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Fitbits Monitor Symptoms in Transplant Patients

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that activity trackers (eg, Fitbits) can be used to track patients' symptoms... Read more

Prof. Richard Frankel, PhD, Indiana University

Are You Paying Your Patients Enough Attention?

Technology is becoming integrated into healthcare processes. In the examination room, for example, use of computers is aimed at promoting safer... Read more

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Video Games Can Improve Memory

Playing 3D video games can enhance the formation of memories, according to a new study from University of California, Irvine. This finding published... Read more

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Social Media: Should Doctors and Patients Interact?

Social media has dramatically altered the way many of us interact and connect with one another both personally and professionally. The widespread... Read more

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Computer Use LInked to Patient Satisfaction

A new study appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine indicates that high computer use by clinicians in safety-net hospital clinics is associated with... Read more

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It’s been repeatedly stressed by healthcare practitioners how beyond a balanced diet and exercise, getting sufficient sleep is vital to our health and wellbeing.   There are wearables that can already track our daily activities such as heart rate when we exercise and even the number of steps we have walked that day and the distance. In addition to that,... Read more

I have been a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for many years but when at conferences, still, I am met with disbelief when people ask me about my field of work and I reply: "I am a physician".  Admittedly my one-in-three on call days are behind me and my focus has shifted to the more theoretical, academic field of Digital... Read more

As some of us get older, we start to contemplate the care and support that we will require in our advanced years and how these might be provided to us at an acceptable quality, a manageable cost and with as little disruption to us and the people around us as possible. Smart homes (SH) are enabled by software and hardware solutions (and a combination... Read more

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IT Management

Taking the Mystery Out of Machine Learning

2017 06 Apr

Radiologists have been taught to fear machine learning.  It means what it says, a machine can learn.  It is an inherently frightening concept.  It is almost a shame to put such a label on the process, because it is not really new.  Remember Fuzzy Logic?  Neural Networks?  We were all impressed that a computer could recognize the letter “A”, but that... Read more

IT Management

Seven Steps to a More Efficient and Resilient IT Solution

2017 20 Feb

Efficient patient-centric care models require consolidating mountains of data. Acquisitions and regionalization further compound the challenge. How does an organization capitalize on what could easily become a liability? Fredrik Gustavsson, Sectra CTO, sums up the answer simply, “Don’t buy technology. Buy solutions for your clinical pathways.” In this... Read more

IT Management

Canterbury Hospital, Australia

2016 15 Nov

Located in Sydney’s Inner west, Canterbury Hospital has just over 200 beds. DT Research and its partner, HPA supplied 49 Carts with DT592BU Medical-Cart Computers to Canterbury in June 2016. Canterbury uses Surginet (Cerner) for theatre & recovery eMR applications on their PC’sSource & Image Credit: DT Research Read more

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