Monitor sends heart patients’ health data to doctors in real time

One way health professionals can keep track of their patients when they aren’t able to be in attendance is telepresence robots, such as the ones developed by InTouch Health. An alternative, however, is mobile monitoring. Created by Preventice, BodyGuardian RMS is a smartphone-based system that continuously tracks the health of those with heart conditions and sends the data straight to doctors. READ MORE…



Motorola Vitamin Pills Could Be Edible Stomach-Acid-Powered Passwords

Yesterday, at the Wall Street Journal’s eleventh annual All Things Digital Conference, Regina Dugan of Motorola unveiled a new “vitamin” that when ingested is capable of storing your password data for later use.

The vitamin is ingested and “activated” naturally by your stomach acids to create a unique 18-bit signal — an instant password authentication enacted by simply by touching a surface of your device.

It’s already been swiftly approved of by the FDA.

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Don’t worry about failure, you only have to be right once.

- Drew Houston


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“noncompliance is our problem, not the patient’s.”

Called Blue Distinction Benefits, the group offering encourages members to use Blue Distinction Centers, a listing compiled by the BlueCross BlueShield Association of providers across the country who meet quality criteria in six separate high-cost, high-risk areas of specialty care.

Physicians will struggle to stay independent. The desire to join with a bigger entity to negotiate better rates with managed care, a generational shift as younger doctors decide they want balance between life and work (especially women, who now comprise the majority of medical students), and the rising overhead involved in running a practice. Ironically, physicians I’ve spoken with have cited the cost of health insurance for staff as a reason for joining up with the big boys!

#Telemedicine: It’s a No Brainer

They call it the golden hour: that first sixty minutes after a patient begins to experience stroke systems is the critical window for providing care that can minimize long-term disabilities or prevent a stroke death.

“Telestroke programs can reach patients in smaller communities and provide time-critical treatment to previously unreached people,” Carr said.  “Increasing telestroke networks gives everyone a better chance of surviving a stroke.”


Interview Tips For When Someone Asks, “What Questions Do You Have For Us?”

When the interviewer asks if you have any questions for them, it’s your opportunity to show them how much insight, moxie, and knowledge you have stored up. Here’s your playbook.

If I started tomorrow, what’s the first project you’d want me to tackle?

Beyond showing how you’d hit the ground running—and helping the interviewer to picture you doing so—this question will preview what the working state of the gig is like.

What are the must-have personality traits for this position?

This question will help you further fill in your forecast: Self-starting might mean you have little guidance; collaborative may mean you’ll be mired in meetings. Also, Gregorio notes, ask this will help the interviewer crack his or her robo-scanning and see you as a whole person.

What would you like to see more from in this position?

Ask this and you’ll learn why the last guy lost the gig—plus get a fuller picture of what your potential employer counts as success. (Then, when you get the job, make those goals happen.)

Do you like it here?

“This question might take interviewers back a bit,” Gregorio says, “but their answer will be telling.” If they respond with an automatic yes! then you’re probably entering into a positive culture (or talking to someone in denial), and if they look askance and search for meaning, chances are there’s a storm a-brewing beneath the interview-y sheen.

Why would I not be a fit for this job?

Inviting a critique shows you can handle feedback, Gregorio says, and it lets the interviewers give voice to any worries they might have about you.

What else should you ask during an interview? Let us know in the comments.

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