04 Apr

Social Media in Clinical Trials – How effective?

Without clinical trials we cannot expect to see any advancements in medicine; and to participate in one, patients need to be aware of ongoing trials. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) HINTS (Health Information Trends Survey, hints.cancer.gov) found that 34% of Americans have not heard of...

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31 Jan

Gamification as a Patient Engagement Tool – How is it Faring?

Research has shown that treatment outcomes are better when patients are actively engaged in their treatment and treatment decisions. So, is the healthcare industry game for patient engagement? Gamification in healthcare has been talked about as patient engagement tool in 2017. It was discussed at several...

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15 Jan

ResearchKit Active Tasks List

ResearchKit is an open source framework introduced by Apple that allows researchers and developers to create powerful apps for medical research. http://researchkit.org/ This article describes all Active Tasks available for developers and researchers in ResearchKit. List of available active tasks Fitness Gait and balance Hand dexterity ...

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