How can hospitals increase capacity without expanding building space, improve physician productivity without adding to work hours, and minimize patient wait-times while increasing the number of incoming patients? A growing number of medical centers claim to have found these solutions through a new, innovative form of digital management: hospital command centers.
“There’s no way you can move toward value-based care without incorporating patient-generated health data,” argues Danny Sands, MD, an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Read More
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.
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.
A new method to help combat and control opioid addiction, while reducing the chances of relapse, has been developed by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Epharmix, a digital health firm. It utilizes automated text messages and phone calls to patients under opioid addiction treatment.
Technology-based health management solutions are now at the forefront of efforts to treat chronic health problems. Referred to as digital therapeutics, these solutions rely on providing behavior changes to patients.