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Discovering What Works: Intel-GE Care Innovations Partners with Xavier University to Study Apps, Tech


Discovering What Works Intel-GE Care Innovations Partners with Xavier University to Study Apps, TechThe talk about telemedicine and the increasing digital healthcare tech are creating a huge market for new apps and strategies.

But who really knows what works? A new partnership may fill the information gap.

Intel-GE Care Innovations just announced its partnership with Xavier University’s Center for Innovation to test and analyze health peripherals and mobile applications that are intended to help people manage their health.

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Exco InTouch Prediction: Expect Huge Leap in mHealth Program Implementation in 2015


Exco InTouch Prediction Expect Huge Leap in mHealth Program Implementation in 2015What’s in the works for mHealth programs in 2015?

Faster development as well as increased implementation of cross-border programs, according to Exco InTouch, a leading expert in digital patient engagement and data solutions for many healthcare organizations.

Exco InTouch is predicting that this year will usher in a “significant shift from piloting mHealth programs through to full scale implementation.”

In other words, mHealth programs are set to leave the drawing boards and testing phases and become an every day reality.

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Making The ‘Switch’: IntraHealth Acquires Potential-Rich Technology Organization


Intrahealth_Logo_Stacked_PMSThis week, IntraHealth International announced its latest acquisition.

In this case, the company has acquired Switchboard, a California-based nonprofit organization.

Now in the fold, Switchboard joins IntraHealth’s suite of various health sector technologies, all of which “improve access to information for policy-makers, managers, health workers and clients as they make critical health care decisions.”
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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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We’ve Got Connected Phones, Connected Cars and Even Connected Toasters. Next: Connected Medications


We've Got Connected Phones, Connected Cars and Even Connected Toasters Next Connected MedicationsDuring the sci-fi heyday of the 1960s, Raquel Welch was part of a make-believe crew of scientists who were shrunk down to miniature size and injected into a patient suffering from a brain clot. Their mission: destroy the clot, save the patient, and get out before the ‘shrink-ray’ wore off.

Fantastic Voyage was fantastic all right and, for its time, far-fetched. Today however, while we haven’t exactly learned to shrink humans (or submarines) down to microscopic size, scientists actually have figured out how to do it with incredibly small sensors that a patient swallows and, once in their body, allow monitoring of their health and medications from the inside.

Called “nanomeds,” these digestible pills are then ‘switched on’ by contact with either saliva or gastric juices and, once that happens, a sensor that is worn on the outside of the body picks up a signal, which can then be transferred via Bluetooth to a smart phone or tablet.

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Kaiser Permanente Poised to Keep Leadership Momentum in 2015


Kaiser Permanente Poised to Keep Leadership Momentum in 20152014 was a banner year for industry leadership at Kaiser Permanente in many ways — at least five, to be exact.

As one of the nation’s top health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, Kaiser closed out 2014 on an impressive note, setting the company up for a strong start to this new year.

Last month, Kaiser Permanente took home five 2014 eHealthcare Leadership Awards, and was among the select few organizations awarded highest honor for eHealth Organizational Commitment (the fourth straight year this recognition has come to Kaiser).
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Americans Want Their Health Monitored… Not Their Sex Lives


Americans Want Their Health Monitored... Not Their Sex LivesOne of the most interesting studies to come out of a full week of CES 2015 announcements can be attributed to the team at A&D Medical.

A leader in connected health and biometric measurement devices, the firm just announced the results of its Connected Health Study, conducted on its behalf by Harris Poll.

Polling more than 2,000 American adults, the research in question shows that a majority of Americans want to monitor their health with connected devices.
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