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Tech Giants Help Lead Next Generation of Health Tech

The pace of medicine and communications is advancing so fast that soon a daughter will receive an alert when her mother's behavior shows hints of future Alzheimer's disease. A smartphone will be able to anaylze a person's data on blood pressure, sleep patterns, and oxygen levels and send information to a designated doctor when a pattern of

2021-05-17T16:40:23+00:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

Eliminating bias from healthcare AI critical to improve health equity

Artificial intelligence (AI)-driven healthcare has the potential to transform medical decision-making and treatment, but these algorithms must be thoroughly tested and continuously monitored to avoid unintended consequences to patients. In a JAMA Network Open Invited Commentary, Regenstrief Institute President and Chief Executive Officer and Indiana University School of Medicine Associate Dean for Informatics and Health Services Research

2021-05-12T12:59:08+00:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

Mental Health and Apps to Help

Your mental health can’t always wait until an appointment becomes available at the campus health clinic. So, we turn to the resource immediately available to us: our phones. There is an app for practically everything now, including personal mental health. There’s an array of apps providing counseling services, such as Talkspace, BetterHelp, Wysa, and Youper.

2021-05-02T18:15:49+00:00May 2nd, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

Four Trends Facing The Healthcare Industry Post-Pandemic

Long before a global pandemic forever changed the course of healthcare, the status quo in care delivery was becoming increasingly unsustainable. Out of sheer need, many of the changes long anticipated for the industry arrived faster and more intensely than anyone expected in response to Covid-19, including the rapid shift to telehealth. While it’s still

2021-04-29T15:00:41+00:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has dominated the headlines and our daily lives for more than a year. Medical News Today has covered this fast-moving, complex story with live updates on the latest news, interviews with experts, and an ongoing investigation into the deep racial disparities that COVID-19 has helped unmask. However, this has not stopped us

2021-04-26T12:35:51+00:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

Think tank urges healthcare providers to invest more in AI and tech post-pandemic

European network of health innovators, EIT Health has today launched an AI report from its Think Tank, outlining the need for a post-pandemic technological transformation to strengthen EU health systems over the next decade. The ‘Healthcare Workforce and Organisational Transformation with AI’ report identifies key focus areas that need to be addressed at an EU and national

2021-04-19T16:36:21+00:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

How Robots Can Make Surgery More Controlled and Precise

Surgical robots have been used for years in healthcare, but the latest iterations give doctors more precision, flexibility and control. These devices consist of a camera and robotic arms that connect to a control console. An assistant monitors the robot while a surgeon controls it from a console nearby. Dr. Keith Mortman, director of thoracic surgery

2021-04-05T14:02:45+00:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

Walmart becomes largest U.S. vaccine provider to join push for digital vaccination credentials.

People who get Covid-19 shots at thousands of Walmart and Sam’s Club stores may soon be able to verify their vaccination status at airports, schools and other locations using a health passport app on their smartphones. The retail giant said on Wednesday that it had signed on to an international effort to provide standardized digital vaccination

2021-03-28T22:24:12+00:00March 28th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

What’s driving healthcare innovation in 2021

2020 saw tremendous advancement in healthcare innovation. While some data sharing and pro-consumer data access initiatives were delayed as the result of the pandemic and changes in the political landscape, in the end, advances in healthcare technology and data interoperability surged forward. With billions of dollars funneling into digital health despite a public health emergency,

2021-03-22T13:35:21+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

4 Healthcare Technology Trends Expected to Boom During COVID-19

When the pandemic hit in full force last March, healthcare organizations had to pivot overnight. What was once impossible became necessary, and what was once unlikely became an everyday occurrence. While this disruption came with growing pains — health organizations faced supply, staff and support shortages for months on end — the World Economic Forum notes that

2021-03-13T21:38:15+00:00March 13th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|