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Could Wireless Monitors Improve Ebola Care? Scripps Program Will Test Wireless Approach Soon


Could Wireless Monitors Improve Ebola Care Scripps Program Will Test Wireless Approach SoonIn the pantheon of diseases, ebola is a particularly tricky adversary. It’s one of the most lethal — and it’s one that can turn even casual contact into a death sentence.

That’s why many are hoping a new project, wherein Scripps Translational Science Institute will lead a consortium of four partners to develop a program to improve health outcomes for Ebola patients, could “increase the safety of health care workers, and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others.”

The program is called STAMP2, an acronym for “Sensor Technology and Analytics to Monitor, Predict and Protect Ebola Patients.”

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How Much Credit Does mHealth Deserve for Curbing Ebola Crisis?


How Much Credit Does mHealth Deserve for Curbing Ebola CrisisWith the United States now declared Ebola free as of this writing, the media hype surrounding Ebola in the U.S. has simmered down a touch.

According to no shortage of healthcare experts, a potential Ebola outbreak was stopped in its tracks thanks, at least to some degree, by a text-messaging program originally intended for patients with diabetes.

Although texting alone didn’t stop Ebola from becoming a domestic pandemic, Davy James of Pharmacy Times noted that the only Ebola case in Senegal was confirmed in August and from there a massive public awareness campaign began when the World Organization and Senegal’s Ministry of Health sent out 4 million SMS warning the public regarding the dangers of Ebola and how to prevent its spread.

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OPINION: EMRs Won’t Prevent the Spread of Ebola (or the Next Scary Outbreak)


OPINION EMRs Won’t Prevent the Spread of Ebola (or the Next Scary Outbreak)The following is s guest contributed post from AirStrip President Matt Patterson, MD.

According to IBM, there are 2.5 exabytes of data created every day, and most of it is unstructured. Imagine receiving all the words ever spoken by human beings on your doorstep each and every day. Now, imagine consuming that, making sense of it and trying to keep up with the ever-accelerating pace of data creation each day.

As a physician, I experienced firsthand the angst that comes with trying to keep up with even a very specialized scope of expertise. Thanks to the overwhelming quantity of peer-reviewed publications and practice guideline updates that only increase each year, we are long past the time when a clinician could possibly keep up with all the advancements in their own practice area, let alone those of adjacent areas of medicine or the latest public health concerns on a global scale.

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Worried About Ebola? You’re More Likely to Slip and Fall


Worried About Ebola You're More Likely to Slip and FallEveryone is worried about Ebola. The flu. The unexpected and the unprecedented. The next strange disease.

But, you know what?

The most prevalent health accident is the one that’s always been there: the “slip and fall” event.

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Group Brings Mobile Health Information to the Fight Against Ebola


Group Brings Mobile Health Information to the Fight Against EbolaWith nearly half of all Americans said to be “fearful” about the potential spread of Ebola, new efforts and partnerships are taking shape to not only ease minds at home, but to combat the spread of Ebola abroad.

On Monday, mHealthWatch learned that Health eVillages and Physicians Interactive have teamed with Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center) to establish a “collaborative coalition” of companies to distribute free information and timely updates on Ebola.

The updates, we’re told, will be distributed through mobile and web-based applications to “millions of Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and consumers worldwide.”

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Telemedicine Takes Aim at Ebola


Telemedicine Takes Aim at EbolaEbola may pose no urgent threat to the vast majority of Americans, but concerns about the dreaded virus have reached epic proportions throughout the nation.

With growing apprehensions regarding Ebola and other infectious diseases throughout the world, CareClix Telemedicine is doing its part to bring information and awareness to Americans.

Capitalizing on the fear momentum but sincerely trying to mitigate worries, the company is reminding everyone that it provides a “secure, robust virtual solution to screen patients with medical illnesses and manage them remotely with experts in their fields.”
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Facebook Boss Joins The Global Fight Against Ebola


FacebookOn Tuesday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stepped up to aid in the global effort to curtail the alarming rate at which the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread.

Last night, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, confirmed their plans to donate $25 million to help fight the horrid virus.

We’re told the funds will be given to the Center for Disease Control Foundation.
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