Digital technology can prevent wasteful medicine

An article in Live Science discusses recent technological advances usefulness to the public health sector. Smart data analysis could perform the seemingly contradictory tasks of improving patient health and improving the profits of pharmaceutical and insurance companies, according to Jonathan Richman, director of social media at the marketing agency Possible Worldwide and author of the health care blog Dose of Digital. Also, existing digital technology can help save people who have America’s deadliest medical condition of heart problems. Apps on iPhone that monitor a patient’s heart condition could automatically call an ambulance during the earliest stages of a cardiac event, bringing paramedics to the scene during those critical early minutes.

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Source:  Live Science

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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