An easy-to-use implant sensor for at-home glaucoma monitoring developed by researchers at Caltech and tested at UCSF could significantly benefit patients by providing convenient, on-demand self-monitoring and physicians by more effectively tailoring individual treatments.
In the absence of rigorous preclinical testing from the FDA, health systems should carefully scrutinize digital tools that interact with electronic health records to recommend patient diagnoses or therapies.
Irregular heart impulses that lead to stroke can be detected using a smartwatch with a specially designed application, a finding that could eventually lead to new ways to screen patients for earlier treatment.
Office visits offer doctors only a snapshot of chronic conditions. That’s where new mobile health-tracking technology can make a real difference, providing detailed and long-term health data for each patient.