Tag: Wearables

Innovation, Med Tech

Mobile health industry thriving thanks to wearable technology

August 24, 2021


Healthcare technology is rapidly advancing, and wearables can only benefit from this. Wearable tech is simply a device that can be worn on the body, such as smartwatches, smart glasses, and other fitness trackers. The seamless integration of smartwatches and […]


Addressing Healthcare’s IT Security Oversight Challenges

December 19, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

Data theft within the healthcare sector continues to skyrocket, led by third-party data breaches and phishing attacks. Halfway through 2019, the number of patient records breached already exceeds the 2018 number by more than 10 million. Perhaps most concerning, many […]

Innovation, Medical Devices, News

Are Hearables The New Wearables Revolutionizing Healthcare?

November 26, 2018

Via: Forbes

The term hearables refers to a hybrid technology which combines the advantages of wearable technology with the form factor and functionality of a headphone. The term hearables surfaced around April 2014, when Nick Hunn wrote about a new class of […]


Insurance, Wearables And The Future Of Healthcare

September 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

John Hancock, one of the largest and oldest insurers in the United States, owned since 2004 by Canada’s Manulife, has announced it will stop selling traditional life insurance and will only market interactive policies that record the exercise activities and […]


Self-Management is the New Key Word in Healthcare

April 9, 2018

Via: Natalie Dunn

Chronic diseases and conditions are now the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Health problems such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are not only prevalent and costly, but also preventable. […]


6 barriers to use of patient-generated health data

February 22, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

It might be time for doctors to reexamine the value of patient-generated health data. A new survey from Medscape finds that 57% of patients bring such health data to office visits with their doctors even if they are not asked […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Study Finds New Potential For Wearables

February 6, 2017

Via: Health IT Outcomes

Wearable health devices can detect and measure an array of physiological changes including early signs of Lyme diseases and inflammatory responses, and as such are likely to play a significant role in managing health according to a Stanford University study […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Wearables Can Tell When You’re Getting Sick

January 13, 2017

Via: Time Health

They’re popular, but wearable devices that track exercise or sleep are not always the most accurate predictors of health. Still, researchers see them as promising tools, and in a new study from Stanford University School of Medicine, they found that […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Wearable Wristband Painlessly Measures Glucose and Lactic Acid Levels

January 10, 2017

Via: Medgadget

In recent years, the annual CES in Las Vegas has been the place for companies to announce what they think will be the next greatest wearable. While we’ve typically been less than impressed with the new offerings in ktrack-glucose-back-ldpast years, […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

New Study Debunks Common Wearables Beliefs

November 23, 2016

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Wearables can be effective tools to engage employees in their health and encourage healthy behavior change, according to study from Jiff, a Mountain View, Calif.-based technology company with an enterprise health benefits platform. The data comes from an expansive two-year […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Tiny electronic device can monitor heart, recognize speech

November 17, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Northwestern University have developed a tiny, soft and wearable acoustic sensor that measures vibrations in the human body, allowing them to monitor human heart health and recognize spoken words. The stretchable device […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

How Wearables Can Help With Elder Care

November 7, 2016

Via: Health IT Outcomes

The elderly currently represent about 14.5 percent of the U.S. population, and by 2030 there will be about 74 million older individuals. As healthcare costs escalate and pressures are placed on healthcare institutions to provide adequate care, new solutions to […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

The Required Shift in How Patients View Wearables

September 28, 2016

Via: EmrAndHipaa

We’ve all seen the explosive growth that’s occurred in the wearables market. The most extraordinary part of the wearables explosion is that the majority of wearables growth has been in the healthcare space. The problem we now see in healthcare […]


Patients more engaged, willing to share data with doctors

March 3, 2016

Via: HealthcareITnews

How many of you have a personal health record? “We’re at HIMSS and only a few people have a PHR,” chuckled Greenspun, Director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. That micro-sample is today’s reality – but it comes also […]

Med Tech

My First Look at Digital Health at CES

January 6, 2016

Via: EmrAndHipaa

Last night was the official press kick off of CES (Use to be called the Consumer Electronics Show) with a press only event called CES Unveiled. In past years CES Unveiled has been somewhat of a disappointment. Too crowded. Little […]


The Age of Fitness Trackers

July 16, 2015

Via: Innovation -

Fitbit… AppleWatch… Jawbone — Oh my! The age of personal fitness trackers is upon us and judging by its rapid growth, it is here to stay. Worldwide, healthcare is experiencing a massive shift in the way patients and physicians are […]