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January 13, 2013

HealthTech Zone Week in Review

It’s the weekend, and time to review the week’s events in the HealthTech Zone.

With so many social media outlets and unlimited access to the Web, endless amounts of information can be utilized by users, especially for those seeking medical solace. The mHealth (mobile health) development is being embraced by medial fields and research companies alike, who have begun to manipulate the creations in social entertainment to enhance the quality of healthcare.

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Everyone is still afraid of big brother. No one wants to be watched or monitored to see if they are doing the right thing. It seems that there are cameras everywhere lately. However, when a monitoring device lets you live a more normal life and actually does give you more freedom instead of taking it away, is it a bad thing?

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The healthcare budget for the United States accounts for more than 23 percent of the federal budget. With trillions of dollars on the line, companies have to be stupid not try and get some of the gold at the end of the rainbow. The clarion call by Verizon’s CEO, Lowell McAdam at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, is part of a $10 million challenge for three industries – healthcare, education and sustainability.

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While American Medical ID has made something of a name for itself in terms of creating a line of medical ID bracelets and pendants with personalized information about the wearer's various medical issues, there's always room for improvement. To that end, American Medical ID got in touch with One Call Alert to provide a new set of services with its line of medical alert bracelets and pendants. The combination now allows those with American Medical ID bracelets and pendants access to several calling plans offered by One Call Alert that allow for easy, one-touch access to medical services.

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 With the winter months upon us, sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation to get to the gym and exercise. Whether it’s after a long hard day at work, or trying to get out of a warm bed to make the cold trek to the gym, motivation can be hard to find during the dark and frigid winter months. But, what if you could be shamed into getting your workout in? The latest fitness app, Gym Shamer, sets out to do exactly that.

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With so many issues of our healthcare system being tossed around politics, it seems that arenas of technology are moving in to create solutions of their own – ones that could affect the way we go about rectifying these problems. The medical field has begun to embrace the way the term “instant-gratification” is embedded within the workings of the digital era, and use it to benefit people’s health.

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There’s been a fair amount of discussion about video communication technology in the healthcare fields and the benefits it provides. One great example of a video communication tool used for telemedicine is VSee, a clear and simple to use a chat program with barely any bandwidth requirements.

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Those are the highlights for this week. See you again next week on the HealthTech Zone.

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