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Digitas Health: Patients whose doctors use apps use more apps themselves

October 27, 2013 | No Comments »

Patients of doctors who use mobile apps in the exam room are more likely to use apps themselves, and more likely to switch medications, according to a new study from communication firm Digitas Health.

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Can Mobile Health Technologies Transform Health Care?

October 24, 2013 | No Comments »

There is substantial enthusiasm for the concept of mobile health (mHealth), a broad term typically used to describe the use of mobile telecommunication technologies for the delivery of health care and in support of wellness.

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Most patients want their doctors to prescribe apps

July 10, 2013 | No Comments »

A staggering 90 percent of chronic patients in the US would accept a mobile app prescription from their physician, as opposed to only 66 percent willing to accept a prescription of medication, according to a recent survey from health communications firm Digitas Health.

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Apple’s iPad is helping patients to communicate at this forward-thinking hospital

June 18, 2013 | No Comments »

Apple’s iPad isn’t just useful for doctors, but for patients too. That’s the verdict at one UK hospital which is now using iPads with FaceTime to improve hospital communication.

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The New Medical Assistant: Studies Assess iPads in Medicine

June 5, 2013 | No Comments »

“The more the patient understands their disease, the more they’re going to be invested in getting better because they understand why it’s happening to them.” Associate dean for graduate medical education at Georgia Health Sciences University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership.

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Worried about Medicare readmission penalties? Try home monitoring

May 15, 2013 | No Comments »

Hospitals can avoid readmission penalties by encouraging mobile health technology initiatives.

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Hospitals lose $8.3 billion using old technology

May 9, 2013 | No Comments »

U.S. physicians and hospitals can save over $8B by using the latest mobile devices and Internet services to deliver patient care.

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Need an Annual Physical? There Are Apps for That

May 4, 2013 | No Comments »

Want to know your blood pressure, weight, if you have an ear infection or eye problem? Portable medical devices that plug into smartphones can get you quick answers. They’re changing how doctors and patients communicate.

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Full Physical Evaluation Becoming Possible Via Smartphone

May 3, 2013 | No Comments »

It’s not a “Star Trek” tricorder, but by hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone you could almost get a complete physical — without the paper gown or even a visit to the doctor’s office.

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Telehealth for cardiovascular disease patients cuts costs, admission rates

April 28, 2013 | No Comments »

Synchronous telehealth for cardiovascular disease patients helps to reduce costs, admission rates and length of stay, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the Medical Internet Research.

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In Touch With iPads Residents of one nursing home find endless possibilities with the swipe of a finger.

April 27, 2013 | No Comments »

The typical nursing home patient is no longer somebody’s grandmother; many people in their 40s and 50s live in nursing homes alongside those in their later years. Because of the paradigm shift in health care, programming has taken a dramatic turn. Staff members are learning to adjust and create new ways to deliver care and activities to this new diverse population.

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iPads have won the hospital, but Android may win the patients

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In wards and doctor’s offices, the iPad is becoming a mainstay care device, as Android stakes a spot in patient-facing use.

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