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/
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** Chronic pain under-treated – NICE **
Many patients with advanced cancer and other debilitating conditions are being “under-treated” for their pain, according to new guidance. < http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18166176 >
- 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.
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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Doctors’ adoption of health information technology doubled in two years, according to a new report, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released Wednesday. Sebelius also announced extension of the meaningful use qualification date to 2014. See link for more info – http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hhs-extends-mu-stage-2-deadline-spur-faster-emr-adoption?topic=01,08