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“Earlier this year, 498 asthma patients in California were split into two test groups. One group puffed their inhalers normally. But the second group was given a sensor that attaches to the top of the inhaler and beams data about their usage back to Dr. Rajang Merchant of Woodland Health Care. Each day, Dr. Merchant scans a list of several hundred patients to find the handful that need to be contacted for an office follow-up.”
Read more on this study and it’s results at: http://www.fastcompany.com/3021901/internet-of-things/propeller-keeps-asthmatics-out-of-the-er-by-harnessing-the-internet-of-th
The natural language processing platform converts unstructured clinical notes into rich, fully structured and coded content in real-time.
“Company officials hope the tool will help researchers find new ways to leverage the full clinical record rather than discrete data alone.”
Read more on how it works at: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/cloud-nlp-platform-open-research
A new health cloud is making strides for open health data by providing access to aggregated population data (based on an anonymized population of more than 50 million lives) going back two to five years.
“MedRed, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare software company, and BT, a UK-based telecommunications company, launched the health cloud Tuesday with the blessing of the federal government. The White House Office of Science and Technology invited MedRed and BT to present the MedRed BT Health Cloud (MBHC) at a big-data event Tuesday in Washington, D.C., in a move signifying the federal government's recognition of the importance of open data in healthcare.”
It has been reported that the University of California-San Francisco has received approval from the Institutional Review Board to use Google’s computerised eyeglasses during surgeries. It is the first approval in the US by the board.
“Pierre Theodore, a cardiothoracic surgeon at UCSF, has performed 10 to 15 surgeries using Google Glass.
The device sends de-identified radiographic images from a secure site. Surgeons then can use the images while performing surgical procedures”.