Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• As the lines between consumer technology and health care continue to blur, the future of health technology was on full display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. Among the standouts include a new smart lighting system to provide the optimal light to both the surgical areas and patient rooms, a wearable that makes users feel five degrees hotter or colder, and headset that uses neurowave stimulation from light and sound to reduce chronic pain. Read More
• The health care industry is slowly adapting to the priorities of Millennials, but a recent survey reports that 62 percent are more likely to take their pets to the vet before going to the doctor themselves. In addition, 79 percent say they ask "Dr. Google" about a health issue before calling an actual doctor. The industry certainly has its work cut out for them. Read More
• This week the world was introduced to Ballie, Samsung's new "personal care robot" that uses artificial intelligence to help seniors connect with smart devices in the home, while also doubling as a fitness assistant. According to the company, the small, ball-shaped robot “understands you, supports you, and reacts to your needs to be actively helpful around the house." Read More
• Ever wondered which states have the most affordable healthcare? According to a new scorecard rating states on their adoption of policies to improve the affordability of healthcare, Massachusetts tops the list. The scorecard takes into account policy areas such as extending coverage, lowering out-of-pocket costs, reducing low-value care, and, curbing excess prices. Where does your state rank? Read More
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