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The use of biometrics in health care

3301411740?profile=RESIZE_180x180The use of biometrics in some cases of health care is becoming more pronounced.  Especially in the authentication of health care workers.  Some facilities have introduced biometrics into electronic health record systems, authenticating administrative and clinical users who need access patient records.

 

“The term "biometrics"…

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Fujifilm PACS Deployed

3301403665?profile=RESIZE_180x180Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have implemented a picture archiving and communication system from Fujifilm.  The trust previously used an Agfa PACs managed by Accenture but under the National Programme for IT implementation it has been ditched in favour of the Fujifilm product.

 

“Although most of the 32 trusts…

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Clinical Guidelines to be given by app

3301404107?profile=RESIZE_180x180Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust will introduce a clinical guidelines and hospital contacts app before the end of the year.

 “Dr Chris Floyd, Guy’s and St Thomas’ clinical research fellow and co-founder of app development company Cranworth Medical, said Clinical Iris provides staff with quick easy access to clinical guidelines on their…

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Burns App wins award

3301399288?profile=originalThe EHI Awards 2013, in association with CGI, has awarded an app that enables doctors to accurately and quickly assess the extent of a burn and so deliver the best possible treatment to patients as the overall award winner.

 

“The Mersey Burns App was developed by a PhD student, Chris Seaton, and two plastic surgeons at St Helen’s…

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3301405023?profile=RESIZE_180x180A proof of concept demonstration, highlighting how physicians can use Google Glass to aid in surgery has been cooked up by Royal Philips, provider of healthcare technologies and Accenture.

 

Similar to the way Google Glass and your smartphone connect, Philips and Accenture linked the wearable device to Philips IntelliVue…

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Wearable Tech – Where’s it headed?

3301402325?profile=RESIZE_180x180It’s all the rage at the moment.  Wearable tech.  How far will it go?  Tell you when to apply sunscreen?  Helping service dogs communicate?

 

“Around the world, researchers are working behind the scenes and around the clock on jaw-dropping applications for wearable technology, driving innovation into areas that were…

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3301406019?profile=RESIZE_180x180Often experiencing high levels of unmet health needs, people who are homeless have very poor access to primary care.  It’s not surprising then that the homeless make up a disproportionate share of emergency department patients.  A new study suggests that mobile health has great potential, within the patient population to increase communication,…

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3301410167?profile=RESIZE_180x180The greatest killer in the US, heart disease, is to become the focus of the latest research effort.  The goal?  To improve outcomes and take preventative measures for people at greatest risk of the disease.

 

“Among the goals of the study are to identify best practices that help health systems nationwide integrate big data…

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Role of EMRs in ACOs

Dr. Jitesh Chawla discusses a crucial topic on how EMRs can be leveraged within an ACO. 

As the final rule on ACOs Accountable Care Organization) has come out, it is apparent that that the value that EMRs (electronic medical records) bring is unprecedented.Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, ACO participants (which may include medical…

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Rules issued on mobile health apps

3301405304?profile=RESIZE_180x180Final guidance has been issued on how the US Food and Drug Administration with regulate mobile health apps.

 

“The FDA will focus on health apps that turn a mobile platform into a regulated device, such as an ECG or blood pressure cuffs linked to smart phones, and could potentially pose a risk to patients if they don’t work…

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Sensors Deployed

3301399280?profile=originalOfficials at Newton-Wellesley Hospital have been one of the first in the nation to turn their general care beds into mobile sensors.  They are capable of alerting staff to potential falls, gathering biometric data and other health emergencies.

 

“The Newton, Mass.-based hospital is one of the the first in the nation to fully deploy…

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3301406002?profile=originalSwansea University is among five grant recipients in the first phase of a £64 million funding investment by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to support the development of a UK-wide network of innovative centres to strengthen the UK’s competitive advantage in Big Data.

The announcement of the new Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN), which will form…

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By 2015 – Digital Care Plans a Must

3301401770?profile=RESIZE_180x180Under a package of measures launched this week by NHS England, everyone with a disability or long-term condition MUST have a digital personalised care plan, accessible via a mobile phone app or online by 2015.

 

“The NHS Mandate set an objective that everyone with a long-term condition will be offered a personalised care plan. The new…

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Dossia Dashboard Launched

3301403986?profile=originalDossia announced on Thursday its plan to launch the Dossia Dashboard, a population health management system.    The move is aimed at helping organisations to rein in healthcare costs and improve their members’ health.

 

“According to Dossia officials, the dashboard pairs the company’s personal health management platform with real-time…

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3301399785?profile=RESIZE_180x180IBM, in conjunction with the World Federation of Paediatric Intensive and Critical Care societies have teamed up with Boston Children’s Hospital to create an online platform which will provide virtual training and allow providers to communicate with each other worldwide.

 

Called OPENPaediatrics, it's an application that…

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Ward Problems App created by Junior Doctor

3301403965?profile=RESIZE_180x180Trainee surgeon,  Ashish Kalraiya, who works in Watford, has created an app that flags up problems and inefficiencies in hospital wards.

“The app has been trialled by 15 doctors on the surgical wards at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust's Watford General Hospital, where it has been championed by the surgical matron, Karen Bowler.”

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Electronic Drug Tracking System to be created?

3301399988?profile=originalPlans to create an electronic drug tracking system were announced on Wednesday.  Lawmakers in the House and Senate have announced an agreement on legislation to implement an electronic system to track pharmaceuticals through the distribution chain and give the FDA greater authority to regulate compounding pharmacies.

 

“The…

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