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Tech Can Keep An Eye On Your Elderly Parent

Have you examined how technology can assist in the caring of your elderly relatives, a subject particularly poignant during this week that is Dementia Awareness Week? 452 more words

Assisted Living

How Telehealth Legislation Creates Tension in Healthcare

From mHealthIntelligence, 5/18/15:

A multitude of regulatory factors and perspectives need to be taken into account for the use of telehealth services to expand and become more widespread across the United States. 99 more words

Innovation

21st Century Cures Act Has Supporters, Detractors as Markup Begins

From Health Data Management, 5/19/15:

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will begin its markup today of the 21st Century Cures Act, with opening statements by committee members late this afternoon and the proceedings continuing tomorrow morning. 42 more words

HIT

The Promise and Perils of Computerised Prescription Systems

Prescribing medications to sick people is a difficult task. The person prescribing needs to choose the right medication, choose the right dose, choose the right timing for delivering those doses, and check whether the medication will interact with any other medications that the patient might already be on. 746 more words

Research

Micromax Yu launches YuFit band and HealthYu cassette

Micromax owned Indian company Yu launched their first activity tracker wearable devices one of which is YuFIt band which is a fitness band similar to one which is launched recently by Xiomi with same price tag of Rs.999 and HealthYu cassette which is a device which tracks the body vitals like ECG, skin temperature, blood oxygen saturation, heart rate and respiration rate which is priced at Rs.4999. 198 more words

News

Interoperability Provisions Added to 21st Century Cures Draft Bill

From iHealthBeat, 5/14/15:

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee released an updated draft of the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes stiff penalties for electronic health record vendors that impede data sharing, … 69 more words

EHR

Do Remote Monitoring Tools Reduce Hospital Admissions?

From mHealthIntelligence, 5/14/15:

Remote monitoring tools have been making a major impact within the healthcare industry in recent months. The latest news comes from Partners Healthcare Connected Health where a remote monitoring program was found to reduce hospital admission rates and mortality rates among heart failure patients. 58 more words

Innovation