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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ).