The market for wearable sensors is increasing dramatically. Devices are being designed to help people manage chronic conditions, recover more quickly from injuries, analyze physical and environmental abnormalities that may lead to more serious health issues and detect unhealthy habits before they cause problems, according to Pathfinder Software. A new infographic from Pathfinder Software takes a look at the types of wearables available, how they are used, their wireless capability and other details on this technology. Thank you to Pathfinder Software for an educational Infographic. Also, thank you to the Healthcare Intelligence Network for having this Infographic on their site.
SIMO is an information transmission system that streamlines geographically dispersed data into a single management center. The technology can be used even where Internet may not be working or where there are connection problems. Previously encoded SMS messages transmit information from the field to a central post where it automatically undertakes the following. •Evaluates content consistency, notifying the sender via SMS of any error •Sets up an alert when the value of the parameter being monitored exceeds the predefined alarm level •Stores in a database the information received. Historical reports, statistics can be subsequently performed etc.
Tennis fans attending the US Open this year in New York may have a reason to give the ball boys a second look. Several of them will be sporting the latest in wearable technology -- Polo Tech smart shirts designed by Ralph Lauren.
InsightMedi, es una red social para el intercambio de imágenes entre la comunidad médico-sanitaria. Por decirlo de alguna forma, el Instagram para sanitarios.
InsightMedi es una red social móvil donde los profesionales de la salud pueden compartir y comentar casos clínicos a través de fotografías que se clasifican y se ordenan por especialidad médica, sistema y región anatómica. Estas imágenes pueden ser a su vez enriquecidas con etiquetas (#hashtags), descripciones y enlaces a contenido complementario facilitando el intercambio y la propagación de la experiencia profesional. InsightMedi representa una alternativa que busca, entre otras cosas, cerrar brechas geográficas y promover el flujo libre de conocimiento entre la comunidad médico-sanitaria.
Recent data from the CDC has indicated that 50% of Americans are taking one prescription drug, and 10% are on 4 or more prescribed medications as well. Taking into consideration the aging population and the movement towards primary prevention with medications, it is likely a larger shift will occur in the next decade.
Coupled with this is the increasingly large role of social media in the daily lives of the social schema of many Americans — and we may have a new form of Drug Surveillance. It comes as no surprise that many patients report their daily status of health online, and include their experiences with their medications as well. But recent data has come out from researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital that Twitter alone could be a treasure trove of data.
Investigadores de la Universidad de Harvard, con la participación de una profesora de la Universidad de Oviedo, han creado un 'detector electroquímico móvil universal' que permite realizar análisis electroquímicos habituales y mandar los resultados de las pruebas desde un móvil o smarthphone. El sistema se puede aplicar en el ámbito clínico, facilitando los análisis en zonas con recursos limitados o para que los puedan hacer los propios enfermos y cuidadores, así como en el campo de la seguridad alimentaria y el control medioambiental.
A smartphone app is helping recovering drug and alcohol users remain clean and sober by providing real-time counseling and support mechanisms that help users avoid relapses and hurdle "trigger" events that can lead to substance abuse, according to a Washington Times report.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependants. The home page for the Department of Veterans Affairs provides links to veterans benefits and services, as well as information and resources for other Departmental programs and offices.
Sanofi US decided to make the centre of their social strategy their patients, not their products.
"We're publishing content by the people, for the people," says Director of Patients Insights Laura Kolodjeski (@lkolodjeski).
"It's not to market our products, but to enhance our overall value to our customers"
Ms. Kolodjeski explains the approach Sanofi tool to designing "The DX: The Diabetes Experience" (http://diabetes.sanofi.us/), Sanofi US's content hub for people living with diabetes:
"We created The DX to offer a place for the community to engage around life and the aspect of that life with diabetes. We did not want it to be about diabetes, and we certainly did not want it to be about diabetes treatments"