Have you heard the credit card commercial that asks, “what’s in your wallet?” Before long, the answer is going to be “you.” As our digital footprint grows, I see personal information becoming a form of digital currency – something that an individual person owns, controls and uses in exchange for “personalized” goods and services. An…
Nanotechnology, gaming, crowdsourcing, and connected devices are also emerging as important components in the giant bioinformatics cog. For example, a game called Dizeez created by The Scripps Research Institute aims to resolve questions about genetic medicine. It has resulted in the identification of several novel gene-disease annotations. Another game created by New England Biolabs, Cut it Out, revolves around players creating and manipulating DNA sequences.
FDA is seeking public comment on its list of guidance priorities for 2015, which includes several health IT issues. Among other things, the agency plans to address medical device decision support software, unique device identifiers and interoperability. Modern Healthcare et al.
Telemedicine may just be the biggest trend in digital health in 2015. As a partner focused on digital health investments at venture capital firm AMV, I spend a lot of time crisscrossing the country chatting with leading healthcare providers and insurers about their technology needs. By far the area they [...]
SLIDESHOW: Making Healthcare Unhackable | HP According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, 44% of all registered data breaches in 2013 targeted medical companies. The National Crime Prevention Council reports that 10% of drugs traded worldwide could be counterfeit. It’s common to believe that technology makes such costly data breaches easier than ever to pull off. But tech also holds the solution.
The commons are often associated with shared natural resources including grazing pastures, public spaces and water, but there are lots of commons including the Creative Commons, seed commons, and even knowledge commons. Yes, knowledge, passed from person to person, generation to generation, is a commons that we all share and contribute to.
By Joni Blecher The ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has many people thinking about better ways to contain and track the spread of the disease. One solution may be found in a device that billions of people around the world carry every day: the cell phone. It’s not as creepy as it may sound. We’re not talking about tracking every movement of a single phone, but rather following the movements of many phones throughout a given area to determine where a general population travels
The growing sophistication of the Internet has spawned the proliferation of startups that could forever change the business of healthcare and create a market for on-demand care, say Eric Kim and Chi-Hua Chien, co-founders of Goodwater Capital.