Who owns a patient’s medical records? While the answer might initially seem both simple and obvious, the truth has proven to be more complicated. While a patient is the subject of his/her medical information, it is customarily the physician who creates and stores a patient’s record.
Since first appearing in the 1960s, electronic health records (EHR) have been developed and adopted for the storage and retrieval of medical documents and clinical information.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better knowns as drones, are being studied for various medical applications, from carrying disaster relief aid to transporting transplant organs and blood samples. When it comes to medical emergencies, each moment is critical to patient survival.
A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego have developed a wearable patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin in order to detect cardiovascular issues.
In recent years, research has continuously confirmed the usefulness and efficacy of meditation, including its ability to alleviate anxiety, control depression, lessen stress, and produce a host of other health-related benefits.
Another digital device has been created that allows patients increased capabilities to monitor health.
Researchers have developed a patch that indicates how much cortisol is being generated through a person’s sweat. The hormone cortisol, which influences emotional stress, blood pressure, metabolism, immune response, and memory formation, changes naturally throughout the day, and can rise because of increased stress.
Is science reality starting to resemble science fiction? Recently, researchers from multiple universities wrote a paper in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience that purportedly showed how AI can predict people’s personalities by studying their eye movements.
Radio Frequency Identification is a technology that uses radio waves for data collection and transfer, often without human intervention—and it is being increasingly used by healthcare organizations to potentially reduce risk.