Exciting news for healthcare providers from the tech world: Apple and IBM have created three new iOS apps to lighten the load on nurses and hospital administrators by streamlining their access to patient records among other innovative capabilities.
Read more about the new apps here: mHealth News: Apple and IBM unveil new apps for nurses
Scientists are in the initial testing phases of a pill that tricks the body into burning fat even without the presence of a meal. If this were to come to fruition the entire weight loss game would change.
Would you take a pill like this?
I’m not so sure I would…share your thoughts.
Apple’s HealthKit may soon be a part of your health care system. They’re not just attracting the large hospital and medical groups, smaller hospitals and medical groups are interested in the prospect of the kit as well. With our smart phones playing a huge role in our daily lives, it makes sense to integrate this type of technology into our health care systems.
It sounds like an idea out of a sci-fi story: the government creates smart toilets to monitor your download, pun intended.
Take away the government and insert scientists and we’re not that far off from a invention of this type. In fact, scientists have descended upon MIT to figure out just how to do this. They have been working on a model that will send data to your health care provider regarding your gut flora.
A smart toilet could prove to be very helpful in unlocking the mysteries that only our intestines our privy to. A prototype is expected next year.
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Recent technology developed for Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati has allowed a more timely approach for treating children diagnosed with ADHD. A portal was created for a quicker turnaround of questionnaires and treatment. Prior to this technology, paper charts were exchanged back and forth between the healthcare provider and the schools, for example, spanning time frames from several days to even months.
Can you think of other areas of healthcare that would benefit from a portal like this?
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