Currently around 63% of students are disengaged at school, meaning that they withdrawal either physically or mentally before they have mastered the skills that are required to flourish in later life. In this talk Scott Bolland explores the science of learning, the mismatch between how we teach and how the brain natural learns, and the important role that artificial intelligence could take in addressing the limitations in our current education system.
A new report finds that consumers will more likely get their apps from stores, rather than doctors, hospitals and pharmacies, for the next few years.
Healthcare providers have taken a disturbing hit in a recent survey on mHealth app popularity.
According to Berlin-based Research2Guidance, more than half of providers surveyed say stores like the Apple App Store and Google Play are now and will be the best source for mHealth apps over the next five years – instead of recommendations from doctors, health systems or pharmacies.
This marks a shift from the firm’s 2010 survey, when more than 65 percent of healthcare practitioners said they’d be the ones to recommend mHealth apps to their patients. Five years later, that percentage has dropped to 48 percent of physicians and 46 percent of hospitals.
“In past years, an overriding optimism that mHealth apps would develop to become an integral part of healthcare led to the assumption that doctors and hospitals would begin including mHealth apps into their treatments, thus becoming the main distribution channel for mHealth apps,” R2G’s Sean Philips wrote in a recent blog. “By the end of 2015, however, this scenario still seems distant, leading to a more realistic judgment of the impact these channels will have on the distribution of mHealth apps until 2020.”
Smartphone-connected device use, focus on behavioral health, and better databases for health information analysis, are within the top 10 trends in healthcare for 2016, according to PwC's annual Health Research Institute report. HRI also released results from a survey of 1,000 US consumers.
"In 2016, millions of American consumers will have their first video consults, be prescribed their first health apps and use their smartphones as diagnostic tools for the first time," the report reads. "These new experiences will begin to make real the dream of care anywhere, anytime, changing consumer expectations and fueling innovation."
Health apps and connected medical devices were underutilized in 2015, according to PwC. But this will change next year, in part, because of the move away from fee-for-service care as well as advances in wireless technology. One of HRI's main findings this year is that between 2013 and 2015, use of health-focused apps doubled. While in 2013, 16 percent of consumers said they had at least one health app on their device, in 2015, that number rose to 32 percent.
The adoption of these smartphone-connected health devices will be led by those using them for primary care and chronic disease management. These departments are already offering connected health devices, activity trackers, connected scales, health apps, and e-visits to their patients.
The Hacking Medicine Institute -- a group of hackers spun off from the healthcare entrepreneurship program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) -- will soon start producing consumer reviews of mobile apps and other digital health tools that have been vetted by Harvard University clinicians, the nonprofit's co-founder said.
Set to launch in early December, these will consist of a consumer-focused list of the best apps, connected medical devices and technology-enabled services that are reviewed by Harvard physicians as well as by technical experts from MIT's Hacking Medicine Institute.
“None of the clinical institutes are willing to take that institutional risk to say, ‘These are the best' and to say, actually, [that] ‘these are unsafe at any speed.' But the Hacking Medicine Institute is a group of hackers, and we can take that risk,” said Zen Chu, a co-founder of the organization, which launched this past June.
The Cambridge, Mass.–based university isn't the first to try to bring order to the tangle of health apps proliferating today in Apple and Android stores.
One entity, Happtique, a subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association's for-profit arm, GNYHA Ventures, certified its first round of health apps in 2013, a year-and-a-half after announcing it wanted to begin its pay-for-certification program.
Under the program, Happtique evaluated apps' technical functionality and medical content. But the effort was suspended that same year after a health IT expert found security flaws in some of the 16 apps that initially passed muster.
The effort underscores the difficulty of paid certification for health apps. “The way Happtique went about it, trying to charge these little companies to go in and do a certification, is the wrong model,” commented Chu after the MM&M event. “It's got be done from the perspective of an unbiased nonprofit-driven organization for it to be credible and trusted both by physicians who want to prescribe [apps] as well as from patients and consumers.”
