Apple CEO, Apple’s growing interest in health care … saying that in the future when people ask what Apple’s “greatest contribution to mankind was,” in healthcare.

Apple first announced the CareKit in 2016. Since then, large providers have jumped onboard to use the technology, including the Mayo Clinic.  By Laura Lovett | MobiHealthNews.com “CareKit apps today allow patients to share their data in PDF form via our Share Reports option on the Connect View,” Kelsey Dedoshka, a software engineer at Apple, said about the upgrades in June. “We found that it was time to upgrade this share … Continue reading Apple CEO, Apple’s growing interest in health care … saying that in the future when people ask what Apple’s “greatest contribution to mankind was,” in healthcare.

Can virtual reality treat pain? St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is testing VR for pain relief in children with sickle cell disease, Modern Healthcare reports.

Some hospitals have started to use virtual reality as a way to manage pain without potentially-addictive drugs like opioids. In Memphis, Tenn., for instance, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is testing VR for pain relief in children with sickle cell disease, Modern Healthcare reports. Still, some physicians urge caution, describing the impact as modest, and best combined with traditional pain relief. A number companies, big … Continue reading Can virtual reality treat pain? St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is testing VR for pain relief in children with sickle cell disease, Modern Healthcare reports.

LISTEN | A Supreme Court case that could change the face of the Canadian health care system

Patients are permitted to pay a non-enrolled physician out-of-pocket, but not with private “duplicative” insurance (such insurance — covering the same patients and services as MSP — does not currently exist in BC). Very few BC physicians are non-enrolled in MSP. (1, Read More …) Prepared for EvidenceNetwork.ca by Karen S. Palmer  In British Columbia, as in the rest of Canada, the health care system, “Medicare,” provides … Continue reading LISTEN | A Supreme Court case that could change the face of the Canadian health care system