Uber is introducing a new service that provides transportation for patients to and from healthcare facilities. Called Uber Health, the service allows healthcare professionals to summon rides for patients going to and from healthcare destinations.
If new eye drops developed by a team of Israeli ophthalmologists work as well in human eyes as they do in pigs, eyeglasses may be a thing of the past.
Led by Dr. David Smadja, a research team at Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials created the eye drops that have been found to repair the corneas and improve short and long sightedness. The nanoparticle solution called “nanodrops” was successfully used on pigs’ corneas.
Ochsner Health System in New Orleans has teamed up with Epic and Microsoft to determine if technology can be used to find out which patients will code before they suffer a cardiac or respiratory arrest.
According to a study, “take-home” robots could be instrumental in helping patients recover from illness in their home environment.
After being discharged from the hospital, a robot could help patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) manage their condition.
The Journal of Medical Internet Research reported that socially assistive robots can help patients stick to their medication and exercises. The test was conducted with patients suffering from COPD.
Recent data shows that employers are opening their budgets to accommodate the growing trend of adding wearables to employee wellness programs. According to a study by Salesforce, 86% of employers who have adopted wearables plan to increase their spending for the devices over the next 12 months.
New medical devices are on the verge of transforming healthcare as we know it. But as hackers disrupt healthcare facilities, security and IT experts have identified these devices to be a source of cyber infections.