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Health games at work

Health games at work | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it

Fran Melmed (@femelmed) writes:

In the past year, and much to my surprise, I’ve become a game developer.

My game, Hotseat, uses smartphones to get us up out of our seats throughout the day to reduce the health risks associated with prolonged sitting, or “sitting disease”—which include obesity, of course, but also kidney disease, heart disease, cancer and even earlier mortality. Hotseat lets users choose activities they wish to do and then books a rotating schedule of 2-minute breaks into their day, based on their calendar availability. Hotseat also allows users to engage in competitive and collaborative challenges.

Having created a game, I can tell you it’s no small undertaking to design something that adheres to the principles that make a game a game and that delivers the desired engagement, learning and emotional satisfaction that games do.


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Sven Awege's curator insight, December 18, 2012 5:54 AM

Games are certainly a way to foster early engagement. Over time that enthusiasm will wane, and a more comprehensive integration of real world people will be needed to foster compliance.

People are important - technology has to make it seamless and fun. Technology on its own will not cut the long-haul.

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Protection des données à caractère personnel en Europe : le nouveau règlement est là ! 

Protection des données à caractère personnel en Europe : le nouveau règlement est là !  | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
Le nouveau Règlement général sur la protection des données est LA nouvelle référence européenne en matière de protection des données à caractère personnel. Objectif: renforcer et unifier la protection pour les citoyens au sein de l'Union européenne. Une avancée certaine mais de gros défis pour les entreprises…

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Books? The director of the National Library of Medicine talks virtual reality.

Books? The director of the National Library of Medicine talks virtual reality. | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
Patricia Brennan is looking at the various ways we can interact with information.

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7.1M Patients Use Remote Monitoring, Connected Medical Devices

says a new estimate

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Blockchain Could Be the Solution to Health Care’s Electronic Record Woes

Blockchain Could Be the Solution to Health Care’s Electronic Record Woes | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
Blockchain technologies aren't just for crytpocurrency anymore. Researchers and corporations are turning to them for a very different business: health care.
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21 essentials apps and devices that work with Google Fit

Google Fit wasn't much to write home about when it first appeared in 2014, but it's slowly been gaining extra features and functions over time, and there are now dozens of apps and wearable gadgets that plug straight into the platform offered by Google. Google Fit is focused mainly on collecting stats — on activity,…
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Nomenclatures des objets de Santé (NOS)  -  ASIP Santé

Nomenclatures des objets de Santé (NOS)  -  ASIP Santé | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it

Les nomenclatures associées (NOS) sont indissociables du Modèle des Objets de Santé (MOS) et sont mises à disposition par l’ASIP Santé.

Des nomenclatures regroupées en deux grandes familles :
- les terminologies de référence , nomenclatures officielles créées et maintenues soit par l'ASIP Santé qui en est propriétaire, soit par une organisation externe à l'ASIP Santé ; dans ce deuxième cas l'ASIP Santé recopie la terminologie, la formate et la renomme selon ses conventions de nommage et de structure, pour l'intégrer dans ses systèmes ;
- les jeux de valeurs , nomenclatures constituées de codes extraits d’une ou plusieurs terminologies de référence ; un jeu de valeurs est créé à des fins applicatives, comme les jeux de valeurs du CI-SIS utilisés notamment pour le DMP  ou encore les jeux de valeurs du ROR .

Il existe aussi des tables d'association qui contiennent des codes issus d'au moins deux terminologies de référence. Par exemple, la codification des secteurs d'activité dans le répertoire ADELI est remplacée par une codification RPPS. Cette migration nécessite de créer une table associant les codes de secteurs d’activité ADELI à ceux des secteurs d’activité RPPS.


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Digital-first public health: Public Health England's digital strategy - GOV.UK

Digital-first public health: Public Health England's digital strategy - GOV.UK | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it

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Pharmaceutical companies and digital health startups: It’s time to get together

Pharmaceutical companies and digital health startups: It’s time to get together | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
While most healthcare stakeholders are eager to embrace digital health, the pharmaceutical sector has been somewhat reluctant to join the digital health bandwagon. Some of the forward-thinking pharma companies are just now awakening to the opportunity for digital health to strengthen their businesses.
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AI system detects skin cancer with expert accuracy

AI system detects skin cancer with expert accuracy | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
Stanford researchers train a computer to identify images of skin cancer moles and lesions as accurately as a group of specialists.
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Five predictions for health tech and services in 2017

Five predictions for health tech and services in 2017 | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
About the author: @DanGebremedhin is a Principal at Flare Capital Partners, an early stage Health Technology and Services focused VC Firm.
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UCHealth Offers Patients Enterprise-wide Access to Physician Notes

UCHealth Offers Patients Enterprise-wide Access to Physician Notes | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
UCHealth is part of a growing movement among providers designed to enhance patient-physician communication by sharing clinicians notes with patients and to make their records fully transparent.
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Transportation, Government and Healthcare Driving Location System Growth

