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Use of electronic health care services to improve cardiovascular health in China

The use of electronic health care services (versus more traditional methods) to reduce the high incidence of heart disease in China will be debated by leading cardiologists from around the world in Beijing, from 16 to 19 October 2014.

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Lower Blood Glucose when Using Remote Diabetes Care System with Patient App

Using the Triabetes® smartphone app and TriabetesClinic online decision support service in Type 2 diabetes treatment helps reduce long-term blood glucose levels. This is the main finding reported by Professor Kerstin Brismar from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

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New miniaturized, wireless monitoring system for heart failure patients

A new miniaturized, wireless monitoring system, implanted in the pulmonary artery, is helping keep patients with severe heart failure out of the hospital. Houston Methodist Hospital is the first institution in Houston to offer this to heart failure patients.

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4 Ways Cameras Are Changing Healthcare

When discussing innovation in healthcare technology, much of the terminology is exotic-sounding and futuristic.  Recent examples from this column include: functional MRIs to detect lies, active cancellation of tremor (ACT) to stabilize food utensils for Parkinson’s patients, and virtual assistant… Read more →

NAMS set to launch first-ever menopause mobile app

New dual-mode clinical decision-support tool uses one-of-a-kind algorithm to help clinicians and patients work together to personalize treatment decisions

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is set to launch a first-ever menopause mobile app designed for use by both clinicians… Read more →

Philips and Dutch Radboud University Medical Center Debut Wearable Diagnostic Prototype for Chronic Illness

Today at the Dreamforce 2014 conference in San Francisco, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) and Nijmegen, the Netherlands-based Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) announced the debut of a prototype to support patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The… Read more →

Ultrasmall, Millimeter-Size Wireless Health Sensors Detect Pulse And Pressure

Engineer scientists at Stanford have created a submillimeter sensor device that transmits biological health readings wirelessly.  The device is very small, measuring in one realization at only 1 millimeter by 1 millimeter in length and width, and 0.1 millimeter in… Read more →

Medtronic Verify System to Identify Incontinence Patients Eligible for Sacral Neurostimulation

Urinary incontinence is an awkward and frustrating condition that people of all age groups can suffer from. There are some therapies in existence that can help deal with the condition, but choosing which route to take can be hit or… Read more →

Making Healthcare Like the Movie ‘Her': A Conversation about Invisibles

Stuart Karten thinks the world needs to look more like the movie Her, especially with regards to health. “Today it seems like we’re obsessed with screen size, resolution, thickness, new gestures, and bendablity,” the principal of Marina del Rey, CA-based… Read more →

Ascom Launches a New Solution for Integrated Workflow Intelligence in Healthcare

Ascom Wireless Solutions, a global provider of mission-critical communication systems, has announced the launch of its ground-breaking mobile device, the Ascom Myco. It combines the capabilities of a smartphone with a set of features specifically designed for the healthcare environment,… Read more →

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