mental health

By Brian Dolan January 22, 2013
Last year healthcare providers remotely monitored about 308,000 patients worldwide for congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, hypertension and mental health conditions, according to a recent report from InMedica. By 2017 that number should spike to 1.8 million patients, the research firm predicts. InMedica found that the majority of patients are...
By Neil Versel June 21, 2012
How powerful is text messaging for reaching young people? "I think it might be able to save more lives than penicillin," according to Nancy Lublin CEO and "chief old person" at DoSomething.org, an organization that helps teens effect social change. Lublin made that bold statement in a Feb. 28 presentation to TED University, a pre-conference session at TED 2012 in Long Beach, Calif. A video from...
By Brian Dolan December 1, 2009
Senate bill includes wireless health: InformationWeek reports that the health reform bill in the Senate includes support for the use of home health technologies for managing chronically ill patients in their own homes with a focus on reducing hospitalizations. Specifically the bill calls for health IT "in providing health home services and improving service delivery and coordination of care...