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Digital Therapeutics: The Future of Health Care Will Be App-Based

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Forbes – Tech News “The key difference is that digital therapeutics implement treatment programs tailored to specific ailments, especially major chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and pulmonary diseases like COPD.  Because patient behavior is so crucial in preventing and limiting the severity of these life-threatening illnesses, the early evidence is that these digital health programs, often combined with human coaching/interaction, can make a significant difference in health outcomes.”  Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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New in Wearable Health Tech: A Wrist Sensor That Works Up a Sweat

New in Wearable Health Tech: A Wrist Sensor That Works Up a Sweat

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Researchers who are trying to find a way to make wearable health technology real say they’ve taken a big step with a device that generates enough sweat to be useful Healthcare in the They’ve built a prototype that generates a few drops of perspiration — enough to measure blood sugar and to monitor other bodily functions. It’s not ready for the market yet, but shows it is possible for people to wear lightweight devices that can deliver on the promise of pain-free diagnosis. “You don’t stick people with anything. You […]
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7.1M Patients Use Remote Monitoring, Connected Medical Devices

7.1M Patients Use Remote Monitoring, Connected Medical Devices

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More patients than ever are using connected medical devices to engage in remote monitoring and virtual healthcare. More than seven million patients now benefit from remote monitoring and the use of connected medical devices as an integral part of their care routines, says a new estimate from Berg Insights.  Remote monitoring use grew by 44 percent in 2016 as providers and patients rapidly embraced the convenience of mHealth tools. Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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6 major mistakes of patient engagement

6 major mistakes of patient engagement

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Is your healthcare facility making patient engagement mistakes? The first step to solving any problem is realizing there is one. Patient engagement has for many health organizations, become a catchy buzzword to satisfy meaningful use. However, the following seven major mistakes are ones, which when realized and rectified, can create powerful results to support your organization’s mission. Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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Three reasons telemedicine will grow in 2017

Three reasons telemedicine will grow in 2017

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Healthcare information technology in 2017 Regardless of changes on Capitol Hill and the ensuing impact on healthcare policy, there are reasons to believe that 2017 will bring a greater commitment to improving coordination and implementing new care models. Technology, and specifically telemedicine, has an enormous role to play in improvements to clinical work flows, care coordination, and long-term health outcomes.  Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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Top 10 healthcare technology advances for 2017, according to ECRI

Top 10 healthcare technology advances for 2017, according to ECRI

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Liquid biopsies, opioid addiction biosensors and AI top ECRI’s annual list of technologies that will transform the industry this year. As the industry continues to shift into the value-based care model, healthcare organizations are looking for the right tools to support the move. This tech will support the improvement of patient care and, in some instances, cut operations’ costs.  Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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Patients don't trust health information technology

Patients don’t trust health information technology

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A whopping 96% of consumers worry about the security of their financial information as data passes from providers to payers. More than 50% of consumers are skeptical about the benefits of healthcare information technologies, including patient portals, mobile apps and electronic health records. And fully 70% of Americans distrust health technology, up sharply from just 10% in 2014.  Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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