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Health IT

Image: Research shows OCT and advanced algorithms can help detect state of general health (Photo courtesy of MedUni).

Digital Retinal Screening Reveals State of Health

Digital techniques and big data can provide an accurate picture of a person's general medical condition by imaging the retina, claims a new study. More...
12 Dec 2017
Image: A sensor on the strap of an Apple SmartWatch can record ECGs (Photo courtesy of AliveCor).

Apple Watch Health Accessory Performs ECG Readings

A novel accessory for the Apple Watch allows users to discreetly capture their electrocardiogram (ECG) anytime, anywhere, in order to quickly detect normal sinus heart rhythms and atrial fibrillation (AF). More...
11 Dec 2017
Image: The NHS has committed to recruiting ethical hackers to impede cyberattacks (Photo courtesy of BigStock).

NHS Hires Hackers to Form Cybersecurity Unit

The UK National Health Service has committed £20 million on a central cybersecurity unit that will use ethical hackers to probe for weakness in the health service’s computer systems. More...
05 Dec 2017
Image: The Hexoskin range of biometric clothing (Photo courtesy of Hexoskin).

Biometric Clothing Measures Respiratory and Activity Metrics

Smart clothing with embedded body sensors provides a non-invasive monitoring solution for cardiac, respiratory, and daily activity monitoring. More...
13 Nov 2017
Image: New research asserts that sending ECG date over Whatsapp can shorten heart attack treatment time (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

WhatsApp Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatment Time

Diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) sent directly to hospital catheterization labs via WhatsApp enable triaged patients to bypass the emergency department (ED), according to a new study. More...
01 Nov 2017
Image: The enhanced VisualDx app with Core ML is a framework enabling on-device machine learning to help provide healthcare professionals with quick and accurate identification of rashes and skin lesions (Photo courtesy of VisualDx).

VisualDx AI App for iPhone Improves Disease Diagnosis

VisualDx has enhanced its VisualDx app with Core ML, a new framework enabling on-device machine learning to help provide healthcare professionals with quick and accurate identification of rashes and skin lesions. The technology will further help non-dermatology practitioners in identifying and treating a variety of skin conditions which were previously difficult to diagnose without a specialist referral. More...
12 Oct 2017
Image: Social media interactions can help detect problematic healthcare services (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Social Media Feedback Can Predict Quality of Care

A new study suggests that a social media collective judgment score can be used to identify high-risk organizations, and is available at a more granular level than the majority of existing data sets. More...
11 Oct 2017

The Health IT channel of HospiMedica informs about healthcare information technology for hospitals, clinics, and private practice. Among the subjects covered are electronic medical record environments, document management, HIS, RIS, PACS, LIM, and others.
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