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A new UK study shows a 63 percent rise in the use of health-related apps on the 4G network of one mobile provider since August 2014. So what’s driving this increase? And how can digital health players harness this potential? Damian Radcliffe investigates.
Some doctors and patients who participated in the recent US study on Electronic Health Records known as Open Notes are speaking out about EHRs. The survey says....
Genome sequencing and data analytics uncovers key, multi-drug resistant strain in growing Typhoid epidemic
Although the risk of fatality from epilepsy is relatively low, sudden death is 20x more likely if you have epilepsy—and 42 percent of these deaths are avoidable. Yet, physicians often struggle to decide when and how to discuss this risk with epileptic patients. In a recent study conducted by researchers from Plymouth University, physicians implemented a patient-centered checklist intervention in an attempt to encourage patient education around the risk of sudden death.
Data mining and data analytics has been of immense importance to many different fields as we witness the evolution of data sciences over recent years.
According to the MIT Technology Review, Apple plans to launch apps that give iPhone users the chance to test their DNA, leaving some spitting happy.
Jenn Lonzer and Anthony Stedillie, CEO of CompassMD, discuss the science (part psychology and part data) of bad patients
We all heard that Google is pushing the boundaries for self driving cars. Originating from a startup, the field is increasing in heat.
A growing number of Silicon Valley executives trapped in the sandwich generation are leaving the rat race to develop elder-care apps for their own parents.
Kenya is set to host the first ever eHealth conference in East Africa later this month in Naivasha from June 22-26.
Some apps, combined with an Internet filled with health information, might give patients the illusion that they can manage their own medical care. But how do we, as patients, decide which app is best for us? Are these apps and other health supports—which may or may not accurately provide diagnoses—even vetted by physicians?
While defending ourselves against terrorism we may be missing the biggest threat - microbial outbreak. Bill Gates gave a TED talk in Spring 2015 on how we should prepare for danger.
Bill Gates made a call to action to get ready for the next epidemic - what are the top startups helping to deal with infectious disease?
How can hospitals and providers bring down error rates? Here are three technologies that can help—and also add important data for use in other analyses.
A group of US-based non-profits and mHealth companies, led by Health eVillages, have joined the Real Medicine Foundation to provide relief to survivors in Nepal.