Archive for the ‘medical technology’ Category

  • Moving into Oblivion – The 4G Network

    Smart phones, tablet computers and personal digital assistants have pushed the entry of mobile applications into the healthcare technology market. An era of experiments and inventions that followed brought in a series of new generation wireless technologies viz. 3G, 4G etc. Today almost all smartphones have some kind of “G” connectivity, including the new iPhone. According to a report by Research2Guidance, a global mobile research group, medical app market is worth about $718 million and is expected to double by the end of this year.  But popularity of 4G networks seems to be fading. What ails 4G  Carriers have not ...Read More »

  • Remote Health Management – an Introduction

    Hospitals in a world of Videoconferencing Remote Health Management - As the name suggests, is an umbrella term given to any health management system that employs devices which enable doctors and physicians to keep an eye on their patients without having to rely on hospitals as the medium. In other words, this is a remote health management system. The market for remote health management has been rapidly growing especially since the beginning of the twenty first century. Let’s try to understand the concept in depth before we dig through the nuances of this methodology. Concept Overview Remote health management as the ...Read More »

  • Reaching Out to Rural Care – The U.S. Tele-health Policy

    A Tele-health policy is the “use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies supporting long-distance clinical health care, health education and health administration,” according to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Challenges Implementing the tele-health policy in a rural setting is a different story altogether. Here healthcare providers do face multiple challenges like lack of infrastructure, limited health care resources and geographic isolation. Chronic diseases and high mortality rate are common in many rural areas even today. “About 25% of U.S. residents live in rural areas while only 9% of physicians ...Read More »