Posts Tagged ‘mhealth’

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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How Health IT is Saving Lives [Infographic]

We all know the goals of healthcare technology are to improve quality of life, reduce costs, protect sensitive data, eliminate redundancies and increase efficiency. But as healthcare technology evolves, studies on health IT reveal it's also increasing global life expectancy - and actually saving lives. Between 1990 and 2013, global life expectancy increased by about 5.8 years […]

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3 Benefits of Do-It-Yourself Healthcare

Low-cost, effective healthcare, coupled with consumers’ desire for convenience, is fueling the market for personal medical devices. These smart devices – whether they’re wearable wristbands or watches, or even shirts and blouses – track fitness barometers, which could mean disease prevention, and may eventually diagnose an illness. Health devices and apps and a virtual workforce could warn […]

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12 Companies Shaping the Future of Digital Healthcare [Infographic]

While health and fitness apps are still popular, the future of digital healthcare is in remote monitoring and consultation. According to the research2guidance fourth annual study on mHealth app publishing, fitness apps do not have the highest business potential for the future. From now through 2019, expect to see fitness apps decline in popularity, and remote monitoring and […]

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10 Medical Innovations Transforming Patient Care in 2015 [Infographic]

With telemedicine interest on the rise and mHealth and wellness device regulation in the news, patients and providers alike are interested in what medical innovations are up next. Moreover, everyone wants to know what medical devices, procedures and technology will make life - and health - easier in 2015 and beyond. Cleveland Clinic compiled its […]

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Most Patients Interested in Telemedicine Over In-Person Visits

  For minor ailments such as strep throat or pink eye, most patients would prefer to use telemedicine, according to a new study from Software Advice. Even though most surveyed (73%) have never participated in a telemedical visit, 76% of patients are at least “moderately interested” in virtually visiting the doctor instead of in a […]

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