Healthcare Tag

Wearables and healthcare seems like a natural fit. We have seen tons of activity trackers and health monitoring devices at the CES earlier this year. In fact so many that one could assume they are already used in every hospital around the globe. The devices promise easy self-monitoring and diagnostics, additional and comprehensive health data about patients and the opportunity for remote observation and advise from doctors. In reality there are not many medical professionals relying on wearables yet. The deployment of wearable technology into treatment faces some serious challenges which slow down the adoption ofRead More
Four out of ten family physicians in the US use consumer health apps at the point of care with their patients. 70 percent out of these four recommend preventative or healthy lifestyle apps to their patients. The Family Medicine for America’s Health shared this survey data during a panel session at CES 2015 this week. The numbers were collected from 94 physician members of the American Academy of Family Physicians and might not be scientifically relevant but indicate the increasing adoption of modern electronics and apps by medical professionals. Good enough for us to introduceRead More