In the business world, it is almost expected that wellness improvement technologies are part of the company’s health strategy. After all, how else can you improve customer relations or the bottom line? Good health is good business. But what about safety? How is this going to affect profits? Well, let us look into this topic for another day.
Health information systems are crucial for wellness improvement technologies to succeed. For instance, if you have a popular product line which includes a medical component, you will want to include clinical study information as well as patient education and other important health information in your health records. Your company will want to make sure that the product is safe and all of its ingredients are safe for human consumption. This includes the storage of those ingredients, the labeling, and the distribution as well.
If your company has decided to implement analytic engine technology, what are some of the challenges you might face? The storage of massive amounts of data and particularly sensitive health information will certainly be a key issue. Fortunately storage has become much more efficient over the past ten years or so. Advancements in data sources and methods for storing that data have also been made. Data mining and transformation (data extraction from a large volume of discrete data) and data cleansing processes have also improved considerably over the years.
One type of analytic engine technology is the appetite regulator. This is a very simple but efficient piece of equipment. The inventor has simply attached to the hand table in the health analysis department a small wireless device that detects any changes in the amount of food or drink intake by the patient. Once the device detects a change, a computer microprocessor is triggered to initiate an alert of the same kind known as an appetite regulator. As described in greater detail below, this presents a number of advantages:
o Potential Biometric Fitness Algorithm. This is one example of a relatively simple and uncomplicated form of facial expression recognition that could potentially be encoded into the sensor data as represented by an edible smart phone. This would allow for facial recognition to correlate reliably and consistently. For example, a positive user sentiment for a particular treatment could be converted to an action (such as purchase of a treatment) by the patient.
o Biometric-Based User Information Storage 150. A biometric based user information storage 150 may be constructed using bar codes or similar static data sources. In some cases an individual may have their hands scanned at a kiosk at the health treatment facility and then have their data typed into a secure computer file. In other cases, the same information can be digitally stored on removable memory devices that can be accessed by the patient, the medical team, or authorized third parties. The most common example of this is the Secure Digital embedded keypad, which stores patient data such as name and treatment history securely and without requiring a password to be entered when the patient needs to make a payment.
o Persistent Storage 508. Also called digital memories 508, persistent storage 508 is a type of non-volatile flash memory that can be read and written to by a computer program and implemented in software applications such as software for electronic health records, electronic health record systems, or electronic health care devices. Persistent storage is designed to be accessed by computer programs on demand. Some products also feature on-demand read/write facilities, which allow the system to be maintained in an active state even when the system is not in use, and in some cases even when it is turned off and on again.
As mentioned above, there are many possibilities with what is being referred to as a “third party” program or application. One example of such a future innovation may include an Electronic Health Record Application. Such an application would collect health information from multiple locations and compile them into a single place for easy accessing by a computerized physician’s office or other participating medical staff. Such software could compile all the necessary data for an individual visit to the physician’s office or for a patient who needs more detailed medical information on a current visit.
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