In a move to address very high costs associated with telehealth, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has launched an open source Kit known as Medici that's based on the Raspberry Pi IoT microcontroller. This Kit contains a low-cost touchscreen tablet as well as medical hardware such as blood pressure cuff, a finger oximeter, and some diagnostic scales. The Kit and the tablet alone are priced at $360, and the rest of the equipment can be purchased separately and connected through a USB cable.
12 April 2017
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10 July 2017
You might have heard about Bitcoin and Blockchain over the past couple of years, but for the most part it might have been in relation to nefarious activities. As a result, blockchain technology in healthcare may come as a surprise.
19 June 2017
The past few years saw cutting-edge medical technology growing at a rapid-fire pace while completely revolutionizing the way people live and work. Apparently, the innovative technology solutions have made a substantial effect on how medical software addresses needs of all healthcare stakeholders.
3 July 2017
Medicine has traditionally been evidence-based where patients are prescribed drugs or given treatment based on proven clinical research. The term “evidence-based medicine” or “EBM” was only coined in the early 90s, but the concept has existed for much longer.
12 June 2017
The idea of telemedicine (also known as telehealth) isn’t something new and it’s been around for many decades starting out in distant villages of Africa as a single way for patients to get any medical help at all. In the last 15 years telehealth has been successfully implemented in 12 countries.
5 June 2017
In healthcare, Virtual Reality (VR) is often referred to one of 3 types of systems: a VR environment presented on a flat screen, a head-mounted display and a room-based system such as CAVE. Although all three systems are very different, they have one common feature - the ability to introduce stereoscopic depth that creates the illusion that all objects we see exist in a virtual space.
29 May 2017
Although it’s often called a new technology, chatbots are really nothing new. In fact, they have been around for decades (over 40 years to be precise).
7 April 2017
Virtual Reality (VR) in healthcare is expected to reach a market value of $3.8 billion by 2020.
1 April 2017
The hype surrounding mHealth apps is going from strength to strength.
16 March 2017
We're excited to announce that Research2Guidance launches its 7th annual mHealth App Developer Economics Study for 2017.
10 January 2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) does more than execute code; it uses a range of strategies to recognize objects and behaviors, it understands speech and learns in response to changes in the data.
18 October 2016
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is set to change the way that the medical industry delivers healthcare.
6 October 2016
According to the report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, only 1/3 of current eHealth apps are based on medical conditions management whereas 2/3 of those are aimed at overall wellbeing.
30 September 2016
The concept of learning healthcare system (Perlin 2014) based on electronic health records (EHR) has faced stiff resistance in the healthcare management community.
16 September 2016
For decades, the healthcare industry was predominantly a closed system.
12 September 2016
Design thinking is a structured philosophy of putting the final user first and developing solutions to support that user experience.