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A Smartphone Spectrometer Diagnoses Disease At A Fraction Of The Price

A Smartphone Spectrometer Diagnoses Disease At A Fraction Of The Price | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
From eye-test machines to ultrasound probes, the smartphone is helping democratize all kinds of medical machinery.
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Another great example of the use of the smartphone.

 

This approach could have major implication in developing countries

 

" But they could enable more testing--for example, in developing countries that currently lack equipment, or among people who want to check their health regularly.

 

"In the future, it’ll be possible for someone to monitor themselves without having to go to a hospital. For example, that might be monitoring their cardiac disease or cancer treatment. They could do a simple test at home every day, and all that information could be monitored by their physician without them having to go in."

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7 apps and devices to help you get a great night’s sleep

7 apps and devices to help you get a great night’s sleep | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Need more sleep? These drug-free trackers, sensors, devices and apps will help you catch a few more zzzz's and (maybe even) cure your insomnia.
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IM Your Doc

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Why medical practices should emulate retail health clinics in order to keep & get new patients: https://t.co/CFqREjXtwl #digitalhealth
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Is Pokémon Go Helping People Get Fit?

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The newest augmented reality mobile game could save your health.
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Is Wearable Technology the Future of Medicine?

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The growing prevalence of wearable technology in medicine has led some to believe that the devices will play an even bigger role in the future of medicine.
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From your neck to your finger, the issues caused by your iPhone

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Smartphones may have revolutionised the way we work and interact, but they are also taking a toll on our bodies. From your neck to your fingers, here's five common injuries caused by your mobile.
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Roundup: 7 health and fitness devices from Wearable Technologies SF

Roundup: 7 health and fitness devices from Wearable Technologies SF | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
At the Wearable Technologies conference in San Francisco this week, companies presented several devices they said were primed for widespread distribution across healthcare and fitness industries, but were also in search of additional investors as...
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Cisco spinoff Avizia raises $11M to expand telehealth offerings

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Reston, Virginia-based Avizia has raised $11 million in Series A funding, bringing the telemedicine company’s total funding to $19.5 million.
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Do Doctors, Patients Take mHealth Seriously?

Do Doctors, Patients Take mHealth Seriously? | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it

A survey conducted by Nielsen on behalf of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) finds that, at most, 52 percent of primary care physicians have recommended that their patients use an mHealth app or device to track their health. Yet only 4 percent to 5 percent of consumers surveyed say their PCP has made such a recommendation

 

This means that either physicians are making the effort but their patients are ignoring the advice, or patients are looking for that guidance but it isn’t coming from their doctors.

 

 

the survey reached a familiar conclusion in how each generation perceives mHealth and telehealth.

 

It found that consumers rarely use video visits (only 5 percent total), but those age 34 and younger are twice as likely to use and want them than those age 65 and older.

 

The same discrepancy was seen in the use of text reminders for medication and health measurements and online scheduling tools.

 

more at : http://mhealthintelligence.com/news/do-doctors-patients-take-mhealth-seriously

 


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Smart Dust Is Coming: New Camera Is the Size of a Grain of Salt

Smart Dust Is Coming: New Camera Is the Size of a Grain of Salt | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
The researchers believe future applications include less invasive endoscopic medical imaging of the body—even injection into the brain—and nearly invisible camera sensors on miniature drones or robots.

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The stuff of Star Trek episodes.
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9 Exciting Facts About Medical Robots - The Medical Futurist

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Medical robots do not only exist in sci-fi movies, they are coming to healthcare. Here are the 9 most exciting medical robot facts.
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A connected home robot that could take care of your health - Design Week

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Pillo is a robot which uses artificial intelligence to dispense medication and respond to people's health queries through voice activation.
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FareWell raises $8.5M for digital coaching weight loss service

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San Francisco-based FareWell has raised $8.5 million for an online program aimed at preventing chronic diseases by addressing obesity as a root cause.
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Shiseido develops app that determines smile quality

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Targeting the service and hospitality industries, Shiseido hopes to tell people about their smiles. But is this taking omotenashi too far?
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Are Fitbits Fitting into Hospitals’ Care Coordination Plans?

