flu remedy or the cause behind a specific symptom, googling anything related to your health can be dangerous. With so much information out there, it’s hard to know what is accurate and what isn’t. Well, fret no longer. Google is pairing up with Mayo Clinic, one of the world’s most respected non-profit medical research facilities, to bring internet users more accurate information when it comes to medical conditions. Through the use …

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Why Patient Engagement is Taking So Long

Healthcare IT today is bigger than ever. Modern software is intended to increase efficiency, organization and communication with patients – but only recently have patients become the focus of health information technology. Why is patient engagement taking center stage in eHealth so late in the game? When the first iPhone was released in 2007, activity on social media pages like Facebook and Twitter exploded, as people began using the internet to organize their lives, interact with their networks …

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Approaches to Improving Communication in Hospitals

Poor communication can cause U.S hospitals to waste approximately $12 billion annually, or about 2 percent of revenues, according to a recent study by Accenture. In order to decrease financial losses and increase patient satisfaction, hospitals must improve both face-to-face communication and ICT technology integration. Understanding which areas would benefit from the use of technology (such as patient flow between units) and which would be better-scaffolded by improved face-to-face interactions (the patient-physician relationship, for instance) will allow hospital …

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Mobile Health Technology Begets an Interesting New Responsibility for Physicians

Mobile health devices have created easy access to a wealth of information about our own bodies – people can monitor what they eat, track how much they have exercised, measure their blood pressure or find easy answers to questions about illness, diet or fitness. But easy access to information can also mean too much access in the sense that, sometimes, mobile health technologies can lead to self-diagnosis and, consequently, misdiagnosis. At times, the information these devices give us …

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New, User-Friendly e-PRO Models Increase Efficiency and Organization of Clinical Trials

Although much of the medical field has made the transition from paper to electronic health records, the available models for electronic patient reported outcomes (PROs) have not been as effective or efficient as paper in capturing patient data. Most of the original electronic PROs were designed for more complicated trials, which meant that those with less volume and complexity were conducted on paper because it was less expensive and time consuming. All of that may change now, as …

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7 Innovative Healthcare Devices Seen at CES 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show has returned to Las Vegas, and groundbreaking technology in healthcare is shaping up to be one of the highlights of the convention. With 3600 exhibitors and an estimated 160,000 attendees, CES gathers the best ideas in tech every year, and in 2015, fitness and health-related gadgets are some of the most talked-about products at the show. This year, top new products include a number of portable and easy-to-use devices that collect information from patients …

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Can New Smartphone “Virtual Assistants” Reduce Chronic Disease Death Toll?

Chronic illnesses are among the most common, costly, and avoidable of all health problems today. Half of all adults in the U.S. suffer from at least one chronic condition and nearly 1.7 million people die from their illness each year. Non-adherence to restorative health regimens is one of the greatest barriers to improving chronic health issues in the U.S. Timothy Bickmore, PhD, and Thomas Morrow, MD, believe it’s time for pharmacies to consider using modern devices to optimize …

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