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19 Jun Automating dictation in healthcare

Categorised Operations, Technology

In May 2014, Stephen Hanson, PA-C wrote a blog post for Physicians Practice about the pros and cons of speech recognition and EHRs. After discussing how medical grade dictation affects the ease, accuracy and confidentiality of EHRs, Hanson concludes that “The jury is still out as to whether this will assist in the full implementation of EHRs among less tech savvy physicians and other...

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12 Jun How does IBM Watson augment cancer treatment?

Categorised Futuristic, Data

In 2015 we wrote a popular post explaining IBM’s Watson and its implications for the future of healthcare. Just two years later, we’re seeing a clearer picture of how Watson can augment cancer treatment decision-making.

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05 Jun In the age of digital medicine, we still have the reflex hammer

Categorised Technology

It seems that no medical gadget is immune to the wave of digitization pushing healthcare along. From heart rate monitors to thermometers, scales, contact lenses, glasses, blood pressure monitors and inhalers - even the simplest medical devices are going digital. But in this sea of change one tool remains unaffected: the reflex hammer.

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31 May Do health wearables change behavior?

Categorised Population Health, mhealth

Wearable devices are the most visible type of mobile health technology, popularized by sleek fitness trackers and smartwatches now used by one in six Americans. But how effective are wearables at promoting behavior that improves health outcomes?

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22 May 4 benefits of blockchain for patient health data

Categorised Security, Health IT

Doctors and hospitals are increasingly calling for solutions to streamline the EHR process and address cybersecurity concerns in healthcare. The most popular strategy among healthcare technologists is blockchain.

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17 May Ransomware complicates healthcare cybersecurity

Categorised Security, Health IT

Concerns about cybersecurity have grown since US patient health data went digital in 2014, but ransomware attacks present a whole new category of threat.

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10 May Wearable trends in 2017

Categorised Technology

The consumer wearables market slumped in 2016, leading to dramatic end-of-year headlines like Wearables are dead. But with 2017 well under way we’re seeing some interesting trends and new devices in the world of wearables.

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03 May 11 surprising mobile health statistics

Categorised mhealth

There are more mobile device users and mHealth apps than ever before. Most smartphones owners have downloaded an mHealth app and nearly every physician brings a smartphone to work. In this dazzling new world healthcare on-the-go, here are 11 mHealth statistics that will surprise you.

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24 Apr Who develops mHealth apps?

So you decided to run more this summer and you're looking for a good mHealth app. You probably check star ratings and reviews and decide whether to spend $4.99 on Runtastic PRO or just go with the FITNESS22 Running Distance Tracker. For you, this is a pretty simple activity. But have you ever wondered who develops these apps, what their motivations are, or why some are more successful than...

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17 Apr How much time do physicians spend with patients?

Categorised mhealth, Patient Engagement

We often talk about the ways mHealth is making patient care more efficient and effective. But as more emphasis is placed on value and efficiency in healthcare, what happens to the amount of time physicians spend with patients?

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