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What is the future of healthcare innovation? Today, massive technological shifts – driven by big data, mobility, security and cloud computing – are rapidly transforming business and society. Entire industries are being completely transformed, and healthcare is one of them. These trends are unlocking new possibilities for hospitals, researchers, doctors and patients.
Here are five recent examples of digital health innovations:
1. Artificial Heart
According to the American Heart Association, nearly 300,000 people die from heart failure each year. As the wait for heart transplants grows ever longer, SynCardia is saving lives with the only FDA-approved total replacement for the one of hardest working organs in the body. For more about tech innovations in the health care industry. According to data published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 79% of patients who received the Total Artificial Heart were bridged to transplant. This is the highest bridge to transplant rate for any approved heart device in the world.
2. A Knee Powered by Artificial Intelligence
Össur, an Icelandic company has created the world’s first microprocessor joint system that helps its users replicate and improve natural knee function.
3. Open Notes – Provider Allows Patients To Contribute To Own EHRs
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has received a $450,000 grant from The Commonwealth Fund to develop develop OurNotes, a new initiative for allowing patients, caregivers, and providers jointly create clinical notes and care plans within the shared EHR. OurNotes is an extension of the provider’s current OpenNotes program, a movement to offer patients ready, online access to their clinicians’ visit notes after an appointment or discussion. These notes are available on the PatientSite, the secure portal where patients can manage their health care online, anytime.
4. Personalized Metabolomics Service
Just launched on Indiegogo, Kenkodo is a personalized metabolomics service that connects your individual lifestyle to your biochemical state. Your metabolism changes constantly: when you eat, do sports or just relax. And if two people follow the same diet, the effect may not be the same. Our bodies respond differently to external factors, like nutrition. This means there is no general “optimal lifestyle”.
5. Wearable That Monitors Your Eating Habits
BitBite is a revolutionary wearable device meant to track, analyze and change the way you eat. When you slow down, chew more and eat at regular intervals you’ll be improving your nutrition, feel better and shed those extra pounds. The device was launched on Indiegogo last month. BitBite is a discrete ear clip equipped with a microphone and sensors that records, analyzes and reports your eating habits.
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