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Testing the way healthcare communicates

The evolution of communication has led to widespread sharing of ideas, knowledge, and information through various types of media (spoken language, written alphabet, printing press, telephone, and internet) that facilitate interaction among different people or organizations. Sharing information creates a well-informed community, effectively spreads knowledge and ideas, and propagates understanding of our environment.

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Global mHealth market to touch $10.2 billion by 2018: A new Transparency Market Research report

Driven primarily by factors like increasing occurrence of chronic diseases and adoption of smartphones, the global mHealth market, which is $1.3 billion in 2012, is estimated to reach $10.2 billion by 2018, at a 41.5% CAGR, according to a new Transparency Market Research report. The report evaluates the global mHealth market by making a cross [...]

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Russian healthcare IT spending to reach $882.0 million by 2017

A recent Frost & Sullivan research finds information and communication technology (ICT) to play a major role in the development of the Russian healthcare industry, and a top priority for investments.

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ICD-10 a cause of concern for physicians: Nuesoft survey

A recent survey conducted by Nuesoft Technologies finds that 96% of healthcare professionals are concerned about the bearing the migration to International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD-10) may have on their practices.

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Weight Loss and Exercise: Most Downloaded Personal Health Management Apps

From healthcare providers to the general population, everyone understands the preponderance of a healthy lifestyle. Gone are the days when a visit to the doctor was necessary for even the most basic, yet essential health advices. People today demand all their needs to be delivered to their doorstep, and in making that happen, technology plays [...]

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IT a key driver for OR success: SIS survey

Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a perioperative systems vendor, has found majority of the hospital executives and surgeons expressing confidence in information technology solutions for achieving overall success in the operating room.

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Crowd-source gaming to help in malaria diagnosis

In an effort to combat malaria, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has developed an online game, accessible on mobile phones and personal computers, to help diagnose the disease.

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10 mHealth Innovators Pioneering Community Healthcare

10 mHealth Innovators Pioneering Community Healthcare

Unparalleled challenges, like increasing healthcare cost and urban-rural discrimination in its access, at the global, state, and territorial levels have led to innovative responses by healthcare stakeholders. These responses, raised to aid governments in their efforts, include a combination of advocacy, and cutting-edge technology that have a social impact. In the healthcare domain, the leveraging [...]

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Battling Counterfeit Drugs Using SMS

Battling Counterfeit Drugs Using SMS

Introduction Counterfeit medicines are a serious problem, affecting the lives of thousands of people worldwide each year. A cost-effective scalable solution is required in order to combat the issue, and the rapid proliferation of mobile phones provides an appropriate platform upon which such a solution can be built. This article goes into the background of [...]

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ANSI releases Business Case for Safeguarding PHI Data

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released a report on protected health information (PHI) security, namely, The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security, which offers a novel means of evaluating PHI at risk. The report would enable healthcare providers to conceive a business case for the [...]

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mhealth + Telehealth World 2013

mhealth + Telehealth World 2013

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