Telemedicine & Smartphones
From Vanuatu To Alaska: Telemedicine Helps Remote Communities Around The Globe
Did you know that up in the North in Alaska, patient records might only be transported on a sled with a Husky team if the internet connection is down? It could take around 30 days for them to reach the main city, Anchorage. Did you know that in Vanuatu, transporting a patient to the main hospital could mean a 4-6 hour boat ride? Or that the remote village of Supai in the Grand Canyon might only be accessible on horseback? Here we collected the most remarkable examples where telemedicine can truly make a difference.
Digital Skin Care: Top 8 Dermatology Apps
Each year 2-3 million non-melanoma and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally according to statistics from the WHO. Thus, every tool has to be deployed for early detection and intervention. As smartphone penetration already reached the quarter of the Earth’s population, smartphone apps seem to be a viable way to go against skin conditions. Here, we collected the top dermatology apps to aid your digital skin care.
5G In Healthcare: Boosting Remote Brain Surgeries, Connected Health, Or Medical VR
The next telecommunication revolution is just around the corner: the promises of high bandwidth, low latency and low-power-low-cost of 5G will open the gate to a flood of new inventions and the implementation of ideas, which are already long in the public consciousness – such as stable augmented reality or truly immersive virtual reality platforms powered by networks. 5G in healthcare will finally allow the building of infrastructure suitable for the interplay of health sensors, algorithms, and smart devices, for the smooth operation of telemedicine, or even for providing a way for parents to interact with babies who are stuck in incubators.
The eICU Is Turning Night Into Day Through Telemedicine
Physicians and nurses deliver care from the other side of the Earth by working in daylight hours in Australia covering night shifts in Atlanta with the help of telemedicine. That’s the core concept of how night intensive care in the Emory eICU Center is carried out in partnership with Emory Healthcare, the Royal Perth Hospital in Australia and health technology company, Philips. Emory is the very first who’s bringing its staff to the other side of the globe for better patient care and more satisfied staff. The vision to turn “night into day” was co-developed by Timothy Buchman, Ph.D., MD, founding director of the Emory Critical Care Center. We asked him about their experiences, challenges and future expectations.
10 Outstanding Companies for Women’s Health
The women’s health technology or so-called femtech market has been on the rise for the last couple of years, but it has mainly revolved around fertility and pregnancy. We believe that female health topics reach far beyond such traditional issues and players should concentrate more on menopause, endometriosis, or mental health, just to name a few areas. Thus, we tried to collect companies which are on top of their game in the conventional fertility and/or pregnancy area, but also start-ups and ventures who are looking way beyond that. Here’s our guide to 10 outstanding companies in women’s health.
Feeling sick? There’s an app for that! – The Big Symptom Checker Review
Do you feel under the weather but don’t want to go to the doctor yet? Are you searching for a solution to inform yourself about any possible condition from the comfort of your home and with the ease of your phone or computer? Of course, there’s an app for that! Not only one, but numerous. Join us as we test how well several services perform at gauging possible diagnoses based on one’s signs and symptoms. We entrust our diagnosis with the Mayo Clinic, WebMD, Your.MD, Symptomate and Ada symptom checker services. Here’s our big symptom checker review.
Reverse Innovation: When Disruptive Health Solutions Go West
Zipline drones populate the Rwandan skyline, portable electrocardiogram machines help doctors diagnose in clinics in rural India, easy testing lets cure children in Botswana. Beyond being brilliant medical innovations, at some point, all these technologies were brought to or should be applied to high-income countries after their success in their original settings in Africa or Asia – as they have been available for a fraction of the cost, they have represented a highly creative solution and/or the regulatory environment has allowed them to thrive. That’s what researchers call reverse innovation, and we tracked down the most prominent examples in digital health.
Aspiring Dermatology App Under The Microscope: The SkinVision Review
With 1.2 million downloads globally and having helped diagnose the condition in over 27,000 cases, SkinVision aims to fight against one of the most deadly […]
The History of The Future of Medicine – Remote Care
Verne imagined sensitive mirrors connected by wire as devices for telecommunication, a German technologist, Hugo Gernsback went for the “teledactyle” allowing doctors to not only […]
How Do Guatemalan Midwives and Smartphones Come Together?
A scarcity of infrastructure, a lack of resources for healthcare development or non-existent window opportunities for talented developers cement low-resource regions in their state for […]
The Future of Emergency Medicine: Innovations Making Patients The Point-of-Care
Every minute spent without treatment could reduce the chance of survival in case of medical emergency and trauma patients. Digital health innovations making patients the […]