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An overview of articles on the ever growing impact of technology in our world.
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'Pac-Man' embraces mobile with an endless running game

'Pac-Man' embraces mobile with an endless running game | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
Pac-Man is no stranger to the mobile world, but most of his games are just the classic maze runner scaled down to phone size. Wouldn't it be nice if the
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How coffee could save your life

How coffee could save your life | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
People who drink between three and five cups of coffee a day could be reducing their risk of a heart attack, as they are less likely to develop clogged arteries, according to a new study.
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coffee is good for you. you heard it here first

coffee is good for you. you heard it here first | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
Coffee is good for you. You heard it here first. Find out why at Redonline.co.uk
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Health benefits of meditation

Health benefits of meditation | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
Meditation is a exercise in which an individual teaches the mind or bring about a mode of awareness, either to realize some benefit or as an end in it
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HIPAA Health Care Privacy and Social Media

Get a link to the podcast and vote for your favorite cartoon: http://wp.me/p4bsis-1d1 Social Media and connecting with patients online can be a great to engage…
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Disabled man 'put up for auction'

Disabled man 'put up for auction' | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
The family of a man with a learning disability say they are horrified that their local council put him "up for auction" on a care website.
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Search vs. Social vs. Direct: Mobile Commerce Traffic Sources Compared

Search vs. Social vs. Direct: Mobile Commerce Traffic Sources Compared | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
Mobile search referred more than 40% of traffic to mobile commerce sites, and this traffic had the lowest bounce rate (39%) of the three segments. But, search’s average revenue per session ($0.46) was less than half the comparable figure for direct-to-site customers ($1.04).
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MARK CUBAN: I Only Have 13 Apps On My Phone

MARK CUBAN: I Only Have 13 Apps On My Phone | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
VIDEO: What apps does billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban have on his phone?
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Digital Health: How Apps Can Help Physicians

Digital Health: How Apps Can Help Physicians | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
Fitness, weight management, diet and nutrition, and even condition-specific apps (e.g. diabetes management) are popular and on the rise, helping Canadians to become better informed and proactive about their health.Mobile and tablet devices are not only changing the way we monitor our health, but also the way doctors approach healthcare and treatment. There are a host of apps that enable physicians to review prescribing protocols and information, perform medical calculations, and find medical studies and developments.One of the unique apps we discovered is The Rounds, a Canadian network that helps Royal College registered physicians engage with each other other on subjects such as patient care and cases, research, and tips on running a practice.I was surprised to learn that Canadian physicians search Google for medical information around eight times a day. The Rounds can help doctors communicate and engage with their peers, and feel confident with the information they receive. It’s a chance to collaborate on complicated cases and get input from other doctors across the country. A doctor in Nova Scotia, for example, can now share his/her experiences with various treatments with a doctor in British Columbia. Physicians can also exchange creative and innovative aspects of their practice.An app like this could certainly be used in other medical fields as well. Occupational therapists, for example, are often required to be innovative and resourceful in assisting their clients. A tool like The Rounds could help them share ideas and practices.As long as health care providers aren’t spending more time with their phone than their patients, apps like this one can be excellent communication tools and resources.
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Expanding Healthcare Sector Drives Demand for Medical Transcription Services, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Expanding Healthcare Sector Drives Demand for Medical Transcription Services, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
Follow us on LinkedIn– Medical transcription is the process of translating the entire verbal medical records regarding patient diagnosis, assessment, clinical course, therapeutic procedures, and prognosis, into a readable textual format, for easy accessibility by health insurance agents, patients, and healthcare providers. As stated by the new market...
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Legal Use of Marijuana Clashes With Job Rules

Legal Use of Marijuana Clashes With Job Rules | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
Users are discovering that marijuana’s strides toward the mainstream are running aground at the office, where drug-free policies remain.
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Viber Adds Video Calling to its Mobile Apps

Viber Adds Video Calling to its Mobile Apps | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
Now you can make video calls from the app. (Viber introduces videos calls to its mobile chat apps for Android and iOS http://t.co/puIiUanwRZ)
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Health News - World study shows better health care as important as controlling risk factors for heart health

Health News - World study shows better health care as important as controlling risk factors for heart health | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
World study shows better health care as important as controlling risk factors for heart health (World study shows better health care as important as controlling risk factors for heart… http://t.co/vQpA0jH95n)...
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FDA panel backs first-in-class cholesterol drug from Sanofi

FDA panel backs first-in-class cholesterol drug from Sanofi | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
Federal health advisers are recommending approval for a highly-anticipated cholesterol drug, but with the caveat that more data is needed about its long-term ability to reduce heart attacks.
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Could smart phones help provide mental health care?

Could smart phones help provide mental health care? | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
There is a shortage of talking therapy available to people with mental health problems.
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What's Behind our Health Price Curtain?

