The outlook for home health care services and equipment remains strong, due to demographics and escalating health care costs. The U.S. population is aging and patients prefer to receive home-based care. As health care providers, insurers and consumers continue to struggle to rein in costs, home health care is seen as a viable way to … Continue reading “Home Health Care Continues to Grow”
Technology is quickly transforming the pharmacy and helping pharmacists enhance operational efficiency, provide better customer service and improve patient outcomes. Advances in automation, data analytics and improved diagnostics are beginning to yield significant benefits. Many of these advancements are behind the scenes and invisible to patients. Some examples of the innovative technology being used by … Continue reading “High Tech Innovations in the Pharmacy”
The use of additive manufacturing, commonly known as “3D printing,” is growing across many industries. Analysts estimate the overall 3D printing market will reach $30.19 billion by 2022. With the ongoing need to reduce health care costs, 3D printing has great potential to deliver superb, customized results in a cost-effective manner. As an additive process, … Continue reading “Cost-Effective, Customized Health Care with 3D Printing”
New technology continues to achieve its promise of bringing greater efficiency and effectiveness to health care. Some of the recent innovations impacting health care delivery and outcomes include: The internet of things – Wireless sensors linked by the internet of things can enable better monitoring of inpatients and remote management of chronic conditions. The internet … Continue reading “Disruptive Technologies Are Transforming Health Care”
For more than four decades, telemedicine has enabled patients in remote areas to obtain care from doctors and specialists. Many healthcare systems recently have made significant investments in telemedicine technology as they strive to extend care to underserved populations, improve healthcare delivery, increase capacity and reduce costs. Lack of access to a doctor is evident … Continue reading “Is Telemedicine Ready to Take Off?”
Surgical robots have been used since the early 2000s, enabling surgeons to perform delicate work with greater precision, flexibility and improved reach. Today, medical robots are quickly moving into other areas of healthcare to achieve better patient healthcare outcomes, improve efficiency and lower cost. Because robots are ideal for repetitive tasks, their use in healthcare … Continue reading “Healthcare in the Age of Robotics”
The demand for wearable medical devices is taking off with the availability of sophisticated technology and big data analytics. These developments, combined with the need for a cost-effective way to monitor patients’ vital signs on an ongoing basis, are driving this area of medical technology. FitBit and Apple Watch first drew consumer attention for fitness … Continue reading “What’s the Buzz on Medical Wearables?”
Nearly 60 percent of smartphone users say they’ve transmitted information pertaining to their well-being to doctors by way of mobile devices, according to a recent survey.
New research out of the Columbia Business School believes predictive analytics may go a long way toward reducing patient wait times.
The tidal wave of big data is making its way into healthcare. Medical practitioners, researchers and hospital executives are tantalized by the prospect of integrating huge amounts of patient information from disparate sources to develop diagnostic profiles, direct treatment and proactive therapies, and improve follow-up care. Healthcare administrators are beginning to realize big data’s potential … Continue reading “Big Data Is Coming to Healthcare”