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How Healthcare App Development Can Benefit From Gamification

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...
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Medical Software Types and Examples

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.
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How Blockchain Technology Can Take eHealth App Development to the Next Level

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.
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What It Takes To Build the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

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.
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State of Telehealth in USA vs EU 2015

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.
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How Virtual Reality Is Used in Telemedicine

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.
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Virtual Reality As a Mental Health Therapy Platform

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.

How Design Thinking Helps Advance Pharmaceutical Treatment

Design thinking is a structured philosophy of putting the final user first and developing solutions to support that user experience. Forward-thinking healthcare organizations are...

5 Reasons Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) are Critical for eHealth Development

Patient Reported Outcome Measures, or Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) have their roots in clinical research. In the beginning, they were used as a research tool to keep track of...

What VP of IoT For Canonical Thinks About Healthcare IoT Feasibility

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...

Most eHealth Apps Urgently Need Better UI/UX, Here’s Why

You might notice that the interface for the EMR applications in your healthcare workplace is decidedly dated. In healthcare, the priorities and time cycles move at a more...

Fundamentals of UX Design for eHealth Applications

Estimated at $14 billion in 2015, the mobile health solutions market is predicted to reach $60 billion by 2020. As part of eHealth agenda, telemedicine is a rapidly expanding...

Is the mHealth Industry Facing a Tech Skills Shortage?

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...

5 Ways to Prevent Healthcare Data Ransomware Threats

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...

Technologies Behind the Healthcare IoT

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) serves patients, hospitals and clinics, physicians, cardiologists, radiologists, dentists, insurance companies, and other organizations that...

How to Secure Messaging in Mobile Health Apps

Mobile health (mHealth) applications have revolutionized the healthcare industry. But in today’s smart healthcare ecosystem, concerns about security are paramount. With the...