Posts Tagged ‘Health Care Technology’

Technology: Robot Power Suit – Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) to Help Nurses and Patients

Thursday, February 28, 2013 15:31 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Hybrid Assistive Limb or HAL
 
“A robot suit that can help the elderly or disabled get around was given its global safety certificate in Japan on Wednesday, paving the way for its worldwide roll-out,” according to Discovery News.
The Hybrid Assistive Limb®, or HAL, is a power-assisted pair of legs developed by […]

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mHealth: Valuable information in PwC report, but are the findings remarkable?

Thursday, June 14, 2012 14:37 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
A recent report, (PDF link) “Emerging mHealth:  Paths for growth,” commissioned by PwC, (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) the Economist Intelligence Unit, is well executed, however it’s important to understand the research sample for this survey.
Is it possible that the results of the survey would be different if the sample was broader in terms […]

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Social Media and Technology in Health Care: ePharma Summit Goes Beyond Pharma

Monday, January 30, 2012 12:38 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Social media and mobile intersect at ePharma Summit

Patients and health care consumers are engaged in their health and the internet has allowed them to be empowered in their health care.
They are actively searching and accessing information online and they are using their Smartphones to stay connected and to manage their […]

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How is Gaming Changing the Landscape in Health Care? Part 4 | Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Monday, January 16, 2012 12:54 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Time to break the health care silos

In Part 1, Fabio Gratton, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Ignite Health, answered the question, “How is Gaming Changing the Landscape in Health Care?”
In Part 2, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director Center for Connected Health answered the question: “How […]

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How is Gaming Changing the Landscape in Health Care? Part 3 | Bill Crounse, MD, Microsoft

Friday, January 6, 2012 13:33 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Bill Crounse, MD, Senior Director, Worldwide Health Microsoft Corporation answers the question, “How is Gaming Changing the Landscape in Health Care?”
In Part 1, Fabio Gratton, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Ignite Health, answered the question, “How is Gaming Changing the Landscape in Health Care?”
In Part 2, Joseph C. Kvedar, […]

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