What's Behind our Health Price Curtain? | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
Health price transparency has been difficult to achieve. A competitive healthcare environment will not happen behind closed curtains.
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Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
Getting basic health care to rural areas has always been difficult, and delivering specialized care even harder. One doctor is raising money to bring palliative care to patients in rural California.
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Health insurance will go digital, eventually

Health insurance will go digital, eventually | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
Whenever my wife and I receive a health insurance statement in the mail, we begin a familiar ritual. I open the envelope, show the contents to my wife and ask, "You want this?" She shakes her head.
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U.S. falls behind on exercise, gets fatter

U.S. falls behind on exercise, gets fatter | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
"What people are not focusing enough on is that we are producing extraordinary number of people who are unnecessarily sick. They are pouring into the medical system. It's a total crisis," says Reed Tuckson.
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Your workplace and its impact on your mental health - Health & Wellbeing

Your workplace and its impact on your mental health - Health & Wellbeing | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
A mentally healthy workplace has benefits for everyone - employees and employers. But what do these working environments look like and how can businesses create them?
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3 practice benefits of social media

3 practice benefits of social media | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
While some physicians may want to write off social media as a passing trend, the increased usage of these forums suggest that ubiquitous platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are here to stay. In fact, Facebook is the second most used smartphone application in the world behind Google Maps, according to Global Web Index. Social media websites and applications have become everyday hubs for consumers to share news, discuss community events and exchange information, but also these outlets have become a space for practices to share updates, interact with patients, network with colleagues and elevate their ranking in search engines.Along with a good website and patient portal, social media gives physicians a direct route for marketing their practice. What's more, it provides a space for patients to share positive reviews.EHR implementation will help put social media at your fingertips on a regular basis because you will be using a device throughout the day. Don't miss out on the opportunity to strengthen your relationship with current patients and communicate with new ones. Here are three benefits of using social media in your practice:1. Market your brand Social media gives you an opportunity to market your practice across an expansive array of platforms. Target Facebook and Twitter since odds are many of your patients already use these applications. Then regularly post on these forums to highlight positive news such as the achievements of staff members and philanthropic events. Share facts and news that's relevant to your patients to encourage them to become more invested in your posts. 2. Attract new patients Social networking provides your practice a great opportunity to expand your Web presence and reach new potential patients. Many people reach out to friends and acquaintances on social media for everything from restaurant reviews to book recommendations. Perhaps a friend of one of your patients is looking for a physician, and if you create social media accounts, your patient can easily link their friends to your page. Moreover, social media accounts will increase your online presence on search engines, according to Physicians Practice, drawing more patients to your practice. 3. Build a network People always stress the importance of networking in the business world, but it's just as important for you and your practice. Creating a strong network of colleagues and peers allows you to field tough questions and gain mutual business. It's necessary to have a wide range of connections in your industry and you never know what opportunities will arise.
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Look Up Your Meds On This Massive New Drug Database

Look Up Your Meds On This Massive New Drug Database | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
The Yelp of medicine is here (The Yelp of medicine. A new health start-up offers an easy-to-use database of drug information.
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Survey: 65 percent of nurses use mobiles at work every day | mobihealthnews

Survey: 65 percent of nurses use mobiles at work every day | mobihealthnews | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
Sixty five percent of nurses use a mobile device at work for professional purposes and for at least 30 minutes every day, according to a survey of 2,498 nurses by Wolters Kluwer Health. The company recruited 1,921 practicing nurses, 386 nurse academics, 135 who are retired, and 56 other nurses. “These findings largely mirror what we are seeing outside the hospital, that use of mobile devices to access online information, the internet and social sites are becoming part of the social fabric both personally and professionally,” Wolters Kluwer Health Chief Nurse Judith McCann said in a statement. “Although these findings may not reflect the actual policies of these institutions, what’s interesting are the perceptions of the nurses who work there, and what we learned is that nurses are frequently incorporating the use of mobile devices, online resources and, to some extent, social media into their daily workflow.” The study also found that within the group of practicing nurses, 20 percent of nurses that use mobile devices every day for work use them two hours or more. Nurses who work in hospitals said that 95 percent of healthcare organizations let them visit websites and other online resources for clinical information while working. Of those organizations that allow the use of online resources, 89 percent of healthcare organizations allow nurses to use search engines, 64 percent allow nurses to use Wikipedia, 37 percent allow nurses to use YouTube, and 32 percent allow nurses to use LinkedIn. Additionally, 48 percent of nurses in the healthcare field said their organizations even encouraged them to use websites and online resources to access clinical information during the workday. Less than 30 percent of healthcare organizations allow nurses to use Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Nurse managers are more likely to use mobile devices at work than staff nurses. Seventy seven percent of nurse managers use mobile devices at work compared to 58 percent of staff nurses. Of these groups that use mobile devices, 47 percent of nurse managers use iPhones compared to 31 percent of staff nurses. Twenty nine percent of nurse managers use iPads compared to 12 percent of staff nurses.
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Health Law Shows Little Effect In Lowering Children's Uninsured Rate, Study Finds

Health Law Shows Little Effect In Lowering Children's Uninsured Rate, Study Finds | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
The uninsured rate for kids under age 18 hasn’t budged under the health law, according to a new study, even though they’re subject to the law’s requirement to have insurance just as their parents and older siblings are.
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Free In Flight Texting with T-Mobile Uncarrier | T-Mobile

Free In Flight Texting with T-Mobile Uncarrier | T-Mobile | Technology and It's Impact | Scoop.it
T-Mobile is the only wireless carrier to offer free access to GoGo's in flight wifi network so you can send in flight text messages without purchasing a GoGo pass. Learn more here! (T-Mobile at it again!
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