• Samsung's Galaxy S9 to include blood pressure monitor, research app
    March 01, 2018

    Originally posted by Laura Lovett Go here for the full article. Samsung’s latest phones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, will incorporate a new digital health app that will track users' blood pressure and stress level while helping researchers collect data. Seoul-based Samsung Electronics teamed up with the University of California San Fransisco to develop the research app, called My BP Lab. Samsung has been connected to the digital health field for some time. In fact, in October consumer electronics company announced that two of the spin-out companies from its incubator, C-Labs , are digital health related. One is a phone overlay for people with presbyopia and the other is a glucometer that attache... read more

  • AI on the rise in healthcare
    February 28, 2018

    AI on the rise in healthcare Scott E. Rupp Thursday, February 22, 2018 The global artificial intelligence (AI) healthcare market was valued at $714.4 million in 2016, but this train is cruising at a speed faster than nearly every other technology and is projected to grow at a rate of more than 35 percent through 2025. click below for the rest of the post from Scoitt. read more

  • Virtual Healthcare
    December 12, 2016

    There's a recent article in the Harvard Business Review (metered paywall) about the efforts ofBrigham and Women’s Hospital to begin providing virtual care to patients. This is an interesting concept that many hospitals and institutions are working towards. The necessity for this type of change is being driven by the connected nature of individuals along with the unofficial mandate to reduce overall healcare costs while delivering care to more chronic sufferers. It is a way for medical care to offer care for people suffering from less serious/chronic illnesses -- when the pipeline for care is being filled by people suffering from serious/chronic illness. The idea is that some things just do ... read more

  • Medical Simulation Job Openings
    March 02, 2015

    Job Openings You May Be Intereted In The U.S. Army Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center is seeking a full-time "RESEARCH SCIENTIST" to become part of the TATRC Armed Forces Simulation Institute for Medicine (AFSIM), Medical Simulation Team. Details will be announced SOON; stay tuned! The job description / performance work statement is being finalized NOW, so stay tuned !! Please contact Harvey Magee directly( , 301-619-4002) if you know of anyone who may be interested. Also: Joint Program Committee 1 (JPC-1), Medical Simulation and Information Sciences (MSIS), is seeking a Senior Scientist. The JPC-1 position has a submission DEADLINE: 10 March 2015. C... read more

  • 21st Century Therapy – Virtual Reality For Addiction
    October 21, 2014 is happy to welcome our new contributor Laura Chapman ! 21st Century Therapy – Virtual Reality For Addiction Although the world around us is changing at an incredibly fast pace, sometimes it has seemed as though in certain areas, such as mental health therapy things were at a stalemate in terms of new treatments for conditions such as addiction. Traditional twelve step programmes or cognitive behavioural therapy have been used on many patients to great effect, but there is always a need and a demand for something new and innovative that can help people for whom these approaches haven’t worked as well as they should. The University of Houston may just have come up with a so... read more