Transportation, Government and Healthcare Driving Location System Growth | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
The global real-time location system market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 46% between 2017 and 2021, according to a report from Technavio Research.
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The Rise of Consumer Health Wearables: Promises and Barriers

The Rise of Consumer Health Wearables: Promises and Barriers | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
Lukasz Piwek and colleagues consider whether wearable technology can become a valuable asset for health care.
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Yesitis : des étiquettes connectées pour vérifier et suivre les médicaments

Yesitis : des étiquettes connectées pour vérifier et suivre les médicaments | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it

Imaginez demain des boîtes de médicaments identifiables et infalsifiables tout au long de la chaîne de dispensation qui, en plus, pourraient permettre de communiquer avec chaque acteur de la chaîne jusqu’au patient pour apporter des informations.


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#IoT : Objets connectés : bienvenue dans le royaume de l’inutile et de la poudre aux yeux - Maddyness

Demain, des milliards d’appareils intelligents peupleront notre quotidien, nous promettent les études et les créateurs de startups. Mais qui est prêt à payer 200 euros pour une brosse à cheveux ou 300 euros pour un friteuse connectée ?

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Internet : 68 millions de pubs de médicaments non approuvés bloquées par Google

Internet : 68 millions de pubs de médicaments non approuvés bloquées par Google | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it

Dans son rapport annuel sur son activité de veille, Google affirme avoir bloqué l’année dernière, 68 millions d’annonces publicitaires pour des produits pharmaceutiques non autorisés, soit six fois plus qu’en 2015.
En 2016, Google a doublé son activité dans la détection de sites proposant des contenus et des produits illégaux. Sur le 1,7 milliard d’annonces publicitaires bloquées l’année dernière par le géant du Web, 68 millions concernaient des produits de santé illicites. C’est six fois plus que les 12,5 millions supprimés un an auparavant.


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Works with Google Fit - Android Apps on Google Play

Works with Google Fit - Android Apps on Google Play | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
Enjoy millions of the latest Android apps, games, music, movies, TV, books, magazines & more. Anytime, anywhere, across your devices.
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MoodGYM Training Program

MoodGYM Training Program | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
MoodGYM is a free, interactive self-help program that provides cognitive behaviour
therapy (CBT) training in order to help users prevent and cope with depression and anxiety.
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NHS to start prescribing health apps that help manage conditions

NHS to start prescribing health apps that help manage conditions | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
The future of healthcare could be in your pocket. Two new medical apps that help people monitor their health at home, reducing their need to visit a doctor, are set to be rolled out to as many as four UK National Health Service trusts over the next year.The apps, which are currently being trialled in four hospitals in Oxfordshire, UK, transmit patient data from a tablet or smartphone directly to clinicians. According to Ilan Lieberman, a member of the Royal Society of Medicine’s council on telemedicine and ehealth, such apps will have a huge impact on the management of chronic diseases.One system, called GDm-health, helps manage the treatment of gestational diabetes – a condition that affects about 1 in 10 pregnant women. The smartphone app lets women send each blood glucose reading they take at home to their diabetes clinician.
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Blockchain's role in connected health data will expand

Blockchain's role in connected health data will expand | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
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Securing personal electronic health records with a patient's heartbeat

A patient’s electrocardiograph signals can be used as an encryption key, says Zhanpeng Jin.
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This cancer-spotting algorithm rivals dermatologists - Futurity

This cancer-spotting algorithm rivals dermatologists - Futurity | El pulso de la eSalud | Scoop.it
The option of receiving a skin-cancer diagnosis by smartphone could save lives, say researchers.

It’s scary enough making a doctor’s appointment to see if a strange mole could be cancerous. Imagine, for example, that you were in that situation while also living far away from the nearest doctor, unable to take time off work, and not sure if you had the money to cover the cost of the visit.

Universal access to health care was on the minds of computer scientists when they set out to create an artificially intelligent diagnosis algorithm for skin cancer, making a database of nearly 130,000 skin disease images and training their algorithm to visually diagnose potential cancer. From the very first test, it performed with inspiring accuracy.
“We realized it was feasible, not just to do something well, but as well as a human dermatologist,” says Sebastian Thrun, an adjunct professor in the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. “That’s when our thinking changed. That’s when we said, ‘Look, this is not just a class project for students, this is an opportunity to do something great for humanity.'”

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Health Information Needs and Health Seeking Behavior during the 2014-2016 Ebola Outbreak: A Twitter Content Analysis

bioRxiv - the preprint server for biology, operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a research and educational institution
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HIPAA Violations, Stolen USB Drive Costs Insurer $2.2M

MAPFRE had a USB drive containing protected health information stolen from its IT department. Data on the drive included member names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers, affecting 2,209 persons.
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