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April In The Loop – Physical Therapy multi-state licensure, Parkinson’s in the gut, FDA cancer drug crackdown & More!

Top Health Updates:

Multistate licensure compact set to begin in 2018

The possibility that physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) could one day gain practice privileges in multiple states without having to obtain multiple state licenses is now a reality… – Read More

FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

The US Food and Drug Administration calls it “cruel deception”: companies promising desperate consumers that their products can cure cancer… – Read More

Opioid epidemic may be underestimated, CDC report says

Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid abuse epidemic, causing 91 overdose deaths each day. Yet the total number of opioid-related deaths may still be underestimated, suggests new research from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…. – Read More 

Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk

Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study suggests artificially sweetened drinks, such as diet sodas, were tied to a higher risk of… – Read More

Can a marathon be run in under two hours?

A review of current data shows it took nearly two decades to decrease the world record by 3 minutes. But to do it in one leap has become the obsession of some runners and scientists. Academic research team Sub2 seeks to break the two-hour mark in the next 5 years and big sports brands such as Adidas and Nike are dedicating resources to the effort as well… – Read More

Children with elevated lead levels aren’t being tested or diagnosed

In the United States, pediatric health care providers are not doing enough testing of children’s blood lead levels in many states, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Pediatrics… – Read More

Could Parkinson’s disease start in the gut?

Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve, according to a study published in the April 26, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology… Read More 

How to Prevent athletic injury by training your brain

When you kick a soccer ball into a goal, reach to catch a baseball or lengthen your gait while running to avoid a puddle, your brain sends signals to your muscles and joints to produce the desired movement. But did you realize those pathways go the other way, too? Read More

Common sedatives linked to risk of pneumonia in people with Alzheimer’s disease

Commonly used sedatives called benzodiazepines are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia when used in people with Alzheimer disease, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)… Read More

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March 2017 In The Loop – Alzheimer’s treatments, unlikely benefit of Spinach, early Autism predictions, lack of athletic trainers & Much More!

Top Health Updates:

CDC: TBI Due to Falls Climbing at a Disproportionate Rate Among Older Adults

According to the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), better public awareness of the symptoms of and the need to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) may partly explain why the rates of emergency department (ED) visits rose between… – Read More

Autism predicted by infant brain changes, study says

It may be possible to predict whether an infant will go on to develop autism, researchers say. Overgrowth in brain volume during the first year of life forecasts whether a child at high risk of developing… – Read More

Scientists Use Spinach Leaves to Make Human Heart Tissue

Researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Arkansas State University–Jonesboro placed human heart cells onto spinach leaves stripped of plant cells – effectively creating working… – Read More 

Researchers focus on cell membranes to develop Alzheimer’s treatments

These parts of the cell membranes of neurons turn out to be particularly vulnerable to a protein that collects in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a University of Michigan researcher… – Read More

Most US high schools lack athletic trainers

Many U.S. high schools don’t offer athletic training services and few employ full-time athletic trainers, according to a new study…. – Read More 

Brains of those with ADHD show smaller structures related to emotion

People diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have smaller brain… – Read More

How does nutrition affect children’s school performance?

As politicians debate spending and cuts in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, there have been questions about the effects of nutrition programs for kids…. Read More 

What are we doing about the opioid epidemic?

If you’ve just come out of surgery or are suffering from chronic pain, you probably appreciate medicine that numbs it, like opioids. Unfortunately, research shows that even medical use of opioids comes with a cost… Read More

Birth control pills may protect against some cancers for decades

When it comes to oral contraceptives, women often hear about the increased cancer risk they pose. A new study, however, finds that the using birth control pills may protect against certain cancers for at least… Read More

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February 2017 In The Loop – Early Brain Scan for Autism, Crucial Progress in Common Cold Cure, Type 2 Diabetes Breakthrough & More

Top Health Updates:

Brain scans detect signs of Autism in high-risk babies before age 1

It may be possible to detect autism in babies before their first birthdays, a much earlier diagnosis than ever before, a small new study finds. Using magnetic-resonance imaging scans, researchers at the University of North Carolina were able to predict… – Read More

‘Crucial step forward’ in the search to cure the common cold

Scientists say they are one step closer to cracking the genetic “enigma” code behind the common cold. The researchers believe the new insight could help find a cure… – Read More

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

In recent years, reams of research papers have shed light on the health benefits of probiotics, the “good bacteria” found in fermented foods and dietary supplements. Now a first-of-its kind study by University of Colorado Boulder scientists suggests that… – Read More 

Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80% of at-risk patients thanks to repurposed drug

A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80% compared to placebo. The drug, which increases the amount of appetite-supressing hormones produced by the gut, was… – Read More

Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say

Eating this many portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research… – Read More 

Bad heart? Time to hit the gym

Rick Murphy, a real estate appraiser in Atlanta, had no idea he had a bad heart. When Murphy turned 50, he decided it was time to get in shape. It wasn’t long before he progressed from running races to an Ironman triathlon… – Read More

‘Superbug’ infections striking more U.S. kids

A type of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection has increased an alarming number in American children since 2007, a new investigation reveals… Read More 

What’s a ‘Sports Pain Jedi’ and why should you see one?

