Digital health can improve care, but in Ontario, health data are still fragmented, despite billions of dollars spent over the last two decades to enable fast and secure exchange of health information.
From designing vaccine supply chains to improving PPE to rebuilding trust, systematically bringing engineering knowhow to public health problems could make a huge difference.
It may not be long before Australia’s health sector offers predictive genomic analysis to patients. If this happens, could chatbots help lessen the load on genetic counsellors?
The NHS will be handing out 200,000 pulse oximeters for people with COVID to measure their blood oxygen levels at home.
Cyber-attacks on medical devices and hospital networks are a growing threat, and patients have the right to know.
A digital ID will only work if people are allowed to keep control of their data.
Before we chuck out the old way of seeing the doctor, we need to look at what might be lost.
Mobile health service providers should empower their personnel through the provision of periodic training on good customer relations.
Mobile technology has great potential to improve healthcare in Nigeria but government must provide regulatory framework.
Providing the relevant safeguards are in place, there should be no particular threat to Australians’ privacy.
Research indicates people would be willing to give up privacy to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The digitization of health care in Canada has been a bumpy ride — due to lack of focus on governance, and lack of emphasis on interoperability, transparency and accountability.
To be sustainable, the NHS needs to invest in AI and other advanced technologies.
The digital overlays of Pokémon Go reinvented Sofia’s everyday experiences of mundane spaces. And she became an outstandingly super-cool grandmother in the eyes of her grandson, Diego.
A research lab at the University of Saskatchewan is pursuing the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to healthcare diagnoses.
Using smartphones and wearable devices to identify mental health symptoms and deliver psychotherapy will allow more people to access quality care, according to one psychiatrist.
The opt-out period for the controversial My Health Record scheme is
being extended again – this time to January 31.
If you carry your smartphone with you everywhere, then the data it tracks could provide a comprehensive picture of your health – and alert you if it begins to deteriorate.
Gadgets that tell too many people to go to the doctor are a worry, but the growing enthusiasm for health monitoring should be encouraged.
If you’re opting out of My Health Records, you’re opting in to “business as usual”. Here’s what the current system looks like.