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5 ways Google Glass can be used in a hospital

5 ways Google Glass can be used in a hospital | eHealth | Scoop.it
I believe that clinicians can successfully use Google Glass to improve quality, safety, and efficiency in a manner that is less bothersome to the patients.
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Cleveland Clinic goes virtual with mHealth consultation pilot

Cleveland Clinic goes virtual with mHealth consultation pilot | eHealth | Scoop.it

The Cleveland Clinic is deploying a telemedicine service tapping mobile devices to provide patients a virtual consultation within minutes.The MyCare Online offering by Cleveland Clinic costs $49 per care interaction and requires either a smartphone, iPad or PC and a free app, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The service, which connects patients with a physician or nurse, is focused on helping users dealing with minor health issues such as rashes, the cold or the flu.Such mHealth services increasingly are being embraced by providers for a slew of reasons, from cost savings to improved care quality. For instance, as FierceMobileHealthcare has reported, UnitedHealthcare is partnering with Doctor On Demand, American Well and Optum to expand virtual healthcare services to a network of care physicians that will be accessible 24/7 via mobile devices atablets.


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Tea trumps coffee for non-cardivascular mortality | KurzweilAI

Tea trumps coffee for non-cardivascular mortality | KurzweilAI | eHealth | Scoop.it
Green tea (credit: (Fig.: By Kanko from Nagasaki, Japan) Drinking tea is associated with 24% reduced non-cardiovascular mortality, reveals a study of
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Why IT Projects Fail

Why IT Projects Fail | eHealth | Scoop.it
One hospital with 'Vendor A' achieves poor results while another hospital, also using 'Vendor A', achieves fantastic results, so clearly, the software or the specific technology is not always to blame.
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Healthcare’s digital future | McKinsey & Company

Healthcare’s digital future | McKinsey & Company | eHealth | Scoop.it
Insights from our international survey can help healthcare organizations plan their next moves in the journey toward full digitization. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Interesting, but addressing sooooo many open doors....

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The Cleveland Clinic Top Technologies for 2014

The Cleveland Clinic Top Technologies for 2014 | eHealth | Scoop.it
As one of the top research hospitals in the world, The Cleveland Clinic is also at the forefront in new technology and have a number of developments for 2014.
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Practice Fusion's new database eats electronic health records and ...

Practice Fusion's new database eats electronic health records and ... | eHealth | Scoop.it
The great promise of electronic health records is that they capture patient-care data in digital form so that it medical professionals study data and use it to improve care. An old axiom in the health care IT circles reads, ...
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We need to start taking care of our health data

Read my previous post to see why our health depends mostly on our involvement and not on the health care institutions.

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3D Printing Organs, Blood Vessels and All, Takes a Big Step Toward Reality

3D Printing Organs, Blood Vessels and All, Takes a Big Step Toward Reality | eHealth | Scoop.it
There’s something a little creepy-sounding about the phrase “lab-grown organs,” but producing human organs in the lab could have a range of such powerful benefits that, if they became widely available, only the rare patient would get hung up on the...
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Scribes Are Back, Helping Doctors Tackle Electronic Medical Records

Scribes Are Back, Helping Doctors Tackle Electronic Medical Records | eHealth | Scoop.it
In ancient times scribes were used to record everything from prayers to legal transactions. Now they're making a comeback in the doctor's office, easing the transition to electronic medical records.
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Big Data

Introduction to Big Data at the IFMSA preGA 2014 Hammamet (Big Data by @Bakaburg1 #bigdata #ehealth #ifmsa #IFMSApreGA http://t.co/4eA1KMVxEj via @SlideShare from Twitter)...
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Rx Disruption: Technology Trends in Medicine and Health Care | World Future Society

Rx Disruption: Technology Trends in Medicine and Health Care | World Future Society | eHealth | Scoop.it
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A really good article that puts developments in perspective

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How to Prepare for the Future of Medicine

1. Whether you are a patient or a medical professional, follow the main trends and try to be up-to-date, using digital technologies ranging from message boards to mobile apps.

2. Constantly look for solutions to improve your practice as a medical professional or your health as a patient.

3. Embrace digital technologies in a comfortable way and use techniques that make your life easier and your work more efficient.

4. Look for examples and trends outside of medicine, as well.

5. Understand that evidence backed by massive data is needed for any uses of digital solutions in medicine.

6. Beware of hype in medicine. Strategically analyze trends and extrapolate to the future in a meaningful way.

7. Influence decision makers if your idea can make a change. Be bold and use social media channels to spread the word.

8. Remember that, no matter how important a role digital will play in our lives, the human touch is and will always be the key in the doctor–patient relationship.

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Stick-on electronic patches for health monitoring | KurzweilAI

Stick-on electronic patches for health monitoring | KurzweilAI | eHealth | Scoop.it
Stick-on patches for wireless health monitoring (credit: Felice Frankel) Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern
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Usability of Certified EHR Technology Lacking Among Vendors

Usability of Certified EHR Technology Lacking Among Vendors | eHealth | Scoop.it

When the HITECH Act was passed and meaningful use regulations were established under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, the steep rise of EHR adoption and implementation brought hope for patient care advocates. After more providers increased their use of certified EHR technology, questions still remained as to whether the quality of patient care had actually changed. Many physicians still find issues with utilizing EHR systems and the lack of EHR interoperability is causing problems for effective healthcare data exchange across multiple medical facilities.


