Posts Tagged ‘wearable’

5 Digital Health Trends Changing Care Delivery

From virtual doctor visits to flu shots delivered via UBER, healthcare delivery is changing. The experts at Accenture Research say 5 key digital health trends are driving these changes. Accenture's 2016 Digital Health Technology Vision report pinpoints emerging IT developments that will have the greatest impact on companies, government agencies and other organizations over the next three […]

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Wearable Technology Devices and Apps Take Patient Care to the Street

Wearable technology has evolved beyond fitness bracelets and now enables patients to receive healthcare services on the go. Similar to fitness bracelets and apps, sensors embedded in wearable devices record patients’ daily activities, and companion apps display personal healthcare data that’s programmed to respond to each patient’s specific conditions. While in operation, these companion apps transmit a patient’s […]

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Recruiter’s Son Brings Home National HIT Innovation Prize

Healthcare IT Leaders recruiter Christine Woods has one more reason to be one proud mama. On Jan. 8, Christine’s 15-year-old son Hampton and his 14-year-old friend Jake Haygood won the popular vote for their medical device at the Pediatrics 2040 Innovation Beach, which means they beat out 24 other startup organizations for the opportunity to […]

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4 Ways Healthcare Providers are Innovating with IBM Watson Technology

IBM's top physician says the supercomputing power of Watson will help healthcare providers “personalize and predict outcomes.” Kyu Rhee, MD, is a primary care physician and the Chief Health Officer for IBM's workforce. According to Fortune, Rhee is joining IBM's Watson Health unit with the same title. “This is really the natural evolution of what […]

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5 Considerations for Developing an Innovative mHealth Strategy

With mHealth touted as the next big thing in the health information technology space, med tech companies should be “thorough and deliberate” when determining an mHealth strategy, says a new report from Deloitte. The report, “Mobilizing MedTech for mHealth,” defines critical decision points for med tech companies designing and deploying mHealth-enabled care, including preventative care […]

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How Hospitals Are Using Apple HealthKit and ResearchKit

A year ago this month, Apple launched (after a few setbacks) its much anticipated HealthKit, a software development platform for building apps that collect and share personal health and fitness information across other apps via wearable or mobile devices, like an iPhone or Apple Watch. So far, it seems hospital IT groups have been putting the […]

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Mechatronics: How Electrical Engineers Are Impacting Healthcare [Infographic]

From portable pacemakers to 3-D printers that are revolutionizing a variety of surgeries, medical innovations from the partnership of doctors and electrical engineers have long impacted the health care industry. They're working together on mechatronics engineering (mechanics + electronics = mechatronics), a rapidly developing field of science and technology that combines precision engineering, electronic control […]

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