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Study: How Patients Want to Communicate with Their Doctors

Study: How Patients Want to Communicate with Their Doctors | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
Do patients want to use patient portal software? We surveyed 430 patients who had seen their primary care physician within the last year to find out.
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US-oriented data, but strong indicator of how people want time-efficient, diary-minimising contact with physicians wherever it makes sense (from the user perspective).

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Can mobile technology improve mental health?

Can mobile technology improve mental health? | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
Mental health, specifically depression, is in the spotlight due to the untimely death of Robin Williams last week. It has sparked much dis
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Another short piece on a health aspect where  Integrating everyday consumer devices with new tools can support management of health and wellbeing.

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Can mobile apps help recovering alcoholics?

Can mobile apps help recovering alcoholics? | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
Paul Christiansen reports on a recent RCT of the A-CHESS smartphone application, which is designed to support recovery from alcoholism (Can mobile apps help recovering alcoholics?
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Research results that offer some promising indications that using smartphones to deliver treatment when it is needed most seems like a cost effective intervention

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Health care predictive analytics: Who is making choices, to what end? | The Incidental Economist

Health care predictive analytics: Who is making choices, to what end? | The Incidental Economist | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
Health care predictive analytics applies statistical modeling to massive data sets to develop tools to predict health outcomes for individual patients.
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A short background piece on how data analytics can be applied to diagnosis and to guide prescriptive actions.

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10 Digital Health Trends for the Next 20 Years

The Digital Health Revolution is upon us. Here are the ten trends that will impact each and everyone of us in the coming years to help us live healthier, stronger and smarter lives, for longer.


Via Dinesh Chindarkar, Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek, Jose Manuel Azorin-Albiñana, Ignacio Fernández Alberti
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Bit of "big picture" future-speculation and extrapolation  - thoughtful (and thought-provoking) context in a set of slides on some big trends for the next 20 years.

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Mutuelle BonneAssurance's curator insight, July 15, 2014 8:53 AM

Wow! Super intéressant, pour peu qu'on comprenne un peu l'anglais! 

Alexis Meneses Arévalo's curator insight, July 21, 2014 8:49 AM

DALCAME

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Little Pot of Health Innovation Fund | Salford CVS

Can your group deliver innovative activities that improve the health & wellbeing of people in Salford? Apply now: http://t.co/liBImdKruZ
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Interesting local initiative - trying to stimulate and reward small-scale community proposals with grant up to £3k

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Social care co-operatives can be the solution against government austerity ... - Co-Operative News

Social care co-operatives can be the solution against government austerity ... - Co-Operative News | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
Social care co-operatives can be the solution against government austerity ...
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A contribution to the debate about what a transformation in care delivery could look like - an example of how civic participation can be harnessed to achieve human-centric outcomes

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Insights, Innovation & Digital Disruption

Insights, Innovation & Digital Disruption | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
By Kristin Milburn | Curated articles about the transformation happening in the digital health space.
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A cup-of-coffee read - an interesting and varied compendium of articles about a wide range of digital innovation topics

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The Future of Wearable Technologies in Healthcare - SABPA

The Future of Wearable Technologies in Healthcare - SABPA | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
Recent advances in biosensors, nano devices, data analytics and wearable computing open up new frontiers in medicine.
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Biochemistry Brings Health Management Up Close And Personal

Biochemistry Brings Health Management Up Close And Personal | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
Not only can regular blood analysis give you the data to help decrease your risk of chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, obesity, and diabetes, but it can also empower you with the insights to improve your overall health and well-being.
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A US example of an application by a company called Inside Tracker (find out more here https://www.insidetracker.com) that brings blood analysis into the realm of self-care.

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Shared Lives: community-based approach to supporting adults

Shared Lives: community-based approach to supporting adults | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
Ruth Hardy reports on a national network that provides accommodation and practical help for adults with support needs
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An alternative approach to providing support to adults with no family to help, whilst remaining at home.

