ChaiOne Insights: healthcare apps

How Mobile Technology Will Impact Healthcare

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As a percentage, the United States spends the highest percent of its GDP (17.2%) on healthcare, significantly more than any other nation. However, patient outcomes are only comparable, if not better outside the United States. There are several reasons for this, and the causes are hotly debated and numerous (insurance premium costs, staff costs, poor access, American lifestyle, etc.), but solutions are few and far between. Every hospital and care facility has a different approach to improving...

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The Bigger Problem With Digitizing Healthcare Information

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President Obama signed into law the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. According to Forbes, “the law provides some $20 billion to get medical care providers to use electronic medical records.” $20 billion dollars is quite a chunk of change, which should give you an idea of the transition barriers. Flash forward to today, providers are still stuck in different stages of adoption. Some have fully implemented...

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Integrating Context with Healthcare

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With health spending projected to grow at an average rate of 5.8% from 2012-2022, an increasing number of patients will need more healthcare and expect better service. With this trend, more hospitals will have to look for ways to eliminate waste and increase efficiency to reduce operating costs. The focus on healthcare is bigger than ever and there is room for disruption. Some things that are already changing up the industry include healthcare apps and wearables for fitness and healthcare...

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[CAUTION] Dangerous Work Zone Ahead | Incident Management and Safety Apps

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In organizations, problems are bound to come up. In industries with dangerous workplaces such as construction, accidents happen frequently. According to OSHA, 4,383 workers were killed on the job in 2012 with an average of more than 84 a week. For fatalities in the private industry, 19.6% of total worker fatalities were in construction. If you have one of America’s 10 deadliest jobs, you’re even more at risk. Since lumberjacks, fishermen and fisherwomen have to work in such hazardous...

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It's Good For You: Benefits of Mobile Medical Apps

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The marvel of mobile connectivity has led to a revolution of sorts in every sector including the healthcare industry. Gone are the days when mobile was meant for making calls only. Today, you can do so much more with the palm-sized gadget. From the availability of mobile medical apps for daily calorie monitoring to complete medical records on the mobile phone, there has been a drastic change in the way people have become conscious about their wellness. In fact, apart from these nutrition based...

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