The Hacking Medicine Institute's overall mission involves measuring digital health outcomes—assessing whether digital health products and services really make people healthier.
Background Social media may offer insight into the relationship between an individual's health and their everyday life, as well as attitudes towards health and the perceived quality of healthcare services.
Objective To determine the acceptability to patients and potential utility to researchers of a database linking patients’ social media content with their electronic medical record (EMR) data.
Methods Adult Facebook/Twitter users who presented to an emergency department were queried about their willingness to share their social media data and EMR data with health researchers for the purpose of building a databank for research purposes. Shared posts were searched for select terms about health and healthcare.
Results Of the 5256 patients approached, 2717 (52%) were Facebook and/or Twitter users. 1432 (53%) of those patients agreed to participate in the study. Of these participants, 1008 (71%) consented to share their social media data for the purposes of comparing it with their EMR. Social media data consisted of 1 395 720 posts/tweets to Facebook and Twitter. Participants sharing social media data were slightly younger (29.1±9.8 vs 31.9±10.4 years old; p<0.001), more likely to post at least once a day (42% vs 29%; p=0.003) and more likely to present to the emergency room via self-arrival mode and have private insurance. Of Facebook posts, 7.5% (95% CI 4.8% to 10.2%) were related to health. Individuals with a given diagnosis in their EMR were significantly more likely to use terms related to that diagnosis on Facebook than patients without that diagnosis in their EMR (p<0.0008).
Conclusions Many patients are willing to share and link their social media data with EMR data. Sharing patients have several demographic and clinical differences compared with non-sharers. A database that merges social media with EMR data has the potential to provide insights about individuals’ health and health outcomes.
The pervasiveness of digital technologies in daily life is fundamentally changing the way individuals access and elaborate knowledge. Individuals have to process complex information, think systematically and take decisions weighting different forms of evidence. They also have to continuously update their skills to match rapid technical change at the workplace. More fundamentally, in order to seize the new opportunities that digital technologies are opening in many areas, individuals have to develop the right set of skills to make a meaningful use of these technologies.
Increasing use of digital technologies at work is raising the demand for new skills along three lines: ICT specialist skills to programme, develop applications and manage networks; ICT generic skills to use such technologies for professional purposes; and ICT complementary skills to perform new tasks associated to the use of ICTs at work, e.g.: information-processing, self-direction, problem-solving and communication. Foundation skills, digital literacies as well as social and emotional skills are crucial to enable effective use of digital technologies by all individuals in their daily lives.
To ensure that individuals can engage in digital activities and adapt rapidly to new and unexpected occupations and skills needs, a stronger emphasis has to be placed in promoting strong levels of foundation skills, digital literacies, higher order thinking competencies as well as social and emotional skills.
These changes in the demand for skills present two major challenges to skills development systems, including formal education, training and the recognition of skills acquired through non-formal learning. First, while there is awareness that the skills profile of citizens and workers will be very different than in the past, the skills of the future are difficult to identify with certaintydue fast technological changes. The second challenge is to ensure that, once changes in skills have been identified, skills development systems adjust sufficiently fast to match new skills demands.
While raising the demand for new skills, digital technologies are also creating new opportunities for skills development. Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and Open Educational Resources (OER) modify learning methods and give access to quality resources to a larger population over more flexible
hours. The use of digital technologies in formal education and vocational training has the potential to improve learning, although the outcomes depend on the capacity to link these tools to effective pedagogy.
Big data analytics can also complement labour market information systems with a more timely and precise monitoring of changing skills demand to adapt skills development and activation policies. Lastly, the increase in the quantity of data that are collected on education and labour markets on a daily basis through online courses, administrative records and online job vacancies, and their exploitation through data analytics can open endless avenues for research and innovation in education and training and helps to better inform policy decisions.
In spite of their potential, these initiatives have, thus far, remained a niche. Barriers to their adoption include limits on learners and teachers/trainers’ capacity to take advantage of digital technologies; concerns about the quality of online education; and the lack of recognition for learning outcomes. Policies to overcome these barriers and to ensure consistency and quality, especially in an international marketplace, are key to grasping the learning opportunities created by these tools.
