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Pills and tablets. They’re small, typically round or oval, compressed masses of medicine and there’s a lot of them on the market these days. That said, however, since there’s a finite number of shape and colour combinations several different drug compositions end up looking very similar. In fact, some pills look so alike that even…

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Guest Editorial What an amazing time to be alive. Not only are we mere months away from Star Trek making its vaunted return to network television, but all indications are that we are on the cusp of having one of the most iconic bits of Star Trek technology available in real life: the tricorder is…

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Our mission at AmericanEHR is to facilitate the adoption and use of health information technology to reduce the cost of care and improve healthcare delivery. While our primary focus has been surrounding EHR adoption, and implementation, we’ve been steadily expanding our focus to include reviews, feedback, resources and market share data surrounding other medical technologies….

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Electrical engineers are professionals dedicated to developing electrical solutions and equipment. They are responsible for providing a variety of industries with powerful, long-term solutions, designed to help solve many types of problems. One of the most prominent industries to benefit from the aid of electric engineering is the field of medicine. With more intelligent innovations…

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Healthcare technology is looking to take the sting out of daily life for diabetics. Amay Bandodkar, a researcher at the University of California in San Diego has developed a temporary tattoo that is proving to be just as accurate at reading glucose measures as a traditional finger-stick needle device. The temporary tattoo, as they’re calling it, is…

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Every week Practice Fusion conducts a simple survey, called “Feedback Friday,” with a sample of their 112,000 medical professional users. To ensure that an adequate response rate is achieved Practice Fusion mandates brevity for these weekly polls. They are limited to a single sentence with response options being limited to a “yes” or “no.” Zina…

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A former personal trainer in Calgary is using her FitBit (a wearable activity tracking device) data in an effort to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the effects of an accident she was in four years ago has severely impeded her once active lifestyle. According to an article on Forbes, her personal FitBit data is being benchmarked…

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If you haven’t heard a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT) already, be prepared, because it is already on course to revolutionize not only healthcare, but the entire internet and quite literally, technology in general. On the EHR front, it can enable anytime, anywhere access to patient records from not only practitioners, but also…

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Apple has made their long awaited plunge into digital health with HealthKit, an iOS 8 bundled app which was unveiled at the World Wide Developer Conference of 2014. HealthKit is designed to help users keep better track of their personal and fitness data. HealthKit provides a single place to store and profile health data across multiple…

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Patients Want to Communicate with Doctors Using Mobile Devices – Healthcare IT News – According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and HealthDay, 1/3 of Internet-using adults were interested in using smartphones or tablets to make doctors appointments, receive medical test results, or communicate with their doctors. However, the majority of respondents were concerned about…

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ACOs Begin to Generate Savings – Health Data Management – In advance of the Affordable Care Act kicking in, the Accountable Care program is beginning to generate savings in hospitals. For example, Mt. Sinai in New York has reduced emergency room visits by 54 percent among high-risk patients. Other examples abound and the savings are beginning to add…

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