It's probably the most anticipated and potentially transformative new gadget since the smartphone. But unlike the iPhone, Google Glass has also been heralded with a healthy dose of controversy.
Although few have managed to get their mitts on a pair, lots of people have some pretty passionate ideas about what the technology – which enables hands-free Web and camera access – will mean, for healthcare and society at large.
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.
Pharmacy chain Walgreens, which already has one of the most popular mobile health apps out there, has released an application programming interface(API) so software developers can build the company’s prescription scanning and refilling technology into their own apps.
A missing link in the personal management of health information I'm confused. That's one of the most important insights around patients and caregivers who find themselves lost in the complexities of healthcare.
Patient engagement and physician accountability are the cornerstones of today’s value-based care models. These strategies encourage patients to take an active role in their own health while offering the necessary incentives for providers to deliver effective, personalized health oversight and care to their patient population. By encouraging and pursuing these initiatives, population health can be improved by supporting patients both within and outside of the clinical setting. This is especially true when serving chronically ill populations, where these approaches can help prevent costly complications and acute care admissions.
90 percent of millennials check their smartphones in the morning. With the increasing popularity of smartphones, brands everywhere are either releasing apps or wondering if they should. The health sector has even dubbed a whole new industry "mHealth" because of the potential smartphones offer. If you are a hospital marketer, does it make sense to create an app now? Stats and facts seem to say a resounding yes. Here are 5 arguments for hospital health apps.