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Posted:
Jul 13, 2016

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Emily S

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Uber, tech company team up to get patients to appointments

A Nashville health care technology company is teaming with Uber to offer patients the chance to schedule a ride to the doctor's office as a way to reduce the number of no-show appointments.

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How Technology Will Transform Retirement

For the next generation of retirees, the question that will trump all others will be a simple one: How do you add life to longer lives?  As people live longer, and spend more time in retirement, the challenge will be to get more out of those years. How do you find a rewarding second career? How do...

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Investors bet big on apps that promise to improve health — and cut costs

A surge in venture funding for startups working on health apps has sparked a flurry of interest in smartphone tools that help doctors diagnose, monitor, and treat patients from afar.  Venture funding for the industry held steady last year at $4.3 billion, matching the record-breaking investment...

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Patient Education Apps

Patients can sync their medical records, including lab results, radiological imaging, clinical notes and appointments, thanks to an app from Mayo Clinic and Apple. Patients’ medical records can be viewed side by side with their fitness and nutrition data in Apple Health, making personalized health...

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Sep 22, 2015

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Deirdre

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Apps are making health claims. But they may not have the science to back them up.

There's an app for everything these days. Some smartphone apps claim to detect cancer, improve mental concentration, or even help you see better.  But not all may have science that backs up their claims.

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Posted:
Jul 14, 2015

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Deirdre

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Sometimes the Patient’s Just Not That Into Me

I wonder if Peter is breaking up with me. Oh, everything was great the last time we met. He definitely said we’d get together again. He said he’d call me. Then something came up that I really needed to talk to him about, so I called him.  Then I called him again, then I left a voice message, called...

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Higher Tech and Higher Touch

Personalized digital media walls. Push-button, custom dinner orders. Robot deliveries.

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Doctors and Hospitals Need to Talk More. This App Can Help.

AS AN INTERN fresh out of medical school at Columbia University, Joe Mayer says one of the most frustrating tasks in the ER was spending hours trying to track down a patient’s primary care physician. It was tedious, yes. But more than that, it was just one more obstacle to making a decision about...

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May 19, 2015

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Deirdre

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The Connected Baby

Welcome to the age of the digitally connected baby. New devices and wearables like the MonBaby and the Mimo allow you to track baby’s breathing, temperature and heart rate all from your phone.

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Using Twitter to Tackle Cardiovascular Disease

When you think of Twitter, a zillion things probably come to mind — breaking news, personal rants, life observations — but health research probably isn’t one of them. However, the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab is changing that, one tweet at a time… or rather, millions of tweets at a...

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