News we’re following from the intersection of technology and health care access
15 Million Kids in Health Care Deserts
Can Telehealth Make a Difference?
Our second white paper looks at the ways that telehealth can overcome the access barriers to pediatric care, particularly for those residing in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
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The NIH is considering using smartphones and wearables for data collection, reports MobiHealthNews. Read more.
San Francisco public radio station KQED counts down some interesting health technology companies poised for a breakthrough.
A small study finds patients feel more confident managing their condition at home with the help of a mobile care management platform, as mHealth News reports.
“These are not annoying daily tips, it’s tailored advice,” says one of the doctors behind a new app from London’s Evelina Children’s Hospital, which gathers data on your child’s sleep habits and helps you figure out how solve sleep problems. The BBC has the story.
Thanks to the internet, patients now have all the right questions for their doctors, writes Theresa MacPhail in Slate. What they lack is context.
Entopsis is working on a universal platform to test any sample for multiple diseases cheaply and quickly. Read more in the Miami Herald.
Prosthetics are expensive, especially for growing children who need new ones frequently. University of Toronto researchers say 3D printing offers a solution. CBC News reports.
As telemedicine races ahead, legislatures are still figuring out how old laws apply and whether news laws are needed to rein it in. The Texas Tribune reports.
Upcoming events in health access technology
October 4-7, 2015
Health 2.0 heads back to Silicon Valley to examine how another year has impacted and changed health care technology.
November 8-11, 2015
The premiere US conference on mobile and connected health.