Mobile Apps Can Reduce ER Overcrowding

Mobile Apps Can Reduce ER Overcrowding

A study conducted for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that while the number of overall hospital emergency department visits decreased 3% in 2015 compared to 2014, non-urgent visits increased by 4.3%. Crowded ER waiting rooms and long wait...
Smartphone App Helps Prevent Suicide

Smartphone App Helps Prevent Suicide

Suicides have increased across the United States in the first decades of the 21st century. Every state except for Nevada has seen increases, ranging from just under 6% in Delaware to more than 57% in North Dakota. In 25 states, suicide rates have risen more than 30%...
Smartphones Can Detect Cognitive Decline

Smartphones Can Detect Cognitive Decline

Cognitive functioning — an individual’s ability to think and to learn — has multiple components. Cognition involves reasoning, memory, attention, language, and more. The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) established the Healthy Brain...
Smart Pillbox Tracks Med Adherence

Smart Pillbox Tracks Med Adherence

Compliance, adherence, or just plain remembering. However we label it, taking medication on schedule can be a chore, especially when you have multiple prescriptions. Absent our own Nurse Ratched to enforce medication schedules, it can be easy to lose track of what...