Mobile Health Apps: Are Your Data Safe?

Renowned tech companies such as Apple Inc. and Google Inc. are stepping up efforts towards development of health-focused services for apps developers. However, this has intensified debate around the collection of consumer data via those apps on smartphones and other mobile devices.For example, Apple's HealthKit, unveil

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Opens Health Tech Innovation Space

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), aiming to bring new technologies into use at the hospital, recently opened its own innovation space at Blueprint Health Accelerator, a New York City-based co-working space for health tech startups. NYP's new Innovation Center initially will focus on developing a new portfolio o

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Women Fare Worse after Heart Attack

While national campaigns have previously focused on young women with acute myocardial infarctions, there is still a lack of data related to sex differences in hospitalisation rates, length of stay, clinical characteristics and mortality. A study conducted by a team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine aimed

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Treatment Options for Deep Vein Thrombosis

A recent study by Temple University School of Medicine researchers reviewed more than 90,000 cases nationwide to figure out the best way to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The study was directed by Riyaz Bashir, MD, a specialist in interventional cardiology and vascular disease at Temple Heart & Vascular study an

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McKesson Launches Pharmacy Adherence Performance Solution

McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation (MPS&A) has launched its Adherence Performance reporting solution for pharmacies at McKesson ideaShare, an annual tradeshow that brings community pharmacy owners and representatives together to network and share new ideas.. Using pharmacy data the new solution provides pharm

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American Hospital Association Launches Interactive Marketplace

With the launch of AHA SmartMarket™ intelligent information sharing and purchasing has taken a leap forward, according to the American Hospital Association. Designed to connect health professionals with each other and vendors, AHA SmartMarket™ is an interactive marketplace where health professionals can search on &nbsp

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VuCOMP's M-Vu Breast Density Cleared for Canada

VuCOMP, Inc. has announced that it has received clearance to sell and market its M-Vu Breast Density product in Canada.The clearance is timely as bill C-314, An Act Respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue has been introduced in Canada. The act requires the Government of Canada to

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Illinois Hospital Offers Mobile Access to Images with Carestream Upgrade

Pekin Hospital in Illinois will soon offer mobile access to physicians after upgrading its CARESTREAM Vue PACS and adding Carestream’s Vue Motion image viewer to allow referring physicians and clinicians to access patients’ radiology images and data.“Our hospital is establishing a virtual environment to deliver easy el

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Significant Cost Savings with Early Palliative Care

A new study in Health Services Research reports that palliative care, if delivered early during hospitalisation, can play an important role in cutting down costs for critically ill patients. The ultimate objective of palliative care is to relieve the patient's suffering. Lead author Ian McCarthy, PhD, an assistant

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Study: Physical Therapy Can Promote Early Mobility In ICU

Growing evidence shows that early mobilisation of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) is a safe and cost-effective strategy to improve patient outcomes. Several studies indicate that providing early physical therapy interventions in the intensive care setting can decrease hospital and/or ICU length of stay (LOS).

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