Providers continually find the usability of certified EHR technology unsatisfactory, which led researchers from the Georgetown University School of Medicine to analyze 11 different EHR vendors and study their user-centered design process, according to a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).

A survey conducted by the American College of Physicians in 2012 showed that nearly two out of five physicians were dissatisfied with their use of certified EHR technology. Essentially, EHR systems have lacked easy-to-read interfaces and an overall user-friendly platform.

The researchers from Georgetown University assessed the challenges vendors had to overcome when they attempted to incorporate user-centered design (UCD) in their certified EHR technology. The researchers uncovered that vendors either have well-developed UCD, basic UCD, or completely misunderstand how to incorporate UCD into their EHR development.


Those with well-developed UCD still lacked “contextually rich studies of workflow” among a variety of specialized healthcare providers. Those found to include basic UCD processes did not have the resources or knowledge for leveraging their ideas and insight of user-centered EHR development. Vendors who have misconceptions on UCD will need greater education on the importance of safety and usability of their EHR products.


The researchers essentially conducted interviews with vendor staff to better understand some of the difficulties they’re having with EHR design. Some of the problems surrounding integrating UCD and ensuring physician EHR use is satisfactory include lacking leadership support throughout a vendor establishment, missing strong studies of clinical workflow, and difficulties with recruiting subjects for these kind of usability studies.


Usability, however, is critical to ongoing EHR adoption and patient safety within a clinic or hospital. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) even included “Safety Enhanced Design” in last year’s certification criteria stipulations, which include usability process requirements.


“There are increasing pressures on health IT vendors to improve the usability of EHRs and other health IT systems,” the researchers wrote in their report. “The ONC has UCD certification requirements in place to promote improved usability. Although the health IT vendors themselves are the end users of these regulations, no data are available to describe the current usability processes of health IT vendors.”


“Our results reveal variability in the UCD practices of EHR vendors, despite the ONC’s certification requirements that all EHR vendors attest to employing a UCD process in order to certify their EHR product. Given that UCD is an important factor that contributes to the usability and safety of the EHR, the variability in UCD practices may partially account for the poor usability of some vendors’ EHR products.”


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Futurists weigh in on digital health in 2025 | mobihealthnews

Futurists weigh in on digital health in 2025 | mobihealthnews | eHealth | Scoop.it
#eHealth Futurists weigh in on digital health in 2025 http://t.co/HPWfj00NvU via @MobiHealthNews
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Amazon launches wearable technology store in UK - Telegraph

Amazon launches wearable technology store in UK - Telegraph | eHealth | Scoop.it
Amazon has launched a dedicated store for wearable technology in the UK
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Top 12 Israeli apps to keep you healthy

Top 12 Israeli apps to keep you healthy | eHealth | Scoop.it
Israeli developers come to the rescue with apps for everything from monitoring blood sugar to finding the nearest cardiac catheterization lab.
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Global Telemedicine Market Outlook to 2018 - PR Newswire (press release)

Global Telemedicine Market Outlook to 2018
PR Newswire (press release)
The deployment of telemedicine services is galloping with continuous development of telecommunication.
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Ben Shneiderman

Ben Shneiderman | eHealth | Scoop.it
Excellent 'golden rules' of interface design for #ICT http://t.co/4vdsWWN6So #inclusion #ageing #disability #ehealth #telehealth #telecare
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8 telemedicine specialty areas Mercy Health's upcoming center will serve

8 telemedicine specialty areas Mercy Health's upcoming center will serve | eHealth | Scoop.it
Mercy Health's new telemedicine center, expected to open in 2015, offers a glimpse of things to come in telemedicine specialties such as telesepsis, tele-ICU, telecardiology (8 telemedicine specialty areas Mercy Healths upcoming including Telesepsis.
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Patients want online access to records | Healthcare IT News

Patients want online access to records | Healthcare IT News | eHealth | Scoop.it
RT @cihie: Patient demand for access to #EHR continues to grow especially for patients w/ chronic conditions http://t.co/xayJwW5RzO via @…
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Serious worldwide threat to public health noted in WHO’s first global report on antibiotic resistance | KurzweilAI

Serious worldwide threat to public health noted in WHO’s first global report on antibiotic resistance | KurzweilAI | eHealth | Scoop.it
The MRSA superbug (in yellow), often found in hospitals, is resistant to antibiotics and can lead to death, but a new polymer-antibiotic combo to deal with
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Low-cost, compact optics that turn a smartphone into a powerful portable microscope | KurzweilAI

Low-cost, compact optics that turn a smartphone into a powerful portable microscope | KurzweilAI | eHealth | Scoop.it
Micro Phone Lens 150X (credit: Thomas Larson) University of Washington (UW) graduate Thomas Larson is developing a lens that will turn any smartphone or
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Medical Conditions And Diseases: Telemedicine program for primary cardiovascular disease prevention

Medical Conditions And Diseases: Telemedicine program for primary cardiovascular disease prevention | eHealth | Scoop.it
Telemedicine program for primary cardiovascular disease prevention: Early results from HeartBeat Connections, ... http://t.co/WOQAey93rV
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