"Edtech is moving education out of the classroom and onto our mobile phones, making it accessible to anyone and everyone, and for little or no cost. With companies setting up new apps to help you revise and massive open online courses that allow you to complete an entire university-level course digitally, the possibilities for learning are now endless."
Do you know the answer to the next simple question? "What do you know about web 2.0 technology?" What's so interesting about this video, is the simple fact that none of these so called digital natives are familiar with the term web 2.0. Although they never had a life without technology, they just don't know…
The European Commission is working towards improving the safety and transparency of health information collected by mobile apps.
Its newly set up mHealth app working group will be tasked with assessing the validity and reliability of the data that is collected and processed.
The Commission also wanted it to produce draft guidelines for the area, which it says should be ready to be published by the end of this year.
The promise of health app guidelines follows the Green Paper on mobile health issued by the Commission in 2014, when it outlined the technology's potential to empower citizens to manage their own health, improve quality of care and comfort for patients and assist health professionals in their work.
The European Commission said: “The large number of lifestyle and wellbeing apps available, combined with no clear evidence on their quality and reliability, is raising concerns about the ability of consumers to assess their usefulness.
“This could limit the effective uptake of mHealth apps to the benefit of public health.”
“El año pasado hablamos de la intersección de contenido y tecnología. Este año hemos ampliado la oferta. Romper barreras está en nuestro ADN”, arrancó Tim Baxter, presidente de Samsung en EE UU. Hace cinco años comenzaron a hablar de estilo de vida, en lugar de pensar en productos separados, se propusieron unir el ecosistema. Por el camino han aprendido que no pueden trabajar solos, que las alianzas con otros fabricantes y aparatos. El resultado comienza a dar sus frutos. Son líderes en este campo y quieren fortalecer su posición. Smart Things Extend pretende hacer más profunda esta experiencia. Se trata de un pequeño dispositivo que se conecta a través del puerto USB a la televisión y la convierte en la plataforma de gestión de luces, monitores de vigilancia de bebés, cámaras de seguridad o persianas robotizadas. Este complemento se dará de manera gratuita a todos los que compren uno de sus pantallas de alta definición durante 2016.
I was watching the movie Her for the second time and I was fascinated again about the scene in which the main character played by Joaquin Phoenix got his new operating system with artificial intelligence (AI) and started working with that. I couldn’t stop thinking about the ways I could use such an AI system in my life and how it actually could make me a better doctor.
Don’t get me wrong, I think empathy and great communication with patients can make a doctor better, but as the amount of medical information is exponentially growing; as the time for dealing with patients and information is getting less, it is becoming humanly impossible to keep up. If I could devote the time it takes now to deal with technology (inputting information, looking for papers, etc.) to patients, that would be a huge step towards becoming better.
Here are 10 ways AI could make me a better doctor and consequently live a better life.
1) Eradicate waiting time: Not only do patients have long wait times for their doctors, but doctors lose a lot of time everyday waiting for something (patients, lab results, etc.). An AI system that makes my schedule as efficient as possible directing me to the next logical task would be a jackpot.
2) Prioritize my emails: I deal with about 200 e-mails every single day. I try to teach Gmail how to mark an e-mail important or categorize them automatically into social media messages, newsletters and personal e-mails, it’s still a challenge. In Her, the AI system prioritized all the 3000 unread e-mails in a second.
3) Find me the information I need: I think I have mastered the skill of searching for information online using Google and different kinds of search engines for different tasks; however, it still takes time. What if an AI OS could answer my questions immediately by looking up the answer online?
4) Keep me up-to-date: There are 23 million papers on Pubmed.com. If I could read 3-4 papers of my field of interest per week, I couldn’t finish in a lifetime and meanwhile millions of new studies would come out. I need an AI to show me what I should really read that day. Now my curated social media networks do this job, although I’m sure it would be much more accurate with AI.
