Every day, hospitals around the country are looking for opportunities to leverage innovations in healthcare IT. The goal is that digital healthcare tools enhance medical care in numerous ways. From the care itself improving due to implantables or other IT medical devices to doctor-patient communication and wait time apps, there is ample room for growth and hospitals are taking note.
Cardiac conditions have long been supported by healthcare technology. From implantable devices to life-saving tools, tech for cardiac conditions is seen as an essential innovation. After all, the beat must go on! Consumer tech has received an infusion of innovative technology that will soon be available for medical facilities that provide even better support for people with heart conditions.
From Smart watches to insulin pumps, patients are more equipped than ever with digital tools to manage our health. But, does it matter? Even with this prevalence of available digital healthcare resources, medical providers may lack the ability to react well to the influx of data. Tracking your heart rate during spin class may feel healthy and good, but what if large-scale data changes medical researchers’ understanding of average or recommended heart rate numbers entirely? There are many stones left unturned, which leaves some experts wondering: are digital healthcare tools useful yet?
Mobile health is so mainstream that most of us don’t even question checking our heart rate or logging a meal on our smartphones. MHealth has streamlined so many of our self-care routines and has worked its way into our framework of medical self-care. But is the crossover making its way into official medical treatment?
What’s new? Some powerful key findings from a January 2020 Healthcare Trends Report conducted by Stanford University bring new insight into digital and data-driven healthcare. These developments indicate new trends in physician preparedness and ongoing training as well as increasing engagement with machine-harvested and interpreted data. Healthcare data and digital healthcare are two important components of the way everyone is receiving medical care. Whether you are a patient or provider, these healthcare trends provide valuable forecasting into the future of medicine.
Most of us can picture this: it’s the middle of the night, you’re burning up, you have stomach pain and the room is spinning. Your symptoms get worse, not better. And you have to make the call: go to the ER?
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Most of us enjoy the convenience of wearables that tell us about our sleep or heart rates. But for some people, medical technology isn’t a luxury: it’s about survival. A new Florida law seeks to improve patient understanding of medically essential electrical service programs. The goal is to encourage medically dependent people to take advantage of medically essential technology. As of February 20, 2020, the bill is currently in the House of Representatives and does not yet have a Senate version.
Whether you are on vacation and your baby is burning up with a fever or you injure yourself and need acute care, being able to locate a doctor quickly is important. Doctor locator apps are increasingly popular and give you access to a wide network of map-based medical facilities. With most of these applications, you can quickly discover:
Whether we’re training for a marathon or in rehab after surgery, smart devices have invaded our healthcare. And they’re not going anywhere. Smart contacts, smart limbs and smart triage systems are transforming medical care. These require standards and compliance.