Apple has disrupted its share of technology-based markets before—from the home computer to the phone. The latest product from the global behemoth has set its sights on cardiology. The new Apple Watch Series 4 comes with an FDA-approved electrocardiogram (ECG) feature.
Rural healthcare providers and facilities face numerous geographic obstacles to providing adequate care. Researchers showed how telehealth videoconferencing can connect remotely located VA medical centers with infectious disease experts to improve antibiotic stewardship.
As the healthcare industry continues to embrace emerging technology, the electronic health records market has continued to grow and will reach $31.5 billion in 2018, according to research from Kalorama Information.
In another sign that technology companies are increasingly looking for ways to build out their businesses in the healthcare sector, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle and Salesforce have teamed up to address healthcare interoperability.