“Apple announced its watchOS 2 on September 9. One of the major selling points behind the Apple Watch has always been combining the smartwatch idea alongside health and fitness tracking. Is this selling point panning out? What technological trends are seen in the healthcare industry and mobile devices — and are they really making a difference for doctors and patients?Amidst the buzz, here is a sampling of some Apple Watch apps that actually might be revolutionizing the healthcare industry.”
Via Alex Butler
Social media can be a minefield, but platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter can also provide physicians and other healthcare professionals with an array of previously unheard-of advantages and the ability to confer with other professionals--no matter where they are in the world.
Your body is about 60% water. Lose even 1.5% of that H2O—the tipping point for mild dehydration—and your mood, energy levels, and cognitive function all drop, according to research from the University of Connecticut. And while there are obvious reasons you can end up dehydrated—a sunny day, exercise, or not drinking enough in general—other triggers are less obvious. Check out these 14 surprising causes of dehydration and how to prevent them.
Via Peter Mellow
A combination of operational protocols and access to various technologies helped health officials at the hospital taking care of the first MERS patient in the U.S. respond quickly to the case and isolate the patient, they say.
NC's Medicaid CFO resigns News & Observer Until September, Brennan had reported directly to Medicaid director Carol Steckel, who was hired amid great fanfare in January 2013 by Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos.
Employers must plan to meet ACA rules Tallahassee.com Four years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, there now remains a short window of time for employers to plan for the start of the Employer Shared Responsibility...
Philosys, a company based in New York City, received European CE Mark approval for its Gmate SMART glucose meter, an iPhone/iPad attachment that is the world’s smallest glucometer. The meter uses the iOS device via the headset jack as the interface to display results and track readings. It would seem that the same glucometer should also be compatible with other smartphones as long as an appropriate app is developed.
Philosys is currently looking to partner with cell phone firms to help distribute the Gmate SMART and hopes to have it’s device available to European customers by the end of the year.
84% of people use the internet and 57% of these have a smart phone - but only 2% of the public use digital technology to interact with the NHS. The question we must ask ourselves is, why? Is it the lack of technology at our disposal within the NHS, or is it that we have access to the platforms but lack the understanding of their value or the time to implement their use? How can we engage more with the public and patients using what the sort of technology most people use every day?
This week a six-month study conducted by the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, the Department of Health, and the Behavioural Insights Team identified patients are more likely to attend their NHS appointment if they know how much it costs. The report suggests that a direct text message explaining that a wasted appointment costs the NHS £160, appeared to reduce the level of missed appointments by 25%. Over five million people miss out-patients visits every year at a cost of £750m, and £162m is lost in GP appointments. Using a simple and cost effective measure such as a text message, a huge saving can be made. Mobile phones and text message reminders have been available for 20 years and yet we still struggle to use this technology to our full advantage.
We live in a world where the public is heavily influenced by the media and 96% of all adults who use the internet are on Facebook. In that same world, many older people become so lonely and isolated that they can end up at A&E, seeking medical help with what is fundamentally a social problem.
Making Good on Quality Healthcare Promises 1to1 Media With the healthcare reform mostly in place, health payers should focus on the changes they need to make in order to deliver on their promises of providing quality healthcare.
When low-dose CT screening for lung cancer got the thumbs down by a panel looking into Medicare coverage Wednesday, the pulmonology community was shocked and indignant. (Lung docs stunned by #lungcancer screening decision.
As part of the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has put a new rule about healthcare costs for hospitals: the word is transparency. It's not uncommon for healthcare consumers to be blind to the ...
Women voters major players in Medicaid-expansion debate Orlando Sentinel The 2014 session of the Florida Legislature has ended without a vote on extending health coverage to at least 800,000 uninsured Floridians through Medicaid.
New business strategies for insurers Healthcare Finance News The speakers told attendees how the arrival of innovative healthcare industry business models, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), health insurance exchanges, value-based...
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