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GE Partners With Harvard Hospitals To Harness Artificial Intelligence In Medicine

GE Partners With Harvard Hospitals To Harness Artificial Intelligence In Medicine | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
General Electric’s healthcare division will partner with the corporate parent of two of Harvard University’s teaching hospitals to develop artificial intelligence products for medicine. The goal: to leverage the company's dominant position in medical imaging into a new ownership of medical AI.
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Why AI And Healthcare Must Learn To Play Together

Why AI And Healthcare Must Learn To Play Together | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Why AI And Healthcare Must Learn To Play Together
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Seems like there will still be fights in the sandpit for a while to come!
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How Using Social Media Could Minimize Adverse Effects From Medicine

How Using Social Media Could Minimize Adverse Effects From Medicine | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Learn how to avoid the 4th leading cause of death in the US. Dr. Kevin Campbell, esteemed cardiologist and Robert Baker, founder of MyRxProfile, discuss how Adverse Drug Effects (ADR) can be avoided through social media, talking with your doctor, and a new mobile app.
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Too often in pharma AE reporting is considered as a 'bad thing'...a burden. However this article reminds us that social media can be very beneficial for people in avoiding adverse reactions to medications.
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Fitbit is banking on corporate wellness program, digital health partnerships for company growth

Fitbit is banking on corporate wellness program, digital health partnerships for company growth | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Although Fitbit's smart watch asset acquisitions activity has captured a lot of interest, CEO James Park made clear on a conference call with analysts that its group health and digital health business partnerships will be the biggest growth drivers for the future of the business.
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First Medtronic...what's next in the digital health partnership journey for Fitbit?
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The wonder drug: A digital revolution in health care is speeding up | The Economist

The wonder drug: A digital revolution in health care is speeding up | The Economist | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
WHEN someone goes into cardiac arrest, survival depends on how quickly the heart can be restarted. Enter Amazon’s Echo, a voice-driven computer that answers to the name of Alexa, which can recite life-saving instructions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a skill taught to it by the American Heart Association.
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Will doctors be replaced by AI too?

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Talking into an app could help your doctors diagnose you

Talking into an app could help your doctors diagnose you | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Researchers enlist smartphones and machine learning to find vocal patterns that might signal post-traumatic stress disorder or even heart disease.
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Apple guidelines could help boost health app quality | FierceHealthcare

Apple guidelines could help boost health app quality | FierceHealthcare | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
New App Store review guidelines recently rolled out by Apple represent a big step toward eliminating potentially dangerous health and medical apps, according to Wake Forest University School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Iltifat Husain.
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What pharma digital marketers need to know about Google's mobile search change

Google has announced changes to how it will rank sites in mobile search, penalising some websites. Here's what pharma digital marketers need to know.
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Edible battery could power medical devices of the future 

Edible battery could power medical devices of the future  | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a bio-degradable, edible battery powered by melanin.
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What the Fitbit lawsuit means for clinical researchers

What the Fitbit lawsuit means for clinical researchers | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
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MIT's Next Breakthrough Interface? Temporary Tattoos

MIT's Next Breakthrough Interface? Temporary Tattoos | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Inspired by popular gold leaf temporary tattoos, MIT Media Lab and Microsoft Research teamed up on a crafty new wearable interface.
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Shazam Suddenly Started Forgetting Song Titles to Highlight a Little-Known Fact About Alzheimer's

Shazam Suddenly Started Forgetting Song Titles to Highlight a Little-Known Fact About Alzheimer's | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
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Building Digital Trust Is Now Part of Serving Up Healthcare - HealthPopuli.com

