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Precision Medicine - Key Challenges

2017 05 Jun

Evolving technology is seen paving the way for wider use of precision medicine in patient care. Further, more cost-effective gene sequencing and federal projects such as the Precision Medicine Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot help to advance progress in this field.   However, there are also substantial obstacles facing personalised medicine, including... Read more

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Cognitive Computing Used to Fight Physician Burnout

2017 07 Mar

Healthcare leaders continue to find ways to address the problem of physician burnout as this impacts on patient care. At the Cleveland Clinic, cognitive computing is now used to reduce clinician workloads as well as simplify workflows and increase efficiency. See Also : Burnout: Practical Psychological Strategies to Cope Through a collaboration... Read more

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NextMed / MMVR22 (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality)

2016 07 Apr

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality   was conceived in 1991 to explore the healthcare utilization of rapidly evolving computing and communications technologies. Physicians, educators, scientists, and engineers gathered to assess how patient care and medical education could be enhanced by increasingly powerful and affordable computers and the newly... Read more

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Text Service Helps Care Coordination

2015 27 Jul

Athenahealth's new secure text messaging service "athenaText" makes coordination within care teams easier and faster — which contributes to improved patient care. Integrated with athenahealth’s cloud-based EHR platform, athenaText is available free to the more than one million healthcare professionals on the athenahealth network. The service is accessible... Read more

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2015 02 Jun

Morten Elbæk Petersen is the CEO of the innovative Danish public health portal sundhed.dk. Launched in 2002 for citizens and health professionals and the largest patient portal in Europe, the site won Petersen the HIMSS Europe eHealth Leadership Award this year. Today, twenty per cent of the Danish population uses the portal every month and use is... Read more

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#WoHIT: Agfa HealthCare "Envisions the Future of Care"

2015 08 May

At WoHIT 2015, Agfa HealthCare "Envisions the Future of Care", enhancing collaboration, interoperability and mobility. Enterprise Imaging and Portal offer cost-effective, long-term solutions that align with EHR platform strategy Solutions form a pathway to integrated care, across departments, enterprises and regions, and beyond. They provide physicians... Read more

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Virtual Patient Project: Avatars Express Emotion For Clinician Training

2015 28 Feb

Medical students learning to relate to patients often interact with “standardised patients” portrayed by healthy people who are trained to act like real patients. The drawback of that type of interaction is that it is relatively expensive, and students do not always get to experience the range of patient personalities. Computer-based virtual patients... Read more

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles Makes 'Most Wired' List

2014 11 Jul

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), one of the leading paediatric hospitals in the US, has been included in the list of 'Most Wired' hospitals in the country. Being named on the list, released annually by Health & Health Networks magazine, is recognition of a health care organisation's investment in technology that supports patient safety and... Read more

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Telemedicine To Connect 19 Million By 2018

2014 01 Jul

Approximately three million patients are currently connected to their professional caregivers via devices that remotely monitor health data. By 2018, that figure is expected to increase nearly five-fold, to 19 million patients worldwide. The expansion of mobile health technology will also double its share of total revenues, from one fifth to 40 percent... Read more

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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