A mobile phone can do so many things. At any given moment, it can be a camera, a game console, a GPS, or a flashlight, just to name a few of its many guises. But Max Perelman, CEO and co-founder of Biomeme, wants to add another. He wants to turn the average iPhone into a tiny laboratory. Read the article!
Healthcare IT Leaders Announces the 2014 Best Healthcare IT Blogs:
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PS: After two decades of stellar performances, Leonardo DiCaprio still doesn’t have an Academy Award, so yours truly will be patiently wating another year
By Dr. Saurabh Jha, AuntMinnie.com contributing writer
There’s a lot of talk about quality metrics, pay for performance, value-based care, and penalties for poor outcomes. In this regard, it’s useful to ask a basic question: What is quality? Or an even simpler question: Who is the better physician? Read the article!
The German Medical History Museum in Ingolstadt is presenting a small exhibition on the role of radiography in the care of soldiers during World War I.The exhibit will include x-rays acquired on soldiers during the war and discussion of the significance of radiography during the war, according to the museum. Read the article!
New research conducted in the Irish Republic has highlighted the dangers of hurling, the world’s oldest field game. In spite of more protective measures, musculoskeletal injuries remain common among young adults and are encountered frequently by the country’s radiologists. Read more…
Consumers are gaining increasingly active roles in their healthcare services. Spending is shifting from employers to employees, and personal technologies give consumers the ability to make informed decisions about their healthcare. Nearly 60% of U.S. broadband households own some kind of personal health and wellness device, such as a digital weight scale or glucometer, and new designs and form factors, such as smart watches, have generated considerable consumer interest. This infographic created by Parks Associates illustrates the top digital health consumer activities of U.S. broadband consumers over the past 12 months.
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When someone like Steve Jobs buries a time capsule it makes sense that the world would want to see what’s inside it at some point. The world got what it wanted recently when the 13-foot tube was unearthed on the National Geographic show Diggers. Apple co-founder Jobs filled the capsule over 30 years ago while at the Aspen International Design Conference where he envisioned the future of computers and the Internet. View the video!
The West African Ebola outbreak – already the largest, longest-lasting such contagion yet – continues to worsen. While the World Health Organization will be essential to stop it, one online database was the first to see it start. Launched in 2006, HealthMap is a joint project from Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Read the article!
6 – 7 October 2014, Rome, Italy.
The HIMSS Europe CIO Summit has now established itself as the annual European CIO Summit. For the 5th time, leading European IT Directors and Senior Healthcare IT Executives gather together during the two days, exclusive event to recognize the best use and adoption practices for healthcare IT in Europe.
The 2013 HIMSS Europe CIO Summit in Madrid, Spain, welcomed over 300 delegates including 136 C-suite delegates from across Europe, representing an overall 76% increase from 2012.
A majority of managed care organizations would like to begin using predictive analytics to monitor patient medication adherence, an issue that accounts for $290 billion in annual, avoidable healthcare spending, according to a new survey. Read the entire article!