Futuristic

5 features of your future doctor’s office

A decade ago, it would have been hard to imagine that technology like electronic medical records (EMRs) or patient portals would take hold so quickly. Yet between 2007 and 2017 physician EMR use jumped from roughly 30% to over 85%. … Read More

Patient check-in kiosks are the future, but not yet

Self check-in kiosks have become common in retail and service industries as a way to improve efficiency. As healthcare catches the bug, there’s lots of talk about how kiosks can facilitate faster check-ins, greater patient control and accelerated collections. However, … Read More

Advantages of blockchain for patient health data

Doctors and hospitals are calling for solutions to streamline EHR documentation and address cybersecurity concerns around patient health data. The most popular emerging strategy among healthcare technologists is blockchain. … Read More

The astounding pace of mHealth innovation in diabetes management

The pace of digital health innovation around solutions for diabetes management has been astounding. With the growing using of smartphones and mobile apps, people living with diabetes have better access to blood glucose readings and general health information than ever … Read More

Your smartphone is now a medical device

The idea of using smartphones in a medical context is now pretty common, but the range of applications remains small. Patients might use their phone to track steps or set medication reminders, while clinicians use their devices for general communication … Read More

Breakthrough brain implant boosts memory performance

Could the future be free of memory disorders? Scientists just took a big step in that direction by developing a breakthrough brain implant that boosts learning and memory performance. The device – a “cognitive prosthetic” – is an implanted electrode … Read More

Physicians say medical transcription technology works

Medical transcription has evolved quickly in recent years, especially as providers integrate technologies like Natural Language Processing that make real-time transcription a reality. With solutions like Mobius Scribe or Augmedix at their fingertips, physicians can instantly generate clinical notes without … Read More

Three mHealth solutions for sleep apnea

Everyone needs it and most of us can’t get enough, yet mobile health innovation has mostly put sleep on the back burner – until recently. While experts see sleep as the final frontier in digital health, mHealth innovations are already … Read MoreRead More