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Reducing hospital readmissions through telemedicine partnerships with skilled nursing facilities

by Raymond Hino Telemedicine systems, including remote presence technology, have evolved over the years from stationary workstations to mobile carts to the latest “robotic” units that self-propel themselves down our hospital corridors without a driver, according to preprogrammed GPS instructions. This technology has been credited with bringing specialists, including critical…

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A wearable stimulation bandage for electrotherapy studies in a rat ischemic wound model.

Abstract The clinical efficacy of electro-therapy in the treatment of chronic wounds is currently debated, and a in-vivo evaluation of stimulation parameters will provide the statistical evidence needed to direct clinical guidelines. A low-cost, wearable electrical stimulation bandage has been developed for use with an established rat ischemic wound model….

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Heart devices get a mobile makeover

Emerging diagnostic heart devices are going mobile. And by leveraging advances in smartphones and sensors, they’re able to perform their functions better, faster and cheaper than traditional heart monitoring equipment. For example, the CADence, shown above, detects blocked arteries from the surface of the chest by identifying the noisy signals…

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Wearable Technology and the Future of Personal Health

Whether it is Google Glass or an inevitable, Apple-branded iDevice, wearable technology will eventually find the right way to capture consumer interest. Wired magazine predicts that “the wearable revolution could take shape much faster than the mobile revolution.” Thanks in part to the “peace dividend” of the smartphone battles, computer chips have gotten…

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Cardiac Biomarkers

What are cardiac biomarkers? Cardiac biomarkers are substances that are released into the blood when the heart is damaged or stressed. Measurement of these biomarkers is used to help diagnose, risk stratify, monitor and manage people with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and cardiac ischemia. The symptoms of ACS and cardiac…

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