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Date: 11.17.2016
TV spots for fitness trackers and smart watches promote hi-tech wearables as the go-to accessory for healthy millennials obsessed with exercise and fitness. It’s easy to miss how hi-tech wearables are also revolutionizing the health of seniors. There are all kinds of internet-connected wearables emerging on the market. For seniors, they...
Date: 03.17.2016
  Consumers are rapidly embracing wearable technology, with more than 27 million of these computing devices shipped in the fourth quarter of 2015 alone. The next area of growth, analysts predict, will be the rise of wearables in the workplace. Across an array of industries, wearable devices offer game-changing applications from enhancing...
Date: 02.16.2016
Telemedicine is expected to gain momentum in 2016 and beyond, with the global telemedicine market projected to more than double over a five-year period, rising from $14 billion in 2015 to $34 billion in 2020. According to The Wall Street Journal, a key driver of this fast-paced growth is venture capitalists’ vigorous investment in apps and...
Date: 01.14.2016
The proposals set forth in the Petition filed by the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition seeking changes to rules governing the Rural Health Care (RHC) program should be rejected by the Federal Communications Commission. The RHC program, as managed today, is likely already pushing the boundaries of what is allowable under the Act,...
Date: 04.01.2015
With the launch of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, a new era in health care has arrived. Rather than applying uniform treatment to patients with the same conditions, the initiative seeks to mine data to customize medical care based on individual characteristics. But, as this Brookings blog notes, while this approach holds a...
Date: 03.10.2015
As scientists work to glean new insights and make discoveries about complex health conditions, challenges in executing studies remain. According to Wired, medical research is often held back by small sample sizes, lack of subject diversity, or inconsistent data collection. The rise of wearable tracking technologies has been making strides on this...
Date: 02.26.2015
This February, American Heart Month and related CDC’s efforts are helping to raise awareness about cardiovascular health. In addition to apps that drive healthier habits, technologies, including remote monitoring, are making a difference, especially among seniors who are embracing these advances, according to a new survey. Conducted by iTOK...
Date: 02.03.2015
As digital platforms and technologies continue to evolve, how companies choose to embrace and apply new advances across their enterprises have important implications for their consumers, their business operations and their ability to compete well into the future. A new report, “Digital Business Era: Stretch Your Boundaries,” released...
Date: 01.22.2015
Driven by meaningful use incentives, more than 70 percent of U.S. physicians utilize electronic health records (EHRs), while 72 percent of consumers say they access health information online, according to data collected in early 2014 by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. In addition, a recent survey by TechnologyAdvice Research,...
Date: 01.02.2015
Vigorous investment and significant growth in telehealth throughout 2014 is signaling good news for patients across the nation as the New Year begins. One example of such notable developments in this area was detailed by Modern Healthcare, which reported that American Well, a leading telehealth service, is utilizing $80 million in funding to...

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