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IFIP Tells WSIS Forum 2016 of Plan to Help Countries Advance their Technology Capability


IFIP international Federation for Information ProcessingOn Monday, IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing), a global ICT professional body, announced that it has invited developing nations to partner with it to build their technology expertise and capability.

IFIP President Leon Strous used his high level address to the WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) Forum last week to make the offer to countries and organizations wanting to improve their ICT capacity as a way of meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in areas such as education, health and addressing poverty, a statement provided to MHW reads.

Held in Geneva, Switzerland from 2-6 May, WSIS Forum 2016 is the world’s largest conference focused on harnessing the power of technology to drive development and sustainability.
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Healthcare Tech is a Tale of Two Cities, Says AARP Report


indexAt its Health Innovation@50+ event this week, AARP issued a Caregivers and Technology: What they Want and Need study aimed at identifying technology interest and usage among America’s 40 million unpaid family caregivers.

The report summary shared with MHW was an eye-opener to say the least.

The research in question found that caregivers have a high interest in using technology to care for their loved ones. 71 percent of survey participants expressed interest in using technology to support caregiving activities while less than ten percent have currently or previously used a caregiving technology.

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Technology Stands Ready To Temporarily Relieve Pain


Managing Chronic Pain Technology, already critical in many areas of health care, is poised to play an even greater role in medicine, especially in the area of pain management.

“Instead of pharmaceuticals, you are going to see the emergence of ‘technaceuticals,’ ” says David B. Sutton, CEO of Physician’s Technology LLC and co-inventor of the Willow Curve, a low-level smart laser that treats joint pain.

Such technology is being developed at an opportune time because many people prefer to avoid pain medication when possible. Also, the CDC recently urged doctors who prescribe opioids to cut down on their use because of the risk that patients can become addicted to these narcotics, as well as the alarming increased incidence of fatal prescription-medication overdose.

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Innovating at the Intersection of IT and Care


Innovating at the Intersection of IT and CareThe following is a guest contributed post by Jonathan Draper, Director of Product Management of Healthcare at Calgary Scientific, and contributor to Mobile Health Matters.

Breaking down the silos between data sources and departments involves a complex blend of technology and people that, not surprisingly, can result in conflict along the way. However, the ultimate goal remains the same for all: protect the patient. Understanding the concerns of each department and encouraging communication amongst the groups can reduce this tension, allowing for innovation to take hold and enhance care throughout an organization.

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Technology Brings Santa to Shriners Hospitals for Children


Technology Brings Santa to Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenDimension Data, a global ICT services and solutions provider, has teamed up with Shriners Hospitals for Children for the holidays.

As a result of the innovative and heart-warming partnership, the team is bringing Santa Claus to patients through virtual video technology.

Earlier this week, patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children were able to video chat with Santa to let him know which toys top their wish lists this year.
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Remote Medical Technologies Unveils Wearable Telemedicine Technology at RSNA 2015


Remote Medical Technologies Unveils Wearable Telemedicine Technology at RSNA 2015Remote Medical Technologies, a respected innovator in dynamic telemedicine solutions, is participating in the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois this week.

RMT is in the Windy City to unveil their never-before- seen wearable telemedicine solution, iMedHD2 EyeCandy.

“We were well received and viewed by attendees as the ‘future of teleradiology’ at the 2014 says RMT CEO Don Marchon. “Building upon our reputation in providing innovative telemedicine technology, this is a perfect opportunity to unveil our latest development, the iMedHD2 EyeCandy- A Wearable Device Solution.”
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Op-Ed: How Software Can Upgrade Trust in Hospital Halls and Clinics


Op-Ed How Software Can Upgrade Trust in Hospital Halls and ClinicsThe following is a guest contributed post from Dr. Ehab Hanna, CMIO of Universal Health Services and a contributor to Nuance’s What’s Next blog.

Healthcare has always been a profession deeply rooted in trust.  Patients must trust their doctors, doctors must trust their colleagues’ advice and second opinions and, unsurprisingly, the new 2015 National Healthcare Trust Index found that trust plays a leading role for patients when choosing a hospital, healthcare facility, and health plans.

But that isn’t the only place where trust is critical.  It must also exist between clinicians, their support staff, and their tools.  Most of us are frustrated when we’re out somewhere and can’t load a page on our smartphones or our connection cuts out—now imagine the impact of that same experience for a physician who is mid-sentence with a patient and trying to pull up a chart.

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