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IT Management

Coming Soon: The Eye-Tegrated Glaucoma Monitor

2014 24 Jun

An innovative low-power sensor designed by University of Washington engineers could someday be placed inside a person’s eye, tracking otherwise hard-to-measure eye pressure changes and transmitting the data wirelessly via radio frequency waves. Incorporated into an artificial intraocular lens, the sensor would be embedded during cataract surgery,... Read more

IT Management

Google ‘Fit’ Wants Your Health Data

2014 17 Jun

When developers meet later this month at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, they can expect to hear more about the company’s plans to challenge Apple’s recently-released HealthKit framework with its new Google Fit. The health service will collect and combine data from electronic health devices and apps, positioning the company... Read more

IT Management

A Healthy Rivalry Between Apple and Samsung

2014 17 Jun

No stranger to publicity spectacles, Apple is once again in the news, this time for its ventures into the health sector. With the company’s recently-unveiled Health Kit, a new platform for healthcare apps on iOS8 and a partnership with the prestigious Mayo Clinic, Apple is challenging its rival Samsung in the arena of mobile health-oriented... Read more

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

IT Management

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

Executive Health Management

Cross-Clinic Exchange of IT Experience Could Empower European Hospitals

2014 10 Jun

Information technology improves efficiency in a hospital setting, but the establishment of a modern IT infrastructure can come at a considerable cost in terms of time and financial resources. In countries affected by economic crises, where basic provisions are already in short supply, possibilities may be further constrained by prohibitively-priced... Read more

IT Management

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

IT Management

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

IT Management

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

IT Management

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