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Medicare and Medicaid set to expand telehealth

The telehealth remote medical practice received a boost recently with a strong indication that the U.S. health schemes Medicare and Medicaid are set to endorse the practice, especially for elements of the population residing out of town.

Pope denounces healthcare inequality in rich countries

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Thursday took wealthy nations to task over unequal healthcare and systems which increasingly penalise all but the very wealthy.

Questions for healthcare artificial intelligence to answer

Artificial intelligence is being adopted by healthcare, albeit at different rates and in differing areas. One reason for the erratic pace is due to the medical and ethical questions that the technology brings with it in related to the use of digital data.

Interview: Flu outlook and predictions for 2017 Special

Memphis - The official start of flu season 2017 has arrived with some cases of flu already reported. Dr. Richard Webby is responsible for determining which flu vaccines will be put into circulation. He spoke with Digital Journal about this process.

Google’s new accelerator focusses on AI health startups

Google’s growing focus on healthcare artificial intelligence has been crystalized through its new accelerator program. The scheme is aimed at fostering startup enterprises that are set to introduce technological solutions for healthcare.

Rebuilding the pharmacy from shop to digital: Interview Special

Washington - CaryRx is a pharmacy startup that has set out to rebuild the pharmacy concept from the ground up, through the use of a mobile app. To hear more about this next generation approach to pharmacies we spoke with company co-founder Areo Nazari.

How blockchains can help healthcare: Interview Special

A new survey shows that the overwhelming majority of healthcare managers see blockchain as contributing to activities like connection, privacy and patient record sharing. To find out how blockchain works with healthcare we spoke with Ammon Fillmore.

Alternative PA's save healthcare dollars: Interview Special

Medical scribes can reduce the amount of administration that physicians have to cope with on a daily basis. A new service called ScribeCanada Healthcare aims to provide clinicians the support they need. To find out more we spoke with Dr. Michael Murphy.

Microsoft enters race to find cancer cure

Microsoft’s diversification strategy includes utilizing some of its resources to help improve the diagnosis of cancer to find cures for certain cancers. The research is based at Microsoft’s ‘biological computation’ labs in Cambridge, U.K.

Changing how healthcare professionals communicate: Interview Special

One limitation with delivering effective healthcare is the uneven process by which healthcare professionals communicate with each other. To breakdown such barriers, Dr. William Winkenwerder has led a team at Cureatr that developed an app.

Microsoft pushes on with Healthcare NeXT

Microsoft's strategy of adding more to its portfolio to create a gap away from the consumer market includes moving into healthcare technology. The latest initiative is Healthcare NeXT.

Interview: time-tracking software saves healthcare time Special

Boomr builds innovative time-tracking software to save businesses time and money. The company has recently expanded out into healthcare. To find out how time-trackers work, we spoke with company co-founder Matt Bowersox.

How telehealth is disrupting healthcare: Interview Special

Telehealth is changing the way many people access health services, especially in remote areas. What does it take to deliver telehealth and how effective it? To answer these issues we spoke with Teresa Gardner Tyson, Executive Director, The Health Wagon.

A fifth of women over 65 in Europe disabled by 2047: study

Paris - More than one in five women and a sixth of men in Europe over the age of 65 will be afflicted by serious physical disabilities before mid-century, according to a study published Tuesday.

Why data integrity is essential for the pharmaceutical sector Special

Otocec - Data integrity is necessary for ensuring the safety of medicine, helping to assure that release tests are correct and have not been corrupted. This was a key message at a recent Pharmig conference held in Slovenia.

Interview: Carepoynt–the health-focused rewards program Special

Carepoynt is a consumer-centric program based on a multi-channel, cloud-based Rewardsware for Healthcare platform, where members can earn and redeem ‘Poynts’. To find out how this scheme works, we spoke with chief medical officer Dr. Tom Giannulli.

Microsoft Cloud puts healthcare in the classroom for Indian kids

A cloud app developed by a determined Indian doctor is helping millions of impoverished children to access healthcare. The app uses biomedical sensing technology and AI to generate a clinical-grade "health report card," based on responses to questions.

Making medical visits easier via scheduling app: Interview Special

The payments company First Data / Clover has announced a partnering with CareCloud to release Breeze, the first app to make medical visits less painful by reducing administration. To find out more we spoke with Clover Cofounder Mark Schulze.

Essential Science: Smart tattoos for monitoring health

Boston - The next time you're feeling under the weather you might be simply able to look at a 'tattoo' fixed to your arm to see if it's changed color or not. The smart tattoo is an innovative new medical device.

The case for blockchain in healthcare

Healthcare is data driven and yet the vast volumes of data can overwhelm the system. A leading expert has set out the case for the introduction of blockchains for healthcare, as a means of managing data flows.

Blockchain technology set to transform healthcare

Several startup companies are finding new and important ways to bring blockchain technology to healthcare. The cryptographically-secured, distributed ledgers can be used for everything from supply chains to medical records.

Digital healthcare requires new workforce skills and strategy

Digital healthcare represents a fast-moving field. However, as a new survey indicates, job skills are creating unevenness within the field — and problems for the industry overall.

Digital health technology needs to be patient-centric

The next wave of digital health technology needs to focus on the patient experience, either in the way patients interact with technology or the way the use it. This is a key finding from a new report into the state of pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

Benchmarking the adoption of digital health technology

The tenth PwC report into the ‘digital health IQ’ of looks at the state of companies operating in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector and it shows a faster, although sometimes uneven, rate of adoption of healthcare technology.

Spotlight on breakthrough healthtech companies

Three new health technology startups are leading the way in transforming healthcare technology. These new ventures are part of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars.

Extreme weather events fuel need for healthcare microgrids

Power outages caused by extreme weather events cost the U.S. economy between $18 and $33 billion annually. The need for greater resiliency in the nation's power grid has become even more important after millions lost power due to recent hurricanes.

Healthcare app Pager partners with Horizon Healthcare Services

Healthcare on demand app Pager has formed a strategic partnership with Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. to engage health insurance scheme members when they need care and navigate them through their care journey.

Innovation for safe transport and storage of medication

Paris - A new health innovation has been launched. Called LifeinaBox, it is the world’s smallest fridge, for the safe transport and storage of medication.

Google will now let you know if there's high pollen in your area

Google has announced a new feature designed to help allergy sufferers stay aware of pollen conditions. The company said it had observed seasonal surges in search traffic about pollen levels, leading it to expand its weather info with allergy details.

Google buys startup that uses smartphones as health monitors

Google has acquired a startup that uses smartphones as medical devices capable of monitoring several vital stats. The company has created a series of mobile apps that use simple smartphone hardware, such as the camera and mic, to detect health issues.
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