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E-Prescriptions May Reduce Medication Errors E-Prescriptions May Reduce Medication Errors

Preventable Adverse Elements, or PAEs, account for 50 to 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. One major contributor to PAEs is patient medication errors, and the implementation of e-prescription systems can cut down on these mistakes, according to Patexia. …

Google Translate Saves The Day And A Life Google Translate Saves The Day And A Life
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Google Translate, Google’s free online language translation tool can help identify languages and instantly translate words, phrases and web pages. Two Oregon State Police troopers recently put this new tool to the test using the app to communicate with an …

Smartphones Used To Help Memory Impaired Patients Smartphones Used To Help Memory Impaired Patients
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The treatment for moderate-to-severe memory impairment could one day include a prescription for a smartphone. The Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care in Ontario, Canada has published the strongest evidence yet that a smartphone training program specifically designed for individuals with …

Smart Pill Bottle Reminds You To Take Meds Smart Pill Bottle Reminds You To Take Meds
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A medicine bottle now being developed will track if you forgot your daily dose of antidepressant medication and remind you to take it. The savvy bottle addresses the common problem of patients who quickly stop taking antidepressant medications prescribed by …

New Technology: Blood Tests Instead of Biopsies for Tumors New Technology: Blood Tests Instead of Biopsies for Tumors

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Health, and collaborating cancer physicians have successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of an advanced blood test for detecting and analyzing circulating tumor cells (CTCs)—breakaway cells from patients’ solid tumors—from cancer patients. The findings, reported …

Microsoft, GE Team To Change Healthcare Systems Microsoft, GE Team To Change Healthcare Systems

Microsoft announced yesterday that it will partner with General Electric to form a new company aimed at improving the accessibility of healthcare information. The two hope to optimize the treatment that healthcare providers can offer patients while minimizing the cost …

Despite New Panda Guidelines, Google Still Burying Authoritative Results Despite New Panda Guidelines, Google Still Burying Authoritative Results
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There are a lot of elements of Google’s Panda update to discuss, and we’ve certainly discussed many of them over the last few months, but let’s not lose sight of the reason the update was launched to begin with – …

New Google Health Feautres Could Save Lives

Google has launched some new features for Google Health that could potentially save lives in times of personal crisis. For one, they’ve included the option for sharing Google Health profiles.

This means if you keep your profile up to date with any medication and medical history, you can share it with your loved ones so they can answer questions for doctors or other medical professionals in times of emergency.

Google Health Closer To Reality

The latest round of rumors about Google Health received mention in the Wall Street Journal, which could mean the service may be near an opening.