Exercise. Eat right. Don’t smoke. If you follow these prescriptions, chances are pretty good you’ll live a long, healthy life. But with a longer life comes a good bit more wear and tear on your body, much of which is… Read More

Is your stroke recovery stalling?

Recovering from a stroke is frustrating. When time passes and you’re still not where you want to be – with no signs of progress – you might be tempted to accept the status quo. But don’t give us, experts say… Read More

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Recognition: National Activity Professionals’ Week 2017

CEU360 Recognizes The Activity Professionals

National Activity Professionals Week

Throughout the year, all activity professionals like you, within the rehab therapy and senior care setting, tirelessly work to improve the lives of their patients.

We want to recognize and honor each of you who selflessly contribute your creativity, compassion, and care to make the lives of your patients better every day. During National Activity Professionals’ week from January 22 thru 28th, 2017, celebrate your accomplishments and enjoy the recognition from your fellow peers you most certainly have earned.

Our clients understand that the success of each of their facilities is measured almost entirely on the well-being of their patients whom you serve each day with the spirit and energy of excellence!

From the entire CEU360 team,

Thank you!

January 2017 In The Loop – New Home Health CMS Rules, Cold Weather & Flu, Kids & Sugar Drink Consumption, Chemicals in Household Products & Much More!

Top Health Updates:

You’re more likely to catch flu after a cold snap, study says

It turns out, seasonal flu outbreaks first appear each year about a week after the winter’s first cold spell — or at least that’s what happened in Sweden, over the course of three years when researchers tracked weather patterns and the prevalence… – Read More

Blame Technology, Not Longer Life Spans, for Health Spending Increases

American life spans are rising, and as they are, health care spending is, too. But longevity is not contributing to the spending increase as much as you might think… – Read More

 “Pushing the Limits”: Rethinking motor & cognitive resources after a highly challenging balance training program for Parkinson Disease

There is growing evidence for the positive effects of exercise training programs on balance control in Parkinson disease (PD). To be effective, balance training needs to be specific, progressive, and… – Read More 

 Banned antimicrobial chemicals found in many household products

This year marks 20 years since Hasbro was fined for false advertising, claiming their Playskool toys laden with the antimicrobial chemical triclosan would keep kids healthier. It is also the year when soap manufacturers will finally have to remove the chemical from their products... – Read More

Deep Brain Stimulation studies in Alzheimer’s disease pose ethical challenges

Promising, early studies of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease have paved a path for future clinical trials, but… – Read More 

Home health agencies face new CMS rules for participation starting July 13

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) brought its home health participation rule out of the 1990s by issuing its first revision to the rule in more than 20 years. The new rule, set to go into effect July 13, 2017… – Read More 

Study of 1 hospital finds nearly 16% of scheduled physical therapy sessions don’t happen

Researchers who tracked a hospital found that, on average, more than 15%–and as many as 1in 3–hospital physical therapy sessions never… Read More 

Study: 30% of kids have two or more sugary drinks a day

A new study sheds light on just how many calories and added sugars children are drinking. Almost two-thirds of children in the United States consumed at least one sugary beverage on any given day — and roughly… Read More

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In The Loop December 2016 – College Kids Mumps, More Opioid Deaths, Winter Weather Health Risks, Fast MRIs & Much MORE!

Top Health Updates:

College kid coming home with mumps? Here’s what to know

It’s winter break. Eagerly, you study the passengers passing through the arrivals door until finally, you spot the familiar face of your very own college kid. But instead of smiles, you see swollen glands, a feverish brow, an expression of pain… – Read More

 Deaths from synthetic opioids up 72%, CDC says

Death rates from synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, increased 72.2% from 2014 to 2015, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The new report confirms the dramatic increase in opioid overdoses that first responders have been seeing as they respond to overdose calls. – Read More

 Stay warm! Your life may depend on it

Baby, it’s cold outside — and many of us first feel the freezing temperatures of winter in our toes and fingertips before elsewhere in the body. This happens as your body works to protect your vital organs from the cold, said Dr. Suzanne Salamon, associate chief of clinical programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. – Read More 

