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Consumers open to more digital health use, survey finds

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Consumers are also using a wider array of digital health tools, according to the survey, which found a three-fold increase in mobile and tablet health apps over the past four years “Increasing consumer demand for digital health services is transforming the care delivery team, putting patients and technologies in the driver’s seat alongside physicians, a new Accenture survey suggests. The survey of 2,301 U.S. consumers finds greater acceptance of virtual medical encounters, artificial intelligence and other machine-based services being part of their healthcare experience. One in five respondents said they […]
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Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone

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How are you feeling, About automated telemedicine? “When people without health insurance experience suspicious symptoms, they often rely on an internet search to decide whether the situation is dire enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. However, by the time they seek help, the condition may have advanced to the point where care is complicated and expensive. Or, those without urgent need may end up wasting valuable emergency room resources to perform a screening service that could have been done elsewhere for a fraction of the cost. The […]
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Internet unleashes .health domain names

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Healthcare Industry News “The health care industry now has its own domain name on the internet, just like universities have .edu and not-for-profits have .org. Several companies and organizations went live with the .health extension through DotHealth, the official registry.” 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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I Know It When I See It: Coordinated Care

I Know It When I See It: Coordinated Care

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Every healthcare encounter represents an opportunity for field research. “I’ve spent many years working with healthcare providers to implement and optimize care under bundled payment programs, beginning with diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) that bundled acute care service payments. I’ve managed care for three generations of family members, in two countries and five states. I’ve been through numerous elective and emergency procedures.” Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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See the technology that is making care transitions better

See the technology that is making care transitions better

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Several technology vendors tout solutions that better link provider and patient while lowering dreaded readmissions Technology has created a new era of care transition that is empowering the post-acute sector while creating a shared sense of responsibility when it comes to the ultimate care of the patient. But although care transition has been a focus for years, it has gained greater prominence due to recent pressures of readmission penalties and prospective payment models that require providers to assume more risk, said Tom Sullivan, MD, chief strategic officer for Rockville, Maryland-based […]
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Baby Boomers Influencing the Future of Healthcare Technology, Says Infiniti Research

Baby Boomers Influencing the Future of Healthcare Technology, Says Infiniti Research

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The future of healthcare is being shaped by both demographic and technological changes New and advanced technologies, including robotics and wearables, are changing the way that treatment and diagnoses can be conducted, while greater life expectancy and aging baby boomers are presenting unique challenges to healthcare institutions and systems. Medical equipment manufacturers are also evolving in time with these changes in order to ensure their products are effective, up-to-date, and that they meet market standards and patient expectations. Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social […]
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State finds hundreds of medication errors linked to healthcare technology

State finds hundreds of medication errors linked to healthcare technology

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The majority of errors were attributed to the human-computer interface, workflow and communication, and clinical content, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority says. Exactly 889 medication error reports submitted to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2016, listed healthcare information technology as a factor contributing to the error event, according to a new report by the state. Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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At the World Health Care Congress, a Search for Transformational Triggers in U.S. Healthcare

At the World Health Care Congress, a Search for Transformational Triggers in U.S. Healthcare

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On the opening morning of the World Health Care Congress, a look at incentives towards transformational change in U. S. healthcare While industry leaders agree that transformational change needs to take place in U.S. healthcare, exactly which elements of the healthcare system need to be fixed and how they can be successfully fixed, were questions in high relief on Monday morning at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., as the annual World Health Care Congress kicked off with its opening keynote session, “Policy and Market Forces Impacting Health […]
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