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A Leeds man has become the first in the city to be fitted with a new type of implanted hearing aid (the Cochlear Attract) which includes a magnet placed under the patient’s skin, greatly improving its usability and cosmetic appearance. Previously patients with this type of hearing device have had to have it secured in place via a connection through the skin known as an abutment. The new magnetic type of attachment avoids the complications of having a direct and visible connection through…

Software that converts the human voice to digital text and extracts meaning from those words previously was reserved for doctors. Now some health systems are deploying the technology for nurses and ancillary providers.

Electronic data interchange and in-house transcription are just two of the five emerging health IT applications that will surge in 2016, according to a new report by HIMSS Analytics.

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Five Ways Mobile Health Technology Can Help Clinical Trials

One area of healthcare which could benefit greatly from mobile health technology is clinical trials, where new drugs and devices are used by patients...

A bipartisan group of Senators this week unveiled legislation to remove Medicare barriers to telemedicine use in a bill that proponents say can generate $1.8 billion in savings over 10 years. Led by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., the CONNECT for Health Act seeks to create an opening for more providers to incorporate telemedicine into their practices. The Senate group hopes to use the platform to further study its effects on healthcare.