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Mobile health tech drops readmission numbers at hospitals

Mobile health tech drops readmission numbers at hospitals

The results of a new study have shown that mhealth can help patients to adhere to their prescriptions and therapies. Recent research will have its details presented on May 7 at the 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, and will show that mobile health tools could help patients to be able to better stick to the use of the medications that they have been prescribed and the to the therapies that have been recommended for them. This means … Read entire article »

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Smartwatch technology from IBM could link patients to doctors

Smartwatch technology from IBM could link patients to doctors

This future trend is based on the current popularity of wearable technology particularly for tracking health and fitness. The current situation appears to be that many people are wearing a fitness tracker or a smartwatch in order to monitor their activity level, sleep, heart rate, blood pressure, and other factors, and there are many doctors who could gain a better understanding of their patients’ needs through with that data, but there are few connections between them. IBM … Read entire article »

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mHealth has the confidence of 96 percent of patients

mHealth has the confidence of 96 percent of patients

The vast majority of survey participants expressed that they feel that this technology will improve their lives. The results of a Research Now Group Inc. survey have now been released, and they have shown that nearly all patients are optimistic enough about mhealth that they feel that it will provide an improvement to their lives. The research involved the participation of 500 healthcare experts as well as 1,000 users of mobile health apps. What this study determined was … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology may enhance physical strength of an aging population

Wearable technology may enhance physical strength of an aging population

Though we’ve hardly reached the level of Iron Man, the most recent exoskeleton tech could make someone stronger. At the moment, the most common forms of wearable technology are worn on the wrist in the form of fitness trackers and smartwatches, or even on the face as smartglasses and headsets, but a new type of exoskeleton tech is now suggesting that simple devices could one day be worn in order to boost physical strength. The design of … Read entire article »

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Mobile health apps are experiencing a sizeable increase in usage

Mobile health apps are experiencing a sizeable increase in usage

As the number of health and wellness applications rise, so is usage by doctors and patients. With every passing week, the number of mobile health apps that are available takes another spike, and as this happens, doctors are taking the opportunity to open their minds and arms to the trend and see how they can use these applications to enhance the care that they provide. A recent survey showed that over one in three physicians have recommended … Read entire article »

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