May 10, 2012
Soon enough people will be able to record a snipped of their own heart sounds, upload it to an analytics engine through a smartphone app, and receive a diagnosis. Sort of like a Shazam app for heart sounds.
That is, at least, according to Steinar Pedersen, Founder of Tromso Telemedicine Consult, who made the prediction -- among many others -- during his closing keynote Monday afternoon at the...
May 8, 2012
Health IT built for foreign markets generally doesn't translate well to the U.S.
A widely heard criticism of many American electronic health records (EHR) systems in the U.S. is that they're designed not primarily to enable clinicians to provide the best patient care, but to help providers produce the documentation they need to get paid. That's just the nature of our inefficient, fee-for-service...