From talking robots to mobile apps that take some pain out of ER visits, health IT innovations abounded at Partners Healthcare's Connected Health Symposium. Take a look.
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Not sleeping well? Zeo Sleep Manager Mobile might help you get more refreshing sleep. According to the vendor, its mobile sleep management system measures and tracks your sleep patterns, including how much restorative REM and deep sleep you actually get, as well as how many times you wake up--all without having to spend the night in a sleep lab.
A lightweight Zeo Softwave wireless headband uses sensors to record brainwaves, eye movements, and muscle tone to track the patient's sleep stages throughout the night. While the patient snoozes, the system sends the sleep data wirelessly to the individual's smartphone. The system also includes the Zeo mobile charge dock, the Zeo Sleep Manager mobile app, online analytical tools, and an email-based personalized coaching program. The analysis helps Zeo users understand their sleep patterns through a ZQ score, which is a number grade given by the system summarizing the user's sleep quantity and quality. A coaching program provides users guidance on getting a better night's sleep. When it's time to rise, Zeo says the system's Smart Alarm wakes you at the most optimal point, but never late, so that you feel refreshed, not sluggish or frazzled. The system costs $99.99
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?