Over 80% of internet users search online for health information
A “Mobile Body Area Network,” or “MBAN,” will enable radio communication between tiny devices that are very close together.
Your doctor may need to write you a prescription for some pills, and an app.
Most studies reveal a definite link to general well-being, and possibly a placebo effect related to healing, but now we have clinical evidence of an actual physiological response to laughter.
Imagine a common medical situation: An older patient, with chronic health issues, needs to be monitored by one or more medical devices regularly. Then a healthcare provider must review the data frequently to monitor the patient’s condition. In the past, this situation mandated that the patient be in a hospital setting, connected to bulky devices, with healthcare personnel nearby. This scenario is very expensive, and is stressful and depressing for the patient, which complicates their treatment and/or recovery.
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Whether it was planned this way from the beginning, or it is a massive case of unintended consequences, the pieces are all falling into place to create a single-payer system.
The conservative media are fired up over Berwick’s past comments about redistribution of wealth, and healthcare rationing. Other sources are quick to defend his statements and record. With an attempt to find some material on both sides, here is a brief roundup of some interesting points:
by jasonP An interesting article claims that the Healthcare Reform will create more crowding in Emergency Rooms. While the reforms are meant to get more people on insurance, and give more people access to normal healthcare from primary care physicians, the changes will also put 16 million new patients on Medicaid. The article claims that … Continue reading Expect More Traffic at the ER, But It May Not Be a Bad Thing
More important to the discussion of mobile computing in healthcare are the iPhone and iPod Touch, at nearly 100 million units sold.