If you measure your daily step count or raise a virtual plant to drink more water a day, you already fell victim of the charms of gamification. Is it bad news? On the contrary! Gamified apps, devices, and therapies will gradually appear in every field of healthcare making behavior change easier and more fun. Here […]
It took some time for the medical community to accept the stethoscope. It will also take a while to recognize A.I. as a full-fledged health tool – despite its vast potential to revolutionize healthcare. Yet, it is so powerful that when it will finally take its rightful place in healthcare, it will displace the stethoscope as […]
Summer reads are usually as light as a glass of Italian prosecco at a Roman garden party. You pick them up on vacation heading to the beach or after a long walk in a sunny strange and new city. But if you think you would feel like missing your best friend if you started your […]
I do not put too high expectations on blood pressure monitors. They should measure blood pressure accurately, comfortably, silently and very fast. Luckily, this is exactly what iHealth Clear does. Check out my review below!
The recent WannaCry ransomware attack impaired the smooth operation of several NHS hospitals in the UK. The connectivity of corporate networks with file-sharing systems and printers let the virus travel around quicker than the flue. While in the first part of our article series, I looked at the IT vulnerabilities of healthcare in general; here, I show the dangers that could be associated with the internet of health things.
A simple, round table with a desktop computer and a projector, where the patient and the doctor have their friendly chat. Whenever an examination is necessary, they cross the “blue line” in the room indicating the “boundaries of the clinic” elegantly. It’s definitely not rocket science, but the patient satisfaction index is soaring. What’s the secret?
Diabetes is an adamant condition requiring constant attention. Let me show you how technology can take the burden off the shoulders of suffering patients and their loved ones.
The data explosion in healthcare through digital health networks goes hand in hand with concerns of data privacy and security. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack impaired the smooth operation of several NHS hospitals in the UK; and led to burning questions about the state of IT security in healthcare on the individual or systemic level, and what the future of health data security should look like.
It was high time that the stethoscope, the symbol of the medical profession, was upgraded to represent the state of play in healthcare in the 21st century. Here, I reviewed the Eko Core digital stethoscope allowing the medical community to listen to lung and heart sounds crystal-clearly and digitize the results within seconds.
Although the medical tricorder will remain a dream to be chased by digital health innovators for the years to come, I collected the portable, digital health diagnostic devices currently on the market in case anyone is thinking about purchasing an effective gadget making the patient the point of care.