Are Fitbits Fitting into Hospitals’ Care Coordination Plans? | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
One of the nation’s top cancer hospitals is turning to consumer-facing wearables to help patients with their care management. New York’s Memorial

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3 Reasons Why Telehealth & Concierge Medicine Are a Perfect Pair - eVisit® Telemedicine Solution

3 Reasons Why Telehealth & Concierge Medicine Are a Perfect Pair - eVisit® Telemedicine Solution | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
If you’re in the concierge medicine business, you have to operate a little differently than traditional medical practices. After all, your patients won’t pay a subscription fee unless you give them some added benefits: convenience, connected care, 24/7 access, frequent check-ins, and more. Concierge medicine means you’re combining top-quality healthcare with next-level customer service. Delivering on those demands can be a challenge. How do you ensure that you’re meeting patients’ expectations? How do you know that you’re providing them with quality healthcare that justifies your subscription model? One of the big strategies many concierge doctors are turning to i
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Sesame Street, Kinsa launch Elmo version of smartphone-connected thermometer

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San Francisco-based Kinsa, makers of the FDA-cleared smartphone-connected thermometer, announced today a new version of its product, with a redesign that turns the medical device into an easily recognizable children’s character: Elmo of Sesame...
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Nokia, Withings launch Thermo, a WiFi-enabled, FDA-cleared thermometer

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Withings, the Paris-based health device maker that is now part of Nokia Technologies – announced the availability of Thermo, a WiFi connected temporal thermometer and app. Thermo is available exclusively at US Apple stores and Withings.com.
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Telehealth Poised to Revolutionize Medical Care, Authors Say

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Via PCs, smartphones, doctors and nurses could be available 24 hours a day at relatively low cost to assess emergency situations, like heart attack or stroke
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How teddy 'meditech' can play nurse to your toddler - BBC News

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The healthcare technology sector is attracting a lot of innovative entrepreneurs to develop a range of diagnostic tools.
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The top 10 emerging technologies of 2016

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The World Economic Forum highlights technological advances that have the power to improve lives, transform industries and safeguard the planet.
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Can search revolutionize healthcare & the diagnosis of diseases?

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Which technologies are most likely to revolutionize healthcare?
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'Virtual doctors' helping patients in Zambia 

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The idea of a "virtual doctor" project might sound rather futuristic.

 

Zambia has about 1,600 doctors for a population of 14 million, and two-thirds of these are working in towns and cities, while most of the country's population is in the countryside.

 

It means access to good quality health care is often difficult if not impossible.

 

 

For many communities, it is not practical to expect sick and frail people to walk or cycle for hours to hospital.

 

So families depend on rural health centres, which have health workers but no qualified doctors.

 

The virtual doctors project means that these isolated health centres can be supported by doctors thousands of miles away.

 

 

Health workers and clinical officers on the ground use an app on a smartphone or tablet computer to take notes on a patient's symptoms and photographs.

 

This information is sent to a volunteer doctor in the UK who helps with a diagnosis and recommends treatment.  Cases are directed towards doctors with a relevant specialism, whether it is skin diseases or HIV and Aids-related problems.

 

The doctor in the UK will have a list of the drugs and equipment kept in the health centre in Zambia and can suggest treatment or further tests based on what is practical and available.

 

Virtual Doctors is now supporting 19 rural health centres, which typically deal with problems such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/Aids and pregnancy-related conditions.

 

 

 

 

 


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The concept of a virtual doctor is not new, but it is one which will never get old.

 

At Plus91 we have been involved with multiple projects and pilots where simple tablet and smartphone based solutions are used by on-ground trained and sometimes untrained staff and advice, opinions, second opinions and in some cases virtual consultations are provided by remotely situated doctors and clinical staff. With time, the solutions eventually become more technologically advanced as the on ground staff get comfortable with such distributed protocols and the use of technology. This is an exciting solution as it helps provide much needed healthcare in small areas without qualified doctors. Who is to say this is not hi-tech ..for the millions who benefit from this, this is cutting edge.

 

Virtual doctor based solutions eventually evolve into distributed EMRs and local health centers become more involved.The Medixcel platform has a remote consultation as well as multi opinion module which was built out of this need and it has grown to be a platform of choice in many parts of Africa for being hi-tech yet simple. 

 

 

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How to Prevent a Heart Attack: Text Patients on Healthy Habits

How to Prevent a Heart Attack: Text Patients on Healthy Habits | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
A six-month clinical trial in Australia found that patients recovering from a heart attack saw improvements in their health when they received text messages asking and giving suggestions about their health routines.
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How Artificial Intelligence Is Bringing Us Smarter Medicine

How Artificial Intelligence Is Bringing Us Smarter Medicine | mHealth- Advances, Knowledge and Patient Engagement | Scoop.it
Here are five ways that companies are using machine learning to transform health care.

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Medical Messenger Bots : healthtap

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healthtap - Telemedicine start-up HealthTap offers a few different apps to connect the average person to help from medical professionals, as well as a new bo
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