Building Digital Trust Is Now Part of Serving Up Healthcare - HealthPopuli.com | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
The most trusted stewards for protecting consumers’ health data are “my providers:” “my” physician (88%), “my” pharmacy (85%), and “my” hospital” (84%). according to the Accenture 2017 Consumer Survey on Healthcare Cybersecurity and Digital Trust. Who’s least-trusted? Government (56%) and tech companies (57%). Note, though, that most Americans (over 50%) trust these health data holders — it’s just that fewer people trust them than healthcare providers, who are top health information protectors in health consumers’ trust rosters. Accenture commissioned Nielsen to conduct this survey in November 2016 in seven countries. The results discussed here in Health Populi focus on the United States data only, for a national sample of 2,000 of adults, 18 and over. 8 in 10 people have confidence in digital data security measures that providers and insurers have undertaken to protect personal health information (PHI). Two-thirds of consumers (fewer, but still a majority) are confident in data security tactics adopted by health app and medical device companies to protect peoples’ health data. Most breaches have occurred in hospitals (36%), followed by pharmacies and urgent care clinics, physician’s offices, and health insurance companies. Among breaches, three-fourths involved some kind of medical information — most commonly electronic medical record data, health insurance ID numbers, medical record numbers, or data from a tracking app. One-half of breaches concerned personal information, such as Social Security Numbers or contact information. Data breaches harm digital trust between people and healthcare industry stakeholders, as the pie chart illustrates. But there’s a kind of pragmatic maturing of health consumers when it comes to data breaches: 41% said they trusted companies more after a healthcare data breach based on how the organization responded to the incident. This response may be attributable to the survey finding that 76% of consumers who experienced a health data breach felt the attacked organization handled the incident “well.” Accenture offers several recommendations for health care stakeholder organizations’ responsible for consumers’ personal health information: Improve response capabilities to limit potential damage Validate downtime procedures to reduce recovery time and conserve patient care and business operations Share threat information and response actions with consumers Reboot cyber-defense approaches to plan for a continuum of threats and to protect high-priority assets Manage risks via targeted cybersecurity investments that help build digital trust with healthcare consumers. Health Populi’s Hot Points:  Trust is the #1 underpinning factor for consumers to engage with an organization for their health. We learned this in the first Edelman Health Engagement Barometer: we found that trust is the most important factor in health engagement, followed by authenticity and satisfaction. Since that survey was fielded as the Great Recession of 2008 was eroding Americans’ 401(k) plans and workers were losing jobs, patients have morphed into health consumers seeking transparency for prices and quality of healthcare services, as folks are evolving into Homo informaticus — information-hungry digital beings who seek health engagement via multiple platforms, 24×7. Ten years later since the Recession hit, Americans’ health information is now mostly loaded into electronic health records systems, and people appreciate that doctors and hospitals have come into the 21st century when it comes to personal health information. People are more comfortable with digital health information in 2017 as they have gone digital in daily living. One of the most telling points in the Accenture study is that a plurality of people gained trust following a health breach based on how the attacked organization responded to them. That trust was gained because the breached organization was transparent and open about the breach and the subsequent actions taken to ameliorate the situation. Another study confirms Accenture’s finding that consumers don’t trust government as much to protect personal data, even beyond health information. Gigya’s 2017 State of Consumer Privacy and Trust survey found that only 32% of Americans expect the Donald Trump Administration to make personal data more secure. (Note that Britons are even less confident in Theresa May’s ability to secure personal information in the UK). Accenture asserts that healthcare consumers are increasingly security-aware. Protecting and keeping private peoples’ private health information is now an integral component to being a trusted, valued healthcare provider.
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Pity pharma wasn't one of the answers ranked. 
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Google's New Security Tool Lets You See Who Is Accessing Your Medical Records in Real-Time

Google's New Security Tool Lets You See Who Is Accessing Your Medical Records in Real-Time | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Verifiable Data Audit from DeepMind will give hospitals — and even patients, later on — the ability to see who is accessing health records and why.
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Psychiatry Moves to a New Beat With Novel Hip-Hop Program

Psychiatry Moves to a New Beat With Novel Hip-Hop Program | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
The worlds of hip-hop and mental health have been brought together by two United Kingdom academics, with the aim of aiding discussion of mental illness and broadening the culture of healthcare.
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HipHop Psychiatry...interesting!
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DTC Advertising in the Era of High Drug Prices

DTC Advertising in the Era of High Drug Prices | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
A blog about pharmaceutical marketing and advertising written by PharmaGuy, a constructive critic of the industry.
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Physician willingness to use wearables data in treatment grows

Physician willingness to use wearables data in treatment grows | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Trade group’s research finds forces will converge by 2020 to sway docs, says James Mault.
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Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare

Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Dick Cheney ordered changes to his pacemaker to better protect it from hackers. Johnson & Johnson warned customers about a security bug in one of its insulin pumps last fall.
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Maybe we should switch back to paper

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New Synthetic Human Lung Is (Quite Literally) a Breath of Fresh Air

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Bioprinting could unlock new insights and research opportunities in chronic conditions. An example here from Czech scientists.
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How Parents Harnessed the Power of Social Media to Challenge EpiPen Prices

How Parents Harnessed the Power of Social Media to Challenge EpiPen Prices | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
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Hospitals express 'grave concern' about mobile device security | FierceHealthcare

Hospitals express 'grave concern' about mobile device security | FierceHealthcare | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Hospitals are increasingly questioning their ability to keep mobile devices and patient data secure as cyberthreats evolve, with 82 percent of respondents to a recent survey saying it’s a “grave concern” for them. For Spyglass Consulting Group’s Point of Care Communications for Nursing 2016 survey, respondents noted that personally owned mobile devices used by nurses and physicians were a large security worry. The responses were collected via 100 interviews with IT and healthcare professionals working in hospital-based environments.  
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How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Diagnose Mental Disorders

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Diagnose Mental Disorders | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Machine learning could train software to spot verbal tics associated with schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder.
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A machine can tell whether you’re depressed just by looking at your photos on Instagram

A machine can tell whether you’re depressed just by looking at your photos on Instagram | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Your mental health is reflected in the images you choose to post on social media, say researchers who have trained a machine to spot depression on Instagram.
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Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression
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