Search Tag: mobile technology

IT Management

How Effective are Activity Trackers?

2015 31 Dec

Activity trackers, such as Fitbit, Fuelband, and Jawbone, allow users to monitor their health and fitness data with ease, thanks to wireless technology. Increasing use of these wearables has generated interest from researchers who are keen to assess if such devices are indeed effective in helping people lead healthier lives. See Also: Fitbits Monitor... Read more

IT Management

mHealth Trial Cuts Costs, Improves Access

2015 26 Oct

A new mobile technology platform enables pharmaceutical companies to do remote monitoring of patients participating in clinical trials or drug studies, according to an article in MedCity News.Developed by Science37, a company founded by a group of scientists, the new mHealth platform works like a communication device and an EHR.“It’s a totally new type... Read more

IT Management

Cellphone Data can Track Infectious Diseases

2015 24 Aug

A new study published in PNAS demonstrates that mobile phone data could be a useful tool for understanding how infectious diseases are spread seasonally. Using anonymous mobile phone records for more than 15 million people in Kenya, Princeton University and Harvard University researchers were able to track the spread of rubella in the African country.... Read more

IT Management

Mobile Apps Reducing Readmissions

2015 20 Jul

Healthcare providers are turning to mobile technology to help them with efforts in reducing "preventable readmissions". A number of mobile apps that promote patient wellness and chronic disease management are already in use — eg, apps for monitoring patient blood pressure and blood sugar and those for tracking sleep.While noting that "some readmissions... Read more

IT Management

Facing Facts: Google Unveils New View of Medical Searches

2015 12 Feb

Google announced this week that it plans to improve the way that medical information is presented during online searches. One in every 20 Google searches are related to health, according to the company. The hope is that curious healthcare consumers will be better served by the dissemination of accurate, physician-verified data in an environment of rampant... Read more

IT Management

HealtheConnect At Morristown Medical Center

2014 08 Dec

In an effort to help patients utilise health apps and other emerging technologies for personal care, a hospital in New Jersey is opening a storefront in its lobby, modelled after the Apple Genius Bar. At the Morristown Medical Center, the new storefront called "HealtheConnect" will be staffed by full-time experts available to assist patients with any... Read more

IT Management

Mobile Apps for Tracking Heart Health

2014 03 Sep

Two mobile applications that allow patients to track heart health from home have recently been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These mobile apps are from two Silicon Valley startups, AliveCor and Vital Connect, according to an EIN News article.AliveCor said it has obtained the FDA's approval to detect serious heart conditions... Read more

IMAGING Management

ESC 2014: Esaote is Launching Mylab™Gamma

2014 26 Aug

Smart, portable ultrasound now available wherever, whenever, delivering affordable productivity, efficiency, valueCompact, highly portable, wireless connected, ready for use in secondsFully customisable using ¬ Touch featureAdvanced tools facilitate more accurate diagnosisErgonomic design for fast workflow and patient throughputTwo probe connectors... Read more

Executive Health Management

Tech-Savvy Doctors Improve Patient Care

2014 05 Aug

Health technology, which lets physicians access real-time data critical in making care decisions, can do a lot towards improving quality of care. As such, technology can be expensive for hospitals. This question then arises: Is it worth the cost?Generally, for health systems, getting doctors' support to cut costs is always a big challenge. "Traditionally... Read more

IT Management

Study: Handheld Computers Enhance Clinical Decision Making

2014 15 Jul

Use of smartphones and tablets among health professionals has been on the rise in recent years. These handheld devices offer easy access to vast amounts of information via the internet and healthcare applications (apps). Today's clinicians use handheld computers to search the internet for evidence and guidance on drugs and clinical conditions, use clinical... Read more

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