Candace Westgate, MD realized the limits of care coordination and patient engagement programs for cancer risk-management and prevention only after encountering a patient testing positive for a cancer-causing genetic mutation.
Telehealth and telemedicine technologies are beneficial in providing up-to-date, timely and cost-effective care to resource-limited populations.
Diagnosing mental health problems is challenging. But, today technology is assisting doctors in taking better care of patients. One such technological advancement is the Mindstrong Health’s app. A recent study published in NPJ Digital Medicine uses this app to analyze if smartphone habits can predict when mental health problems occur and the reason behind their occurrences.
It is believed that custom foot orthotics improve foot functions when it is inserted into shoes to give relief to patients with foot abnormalities. There has been a lot of discussion about how effective is foot orthoses to treat plantar heel pain?
Telemedicine facilitates patient care, improves patient engagement and efficiently uses resources. It isn’t here to substitute personal visits to doctor’s clinics or hospitals (in-person visits).A recent study published in Journal of ISAKOS mentions that the use of telemedicine in the field of sports medicine results in efficient patient care and reduced costs.