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Don’t Worry, Facebook Still Has No Clue How You Feel | Business | WIRED

Don’t Worry, Facebook Still Has No Clue How You Feel | Business | WIRED | art | Scoop.it
The claim is as bold as it is creepy: “Emotional states can be transferred to others via emotional contagion, leading people to experience the same emotions without their awareness.” The data backing this claim—as you’ve likely heard by now—comes from an experiment conducted by Facebook on nearly 700,000 of its users without their knowledge. When…

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Beth Israel launches pilot that lets patients read therapists’ notes | mobihealthnews

Beth Israel launches pilot that lets patients read therapists’ notes | mobihealthnews | art | Scoop.it

Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has launched a pilot in which 700 mental health patients receive access to their therapists’ notes on their laptop or smartphone, according to a must-read report in the New York Times.

“Nationally, the momentum is shifting in favor of transparency in the medical record, but understandable caution and controversy remain when it comes to mental health notes,” lead author and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Dr Michael Kahn, wrote in a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article on the pilot.

This pilot is an extension of a rather famous trial that Beth Israel participated in a few years ago, called OpenNotes. In the OpenNotes program, which was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, more than 13,500 primary care patients were given access to their physicians’ notes via an online portal and electronic messaging. More than 100 physicians participated in that trial. In the end, close to 11,800 patients opened at least one note during the study, which took place at two other healthcare facilities as well: Geisinger Health System (GHS) in Pennsylvania and Harborview Medical Center (HMC) in Washington. 

At the time, the study authors explained that a vast majority of the participating patients said they could understand their medical issues more easily, better remember their treatment plans, and prepare for future visits. Patients also found that they felt an increased sense of control.

Since then, more than 2.5 million American patients from several healthcare institutions including MD Anderson, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) have been given access to their medical notes. Still, with the exception of the VA, a release from the researchers explained these institutions do not share notes written by psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. The researchers write in the JAMA article that they find these exclusions unnecessary.

“Inviting patients to read what clinicians write about their feelings, thoughts and behaviors does seem different from sharing assessments of their hypertension or diabetes,” Kahn said. “Bringing transparency into mental health feels like entering a minefield, triggering clinicians’ worst fears about sharing notes with patients.”

Some concerns that exist, according to Kahn, include how a patient will react to reading a diagnosis of his personality disorder and what a patient with schizophrenia will feel when a therapist writes that her “firm convictions” are delusional. Still, according to the researchers, allowing patients to read therapist notes might help them address their mental health issues actively and reduce the stigma that they feel around mental health.


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Health-tracking app connects patients directly with clinicians

Health-tracking app connects patients directly with clinicians | art | Scoop.it
uMotif aims to stand out from the crowded world of health-tracking apps by facilitating collaboration between patients and clinicians.

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Marc Phippen's curator insight, June 23, 2014 3:55 AM

uMotif will launch across 15 NHS centres in the UK this summer on both iOS and Android, focusing initially on supporting patients with Type 1 and 2 diabetes. Through integration with Microsoft HealthVault, the company will be able to connect to a range of devices and care planning applications

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yet another health tracking app - and guess what, its being rolled out for diabetes, in to an already flooded market

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Social entrepreneurship for cancer patients focus of Livestrong crowdsourcing challenge

Social entrepreneurship for cancer patients focus of Livestrong crowdsourcing challenge | art | Scoop.it
Livestrong's crowdsourcing competition will seed ideas that link social entrepreneurship with post-treatment care for cancer patients and caregivers.

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Sustainable healthcare: the NHS launches a new strategy

Sustainable healthcare: the NHS launches a new strategy | art | Scoop.it
David Pencheon: as one of the world's biggest employers, there can be no better sector or better time to set out examples of the NHS's responsibilities for the future

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What Anesthesia Can Teach Us About Consciousness

What Anesthesia Can Teach Us About Consciousness | art | Scoop.it
Going under for surgery raises a surprisingly thorny philosophical issue.

