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Smartphones, Paving the Way for Healthcare’s Future (Part 2 of 2): A Generational Shift

May 20, 2013

A TEDMED conference recently held in Washington D.C. was attended by roughly 300 healthcare professionals and policy wonks, Lauran Neergaard, a medical writer for the Associated Press, reports. During the conference, attendees were given a “smartphone physical” that employed 10 medical devices newly released by the tech industry. Many of these were approved for sale […]

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Smartphones, Paving the Way for Healthcare’s Future (Part 1 of 2): The Plug-In Physical

May 20, 2013

With Star Trek Into Darkness blowing up the box office this past weekend, it seems only appropriate that we delve into some Trek-inspired technology–the smartphone–and its impact on healthcare. Lauran Neergaard, a medical writer for the Associated Press, reports, “…By hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone you could almost get a complete physical […]

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IBM Supercomputer Could Revolutionize Healthcare

February 12, 2013

Remember Watson, the supercomputer that trounced Jeopardy superchampion Ken Jennings a few years ago? It was obvious even then that IBM’s long-term goals for Watson went beyond competing on game shows. On Friday, IBM presented the world with three healthcare decision-support apps. Doug Henschen, executive editor at InformationWeek, reports, “The three new applications include one […]

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Healthcare IT Will Only Get More Complex in New Year

January 3, 2013

The end of an old year brings with it numerous end-of-year lists for all areas of our culture, and healthcare is no exception.  An article from ZDNet outlines five expected 2013 IT trends in healthcare, many of which will probably affect your organization. First, there’s “the continuing growth of ER.” As reporter Denise Amrich writes, […]

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