Google GOOG +1.25% Glass has made its way into healthcare. Its use in theoperating room and in medical education has been profiled here. Yet the magic of Glass will be found in the applications that can make this “technology” into real-world solutions for health and medicine. It’s a bit like the smart phone and how its realization is a function of the countless apps that bring the device to life.
Christian Assad, MD has taken the next step with Glass and developing a practical app that can turn Glass into a real life-saver. He recently profiles this application on his blog and I believe it’s an important turn of events that showcase just how technology can be applied to medicine and public health issues. Here’s how it presents the concept in his blog–Google Glass and augmented CPR:
THE CPRGLASS SCENARIO
1) Person walking, witnesses someone passing out (syncope)
2) Individual says “OK GLASS, CPRGLASS”
A) Instructions appear ABC (Assess Airway, Breathing and Circulation)
B) “OK GLASS, No Pulse!” (An algorithm developed by Hao-Yu Wu et al at MIT demonstrate how a normal camera can detect a pulse in a person with strong accuracy.) We are looking incorporate such algorithm aka (which will be open source) ”Eulerian video magnification” to CPRGLASS for 2 reasons;
1) Will help as an innovative method to assess if the compressions are adequate
2) Will be able to tell us if patient has regained pulse if we stop compressions, possibly, instead of even having to look for a pulse
Visiongain's latest report examines the global mHealth market with a focus on service types, perceived benefits and the key drivers and barriers to uptake. This timely report is entitled World Mobile Healthcare (mHealth) Market 2013-2018: eHealth, Telemedicine & Health informatics
The potential benefits of mHealth solutions include improving healthcare system processes, collecting and retrieving crucial medical data and patients being able to manage chronic conditions better. Dedicated devices that perform medical functions can utilise mobile technologies such as the cloud allowing data to be uploaded and downloaded instantly. The app ecosystem also offers a vast array of programs that cover everything from general wellness to chronic diseases and illnesses.
The mHealth ecosystem includes mobile operators who are set to reap revenues from increased data consumption. Healthcare practitioners will find workloads decreased and greater efficiency in treatments. Software and app developers will gain wide revenue streams from the creation of popular apps or solutions either through consumer purchase or subsidised purchase by health insurance companies. Governmental bodies and pharmaceutical companies can also increase savings and revenues from mHealth.
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I emphasize the last sentence written by Peter Lapsley of the BMJ, who notes that British medical schools are placing greater emphasis on doctor-patient communication. Is this the case in U.S. med schools?
There are many benefits in getting patients are more involved in their treatment - reduced costs, greater trust, improved input and reduced risk of litigation. Yet many clinicians are still resisting the opportunity to work together with their patients.
Intouch solutions recommends creating a content strategy focused on better visual content instead of jumping onto the Pinterest platform bandwagon. (As one of the newest social media contenders – is #Pinterest right for #pharma co’s?
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In order to improve something, it has to be measurable. The quantified self is the fist step for the individual to measure variables to a) understand what the relevant variables are and b) make sensible steps to improve their health.
David Wright is MPH President of the Institute for Interactive Patient Care, and also serves as Chief Outcomes Officer for GetWellNetwork. Readmissions News recently published an article by David focused on how to reduce readmissions in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. In the first of a two part series, he describes how technology can be used as an effective means to achieve and sustain patient activation.
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