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Digital Health Buzz! aims to be the destination of choice when it comes to what’s happening in the digital health world. We are not about news and views, but informative articles and thoughts to apply in your business.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a US federal law that was enacted in 1996. It was legislated to ensure that people can carry their health insurance from one company to another as they made progress in their careers or moved to other parts of the country. It was also meant to make the transfer of medical records from one health institution to the next easier. Lastly, HIPAA underscores the right of...

What is the best shampoo for growing thick, healthy, vibrant hair? Ideally, you want to choose a shampoo that will help to moisturize your hair. Hair moisture is essential for the strength of your hair strands. Hair that is flexible can withstand the day to day manipulations of styling and environment and will not be at risk for thinning. Next, you want to select a shampoo product that is strong enough to remove dirt, debris,...

An average of 1 in 3 adults suffer from high blood pressure. Many don’t realize they have this condition until it is too late. High blood pressure can lead to life-threatening medical conditions if it is left unchecked. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this disease from ever forming in the first place. These same preventive measures apply to treat high blood pressure too. It is never too late to put your health back into...

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Vitamins. We all think that we are familiar with what they are, but is this really true? Vitamins are organic molecules containing carbon, and they are essential nutrients for the body to work properly as they are vital regulators sustaining our metabolism. They are needed in small amounts but so indispensable for life. Usually, we are not aware of their presence and function in the body unless certain medical conditions related to their shortage occur....

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As the Government’s 10-year plan for the NHS reveals it aims to make digital consultations the norm, Dan Worman CEO of Refero, urges the healthcare sector to stop saying Skype when it means tele-consultation, and explains why the globally recognised video conferencing tool is not the solution to improving patient care. When NHS England Medical Director Stephen Powis urged hospitals to use Skype video calls to treat patients, did he really mean Skype? The report...

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Jonathon Burton, web and digital services manager at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the Trust’s online therapeutic and social networking platform, initially designed for people with eating disorders. Mental health issues are 24/7, 365 days a year, but unless you are acutely ill in hospital, support services tend to be 9 to 5 with crisis services providing out of hours care.  In 2009, mental health services for eating disorders weren’t as readily available...

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By Jim Massey | Dr. Yasir Khan Join Dr Yasir Khan and Jim Massey from Cerner Middle East in a conversation of the use and challenges to the adoption of Healthcare AI in the Middle East. Jim is a data science evangelist and project lead for AI, data, deep learning and use case exploration at Cerner Middle East. He is a thought leader in practical application of data science for healthcare in the region. Dr....

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  by Jim Massey  The UAE government is leading the way in establishing the necessary integrated and secure data ecosystem to expedite the implementation of future technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare, which use data from many disparate sources to produce unprecedented services that will transform all aspects of people’s wellness and everyday life. AI and machine learning offers hope in reducing the risk and impact of cyber-attacks on patient data, but also opens...

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Choosing to begin IVF treatment is a big step, but an exciting one! Unfortunately for some people, IVF treatment alone isn’t enough to start or extend your family. But this does not at all mean that you will never be pregnant. If you’ve faced a failed IVF process in the past and are looking for a way to further improve your chances of success, there are treatments which can help you increase the chance in...

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The HR department is completing all investigations within six weeks – a 43% improvement compared to 2016/2017 Hearings are now held within three weeks of each report – a 100% improvement on last year All disciplinary reports are now completed within three weeks Medway NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) provides a wide range of hospital-based services across Medway and Swale. As one of four acute Trusts in the southeast of England, its services are vital to...

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