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Digital Transformation in the Healthcare Industry: 5 Key Trends

Just about every industry is being shaken up by the rise of technology. This is a good thing, particularly for healthcare. The healthcare industry has always been one of the forward-thinkers in terms of technological innovation, so it comes as no surprise that we’re seeing new trends making an impact in healthcare.  What exactly is digital transformation and how does

mHealth App Development: Current Practices and Future Perspectives

mHealth App Development and Standardization of Innovative Technologies Advanced digital technology has become an integrated part of today’s health care industry. With the increasing use of smartphones worldwide, mHealth app development has become an essential aspect of digital health. Note that mHealth apps are defined as software programs for a mobile device designed to improve patient health outcomes. Figures show

Schizophrenia in mHealth

The world is now facing an epidemic of mental health disorders which due to their nature can be extremely challenging to study, diagnose, and treat. This is especially true of schizophrenia, a chronic mental health condition characterized by various clinical symptoms including distorted perception of reality, altered behavior, withdrawal from social relations, and inappropriate and sometimes even dangerous behaviors and

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and End-user License Agreements (EULAs)

The Gap between Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and End-user License Agreements (EULAs) in Digital Health Research Digital technologies are evolving at a rapid pace, transforming clinical research and health care worldwide. By leveraging multimedia tools, mHealth apps, and big databases in medicine, however, security and privacy risks are also increasing. As wireless sensors, mobile devices and software programs have the

Apps for Studying Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition which develops following a traumatic event of any kind or prolonged traumatic experience. PTSD is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders with a lifetime prevalence of about 8% in the U.S., with variations depending on sex, occupation, social context, economic situation and other factors which might define the nature

The impact of digital health tools on the study of asthma

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease affecting millions of people worldwide and has a global economic burden of more than 50 billion dollars. Asthma patients suffer from shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing and wheezing, all of which needs to be managed life-long. Although asthma cannot be treated, it can be kept under control by a combination of drugs including

Effectiveness of Digital Tools For Researching Fall Risk Factors

1 in every 3 older adults (over 65 years old) will experience a fall that may put his/her life in danger due to fall-related injuries. This has motivated scientists and physicians to approach this problem with many different angles. Research efforts mostly target prevention of another accident, identification of the risk factors associated with falls and/or promotion of quick detection