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18
Nov

2 unique ways to stop spread of hospital infections

To effectively fight hospital-acquired infections, facilities need to have several different approaches in their arsenal, including some that may not immediately come to mind when evaluating an infection-control program.  Recent research shows that two of these unique strategies are effective at preventing the spread of various infections. Blueprint for success When trying to keep patients from

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12
Nov

Smart Bandage: New Technology Can Monitor Health

In a wave of newly developed smart tech, one Japanese graduate school has developed a printable health-monitoring bandage. Nearly everything we use in today’s society is “smart” or compatible with some form of highly developed technology. Now, scientists have developed a smart bandage to monitor wounds and check a patient’s healing process, according to the

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12
Nov

Colorado to vote on single-payer state health-care system

Proposal would make Colorado first state to provide health care   Colorado voters will decide next year whether this state should be the first to pay for comprehensive health care for residents. Proponents of a single-payer state system gathered enough signatures to put Colorado Care on the ballot, the secretary of state’s office announced Monday.

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4
Nov

£3 million invested in Scottish digital health tech

One of Scotland’s Innovation Centers has facilitated over £3 million investment in budding digital health technologies and systems that could lead to a new digital health and care economy worth £400 million by 2020 and position Scotland as a world leader in digital health and care. The Digital Health and Care Institute (DHI), which is

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4
Nov

Technology Allows Doctors, Patients To Partner

A Deloitte survey has uncovered the fact that many patients want to use health technology to learn more about their health, as well as partner with their doctors to make informed decisions. Patients want more control over their healthcare, and technology is enabling them to do just that. A survey of more than 3,600 U.S.

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2
Nov

Digital Health Technology for Children

Kids now grow up using mobile technologies, so digital health is not shying away from reaching out to the younger generation. Children tend to be a very open-minded audience, able to absorb useful information presented to them in compelling, innovative ways. Digital health strategies can engage them and help them develop healthy habits while habits

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30
Oct

The time has come for universal pharmacare

One in five Canadian households cannot afford the prescription medicines they need. It’s a crisis with only one solution. Momentum has been building for national pharmacare for the past year. The time has come — in fact it is long overdue — for federal, provincial and territorial leaders to sit down and work out a

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