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5 Apps Changing How The Healthcare Industry Works

Kamil Riaz - in Technology

The recent technological innovations and mobile advancements are bringing about a major change in the relationship between healthcare professionals and their patients. Patients want faster answers to their healthcare queries and greater control over wellness…

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The Proliferation of Artificial Intelligence and the Healthcare Revolution

Lewis Fein - in Technology

Consider this column a sequel to my piece about artificial intelligence (AI) and the forthcoming healthcare revolution. Think of this article as a response to the many emails I received – the many emails I continue to receive – concerning the use of AI…

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Corporate Wellness and the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

Lewis Fein - in Technology

Corporate wellness is more than an exercise on behalf of promoting the benefits of exercise. It is more than the promotion of fitness and nutrition, with incentives (financial or otherwise) to lose weight, or reduce the risk of high blood pressure, stroke,…

How to Help Your Employees Become Smart Healthcare Shoppers

How to Help Your Employees Become Smart Healthcare Shoppers

Marcia Otto - in Technology

Employees continue to take on increasing responsibility for making key decisions about their health, including managing costs. Surveys from Aon Hewitt and the Kaiser Family Foundation indicate that the adoption of consumer-driven, high deductible health plans…

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6 Ways Healthcare Technology is Transforming Our Lives

Erica Silva - in Technology

From attempting to explain your situation to the best of your abilities, to the physician conducting a preliminary checkup and recommending diagnostic tests that will take days to return; healthcare technology sure has come a long way. We now have our medical…

Can Blue Light Make You Sick?

Can Blue Light Make You Sick?

Nathan Walz - in Technology

One of the most overlooked health risks in today’s world is chronic exposure to blue light. This can lead to diabetes, obesity, depression and other modern day diseases. Blue light actually looks white to the naked eye. It is emitted from screens on smartphones,…

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Fitbit to Acquire Pebble As Wearable Market Continues to Collapse

Daniel Pyne - in Technology

New reports show that Fitbit will acquire their competitor Pebble for $34 – 40 million, yet another sign of trouble in the falling wearable device market. Pebble is most famous for their record-breaking Kickstarter campaigns totaling more than $30 million.…

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What Happened to the Wellness Wearables Boom?

by Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Technology

It was not that long ago that wellness wearables were a hot topic of conversation. In 2013, the release of the Samsung Gear— popularizing the idea of a smartwatch—as well as the Pebble and a new line of Fitbit devices were released. Then at the end…

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Why Count Heart Rate and Not Steps

by Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Technology

In 1998, I ran my first full-marathon using a Polar heart rate monitor where a strap around my rib cage that held a sensor transmitted information to a wristwatch clarified my heart rate. As long as my heart rate remained within its target range, I was in…

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Data Privacy in the Age of Wearables

by Daniel Pyne - in Technology

With the recent explosion in the power of technology, big data has never been as important as it is today. Companies across the globe all use data in some way, whether it is Google or Facebook building a profile of users to better serve ads, or a wellness…

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Send Your Technology-Addicted Employees to a “No Technology Allowed” Summer Camp

by Courteney Wolfe - in Technology

At Camp Grounded, a summer camp for adults, there are only a few simple rules: no talking about work, no referencing your real name or job title, and perhaps most importantly, no using cell phones, laptops, tablets, smartwatches, wearables, or any other type…

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Decision Support Systems for Modern Plan Designs

by Andrew Brickman - in Economics, Technology

Benefit plan designs are changing. How can employers help their employees make the best decision at open enrollment? Consider these stats: Employees who are very satisfied with their benefits are almost four times more likely to be very satisfied with their…