So far we are only at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the extent in which artificial intelligence can be used to improve our lives. In an effort to take things to the next level, MindMeld and Sense.ly have joined forces to create a “virtual nurse.”
The virtual nurse’s name is “Molly,” and she is designed to provide a personalized health monitoring tool for follow-up care.
As opposed to just signing into an application and tracking vital signs, or levels of pain, Molly is able to verbally communicate with her patients. She is even able to connect patients directly with a healthcare provider.
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Consumers turn to the Internet for all of their needs, including many of their health needs. This includes both search engine results, as well as social media inquiries related to health concerns. It is for this reason that Treato launched their new app—Treato IQ.
According to HIT Consultant, the app gathers health related data, generated from social media activity—all in real-time. It then breaks down the information in an easy-to-read manner. This includes which social media sites, engagement and interaction occurred, the health condition being researched, and the brand or medicine being researched.
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As states around the nation keep a close eye on the healthcare shortage, providing education to future healthcare professionals must be a priority. It is for this reason, combined with the growing demand for mHealth, that St. Paul College has plans in place for a $19 million Health and Science Alliance Center.
According to Twin Cities Pioneer Press, The Health and Science Alliance Center’s primary goal is to ensure that there is no wait for students who want to complete their degrees in fields related to nursing and phlebotomy (there is currently a waitlist for in the St. Paul area).
The center will also expand current curriculum to include healthcare degrees in technical certificates, and degree programs for fields such as physical therapy, medical assistants, surgical technicians, and anesthesia technicians.
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When a person has a heart attack, friends and family are often left feeling helpless while they wait for first responders to arrive. Since only a small percentage of the population is trained in CPR, even those who desperately want to help simply don’t know where to begin. It is for this reason that researchers in Sweden created the SMS Lifesavers app.
SMS Lifesavers is designed to locate local CPR trained volunteers in the near vicinity, who are able to immediately come to the aid of the victim. The app, Uncover California reports, utilizes GPS to identify volunteers, all of whom are trained in CPR, but are not necessarily medical professionals.
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Walgreens estimates that forgetting to refill prescriptions, or not adhering to medication schedule, results in around $300 billion each year in unnecessary medical costs. It is for this reason that Walgreens has launched their Walgreens app designed exclusively for Apple Watch.
While the app provides many tools, the primary functions are the pill reminder and refill reminders, both of which are designed to improve consistency. Built In Chicago notes that since the average person is on the go, and no longer works a schedule that is set in stone, it is easier than ever to miss a does during the day. Since these reminders are delivered via wearable technology, users can rest assured that they will not miss a reminder.
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A representative from medical technology company Medtronic tells mHealthWatch that the organization has secured U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for MiniMed Connect.
MiniMed Connect is designed to provide a mobile connection to critical information for managing diabetes.
We’re told that the resource in question is the first product to enable people with diabetes to discreetly and conveniently view their insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) data on a smartphone and provides remote monitoring and text message notifications for their loved ones.
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Theorem Clinical Research, a global contract research organization (CRO), and Decision Driver Analytics, a provider of product life cycle value analysis and health economic insight for drug and medical device developers, to host an upcoming webinar.
mHealthWatch has learned that the webinar — “Embracing a Mobile Medical App in a Clinical Development Strategy to Improve Clinical Outcomes, Increase ROI and Lower Costs” — will take place at 10 a.m. on June 25th.
“The opportunities are plentiful, and we encourage manufacturers to embrace MMAs as part of their strategy,” says Prithul Bom, director of medical device and diagnostic development at Theorem. “Manufacturers that don’t take advantage of this rapidly growing trend will get left behind.”
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