5) Work when I don’t: I can fulfil my online tasks (e-mails, reading papers, searching for information) when I use my PC or laptop, and I can do most of these on my smartphone. When I don’t use any of these, I obviously cannot work. An AI system could work on these when I don’t have any device in hand.
6) Help me make hard decisions rational: A doctor faces a series of critical decisions every day. The best we can do is to make those decisions as informed as possible. Some of them are still hard to make. I can ask people of whom I value their opinions and that’s it. Imagine discussing these with an AI system that is even more rational than you are.
7) Help patients with urgent matters reach me: A doctor has a lot of calls, in-person questions, e-mails and even messages from social media channels on a daily basis. In this noise of information, not every urgent matter can reach you. What if an AI OS could select the crucial ones out of the mess and direct your attention to it when it’s actually needed.
9) Help me collaborate more: In Her, the AI collected the letters the main character wrote and compiled them into one manuscript which she sent to a publisher that she thought would be willing to publish it. Similarly an AI could find the most potential collaborators and invite them to work on a paper or study I otherwise work on. This way, opening up my networks even more.
10) Do administrative work: A strong percentage of an average doctor’s day is spent with administrative stuff. An AI could learn how to do it properly and do it better than me by time. It could write down my thoughts and compile them anytime just as if I decided to sit down and write them down saving me an enormous amount of time.
This unique publication explores the potential benefits, pitfalls, future trends and learning outcomes for 10 hot topics in education, providing you with a warts-and-all view of how they can impact a school and, ultimately, the learning experience of the pupil.
New Report on Social Media and the Patient Experience via TCU and Expio Consulting
Currently over 55% of patients engage with some form of social media. This report proves that number will continue to rise. 39% of respondents say they share medical information using social media. Contrary to the fears of many executives, patients tend to share positive experiences on social media. This report found though it’s true that patients also do share bad experiences, it’s far less common.
Patients want to share their stories. And prospective patients want to read stories. Extended families and networks want to read and see these stories as they stay attuned to a loved one’s health issues. Here are a few key questions to consider:
PATIENT SOCIAL STORIESHow are medical stories best captured and shared?What is the role of the medical provider in facilitating patient stories?What is the provider’s role in ensuring HIPPA compliance?
We found patients expect to reach out to providers through social media. 70% expect a response within 24 hours. This has major implications for patient care.
ENGAGING PATIENTS ON SOCIAL PLATFORMSWho is responding to patient stories?How soon are responses being given, and with what level of skill, understanding, training?
The role of new mobile applications and technology continues to grow exponentially. With this growth comes a greater need and opportunity for patient education and care. How – or how well – are HCPs responding?
BARRIERS TO SUCCESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERSWhy do medical providers often experience difficulty when entering the ever-expanding social media world?What results has social media proven for medical professionals?Where are the results that internal teams and agencies promise?What can health care providers do to nurture the patient journey?How can medical providers optimize the patient experience for greater outreach?
We teamed up with TCU’s Neeley School of Business to investigate these questions. Our goal is to provide health care leaders a useful perspective with actionable strategies.
No todo el mundo tiene la suerte de tener un diseñador para cada proyecto de eLearning. Y vamos a ser realistas, la mayoría de nosotros tampoco somos diseñadores gráficos ni tenemos una amplia formación académica en diseño visual.
Ciertamente, usted no tiene que ser un artista para crear cursos eLearning que transfieran el conocimiento de manera efectiva. Sin embargo, los estudiantes a menudo "compran eLearning" con los ojos y si no les resulta atractivo no estarán motivados a aprender. La buena noticia es que, incluso sin formación técnica, los cursos eLearning pueden verse increíbles e impresionar a los estudiantes inmediatamente. Este artículo le ayudará a descubrir algunos consejos simples que le harán lucir como un profesional en eLearning.
Aprenda cómo usted (no un diseñador) puede crear impresionantes cursos eLearning después de leer estas 10 sencillas recomendaciones:
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