Diabetes Management in the Future

According to the most recent WHO estimates, 422 million individuals suffer from diabetes around the world – and that figure is steadily growing. That means that 1 person in 11 must manage the severe condition on a day-to-day basis, which may lead to amputation, kidney failure, heart attack, or stroke. Here are 3 ways diabetes will be managed in the future:

Digital Contact Lenses

Even though the search engine Google halted in the development of Google Glass, its augmented reality glass, they didn’t give up on blending technology and vision. Novartis and the search engine giant signed a contract to cooperate on the creation of the digital contact lens that was patented in the year 2014. According to their plans, through this lens, it is possible to gain more data from the digital realm plus it has the ability measure levels of blood glucose from tears as an extra benefit.

Gamification

Isn’t it more exciting to make the diabetes creature satisfied than to boringly measure levels of blood glucose? There already are companies that leverage on your inner child. These will include incredible applications for phones which may assist you in efficiently managing diabetes. An Austrian company, MySugr, released a multitude of apps which may add a bit of gamification to traditional diabetes management applications. Watch the app in action: https://youtu.be/BTWqq1EZWFs

Artificial pancreas

Basically, the artificial or bionic pancreas will replicate a healthy version of how the organ performs on its own, and it’ll enable patients with diabetes to live a simpler life in a sustainable way. This device has the ability to constantly measure blood glucose levels and decide on the insulin delivery. Boston University engineers created a bionic pancreas system which uses continual glucose monitoring in conjunction with subcutaneous generation of both rapid-acting insulin, as well as glucagon as instructed by a computer algorithm.

 

Leading Management Solutions is a healthcare management solutions company providing assistance and resources to healthcare management. Contact us today at (407) 674-1916 or visit www.lmshealthpro.com. to learn more.

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Kristen Brady is the founder and owner of Kaboom Social Media, your social media marketing and content specialists! Follow her on Twitter: @kb54927

Advances in Medical Technology to Look Forward to

Today, we discuss 3 top futuristic medical technologies:

In silico clinical trials

Transferring from extremely expensive and long clinical trials to small microchips that may be utilized as models of human organs, cells, or entire physiological systems offers clear benefits. Components or drugs might be tested on them without limits that might make clinical trials more accurate and faster (in all cases the circumstances and conditions would be the same). Organs-on-Chips technology has the ability to utilize stem cells to mimic body organs with a sequence of devices. Most specialists think this technology might revolutionize clinical trials, as well as completely replace animal testing. Also, it might improve cancer care.

Real-time data

It isn’t just about monitoring and checking vital signs –intervention is the key to better health. Imagine sensors embedded in the teeth that are able to recognize jaw movements, speaking, coughing, and even smoking in order for it to record when you consume too much food or smoke no matter what your physician told you. It’ll be very difficult not to follow your doctor’s advice. Imagine the exact same wireless technology utilized in organs that prove real-time data.

Medical tricorders

If using thin e-skins or having an embedded sensor isn’t a viable choice for us, let us make an old dream come to life. The idea of the Star Trek’s tricorder has been in existence for years and we still do not have it.

 

Devices like Scanadu is an early stage mobile device that empowers patients, or Viatom Checkme which not just measures an individual’s body temperature, but also traces ECG, measures rhythm and pulse rate, systolic blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and sleep and physical activity, fully transforming the concept of healthcare. Rather than frequently waiting for the verdict of a medical professional, patients will be able to control their own health.

Leading Management Solutions is a healthcare management solutions company providing assistance and resources to healthcare management. Contact us today at (407) 674-1916 or visit www.lmshealthpro.com. to learn more.

About the Author:

Kristen Brady is the founder and owner of Kaboom Social Media, your social media marketing and content specialists! Follow her on Twitter: @kb54927

Top 3 Medical Technology Advances

As there are so many incredible things going on around the world in healthcare and medicine, a shortlist of 3 of the greatest developments and ideas would offer us a glimpse into medicine’s future.

