Wearable Health and Fitness Device Market Set to Explode

You may not own any clothes with activity sensors in them yet, but ABI Research predicts you soon will. In their recent report, the company said wearable wireless health and fitness devices are majorly on the rise, on tap to hit 169.5 million by 2017 – http://healthgoeselectric.com/wearable-health-and-fitness-device-market-set-to-explode/


App Helps with Proper Prescription Drug Disposal

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one American dies every 19 minutes from an overdose of prescription medications. And the Office of National Drug Control Policy says 70% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get the pills from – http://healthgoeselectric.com/prescription-drug-disposal/

Patients want to use social media tools to manage health care – amednews.com

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Not surprising as so many of us shop, bank, and interact on the web.The most requested online services:

  • availability of appointments
  • appointment reminders
  • referral to specialists

There is a high level of trust in physicians in contrast to, and not surprisingly, drug companies.

Patients want to use social media tools to manage health care – amednews.com.

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Why do Most EMRs Cause Disappointments?

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Electronic medical records (EMR) seem to be the current trend in the healthcare industry today. You’ll find many physicians, allied health professionals and hospitals using some form of electronic recording of patient data. Despite the many advantages of a more uniform approach to medical care documentation and care coordination (patients seen by several specialists), there are some disadvantages to EMRs. The problems occur “behind the scenes,” outside of a patient’s surveillance.

One of the major benefits of EMRs is that it is quite easy for clinicians to pull a patient’s history from the relevant database. On the flipside is the ever-present possibility of invasion of privacy. Software developers in the EMR industry are continuously working to improve security by adding features like record encryption, biometric access control along other than basic username and password requirements. However, computer hackers may ultimately be able to penetrate EMRs despite such security precautions, and they…

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