For decades, the healthcare industry was predominantly a closed system. But today, things are starting to change as new technology challenges the traditional healthcare ecosystem. Further, as social gaming on mobile devices grows in popularity with the general public, it now creates new opportunities in healthcare application development. Imagine that you’re the hero of your own story where every step you take has an impact on your final goal. That’s what gamification brings to mobile health applications.
16 September 2016
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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.
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.
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.
7 April 2017
Virtual Reality (VR) in healthcare is expected to reach a market value of $3.8 billion by 2020. So the value of this technology and the resulting demand is hardly a surprise.
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.
12 September 2016
Design thinking is a structured philosophy of putting the final user first and developing solutions to support that user experience.
7 September 2016
Patient Reported Outcome Measures, or Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) have their roots in clinical research.
2 September 2016
While working on the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) white paper that will be published in the Journal of mHealth in October 2016, I've decided to reach out to Quorans specialized in IoT / MedTech and find out what they actually think about the main challenges and drivers of the Healthcare IoT.
1 September 2016
You might notice that the interface for the EMR applications in your healthcare workplace is decidedly dated.
30 August 2016
Estimated at $14 billion in 2015, the mobile health solutions market is predicted to reach $60 billion by 2020.
23 August 2016
Growth in the mHealth industry is driving demand for practitioners capable of demonstrating the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to implement and manage the use of technologies in different settings and scenarios.
18 August 2016
There is a perplexing trend in which hackers have been attacking hospitals with ransomware that blocks the network, forcing the payment of large crypto-currency ransoms to regain control of the infected data files.
5 August 2016
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) serves patients, hospitals and clinics, physicians, cardiologists, radiologists, dentists, insurance companies, and other organizations that directly interact to deliver healthcare.
1 August 2016
Mobile health (mHealth) applications have revolutionized the healthcare industry.