Augmented reality

Digital contact lenses patented by Google have the aim of changing the course of diabetes management by measuring levels of blood glucose from tears. As the prototype is undergoing strict testing, regulations have prepared to rapidly permit the disruptive technology to enter the marketplace and benefit patients. Also, Microsoft Hololens may change medical education, as well as how we view the world by projecting digital data onto what we’re seeing. A German clinic began to experiment with an app using augmented reality upon iPads inside the operating room. During surgeries, surgeons may see through anatomical structures like blood vessels inside the liver without having to open organs; thereby they may perform more exact excisions.

Google Brain

Ian Pearson’s book, You Tomorrow, discussed the probability of one day having the ability to develop digital selves based upon neurological data. It’ll mean we would upload our minds to a computer then live on inside a digital form. As Google employed Ray Kurzweil to develop the ultimate AI controlled brain, the opportunity shouldn’t be so far away. We may have been searching for the secret of immortality in all the wrong areas.

Recreational cyborgs

 

Advances in the future of medical technology won’t just fix physical disadvantages like impaired eyesight, but will also develop superhuman powers from having the hearing of a bat to the eyesight of an eagle. While an individual wearing implanted pacemakers or defibrillators can also be added to the cyborg group, I expect to witness more instances when individuals request the implantation of a specific device without having any medical issues.

 

Leading Management Solutions is a healthcare management solutions company providing assistance and resources to healthcare management. Contact us today at (407) 674-1916 or visit www.lmshealthpro.com. to learn more.

About the Author:

Kristen Brady is the founder and owner of Kaboom Social Media, your social media marketing and content specialists! Follow her on Twitter: @kb54927

Healthcare Marketing Trends for 2017 – Part 2

Originally published on March 5, 2017 at www.lmshealthpro.com.

By Kristen Brady

As you glare ahead and make your marketing plans for your healthcare practice, below are trends to take into consideration for 2017 (If you missed part 1, read it here):

Live video speaks louder than text

Now, Internet technology supports video delivery online, with more available choices than YouTube. Furthermore, video will have a more solid audience appeal (around 4 to 1) than text. Contemporary marketing for healthcare may share stories by way of video content, as well as live streaming video on blogs, websites, and social media platforms. The benefits include educational impact, immediacy and timeliness. Marketing budgets and plans are increasing and shifting in the category of video.

Programmatic video buying more cost-effective

Advanced software draws on real-time data and produces more effectiveness from media budgets. Programmatic media buying will purchase digital video ads and will present video advertisements to qualified customers at the precisely the right time. Inside the next 2 year’s programmatic video is going to account for most digital video spending.

Telemedicine monetization

Advancements in telemedicine are mainly due to consumer and technology expectations. However, telemedicine services are having a breakthrough as medical practices are becoming aware of the means and ways of charging for those services. Medical practices are starting to recognize consumer demand for email, text, and likewise connectivity conveniences. Furthermore, options in monetized telemedicine—like doctor-patient consultations online—contribute to brand differentiation, profitability and office efficiency.

Patients as informed buyers/consumers

The marketing fight for new patients will be played out before the initial appointment call. Patients conduct research information on health and medical, provider selection criteria, treatment options and many other considerations. Patient’s today have more “skin in the game” than before, and their research will guide their choices about treatment and their choice of hospital and/or provider. Informed patient/consumers today are willing to post online doctor ratings, and to make (or to withhold) provider suggestions.

A patient’s time is as valuable as the physician’s time

Within a patient-centric world, convenience now is the new competition currency. Patients need prompt and convenient appointment times. There isn’t any patience for waiting weeks or days for appointments. Very little understanding about needing to “wait inside the waiting room.” Change drove a new consumer reality. Now, patients demand and expect retail-consumer experiences.
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Leading Management Solutions helps medical practice leaders identify ways to improve operations to increase revenue, employee engagement, and patient satisfaction. Learn more about us at www.lmshealthpro.com.

About the Author:

Kristen Brady is the founder and owner of Kaboom Social Media, your social media marketing and content specialists! Follow her on Twitter: @kb54927