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Put Away the Smartphone, Grab the Play-Doh: Toddlers Exposed to Too Much Tech Are Hampered, Not Helped


Put Away the Smartphone, Grab the Play-Doh Toddlers Exposed to Too Much Tech Are Hampered, Not HelpedWant to know a secret? Smart parents — I mean, really smart parents — already know this.

But now let’s clue everybody in.

To be blunt, the technological wizardry of the modern age — smartphones, iPads, and even TV — do not make for great child development tools.

We’ve got research on our side here.

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Bestselling Health and Wellness Books Are Now Mobile First


Bestselling Health and Wellness Books Are Now Mobile FirstAccording to the findings of a new report highlighted Friday in the Guardian, self-published authors have ballooned to account for more than 30% of ebook sales on Amazon.com. What’s more, these authors are now earning more ebook royalties than writers who have been published with the world’s five largest publishers.

In no category, however, is the eBook revolution more apparent than health and wellness.

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Allegheny Valley Hospital Implements Telemedicine


With Telemedicine, Paramedics Use iPads to Connect Patients to DoctorsAccording to WESA, Allegheny Valley Hospital has implemented telemedicine practices by allowing paramedics response units to use iPads to connect patients to physicians by video.

“Our hopes are that it will result in a more aggressive treatment plan in the field, direct the patient to the most appropriate hospital based on their condition or injury, and the final result is that we have higher survival rates,” said Jeff Polana, director of pre-hospital operations for Allegheny Valley Hospital. He adds that the new visual and audio connection between patients and physicians eliminates many problems paramedics and EMT’s faced before.

Gary Cockroft, paramedic, said that “Paramedics were often limited by their ability to describe patient symptoms over the phone and had a hard time conveying just how serious conditions were. Now that the physician’s able to see the patient, they can decide for themselves how great the symptoms are.”

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Moving the Mobile Needle: Majority of Healthcare Professionals On Mobile Phones, Tablets


Moving the Mobile Needle: Majority of Healthcare Professionals On Mobile Phones, TabletsIf you’ve been to a doctor’s office recently, you may have noticed some changes. Sure, the stethoscope and tongue depressors are still there. But now, patients are seeing laptops and mobile phones being used as often (if not more) than ever before.

According to an April 2014 study conducted by EPG Health Media, recently reported by eMarketer, 99 percent of qualified healthcare professionals use a personal computer or laptop for work-related tasks every day. In addition, 82 percent of study respondents said they use a mobile phone for professional reasons at least once a day.

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Mobile Devices Prove Critical in Remote Trauma Care


Mobile Devices Prove Critical in Remote Trauma CarePublished in this month’s issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, a new study indicates that mobile technologies, including tablet computers, are increasingly viewed as being critically important in providing emergency care in remote trauma situations.

“Ninety percent of global trauma deaths occur in under-resourced or remote environments, with little or no capacity for injury surveillance,” the report summary reads.

As a result, surgeons from Vancouver, British Columbia developed an app – the electronic Trauma Health Record (eTHR) – for Apple’s iPad that culls and analyzes trauma care data in order to lend effective injury surveillance in remote environments.
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Study Shows Tablet Program Mitigates Patient Readmission Rates


Study Shows Tablet Program Mitigates Patient Readmission RatesNew Jersey-based HackensackAlliance, an accountable care organization (or ACO), says it has taken care coordination “to the next, high-tech level.”

The organization recently began giving patients their own 4G tablets for the purpose of helping to better manage their care.

The ACO gives 4G tablets to patients with chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or diabetes, since those are the three leading causes of readmissions in the HackensackAlliance ACO, according to Noreen Hartnett, BSN, RN, patient care navigator with HackensackAlliance ACO.
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Fisher Price: Tech for Toddlers is a Healthy Fit


Fisher Price Tech for Toddlers is a Healthy FitSince 2010, many companies have produced accessories and compatible products for Apple’s iPad. But the latest is a brand you don’t often equate with leading consumer electronics.

Coming to a store near you is the new Apptivity Seat, a Fisher Price baby bouncer that includes a special holder for the Apple iPad.

Fisher Price thinks little ones are never too little for technology. And the interest swirling around the company’s new product may prove that Fisher Price is correct.

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