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Enterprise social networking tools yield collaboration benefits

Enterprise social networking tools have enhanced collaboration and internal communication -- even in industries that handle sensitive information.
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INTERVIEW: Nobel winner Harald Zur Hausen on vaccines and the need for basic research

INTERVIEW: Nobel winner Harald Zur Hausen on vaccines and the need for basic research | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
Harald zur Hausen published the hypothesis that human papillomavirus plays an important role in the cause of cervical cancer in 1976. It took three decades before that path breaking work led to approval of a vaccine for cervical cancer.
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DNA breakthrough: FDA approves 23andMe, other tests :: Editor's Blog at WRAL TechWire

DNA breakthrough: FDA approves 23andMe, other tests :: Editor's Blog at WRAL TechWire | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
Federal health officials are easing access to DNA tests used to screen parents for devastating genetic disorders that can be passed on to their children. The surprise announcement Thursday offers a path forward for Google-backed genetic testing firm 23andMe, which previously clashed with regulators over its direct-to-consumer technology.
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Topol: Doctors Are Getting Squeezed

Topol: Doctors Are Getting Squeezed | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
As a practicing physician, Dr Eric Topol is well aware that doctors are getting squeezed. Here is his solution on how to fix it.
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Providers still lagging in patient engagement

Providers still lagging in patient engagement | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
Healthcare organizations and providers are still largely confused, or at least slow, when it comes to effective patient portals and other technologies that may help spur better patient engagement, according...
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Hands-free Sesame smartphone opening worlds for physically disabled

Hands-free Sesame smartphone opening worlds for physically disabled | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
The Sesame Phone is designed for people with spinal cord injuries, ALS, cerebral palsy or other disabilities that hamper the use of hands and arms — a population that has been on the outside looking in at the smartphone revolution.
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MUSC's tele-health program using technology to help patients in rural areas

MUSC's tele-health program using technology to help patients in rural areas | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
A Georgetown woman in need of of a sickle cell specialist was having a tough time. The 21-year-old woman doesn't have a car and says getting a ride all the way into Charleston sometimes seems impos...
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This Prosthetics Startup Shows How Software is Eating the World

This Prosthetics Startup Shows How Software is Eating the World | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
Y Combinator is applying the same tactics it uses to create software startups to the creation of driverless cars and medical devices.
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Pfizer to Buy Hospira for $16 Billion

Pfizer to Buy Hospira for $16 Billion | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
Pfizer agreed to buy Hospira, a maker of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, for about $16 billion, putting its cash to work as it deals with billions lost in sales from drugs losing patent protection.
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Telemedicine expedites stroke patient recovery in Florida hospitals

Telemedicine expedites stroke patient recovery in Florida hospitals | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
A telemedicine program implemented at Lee Memorial Health System acute care hospitals in the Fort Myers, Fla., area has been shown to reduce delay in treatment.
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The FDA will not regulate your Apple Watches and Fitbits | Sollo Marcomms

The FDA will not regulate your Apple Watches and Fitbits | Sollo Marcomms | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
US regulator clarifies its health wearables stance in draft guidance   Wearable fitness trackers and other devices that are only aimed at general wellness,
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Samsung Invests In Two Israeli Companies In One Week

Samsung Invests In Two Israeli Companies In One Week | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
After investing $12 million in the Israeli messaging app 'Rounds,' Samsung announced the same week that it would invest in Israeli biomed company EarlySense.
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Press Announcements > FDA permits marketing of first system of mobile medical apps for continuous glucose monitoring

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the first set of mobile medical apps that allow people with diabetes to automatically and securely share data from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) with other people in real-time using an Apple mobile device such as an iPhone.
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Post FDA announcement on gay man being able to donate blood -->Celibacy Challenge - YouTube

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The Apple Watch won't keep the doctor away: Advanced health features get cut prior to launch

The Apple Watch won't keep the doctor away: Advanced health features get cut prior to launch | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
"One of the biggest surprises people are going to have when they start using it is the breadth of what it will do," Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said about the upcoming Apple Watch.
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Sony Releases the Transparent Lens Eyewear "SmartEyeglass Developer Edition"

Sony Releases the Transparent Lens Eyewear "SmartEyeglass Developer Edition" | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it

Sony Releases the Transparent Lens Eyewear "SmartEyeglass Developer Edition" - Promotes the development of a wide range of apps by offering Software Developer Kit.

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Report: Consumers will drive mHealth transformation; time to invest is now

Report: Consumers will drive mHealth transformation; time to invest is now | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it

Five years ago, it was too early for mobile healthcare technology to take root and ignite healthcare industry change, according to Samsung Electronics President and Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn, quoted for a new report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Five years from now, he says, it will be too late.


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How to Cause a Measles Epidemic in Five Easy Steps

How to Cause a Measles Epidemic in Five Easy Steps | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
Has science and a concern for public health become un-American?
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Privacy concerns are the biggest barrier to mHealth market, survey finds

Privacy concerns are the biggest barrier to mHealth market, survey finds | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
Mobile health devices are a growing market, but some healthcare executives are still dubious about their security.
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Will Mission Bay's robot fleet save money?

Will Mission Bay's robot fleet save money? | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
The robots will deliver everything from medical waste to medications—and Mission Bay's operations planning director sees no end to their benefits. Is this just a Silicon Valley fad or will it catch on?
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Telemedicine expedites stroke patient recovery in Florida hospitals

Telemedicine expedites stroke patient recovery in Florida hospitals | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
A telemedicine program implemented at Lee Memorial Health System acute care hospitals in the Fort Myers, Fla., area has been shown to reduce delay in treatment.
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Under Armour Buys Health-Tracking App MyFitnessPal For $475 Million

Under Armour Buys Health-Tracking App MyFitnessPal For $475 Million | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
The sports apparel maker says its creating the world’s largest digital health and fitness community as it picks up the popular fitness and weight loss app.
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Over $900 million in one week

Over $900 million in one week | E-Pochondriac | Scoop.it
Israeli startups raised $910 million through acquisitions and funding rounds in a seven-day period in January 2015.
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