How health data is becoming better connected, a la Facebook, changing the way patients, doctors and institutions interact
Over time, patients end up providing a wealth of information to their health care providers, and when all our data are aggregated, they are also a boon to researchers studying trends in diseases and demographics for clues in how to better treat illness.
With medical applications for smart phones becoming a more prominent part of doctors' diagnostic tool kits, the FDA is considering how it should regulate the market--if at all
On tiny keypads and greasy touch screens, doctors, nurses, NPs and physicians assistants these days are doing a lot more than checking email and phone messages.
Health care workers using Gnutella or other peer-to-peer (P2P) networks to share music and video, may be putting you at risk for medical identity theft, Dartmouth researchers find
NEW YORK—Almost a year since President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which earmarked some $19 billion to get electronic health records off the ground, most of the country's medical and research institutions are still primarily pushing paper.
Don't underestimate the value of good bookkeeping. A new study says that your chance of dying and suffering complications is lower in hospitals and clinics that computerize patient charts and drug orders.
Disagreement swirls around a plan to prevent errors in hospitals
Swallow the doctor's diagnosis whole, or spend weeks plowing through the primary research literature at a medical library—at the risk of alienating your physician.
Digital light processing technology celebrates its 20th anniversary but its inventor has his eye on the future
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Hospitals are increasingly using electronic-monitoring equipment to track patients, employees and medical devices to prevent them from going the way of the Junior Mint Seinfeld ’s Kramer infamously dropped into an open surgical patient.
Stereo image technology allows doctors to view two digital mammograms as one 3-D picture, and promises to help them spot hard-to-detect tumors
A study of Medicare patient outcomes reveals a wide chasm in mortality rates between the best hospitals and average or poor ones. www.healthgrades.com
Researchers warn that implantable medical devices could be vulnerable to cyber strikes
Some see electronic health records as little more than disjointed data, whereas others see potential to improve health care, identify trends and stop outbreaks
Google, Microsoft and other providers of Web-based services for managing health care information promise to keep it secure, but privacy policies vary from site to site
The FCC is considering a request to allocate spectrum bandwidth for medical body area networks that wirelessly monitor one's health