Category: Health information and technology

Image-based mobile technologies for diagnostics and treatment

The fifth STIAS-Wallenberg Roundtable was held in February and focused on image-based mobile technologies to improve access and equity in health care. Sessions ranged from overviews of the landscape; unpacking the practical experiences of using mHealth in clinical settings; how to overcome challenges in implementation; barriers and facilitators; and, the need for leadership and change agents.

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Patients in charge; is information and technology transforming the role of patients?

People are now more informed than ever before. Information is much more accessible and technology continues to change how we interact socially, commercially and indeed, in healthcare. Clare Omatseye once said, “Innovation is taking the things we perform on a daily basis and making them better.” In healthcare delivery, information and technology provide a window of opportunity to get patients more involved. This article explores the role of information and technology in this regard and how it can potentially transform the role of the patient.

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