Smartphones are increasingly used for everything from tracking fitness to disease management. According to a Pew Research Center report released last month, Americans are engaged and connected like never before. Nearly 70 percent own a smartphone, and 45 percent have a tablet-like device. It’s clear that almost all of us interact with mobile devices on a daily
On this World Prematurity Day, I look back on my years as a neonatal nurse, when I experienced first-hand the challenges of caring for sick and premature newborns and the impact this has on families. I also understand the reality of the challenges to delivering quality care and how this is shaped by the health
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
A doctor in Western New York has a unique solution to the health care crisis in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Last May the Department of Veterans Affairs was rocked by a nation-wide scandal when the news media published reports that employees at VA medical facilities in Phoenix, Arizona had falsified appointment records to hide
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
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.
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
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.
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
Washington (AFP) – Some 400 million people worldwide lack access to essential health services, and the cost of healthcare is forcing many into poverty, the World Bank and World Health Organization reported Friday. A new report by the bank and WHO on tracking universal health care (UHC) coverage said more people than ever around the