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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed | Consumer eHealth and Telehealth | Scoop.it
From the Ngram Viewer to Google Dart, check out some of these lesser-known Google applications.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, March 26, 8:51 AM

This article from Mashable is a little older, but it's still helpful. There are at least two tools listed that I could find useful with my own activities that I didn't know existed. Check it out! 
--techcommgeekmom 

Catherinebdl's curator insight, April 2, 7:09 AM

Google applications that can be useful. Check it out!

 

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Five Ways of Achieving Patient Engagement: Part 2: WITH Technology

Five Ways of Achieving Patient Engagement:  Part 2: WITH Technology | Consumer eHealth and Telehealth | Scoop.it

In this post we discuss how technology can promote patient engagement.  This technology might be in the form of a health/medical app, a patient portal, information derived and transmitted via a sensor, or other type of digital health technology.

 

1.    Technology is always to be utilized as an adjunct tool, not the sole solution.  

 

2.    It must be used with consideration of health literacy, ethnicity, and language.  

 

3.  It must include the caregiver. 

 

4.    It must be connected.  

 

5.  It must be endorsed, not despised by healthcare providers.  


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Tracking Health Indicators: The Role of mHealth Technologies in Improving Outcomes

Tracking Health Indicators: The Role of mHealth Technologies in Improving Outcomes | Consumer eHealth and Telehealth | Scoop.it
By tracking health indicators such as blood pressure, heart rate, daily weights and blood sugars (among others) patients can see the impact of interventions such as diet, exercise and drug therapy. Seeing results in real time can be very motivating.

 

Smartphones, tablets such as the iPad and other mobile technologies are becoming commonplace in the US today.  These devices are nimble, efficient and able to process large amounts of data while conveniently sized.  In a recent survey in 2012, it was found that nearly 95% of all Americans have mobile phones and 60% have smartphone devices.  The numbers are a bit higher in the younger age groups but the devices are prevalent even in the over 65 set.  Tablet computer sales are expected to overtake laptops in 2013–one estimate predicts that 240 million tablets and 204 million laptops will be purchased this year.  With technology at everyone’s fingertips, it is not surprising that more and more patients are using technology to track their medical conditions.

 


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Apple unwraps 'Healthkit' to propel mobile-health ambitions

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(Reuters) - Apple Inc took the wraps off a mobile application that can collect and analyze users' health data, part of a suite of new features outlined for its computing and mobile software, at its annual developers' conference on Monday.

Called "Healthkit," it will pull together data such as blood pressure and weight, collected by a growing plethora of healthcare apps on the iPhone or iPad, Apple executives told developers.

The company will work in tandem with Nike Inc, a major player in fitness tracking, and the Mayo Clinic on the new feature, which will be included with the latest versions of Apple's mobile software.

"That information lives in silos," said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering. "You can't get a single comprehensive picture."

Apple, which will discuss new software features with the thousands of developers gathered in San Francisco this week, did not elaborate on Healthkit's features and capabilities.

The news follows arch-rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's announcement last week of a mobile health-data store called SAMI (Samsung Architecture Multimodal Interactions).

It is unclear how Apple will promote Healthkit. Samsung plans to market SAMI by hosting a developer challenge and setting aside a $50 million fund for early-stage digital health entrepreneurs.

 

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Monday's event in downtown San Francisco, an annual pilgrimage of sorts for the large and growing Apple developer community, was short of major surprises.

Apple has one of the most dedicated software communities in the tech industry, with more than 9 million registered developers. Every year, the iPhone maker and rival Google Inc, whose Android mobile devices comprise an estimated four-fifths of all smartphones sold globally, show the latest software enhancements to thousands of prospective developers.

Chief Executive Tim Cook, opening Apple's conference on Monday, said the iPhone maker has sold more than 800 million mobile devices. Some 130 million customers bought their first Apple mobile device in the past 12 months, he added.

Apple described how its latest "Yosemite" Mac software, which comes on the heels of its well-reviewed "Mavericks" release, will come with a new Internet storage application, and allow users to pick up calls and see text messages relayed to iPhones.

Computer users would also be able to call up maps, search for information or look up documents by typing directly onto their home screens


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Five Ways of Achieving Patient Engagement: Part 2: WITH Technology

Five Ways of Achieving Patient Engagement:  Part 2: WITH Technology | Consumer eHealth and Telehealth | Scoop.it

In this post we discuss how technology can promote patient engagement.  This technology might be in the form of a health/medical app, a patient portal, information derived and transmitted via a sensor, or other type of digital health technology.

 

1.    Technology is always to be utilized as an adjunct tool, not the sole solution.  

 

2.    It must be used with consideration of health literacy, ethnicity, and language.  

 

3.  It must include the caregiver. 

 

4.    It must be connected.  

 

5.  It must be endorsed, not despised by healthcare providers.  


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Loneliness 'major health issue'

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Loneliness is a public health problem which should be tackled - and it doesn't just affect the elderly in society, say experts at an international conference.

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Putting patients in the driving seat: A digital future for healthcare - EU News

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EU NewsPutting patients in the driving seat: A digital future for healthcareEU NewsTonio Borg, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, said: "eHealth solutions can deliver high quality, patient-centric, healthcare to our citizens.
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