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A wearable to draw a complete picture of the heart

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[01/09/2015] Smartphone apps and wearable sensors have the potential to help people make healthier lifestyle choices. Self-monitoring therefore is one of the core strategies for changing cardiovascular health behaviors. On the other side, patients benefit from sharing their data with doctors and electronic health record (EHR) systems. A wearable to draw a complete picture of the heart - Read more

Wearables and apps: insecure connections, careless users

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[01/09/2015] They are exciting for enthusiasts of the "quantified self" movement and extremely useful for athletes: wearables that measure and store numerous body parameters and enable long-term data analysis. Yet, for their use in medicine and rehabilitation, manufacturer and user both need to ask themselves how safe the devices actually are.Wearables and apps: insecure connections, careless users - Read more

Big Data: breaking the curse of dimensionality

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Photo: huge data server [24/08/2015] The term big data is complex. On one hand, it describes the amount of data itself while characterizing the technology required to collect and analyze the data on the other. The fact is big data is essential in medicine. Data-supported models not only assist in promoting medical research, they also make it easier to reach treatment decisions.Big Data: breaking the curse of dimensionality - Read more

Krankenhaus Rating Report: Not every hospital needs to be maintained

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Photo: Empty patient's room [10/08/2015] This year’s German Krankenhaus Rating Report concludes: the probability of insolvency for German hospitals continues to increase. More than ever, the demographic change demands a more efficient health care system. This also includes the closing of several hospitals, particularly in rural areas. The scheduled Hospital Structures Act is soon said to make this decision easier.Krankenhaus Rating Report: Not every hospital needs to be maintained - Read more

Fast and low radiation exposure: The newest generation gamma camera

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[03/08/2015] Nuclear medicine physicians use so-called gamma cameras for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. The devices record radioactive substances that are injected into the patient and show changes in the heart muscle (myocardium). Now a new gamma camera is able to record images faster and by using much less radiation.Fast and low radiation exposure: The newest generation gamma camera - Read more

 
 

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