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HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT IT SEEMS
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Jun

HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

The last few years has seen an exponential increase in the capacity and capability of new health technologies heralding the prospect of a very different model of healthcare.

Apple wants the iPhone to become the central bank for health information. It is looking to host clinical information, such as labs and allergy lists, and not just wellness data. To that end, it is talking with hospitals, researching potential acquisitions and attending health IT industry meetings.

Amazon is on the healthcare industry’s doorstep. The e-commerce giant continues to transform virtually every segment of the economy as it leverages its massive distribution network to deliver logistical harmony. The e-commerce giant will shake up the medical supplies industry as it builds out its business-to-business platform, healthcare experts said.

A new study by Swedish researchers looked at how drones compare to ambulances at delivering lifesaving defibrillator devices to patients suffering from cardiac arrest and found drones are faster. But the technology has pros and cons, say doctors. Drone technology has pros and cons when it comes to emergency care for cardiac arrest, study finds. Could a drone help save a life faster than an ambulance? Drone technology has pros and cons when it comes to emergency care for cardiac arrest, study finds.

Stay tuned as technology continues to help and possibly present new risks in the halls of healthcare.