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BetterDoctor, a Silicon Valley start-up, wants to ease the pain for patients seeking the right physician through a searchable website and mobile app.
Digital health definitely isn't a fad. The number of consumers using home health technologies is expected to skyrocket over the next four years.
New study finds that peer-nominated influencers are more effective at bringing about health behavior change than people with the most social contacts.
You have approximately the same weight of gut microbes as brain. For every 1 human cell in your body there are 10 microbes.
In an interview with Patricia Slusser, RN, we discussed the differences between the RN’s role in a traditional, face-to-face doctor’s appointment and what her day is like as a caregiver and digital telehealth facilitator.
Futuristic hospital rooms hint at being patient-centric, integrated, sensor-based organisms with all the right stuff, from monitoring to calming lighting.
A new study found that online information seeking could lead to cyberchondria rather than to useful information for consumers.
Real time air pollutant maps could tell you what your air is like on your street. Here are three ways air monitoring could help us.
Precision medicine heralds a new age in healthcare. A time when we move away from standardized treatments to personalized regimens, based in large part on DNA. But now along comes a new idea that may further personalize healthcare – DNA-based personality tests.
In a world where relationships are sustained over the years, across thousands of miles, through free social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, it is a bit hard to believe that access to our electronic medical records (EMR) is so limited to the hospitals or clinics where we receive care.
A new study demonstrates the use of 3D cancer cultures called organoids in personalized drug screening.
If the end game of digital health is to leverage tech and create better, more affordable care, could solar-powered lithium-ion batteries be the tipping point?
New relaxation techniques that use virtual reality (VR) may become a helpful tool in the fight against generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
A short overview of the major digital health events this year to date, plus our experience at Digital Health Live 2015
Did you ever consider whether a strong hand shake could be useful for more than intimidating the person you shake hands with? Turns out, hand grip strength may be a better predictor of cardiovascular and noncardiovascular death than current methods that measure systolic blood pressure.
89% of UK patients get appointments within 90 days of referral to mental health services. What if there were a less expensive way to reach more patients in less time? Is telehealth psychology's best-kept secret?
Since 2001, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a detailed annual study which assesses how economies around the world are harnessing ICT to promote economic growth and well-being.