IMT's Senior Content Editor provides a quick trip around the Digital Health Landscape in this weekly wrap-up with her Digital Health Rounds.
As a nurse-who’s-an-editor-for-a-health-related-publication, I couldn’t help but use some healthcare lingo in naming this weekly column of mine.
Just as we “round” on patients in healthcare to check on current status, and write up our findings in “progress notes” so I round on various sectors in our Digital Health Landscape—providing short notes and links to a variety of stories that caught my eye each week. This certainly isn’t meant to be comprehensive, but just a quick trip across the landscape to help top off our week with you.
This week, I found the topic of medical wearables interesting—since the growing onslaught of potentially unreliable data from consumer wearables will be a growing problem for providers, and there will be an increasing need to differentiate the two.
So kick back and relax with me—feel free to skip around, explore further, or linger on something of interest. As with all of our content, we invite you to jump into the conversation and comment at will!
We’re so happy that you’re part of our growing global digital health community, and look forward to Connecting Great Minds™ and making a difference in the world together.
Yep, it was a great story to release on Valentine’s Day...Doctors store 1,600 digital hearts for big data study
I wish I would’ve had a Patient Status Engine when I was working in critical care—thanks for scooping this exciting news out of India @PhilippeLoizon...
I know many physicians who’d like to turn back the clock...Dreams vs. Reality
Using short-term rewards to create long-term benefits...Gamification: Motivating Patients to Stick with Medications
Health 2.0/Social Media in Healthcare
“Using Twitter can help physicians be better prepared to answer questions from their patients, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia…” : Twitter the right prescription for sharing health research: UBC study
Health and Wellness Apps
You can lead ‘em to water, but you can’t make ‘em drink...Reality check: Americans still like McDonalds more than cool, healthy mobile apps
Today is a pretty cool day for patient engagement...
Hopefully this is a step in the right interoperability direction...Epic Systems to open own app exchange
Optimal care can only be achieved through effective continuity of care...Health Information Exchange and the Frequency of Repeat Medical Imaging
Great stuff from Scripps Health...Program Nominated to Test New Wireless Approach for Ebola Care
The regulatory clouds begin to clear for 23andMe...23andMe Granted Authorization by FDA to Market First Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Under Regulatory Pathway for Novel Devices
This wearable might keep you closer to home—unless that's one of your stressful spots...Mapping the Most Stressful Places in Life to Figure Out How Stress is Killing Us
Sensors and Wearables
Medical wearables and the endpoint game...How Wearable Startups Can Win Big In the Medical Industry
Great news for ALS patients—who should be able to save their limited energies to do something more enjoyable than struggling to get to a medical facility...Telemedicine Used To Improve Care Outcomes for ALS Patients
Editor’s Pick from the nuviun ranks:
Thanks for joining me—please stop in again next Friday for Digital Health Rounds. And please don’t forget to create a profile to become a valued member of our digital health industry network—by posting an article you can add your important voice to our global conversation!