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Eric Topol: Healthcare turning toward virtual doctor's office

The phrase "the doctor knows best" may be on its way out as health technology is leading to an age where medical decisions are not ordered but shared discussions between physicians and their patients, Eric Topol, M.D., says in an interview with the  University of Toronto's Rotman Management Magazine.

StartUp Health: Digital health funding hit its stride in 2015

Digital health funding last year hit $5.8 billion, and while that's lower than the $7 billion raised the year before, according to StartUp Health, 2015 was the year the industry hit its stride.

Conversational agent-based online searches preferred for patients with low-health literacy

Finding health information through online search can be harder for patients who have low health literacy, but health counseling dialog systems can help with that, according to a recent study published in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Artificial pancreas for diabetics heads to trial; seen as a 'wearable network'

A new, technology-enabled artificial pancreas is not like your previous replica organ; the system will help with automated insulin delivery and can even connect with a smartphone.

New EHR system causes issues with patient records at UK hospital

The switch to a new electronic medical record system installed at U.K.-based Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust may have caused issues with patients' medical records.

Nurses: Tele-ICU tools improve performance, communication

Tele-intensive care tools help nurses to conduct tasks more quickly, and improve performance and communication, according to a study published recently in the  American Journal of Critical Care.

Beth Israel to work with international groups to expand eHealth in Latin America, Caribbean

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is leading an effort to bring eHealth advancements to Latin America and the Caribbean.

UCLA Health CIO Michael Pfeffer: Physician buy-in critical for adoption of OpenNotes

While the OpenNotes project is about giving patients greater insight into their care, it has to be a physician-driven project, says Michael Pfeffer, CIO at UCLA Health.

Columbia St. Mary's Bruce McCarthy: OpenNotes shifts patient-provider power balance

Giving patients a complete look at their health and making them a true partner in the care process were Bruce McCarthy's goals for implementing the OpenNotes program at his facility, Columbia St. Mary's.

Organ-on-a-chip tech helps researchers study lung disease

Organ-on-a-chip tech is helping researchers create models of the human airway to study asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other health issues.