Category Archives: Technology

The Future of Healthcare (Infographic)

As discussed earlier this month in “DIY Health Care”, the presence of technology in regards to healthcare and medicine has continued to grow. By 2016, it is estimated that nearly 5 million patients will use remote health monitoring devices and 3 million will use remote monitoring via smartphone application, resulting in a huge spike in…
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DIY Health Care

Mobile health apps are increasingly becoming a regular part of care, and a number of clinicians believe that mobile apps will become essential for patient health management in the years to come. In response to the public’s ever-growing desire for convenience, technology companies are creating intuitive mobile medical devices and smartphone apps that have the…
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Why Patients NEED To Stop Looking To The Web For Medical Advice

Members of the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) are endorsing the message that should force patients to be slightly more cautious when downloading and following health apps. Patients can fall victim to the dangers of relying solely on medical websites or mobile apps to self-diagnose illness or injury. Patients should be aware that despite the incredible…
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Social Media And The Dissemination Of Medical Knowledge

Despite the medical field being one of the most technologically advanced professional fields, it lags considerably and is largely ineffective when it comes to social media and the dissemination of medical knowledge. It is no surprise that physicians are influenced by thought-leaders and peer groups with whom they work. Typically, the medical knowledge pattern begins with…
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Part 2. Engaging The Unengaged Patient

The healthcare industry is facing a dilemma: how to actively and effectively engage patients. A recent blog post – Part 1. The Unengaged Patient and The Patient Engagement Concept — details the struggles facilities, physicians, and public-health officials face in terms of patient engagement. With the roll-out of a relatively new concept called patient engagement, goals and…
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What Impact Will Wearable Computers Have On The Healthcare Industry?

Google Glass, a wearable headset that displays a computer interface in your field of vision, has been welcomed by techies everywhere as a potentially revolutionary product. Through an amazing technological accomplishment, a contact lenses that works like the Google Glass is in the early stages of creation.  It appears as though Samsung will take on…
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Is Telemedicine The Gateway To Better Patient Care

Telemedicine has steadily gained momentum as technological capabilities have expanded.  The American Telemedicine Association defines telemedicine as “the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve patients’ health status.”  By this definition, telemedicine would concurrently provide greater efficiency and improved patient care. Healthcare reform intends to improve patient care, improve…
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3 Ways to Use Social Media for Career Success

As a locum tenens physician, you may have different specialties that allow you to work at a local facility across town or 3000 miles away. Whether you’ve had one locums assignment or many, connecting with colleagues you’ve worked with, facilities you’ve provided care for, and recruiters that helped land you a job can enhance your…
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