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Fitbit to the Rescue? Northwestern University Medicine to Launch Tracking Study of Spine Surgery Recovery


Fitbit to the Rescue Northwestern University Medicine to Launch Tracking Study of Spine Surgery RecoveryIt’s a study that could tell surgeons a lot about what happens to people both before and after minimally invasive spine surgery.

Using Fitbit trackers, Zachary Smith, MD, an assistant professor in Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University, will soon launch a study to monitor patient physical activity.

It’s designed to help doctors better predict recovery times for patients who undergo the spine surgery.

“During the four weeks before a surgery and for six months afterward, the Fitbits will capture personal data on a patient’s steps and activity levels,” according to a university release.

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Adventist Health Getting Aggressive with Telehealth


Adventist Health Getting Aggressive with TelehealthWith telehealth expected to dramatically alter the scope and nature of healthcare throughout the remainder of this decade, companies in the healthcare sector are piling into the telehealth market with exceeding enthusiasm.

As telehealth initiatives continue to focus on rural healthcare, Adventist Health and Blue Shield aren’t wasting time in accelerating this trend.

The partners are behind a new telehealth venture aimed at helping people in rural Northern California communities access specialty care.

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