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The difference between clinical wearables and fitness wearables

Today, wearable lifestyle devices are readily available to the average and generally healthy person. Lifestyle devices, like the Fitbit fitness trackers or the Apple Watch, are…

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4 Steps to implementing artificial intelligence in clinical settings

Implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in clinical settings is the most feasible means of uniting the interests of patients, payers, and providers. Capitalizing on AI in…

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Remote patient monitoring: A telemedicine solution to chronic disease

The use of telemedicine services in healthcare is rising, promising a viable and innovative approach to the diagnosis and management of chronic diseases and conditions.…

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Patient engagement can be improved by medical wearables

Patient engagement is the cornerstone of population health management and value-based care. Engaging patients is not just about providing individuals with basic health information…

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Solving the patient, payer, provider conundrum with artificial intelligence

Healthcare is riddled with complications, not least of which is the seemingly disparate interest alignment of the three key players within the industry: patients, payers, and…

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How remote patient monitoring aids population health challenges

“Population health” refers to a group of healthcare solutions that survey and analyze health data to detect patterns among groups of people. Such solutions are optimal for chronic…

Using technology innovations to get ahead in a value-based world

In a healthcare landscape riddled with rising costs and an increase in chronic disease, automation could be incorporated into a physician’s workflow to bring value-based care that…

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How virtual reality is shaping the healthcare industry

Virtual reality is not just for entertainment. It can be applied in numerous vertical industries and has been explored in the healthcare sector for decades. As VR becomes more…

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Data revolution will initiate technology’s aim to improve healthcare

That the average healthcare experience will happen with just a few taps of a smart-device is no longer science fiction. Eradicating wait-times, endless paperwork, and the trek to…

Social interaction can improve chronic-care management

“Health care is serious business, but who says it can’t be social?” says Dr. Asch, author of a new study that suggests social incentives may be a more effective way to improve…

Wearables, apps won’t face FDA scrutiny

General wellness apps and devices won’t face tough FDA scrutiny, as long as they only promote general wellness and present a low risk to the safety of those who use them. In final…

What’s trending in the IoT space

Our view is that there are five major battlegrounds for IoT and hardware innovation and market growth in the consumer space: connected homes, wearables, healthcare, robotics and…

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From IoT to wearables: the 3 technology trends you need to watch in 2016

Though it can be tough to keep up, adapting to technological innovation allows small businesses to gain a competitive advantage in the market place. The three biggest technology…

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How virtual reality will change the health industry

While the interception of healthcare technology and virtual reality is relatively new and underexplored, virtual reality has been used to treat conditions for nearly 20 years. The…

Fitness trackers

Doctors don’t know what to do with data from fitness trackers

More than half the people who own fitness trackers in America have stopped using them. The primary reason is consumers not being able to relate to the tracked data. Doctors too…

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The role of big data in medicine

In this interview, Dr. Eric Schadt, the founding director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at New York’s Mount Sinai Health System, tells McKinsey’s…

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A smart (watch) way of curing stressed doctors

More than 1,000 doctors and nurses are taking part in a trial to test how stressed they are. Medics in Boston, Massachusetts, will wear smartwatch-style devices which monitor…

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Are wearables fit for clinical trials?

The incorporation of wearable technology devices into clinical trials is attracting attention from both healthcare and life science laboratories, as well as the boardroom.…