Health Care and Wellness

the future of fat

The Future of Fat

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
The Future of Fat 618 372 IEEE Pulse

At first, Ahmed El-Sohemy was puzzled by his data—they were the complete opposite of what they should have been. It was supposed to be a straightforward study of cholesterol metabolism…

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Blockchain Potential

Hospital CIO Explains Blockchain Potential

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Hospital CIO Explains Blockchain Potential 620 374 IEEE Pulse

Work is already underway to bring blockchain technology to the healthcare industry, and hospital administrators are trying to figure out what it can do for them, their clinicians, and their…

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(Block) Chain Reaction

(Block) Chain Reaction

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
(Block) Chain Reaction 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Electronic health records may have digitized patient data, but getting that data from one clinician to another remains a huge challenge, especially since patients often have multiple doctors ordering tests,…

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On the Cusp of a Healthcare Revolution

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
On the Cusp of a Healthcare Revolution 620 373 IEEE Pulse

Of the key technologies listed as “ready to propel industries and transform our world” in the 2017 report Top 50 Emerging Technologies: Growth Opportunities of Strategic Imperative, most fall under…

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Cyber-Attacks to Devices Threaten Data, Patients

Cyber-Attacks to Devices Threaten Data, Patients

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Cyber-Attacks to Devices Threaten Data, Patients 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Above: Kevin Fu (front right) and his research group are testing the security and privacy of various medical devices, including heart-rate sensors, pacemakers, defibrillators, drug-delivery systems, and neurostimulators. (Photo courtesy of…

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Fertile Ground

Fertile Ground

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
Fertile Ground 618 371 IEEE Pulse

At the age of 14, Linda Griffith experienced such abnormally painful periods that her doctor had already put her on birth control pills. They helped but only a little. In…

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The future of medicine may (or may not) be in your smartphone.

Smartphone Apps Meet Evidence Based Medicine

Author(s): Kenneth R. Foster, David J. Callans
Smartphone Apps Meet Evidence Based Medicine 618 371 IEEE Pulse

“The future of medicine is in your smartphone,” proclaimed an eminent medical researcher in a 2015 Wall Street Journal essay. In a sense, that future has already arrived, judging from…

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Electronic Health Records in Veterinary Medicine

Electronic Health Records in Veterinary Medicine

Author(s): Summer Allen
Electronic Health Records in Veterinary Medicine 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Imagine if you didn’t have to fill out paper forms each time you visited a new doctor or if you could access your personal medical records from your home computer.…

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Electronic Health Records: How Data Delivers Better Patient Outcomes

Electronic Health Records: How Data Delivers Better Patient Outcomes

Author(s): Jim Banks
Electronic Health Records: How Data Delivers Better Patient Outcomes 618 372 IEEE Pulse

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) provides health care free at the point of delivery and although it faces a constant battle for funding and skills it is nevertheless a…

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