A day after breaking an almost year-long silence on a medical condition that had affected the way he speaks, Google co-founder Larry Page said Wednesday that people should be more open about their medical histories.
Vivid Solutions has rolled out a pilot to trial videophones in the home to meet the World Health Organisation requirement that sufferers of tuberculosis - a highly communicable disease - must be observed taking their medication.
WebMD and Qualcomm Life are collaborating on a cloud offering that will allow consumers with mobile health monitoring devices to sync their data to the cloud, where it can be shared with healthcare providers.
Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday called for transparency in healthcare pricing and addressing chronic disease epidemics such as obesity in order to drive down the cost of care for all. He also called for embracing IT and letting go of outmoded administrative systems.
Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist and professor of genomics, took aim at the medical community, calling for the end to paternal medicine and annual checks and the beginning a consumer-centered healthcare, where patients own their own data, including their genomes for drug treatment.
Warner Thomas, CEO of Louisiana's largest healthcare system, pointed to airlines, banks and online retailers as examples of how the healthcare industry should implement technology, cut costs and improve the customer experience.
New research by Indiana University shows using artificial intelligence to understand and predict the outcomes of medical treatment could reduce healthcare costs by more than 50% while also improving patient outcomes by nearly the same amount.
As a February deadline approaches for physicians to report on the status of their EHR rollouts, a number of complaints over ease of deployment and reimbursement payments have also come into the federal government, which an official said the agency plans to address.