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When we discuss connected health on the blog, most of the time it is in relation with progress made for patient care, self-treatment, or some form of tele-medicine. Today, we take a look at how technology makes a difference is the way governments, NGOs and other institutions tackle international health issues.
Thanks to technology, today there are many ways to promote health for children and teens while making it a fun and natural part of everyday life. This not only makes life easier for the ones who suffer from severe illnesses, but also helps children and teenagers stay informed and take care of their general health.
Are you having a hard time sticking to your New Year’s resolutions? Many of us make resolutions every year that we swear keeping, but after a couple of weeks we fall back into the same old routines. Here are some apps that can help you stick to those resolutions, whether it’s getting fit, eating healthier, or losing weight. Read more
Few things are as personal as medical data. In fact, from a physical standpoint, your medical data is the definition of who you are. With the development of connected health and electronic records, more and more medical data is stored in remote servers owned and operated by governments or corporations, which raises concerns about the security measures around the storage of the data as well as how this data is used and shared, with or without the patient’s consent.
Another year has gone by! 2011 offered many interesting innovations in connected health, and the development continues to move forward at a fast pace. Here are some of the highlights from 2011 and some predictions of what 2012 holds for health 2.0 and self-tracking. Read more
There are now plenty of health applications for all formats of mobile phones and tablets. From self-tracking apps to electronic health records to applications that remind you to take your medication. Today, we’ll shed some light on a specific category of apps: applications for self-diagnosis.