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Testing for HIV at home: The major benefits

While new technologies such as EHR software and patient portals have helped improve communication between healthcare providers and patients, there has also been a boom in technological platforms that can empower patients to take greater control over the management of their own health. For example, there are now a range of smartphone apps that can help patients manage and learn more about a number of chronic conditions. There are also phone platforms dedicated to preventative health measures, such as exercise and nutrition. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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7 apps that can help those living with asthma

The smartphone app boom has touched virtually every aspect of daily life, from finance and banking to shopping and dating, and healthcare is no exception. Indeed, there are now myriad apps designed to help users stay healthy - think platforms that deal with nutrition and exercise - as well as manage a whole range of illnesses, including chronic conditions such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. One common medical condition that is also dealt with in a number of smartphone apps is asthma. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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6 apps that can help those with ADHD

In 2017 there are smartphone apps available for virtually every aspect of daily life, including socializing, banking, news and entertainment, shopping and dating. And healthcare is no exception. Indeed, there are countless smartphone-orientated tools that address both preventative healthcare and the management of chronic conditions. For example, a health-conscious young woman may use her phone to keep an exercise diary, while an older heart disease patient may use a smartphone app to help ensure medication adherence.  [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Improving telemedicine bedside manner: Tips for healthcare providers

Alongside technologies such as electronic medical records software and practice management systems, telemedicine has had a notable impact on the healthcare industry, helping to connect patients in rural and underserved areas and communities without  healthcare providers, to ensure that more people receive access to quality care. And there are many signs that telemedicine is continuing to grow in popularity and adoption. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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IBM: Watson More than Just TV Commercials

Bias alert: IBM claims its Watson technology is getting really good at screening patients for clinical trial eligibility. Technology at its finest, saving lives, and so and such, the company says. But getting into the sausage making, every step forward even if it comes from the mouth of a specific vendor doesn’t mean it can’t be trusted. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Study finds medical device technology 'unprepared to defend' against cyber attacks

Security is no joke, we now know. Medical device security is no different. They pose a huge problem to hospitals, a new study -- "Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to Defend” – says. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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5 apps that can help those who experience migraines

A painful and often debilitating medical condition, migraines impact around 12 percent of Americans, according to Healthline. While there are a number of treatment options, including medications, it may be surprising for many to learn that there are in fact smartphone apps that can help those experiencing migraines better manage their condition. They can be found amid countless other smartphone platforms that deal with a range of chronic conditions, ranging in severity from mild - insomnia, for example - to severe, think certain types of cancer. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Who Would Have Thought that Seafarers Would Support Telemedicine? Why Not.

Well, just when you thought the support for telemedicine couldn’t come from anywhere else, the maritime professionals’ trade union, Nautilus International, says the technology might not be such a bad thing for its industry. In basic terms, through a study it conducted with its members in regard to the technology, much more must be done to improve the accessibility and quality of healthcare services onboard seafaring vessels. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

Contributor

Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Bill expanding telehealth services signed in Texas

Telehealth or telemedicine are synonymous terms used to denote the practice of medical providers connecting with patients virtually, via platforms such as the internet, telephones and video conferencing tools, the American Telemedicine Association explained. Providers are able to examine patients and make diagnoses via telemedicine and studies have indicated that telemedicine is a safe and highly effective way to treat patients, particularly those who live in rural or underserved areas.  [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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How to ensure your health while traveling abroad

Whether you're vacationing for pleasure or working overseas, traveling abroad opens up a multitude of opportunity for exploring and engaging in different cultures. While the excitement of traveling makes many associate happiness and positivity with any trip, there's always a chance that something could go wrong. Arriving to your destination may seem as simple as packing your bags and getting on a plane, but there's preparation that needs to take place in order to ensure your health.

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Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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