 FastMRI detects changes in brain activity

Measuring and localizing neural signals in the brain without invasive procedures is a challenge, but one that could yield a significant advantage for studies, surgery, and care related to human perception, attention, and awareness. Scientists at Harvard Medical School and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital have been testing fast fMRI. Regular MRI detects structures, while fMRI (aka functional MRI) measures... – Read More

73 year old triathlete returns to running, thanks to PT

When Charlie Plaskon says he’s committed to removing the “dis” from “disability,” believe him. Those aren’t just empty words—it’s the way he lives his life. And it’s the drive that moved Plaskon, legally blind since childhood, to take up running at age 55 and then overcome a series of injuries… – Read More 

Casual cannabis use: Is there a link to depression?

In 2014, recreational cannabis use was legalized in Colorado, and seven other states have since followed suit. With an ever-expanding part of the population using marijuana to cure a number of ailments, researchers at Colorado State University have investigated its effects on mood… – Read More 

Stroke suit helps patients maximize rehab at home

Advances in battery technology, wearables, smart e-textiles, and big data analysis may have the solution to improving stroke rehab. Bart Klassen, a Ph.D. Student at the University of Twente in the Netherlands worked with a consortium of healthcare professionals, engineers, and insurance companies to develop the first “stroke suit.”… Read More 

‘Sniff test’ may be useful in diagnosing early Alzheimer’s disease

Tests that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists’ offices. Scientists have been finding increasing evidence that the sense of smell declines sharply in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and now a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease confirms that administering a simple “sniff test” can enhance the accuracy of diagnosing this dreaded disease… Read More

Dry needling effective in treating muscle issues

Whether it’s sports injuries or muscle spasms, physical therapy is a standard method of treating patients. But another therapy gaining popularity in the lake area is dry needling. If you don’t like needles – this may not be for you. “I have been sitting behind a desk for almost 30 years – with that came a neck issue, as well as in my muscles and my shoulders,” said Christine Doucet, who is undergoing dry needing therapy. – Read More 

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In The Loop November 2016 – Brain implants for ALS patients, online retailers selling recalled toys, a revolutionary game for Dementia and much more!

Top Health Updates:

Workers’ comp rehabilitation has changed. Here’s what employers should know.

For an injured worker who has been away from the job for an extended period of time, re-entry into the workforce can prove challenging, both physically and psychologically. Advanced work rehabilitation (level II return-to-work) programs can significantly improve the likelihood of a successful transition and help to prevent re-injury — if the right rehabilitative path is chosen. – Read More

 Specialized therapy can increase cancer survivors’ mobility

Physical therapy specialists in western Montana say people in all phases of cancer can get help to become more mobile, whether they were recently diagnosed or finished their treatment years ago. – Read More

 This game tests for Dementia

A mobile game has revealed the navigational skills of people around the world in a bid to develop an accurate test for dementia. The smartphone game called… – Read More 

 Brain Implant helps woman with ALS communicate

In 2008, mother of three Hanneke de Bruijne was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Over the next eight years, her life would change significantly as the nerves controlling her bodily movements degenerated. She would lose the ability to move her legs, arms, fingers and eventually even her face, leaving her locked inside her body, barely able to communicate with those around her. Breathing would require a mechanical ventilator. But in 2015, she received a brain implant that… – Read More

US Dementia Rates Drop 24%

A new study finds that the prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely as a result of Americans’ rising educational levels and better heart health, which are both closely related to brain health. – Read More 

A Journey Out of Pain and Away From Painkillers, Thanks to Physical Therapy

Morgan Hay had been down with the flu for about a week and was starting to get bored. So she turned on a horror movie to break up the monotony. It worked: not long into the movie, she jumped off the couch and attempted to run upstairs, away from all the scariness, only to slam her right big toe into a stair. The resultant pain was intense… – Read More 

Consumer watchdog warns some recalled toys still being sold online

Leaving the hospital can be extremely complicated if you have had a serious health condition or injury. How do you get back to everyday routines, especially if your body and mind aren’t able to do what they did so easily before? Read More 

More Years Playing Football, Greater Risk of Brain Disease

Researchers say they can show that brain inflammation from football head trauma may lead to the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the devastating degenerative brain disease. The longer someone plays contact sports… Read More

Possible Link Between Aerobic Exercise and Improvement in Cognitive Function in Patients With Vascular-Based Impairment

Although results are far from conclusive, a recently published “proof of concept” study points to the possibility that aerobic exercise could improve cognitive performance among older adults with a type of impairment caused by problems with blood supply to the brain.- Read More 