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How Much Can Data Improve Your Health? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

You may have heard of the Jawbone, Fitbit, Nike Fuelband or one of the myriad of other wearable self-tracking gadgets. Heck, you might even be wearing one ri...
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Using video to accelerate self- learning and overcoming barriers to usage

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Health advocates call for greater use of technology to fight mental illness

Health advocates call for greater use of technology to fight mental illness | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
Mental health advocates urge the Federal Government to utilise technology-based mental health services saying they are cheap, effective but vastly underused.
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Global Healthcare Analytics Market Report 2014 - Forecast to 2019 | SYS-CON MEDIA

Global Healthcare Analytics Market Report 2014 - Forecast to 2019 | SYS-CON MEDIA | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
SYS-CON Media, NJ, The world's leading i-technology media company on breaking technology news.
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According to a new report, the global  healthcare analytics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 25% in the period to 2019.

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Wearables to play starring role in Parkinson's disease research effort

Wearables to play starring role in Parkinson's disease research effort | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
Chip maker Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation are teaming up on a project that will use wearable devices and data analytics to monitor treatment of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, the latter has announced.
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High-profile example of using new applications to capture and use data which allows professionals to get a more precise understanding of patient circumstances and treat illnesses more effectively, and more quickly.

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House bill seeks to phase in Medicare coverage of telemedicine, remote patient monitoring | mobihealthnews

House bill seeks to phase in Medicare coverage of telemedicine, remote patient monitoring | mobihealthnews | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
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US news -  the regulatory and legislative environment becomes increasingly accommodating to allow digital technologies and assisted care to be adopted as "the new normal"

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How technology in the home can improve health and social care

How technology in the home can improve health and social care | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
How technology in the home can improve health and social care - Circle (RT @circlehousing: Wendy Darling from @CentraGroup on how new mobile technology is improving health and social care -http://t.co/8dXDafV4u9…)...
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Short news update in the Guardian about one of the DALLAS initiatives

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Survey: 75 percent of patients want digital hea...

Survey: 75 percent of patients want digital hea... | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
According to a survey of thousands of patients in Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, the adoption of digital healthcare services remains low because existing services are either low quality or not meeting patients’ needs.
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When customer demand exists and the tools and channels are being developed, supply will evolve to satisfy it - but the public wants more. 

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Beloved, beleaguered

Beloved, beleaguered | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
BRITAIN’S health service is no stranger to crises, but lately predictions of a particularly big hole in the budget have plagued Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary,... (In Britain, the National Health Service faces another funding crisis.
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Current affairs article and English-centric, about the challenges the NHS faces in delivering more outcomes within constrained budgets.

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The big-data revolution in US health care: Accelerating value and innovation | McKinsey & Company

The big-data revolution in US health care: Accelerating value and innovation | McKinsey & Company | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
Big data could transform the health-care sector, but the industry must undergo fundamental changes before stakeholders can capture its full value. A McKinsey & Company article.
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US-centric and fairly heavyweight article about the opportunities in big data for the health-care sector - but worth the effort, with good depth on the background and underlying principles

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Samsung wants 'SAMI' and 'Simband' to be the start of a new biohealth ecosystem

Samsung wants 'SAMI' and 'Simband' to be the start of a new biohealth ecosystem | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
Samsung laid out its framework today for a new consumer-centered biohealth ecosystem, featuring a new sensor-filled watch ("Simband") and a cloud platform for storing health data collected by the d...
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Samsung will also put up a $50m venture fund for startups that choose to build on the Simband platform - profile and traction ahead? 

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Want better healthcare? Have doctors make house calls.

Want better healthcare? Have doctors make house calls. | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
I make house calls. Remember those? When a doctor came to your door with a black bag? You might think of this as a quaint vestige of prewar life, or a luxury for the exceptionally wealthy with their concierge doctors. But home care medicine, as it's now called, is extremely efficient and effective in modern America. Indeed, it often makes more medical and financial sense than a trip to the doctor's office.
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Back to the Future?  A US experience that feels relevant for Scotland.

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Do we need an Amazon-style website for social care services?

Do we need an Amazon-style website for social care services? | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
Penny Osborne: The privatisation of care services works, but to have a truly open marketplace we must look to websites such as Airbnb and eBay
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Thought-provoking article about potential new options for choosing social care providers 

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LG beats Apple to market with heart monitoring earphones

LG beats Apple to market with heart monitoring earphones | Digital Health and Care | Scoop.it
LG has just launched itself into the wearable health gadget category with the release of its new Heart Rate Earphones today. The release comes weeks after rival gadget-maker Apple was rumored to be...
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Product news - pace of development continues to attract the biggest names in consumer electronics

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