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Federal Officials Seek To Stop Social Media Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents

Federal health regulators have announced plans to crack down on nursing home employees who take demeaning photographs and videos of residents and post them on social media.

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Jul 20, 2016

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Emily S

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Electronic Records Offer A Chance To Ensure Patients’ End-Of-Life Plans Aren’t Lost In Critical Moments

In a perfect world, patients with advance directives would be confident that their doctors and nurses — no matter where they receive care — could know in a split second their end-of-life wishes.  But this ideal is still in the distance. Patients’ documents often go missing in maze-like files or are...

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Why Doctors Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Online Reviews

What is excellent health care? In medicine we’ve long operated under the mantra “doctor knows best.” Physicians sleep comfortably at night knowing they have competently performed a surgery or drawn on their medical knowledge to make life-saving diagnostic and treatment decisions.

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Push On To Make Transparent Medical Records The National Standard Of Care

Perched on an exam table at the doctor’s office watching the clinician type details about their medical problems into their file, what patient hasn’t wondered exactly what the doctor is writing? As many as 50 million patients may have a chance to find out in the next few years, following the...

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Hacks at evoHaX that changed lives

Last weekend, a portable voice recognition device augmented with bluetooth that converts speech to text to desktop and web commands won the first place at evoHaX, a three day Hackathon with a focus on web accessibility. This device was built by a team of five women from Drexel University's Society...

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Sep 8, 2015

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Emily S

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Tech Giants Team Up To Boost Accessibility

Some of the biggest names in technology are banding together with a new commitment designed to make their products more accessible for people with disabilities.  Companies including Facebook, Dropbox, Adobe, Yahoo and Microsoft are signing on to the new initiative dubbed “Teaching Accessibility.” ...

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Higher Tech and Higher Touch

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

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Just for a day

It started with jealousy. When Susannah Fox participated in a 2 day meeting to imagine a new system of care for people with type 1 diabetes, she got to learn directly from people living with type 1 diabetes. I (Roni) was sitting next to Susannah at a similar meeting to re-imagine the care model for...

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The Heart of the Matter

I am a cyborg of sorts. A built-in computer running proprietary software monitors my every heartbeat. But the data it records via sensors in my heart is entirely beyond my reach. It is wirelessly transmitted to a monitor set up in my bedroom and sent via telephone lines to the manufacturer’s data...

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Patient ‘Passports’ Make Sure People With Complex Cases Are Heard

A doctor comes to the patient’s hospital room with a clipboard, gives a brisk update on important points and then is gone, before the patient has a chance to digest the treatment plan or speak up about their own desires or concerns. 

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