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Tune your meditation with a metal flower that tracks your brainwaves -- and those of your friends

Tune your meditation with a metal flower that tracks your brainwaves -- and those of your friends | art | Scoop.it
Can a handmade metal lotus flower, audio snippets of a teacher's voice, and a brainwave headset reader help your meditation? One startup, Mindfulness, thinks so. T

The San Francisco-based company has launched a Kickstarter campaign that seeks $64,000 by July 23 to manufacture its first product, The Lotus. It features a colorful metal lotus flower — handmade in India — that fully opens when your brainwaves reach the set threshold. As you get there, an accompanying app on your smartphone offers audio feedback from a meditation instructor.

“Come back to your breath,” the instructor’s voice might say if your alpha brainwaves start to lag. Once the flower completely opens, it then slowly closes over a pre-set time, with the default being a day.

The brainwave headset — made by either InterAxon Muse or the NeuroSky MindWave Mobile —sends EEG output to the smartphone app. The smartphone communicates via Bluetooth with the metal lotus flower."

 


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Johnson & Johnson Innovation Catalyzes New and Exciting Science and Technology in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Diagnostic and Consumer Healthcare Spaces

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Catalyzes New and Exciting Science and Technology in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Diagnostic and Consumer Healthcare Spaces | art | Scoop.it

Deals span new approaches for cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disease and Alzheimer's, exciting technologies such as 3-D printing for trauma use, sedation monitoring, cardiac remodeling, probiotics for skin infections


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The Social Swipe: Charity Donation Billboard

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his is a cool Interactive Charity Donation Billboard, it’s called ‘The Social Swipe’ and it places a dual screen billboard at the centre of the equation, through the middle runs a credit card swipe reader, which instantly turns credit card donation swipes into synced video on the screens. It’s a cool way to get people to engage, to donate $2 to help people in need.


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GE launches iPad app GE MIND to track neurological disorders | mobihealthnews

GE launches iPad app GE MIND to track neurological disorders | mobihealthnews | art | Scoop.it

GE Healthcare launched a new app and website this month called GE MIND, which stands for Make an Impact on Neurological Disorders.

GE MIND aims to identify ”gaps in current frameworks for the prediction, detection, diagnosis, and care of people with neurological disorders and to propose viable solutions,” according to the app’s description.


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Multi-scale community organization of the human structural connectome and its relationship with resting-state functional connectivity

The human connectome has been widely studied over the past decade. A principal finding is that it can be decomposed into communities of densely interconnected brain regions. Past studies have often used single-scale modularity measures in order to infer the connectome's community structure, possibly overlooking interesting structure at other organizational scales. In this report, we used the partition stability framework, which defines communities in terms of a Markov process (random walk), to infer the connectome's multi-scale community structure. Comparing the community structure to observed resting-state functional connectivity revealed communities across a broad range of scales that were closely related to functional connectivity. This result suggests a mapping between communities in structural networks, models of influence-spreading and diffusion, and brain function. It further suggests that the spread of influence among brain regions may not be limited to a single characteristic scale.

 

Multi-scale community organization of the human structural connectome and its relationship with resting-state functional connectivity
RICHARD F. BETZEL, ALESSANDRA GRIFFA, ANDREA AVENA-KOENIGSBERGER, JOAQUÍN GOÑI, JEAN-PHILIPPE THIRAN, PATRIC HAGMANN, OLAF SPORNS
Network Science , Volume 1 , Issue 03 , December 2013, pp 353 - 373
http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/nws.2013.19


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Bodily maps of emotions

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Emotions are often felt in the body, and somatosensory feedback has been proposed to trigger conscious emotional experiences. Here we reveal maps of bodily sensations associated with different emotions using a unique topographical self-report method. In five experiments, participants (n = 701) were shown two silhouettes of bodies alongside emotional words, stories, movies, or facial expressions. They were asked to color the bodily regions whose activity they felt increasing or decreasing while viewing each stimulus. Different emotions were consistently associated with statistically separable bodily sensation maps across experiments. These maps were concordant across West European and East Asian samples. Statistical classifiers distinguished emotion-specific activation maps accurately, confirming independence of topographies across emotions. We propose that emotions are represented in the somatosensory system as culturally universal categorical somatotopic maps. Perception of these emotion-triggered bodily changes may play a key role in generating consciously felt emotions.


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