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WSD 2015
Every three heartbeats, someone dies of sepsis. In the developing world, sepsis accounts for 60-80% of childhood deaths. Sepsis is always caused by an infection, most often by bacteria, but sometimes by fungi or protozoa (such as malaria). That means that preventing infection is one of the best ways to prevent sepsis. For centuries, our natural immune system has served to protect us from severe infections.Those who survive, both adults and children, often struggle with life. The goal is to reduce the incidence of sepsis by 20% by 2020.

The Mayo Clinic Saves Victims of Stroke Remotely
Telepresence technology is altering treatment of stroke victims. Mayo Clinic program allows remote treatment of patients suffering an acute stroke with quick resolution to reduce post-stroke symptoms. (Source: 21stcentech.com, 10/03/2015).

Global telemedicine market is expected to grow with a healthy CAGR during the forecast period 2013-2020
Telemedicine plays a vital role in saving human lives, especially in emergencies and critical situations. Due to its fundamental application in the healthcare system, the global telemedicine market is expected to grow with a healthy CAGR during the forecast period. The global telemedicine market is driven by the growing number of government initiatives aimed at increasing the adoption of telemedicine at a hospital and clinic level in order to optimize the healthcare facility. (Source: bigmarketresearch.com).

How the Internet of Things Can Bolster Health
Health happens where we live, work, play and learn. While we're born with inherited genes that endow us with health risks, social factors -- like safe housing, access to good food, education, social support, and access to technology -- profoundly influence whole health. Those social determinants of health impact as much as 50 percent of our overall health; genes contribute about 20 percent. (Source: huffingtonpost, 09/03/2015).

Most Health Care Organizations Planning IT Investments This Year
Majority of health care organizations plan to spend money on the transition to ICD-10 in 2015, with many also expecting to invest in other health IT priorities, according to a peer60 report, FierceHealthIT reports.(Source:California Healthline / iHealthBeat, 09/03/2015).

Survey: Most Elderly Consumers Want Digital Home Health Tools
More than two-thirds of elderly U.S. residents want access to health care services from home, but a majority say they are concerned current technology cannot facilitate such capabilities, according to a new survey by Accenture, Modern Healthcare reports (Tahir, Modern Healthcare, 3/2). (Source:California Healthline / iHealthBeat, 07/03/2015).

Five health systems are making the best use of telemedicine
One of the more interesting aspects of telemedicine is that much of the innovation and focus of late has come from startups and vendors, while health systems have shown a bit of reluctance to deploy it on their own... (Source: MedcityNews, 27/02/2015 ).