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IT Management

Closed-Loop Healthcare: Ageing At Home

2014 17 Jun

The interconnection of home- and hospital-based devices will allow medical caregivers to monitor elderly patients in their homes, reducing preventable hospitalisations, which stress senior patients and the facilities, which provide care to them. The “closed-loop healthcare” system being developed by researchers at the University of Missouri was presented... Read more

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Implementing Electronic Medical Records: What Do Users Think?

2014 17 Jun

Implementing electronic medical records (EMR) in a healthcare organisation is a major innovation, which does not always run smoothly. Although barriers to, and facilitators for, implementation have been researched, their relative importance to end-users has not been clearly understood. Recently published research in Implementation Science found that... Read more

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Apple Goes 'All-In-One' Healthy

2014 03 Jun

It came as no surprise when Apple announced their entry into the health information business at their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), a major development of such nature had been expected for some time. Simply entitled ‘Health’, the innovative app works with the cloud-based health information platform ‘HealthKit’, offering a new kind... Read more

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Tiny Prenatal Surgery Robot to Fight Spina Bifida

2014 03 Jun

A tiny robot with a £10m price tag could assist doctors in performing surgery on unborn children with congenital conditions such as spina bifida. Researchers at University College London (UCL) and Belgium’s KU Leuven are working to devise a tiny robotic instrument, which could generate 3D imagery of a foetus in the womb. An automated hand on the device... Read more

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Broadcasting Biology: Pros and Cons of Wearable Technology

2014 03 Jun

Google Glass is not the only technology changing the view of people who embrace new developments in wireless wearables. Devices like Fitbit and Nike’s FuelBand allow users to track health and fitness data via online databases, making it possible to see how many calories have been burned during any given workout. People with chronic diseases like diabetes... Read more

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Study: Clinical Leadership Vital to IT Adoption and Competency

2014 03 Jun

Healthcare organisations, which adopt new information technology (IT), should rely on clinical leaders with technical informatics and IT project management skills for its successful implementation, according to a study published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics. Process improvements and quality care ultimately depend on the attentive... Read more

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LRS Launches Check Point Surveys to Capture Real-Time Patient Feedback

2014 30 May

Gives healthcare providers immediate insights into patient satisfaction   Long Range Systems, (LRS), a leading supplier of messaging and tracking solutions, has announced the launch of Check Point Surveys, a tablet survey application that helps businesses collect on-site patient feedback.   “Healthcare providers cannot afford to find out about... Read more

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Surgical Blood Loss Monitor App Gets FDA Approval

2014 22 May

The US FDA has approved an innovative system capable of monitoring surgical blood loss. Created by the mobile health startup business Gauss Surgical, the Triton Fluid Management System will be rolled out in hospitals for use in the operating room as of next month. Capable of helping anesthesiologists monitor the amount of blood lost in the... Read more

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Valuable Views: Smart Glass Technology in Healthcare

2014 20 May

Since their invention in 1252, eyeglasses have evolved to meet the needs and desires of those who wear them. While many improvements over the centuries have centered on thinner, more effective correctional lenses and fashionable frames, the last decade has increasingly focused on the use of glasses as wearable technology. Medical applications of smart... Read more

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Mobile Health App Prescription For Success

2014 20 May

A global survey of more than 2,000 mobile health app developers has identified a set of common characteristics that distinguish successful apps from those which fail to gain traction and generate significant revenue. Success in this context is defined by two criteria: more than 500,000 downloads and at least $1 million in earnings. By contrast, most... Read more