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In The Loop – October 2016 Recent Health Articles: Football on the brain, More healthy years for seniors, Obamacare premiums soaring and much more…

Top Health Updates:

Brain Changes Seen In Kids After One Season of Football

Just one season of competitive football may cause changes in some young players’ developing brains, even if they don’t get a concussion during play, a small study found. – Read More

 Obamacare Premiums To Soar 22%

Obamacare premiums are set to skyrocket an average of 22% for the benchmark silver plan in 2017, according to a government report released Monday. – Read More

 CDC: 2 in 10 Health Care Workers Didn’t Get Flu Vaccines; 3 in 10 in Long-Term Care Settings

About 20% of health care personnel didn’t receive influenza vaccines during the 2015-2016 flu season, with employees in long-term care settings reporting an even higher—albeit improved—rate of non-vaccination, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). – Read More 

 Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors

Seniors who eat healthy, exercise regularly, keep a trim waistline and stay away from smoking can look forward to more disability-free years, a new study finds. Read More


Americans Are Changing Their Supplements of Choice

A team led by David Brough, PhD from the University of Manchester found that the anti-inflammatory drug completely reversed memory loss and brain inflammation in mice. Nearly everybody will at some point in their lives take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; mefenamic acid, a common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is routinely used for period pain. – Read More

Cerebral Palsy: Innovative Physical Therapy Research Improves Kids’ Lives

Few treatment options are available for children with moderate-to-severe cerebral palsy (CP), so when Brayden Starr, 5, was diagnosed as an infant with the brain injury that impairs body movement and muscle coordination, his parents resolved to find ways to provide their son with the best possible quality of life. – Read More

How Occupational Therapists Can Help With Transition from Hospital To Home

Leaving the hospital can be extremely complicated if you have had a serious health condition or injury. How do you get back to everyday routines, especially if your body and mind aren’t able to do what they did so easily before? Read More

Many Adults Unaware That Using E-cigarettes Can Hurt Kids

Many Americans don’t know that indoor use of electronic cigarettes exposes children to nicotine and leaves nicotine deposits on surfaces, a new survey shows. Read More

Parkinson’s Disease: Understanding and Managing The Symptoms

Research has shown that activity and exercises significantly improve mobility for Parkinson’s disease patients. However, it is important for these patients to learn and engage in an exercise routine that is specifically geared toward helping with the disease. – Read More

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September 2016 – Stroke Technology, Autism Goodies at Checkout, Physical Therapy Month & Much More

Top Health Updates:

Supermarket Employs Genius Idea To Help Soothe Kids With Autism

A Shop Rite in Pennsylvania has introduced a specialized checkout lane, and the change could benefit young people with autism.  – Read More

 Back To School For Kids With Chronic Pain

You know it’s a new school year when health warnings about carrying bulging backpacks begin to appear. But what if even the slight weight of an empty backpack sends ripples of agony through your child’s body? Or if your son or daughter can’t bear to wear new school clothes because it’s too painful? – Read More

 New Electrical Stimulation Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Move Paralyzed Hand

A new form of electrical stimulation therapy can help rewire the brain and restore some dexterity to a hand that’s been paralyzed by stroke, a new clinical trial shows. – Read More 

 CMS to End ICD-10 Grace Period on October 1

After announcing last year that it would not deny Medicare physician claims for 12 months as long as the ICD-10 code was “from the right family,” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has said that the grace period for healthcare providers will expire on Oct.1, 2016. Read More

Study: New Treatment Option for Alzheimer’s Disease Possible

A team led by David Brough, PhD from the University of Manchester found that the anti-inflammatory drug completely reversed memory loss and brain inflammation in mice. Nearly everybody will at some point in their lives take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; mefenamic acid, a common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is routinely used for period pain. – Read More

Miami’s Zika Search Turns Up Another Virus: Dengue

Florida health officials who have been testing thousands of residents for Zika virus said Wednesday they found another infection: dengue virus. – Read More

Countdown to National Physical Therapy Month

APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD, launches National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) by sharing how NPTM is an important opportunity to connect with your community about the benefits of physical therapy. Throughout the month of October, APTA will continue its #ChoosePT initiative to help combat the opioid epidemic by raising awareness of the dangers of opioids and the benefits of physical therapy as a safe alternative for long-term pain management. Read More

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy good for?

In hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a patient breathes almost pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube. By bringing more oxygen into the bloodstream, the treatment is thought to enhance healing for people with a number of conditions. Read More

Researchers Examine How Parkinson’s Disease Alters Brain Activity Over Time

Neuroscientists peered into the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease and two similar conditions to see how their neural responses changed over time. The study, funded by the NIH’s Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers Program and published in Neurology, may provide a new tool for testing experimental medications aimed at alleviating symptoms and slowing the rate at which the diseases damage the brain – Read More

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Mobile Technology Trends In Healthcare Part 1 – Impact On Therapists & Rehab Facilities

Chances are, you’ve used at least one app within the last 24 hours…

Mobile app use has become part and parcel in nearly every aspect of our lives. In fact, in 2015, iOS devices alone accounted for over 25 BILLION downloads. This trend is undoubtedly expected to continue as startups in Silicon Valley and large corporations alike gather around whiteboards, crafting blueprints for the next big app that will serve to feed our insatiable appetite for mobile dependency. The healthcare industry is no exception, with well over 50,000 apps in circulation. While a recent study done by the IMS Institute shows that the majority of these apps offer limited amount of dynamic collaboration between patient and provider, the trend is pointing towards major changes.

Just a few years ago, healthcare professionals relied almost exclusively on textbooks and seminars as their source for medical knowledge pertaining to our health. Most of us would never have imagined how they would leverage technology, both data and devices, to help diagnose and treat patients. Today, smart phones, watches and other devices are playing a critical role in providing accurate and nearly real-time insight into our health, for both diagnosis and treatment. Let’s take a closer look at the uptick in mobile app use in healthcare…

How Is Mobile Technology Impacting Practitioners?

For one, doctors are 250% more likely to own a tablet than any other type of consumer, of which 66% of these doctors use these devices for medical purposes. An astounding 40% of doctors report that mobile devices decrease time spent on administration while over 50% of them find that their mobile devices expedite the decision making process.

In an ideal mobile world, a Physical Therapist, for instance, would utilize an on-demand digital library app or website to better understand possible conditions and study various treatment techniques, all while engaging with a patient.

Such apps will allow practitioners like Physical Therapists or Occupational Therapists to not only have access to real-time instructional training modules, but also continuing education on specific topics that may even lend to their state accreditation requirements. This means they will be true mobile-practitioners, doing everything on the move and on-demand, with confidence.

Have Mobile Solutions Helped Rehab Facilities?

There are still many challenges ahead to ensuring rehab facilities and practitioners alike meet compliance and continuing education requirements. Today, most of the mobile app tools in the market still lack the collaborative engagement capabilities needed in a hands-on field like Physical Therapy, and oftentimes the technology may be overwhelming to therapists. Therefore, practitioners still tend to shy away from complex technologies and will often opt for more “traditional” solutions, so providing an intuitive and interactive mobile-based education delivery system would encourage greater adoption. Practitioners want to be certain that a mobile app will be directly beneficial in improving their own skill set and their patient’s treatment experience.

In addition to offering 800+ hours of mobile-ready video CE courses, CEU360 provides its large community of corporate and non-corporate clients with a self-paced reference mobile app, AssessmentPro®, giving Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Athletic Trainers and RNs access to a proven mobile library containing hundreds of specific video-based assessment demonstrations they need, to be real-time experts in a fast-evolving healthcare climate.

CEU360 has been resolute in also creating, with invaluable feedback from its corporate partners, a mobile-friendly learning management system (LMS) which provides a more centralized repository of every employee’s HR on-boarding, compliance, continuing education, all resulting in improved employee engagement and retention, which many facility executives admit is one of their greatest challenges, according to a study done by.

Such mobile-friendly apps are helping CEU360’s corporate clients, their practitioners and administrators reallocate their valuable time towards becoming more patient and business centric. Such clients who are putting forth the investment into mobile healthcare technologies increasingly report better managed administrative efficiency, stronger employee engagement/retention, higher patient care satisfaction and ultimately, a visible business ROI, results by which are achieved through:

  • Increasing staff time spent with patients.
  • Cutting administration time on routine paperwork (for compliance management, etc…)
  • Eliminating dated education tracking models.
  • Reducing risk of non-compliance.
  • Utilizing interactive on-demand assessment demonstrations
  • Standardizing the HR on-boarding process for new hires.
  • Giving patients a more proactive role in their recovery process.

This is certainly a step in the right direction, and with more widespread proliferation of mobile smartphones in the hands of consumers and practitioners, the idea of mobilized therapy will become a mainstream supplement to effective healthcare treatment.

In part 2 of our coverage on Healthcare Mobile App Trends, we will examine patient adoption of mobile apps and its impact on the practitioner-patient dynamic for participating in a Mobile Rehabilitation Program, designed to reduce recovery times for patients.

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