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man wearing smart watch for health data collection

The new study indicates data from continuous monitors of activity and behavior with fitness wearables are relevant to mental health.

By Dave Muoio 10:16 am August 24, 2018
Collecting data outside clinical practice, deploying analytics, improving the patient experience and educating clinicians could help improve mental healthcare.
a screensnap of Do No Harm trailer about doctor burnout

The panel will include a discussion with ‘Do No Harm’ documentary filmmaker Robyn Simon. Credit: Do No Harm film screen snap

By Jonah Comstock 10:09 am August 24, 2018
Experts at the upcoming show will address factors that have a big impact on health and well-being but are often difficult to discuss.
doctor using smartphone
By Bill Siwicki 02:09 pm August 23, 2018
An Internet of Things expert from Travelers discusses equipment maintenance software, smart screens and IoT-linked cabinets.
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By Mike Miliard 01:50 pm August 23, 2018
The technology is "getting closer to its breakout moment," says Deloitte, whose new survey finds healthcare organizations seeing "disruption" on the horizon and preparing to spend accordingly.
Ochsner health exterior sign
By Mike Miliard 12:16 pm August 23, 2018
Through its innovationOchsner team, the Louisiana system developed EHR-connected tools to treat diabetes and hypertension.
xray of spine on tablet
By Tonya Stewart 11:35 am August 23, 2018
The four-year project will work on technology to enable patients to regain control of limbs and researchers said it could ultimately be applied other cases, notably epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center exterior

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington

By Bill Siwicki 08:47 am August 23, 2018
A case manager at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center devised a new program that also reaped an 81 percent reduction in avoidable emergency department visits by high utilizers.
By Dave Muoio 09:18 pm August 22, 2018
The Silicon Valley-based accelerator Y Combinator hosted a demo day with 122 startups, 28 percent healthcare related.
exterior view of Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon

Credit: M.O. Stevens

By Jessica Davis 02:58 pm August 22, 2018
The hackers went undetected for several weeks at the Portland, Oregon-based health system.
robotic surgery

Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas, Getty Images

By Lynne Minion 09:39 am August 22, 2018
Australian Medical Robotics Academy will train surgeons to conduct certain cancer procedures Victorian Government says.

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