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Meet The Man Who Measures Everything: Seth Roberts Talks Quantified Self

Meet The Man Who Measures Everything: Seth Roberts Talks Quantified Self | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Live a better life through numbers.
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"The Healthcare revolution will not be televised"

My Presentation from Athens looking at 5 things digital can do to revolutionise pharmaceuticals (with a bit of Gil Scott Heron thrown in for good measure)

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Dan Baxter's curator insight, August 11, 2013 1:52 PM

Little bit late to the party on this one!

 

Especially interested in the 'can an app treat depression bit'

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Thanks for watching Dan, appreciated :-)
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@TedMed par Alex Butler

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Researchers use iPhone tracking app in year long microbiome study

Researchers use iPhone tracking app in year long microbiome study | Digital Health | Scoop.it

A new longitudinal study of the microbiome from researchers at Harvard and MIT demonstrates how the ubiquity of a smartphone enables research that would have been much more difficult previously. In the study, two patients tracked a number of health factors on an iPhone app for a year and also took stool samples almost every day. Researchers analyzed the bacteria in the stool samples alongside the health tracking data, to see what impact the subjects’ lifestyle had on their microbiome, or the ecosystem of bacteria living in their digestive tract.

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Doctor Dictum: Beauty of mHealth is in Behavior Change

Doctor Dictum: Beauty of mHealth is in Behavior Change | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Dr. Samir Damani, a cardiologist at Scripps Health and a physician-entrepreneur, believes there is much value in the proliferation of digital and mobile health
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IBM Helps Speed Up Access to Medical Information

IBM Helps Speed Up Access to Medical Information | Digital Health | Scoop.it

IBM is on a mission. And it’s bringing a new partner along for the journey.

PLM, a Latin American healthcare sciences publisher, is working with IBM to launch a library of mobile apps to deliver medical information on conditions such as cancer and heart disease.


According to a formal announcement from the new partners in mHealth, healthcare providers using a mobile device can now access the most up-to-date information to deliver better patient care.

In short, IBM and PLM will develop disease-specific mobile apps that improve medical decision making and patient care.

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Smartwatches will revolutionise treatment for chronic conditions

Smartwatches will revolutionise treatment for chronic conditions | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Google, Apple, and Samsung are racing to develop wearable technology that could be used to to monitor and track personal health and diagnose disease, explains Chris Duffey
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ChemaCepeda's curator insight, July 28, 7:43 AM

¿Se convertirán estos dispositivos de cuantificación en tecnologías de acercamiento? Aún les queda mucho camino por recorrer, aunque seguro que vemos cosas interesantes

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Google X project aims to describe a healthy human, to make disease prevention easier

Google X project aims to describe a healthy human, to make disease prevention easier | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The Baseline Study is a collaboration between the Google X “moonshot” organization and various clinical and academic partners. The work should fit in well with the health-monitoring aspects of Google’s wearable efforts.
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Mobile Technologies Could Revolutionize Health Care If It Can Overcome Challenges | MIT Technology Review

Mobile Technologies Could Revolutionize Health Care If It Can Overcome Challenges | MIT Technology Review | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Among technologists, mobile health is thriving. Since the start of 2013, more than $750 million in venture capital has been invested in companies that do everything from turn your smartphone into a blood pressure gauge to snapping medical–quality images of the inner ear. Apple, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and other corporate giants are creating mobile health products and investing in startups. 

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Technology-based mobile health takes off in developing counties

Technology-based mobile health takes off in developing counties | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Accessible healthcare solutions that use just a mobile phone are being used simultaneously by patients in both developing and developed markets
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What will the IBM-Apple partnership mean for healthcare? | mobihealthnews

What will the IBM-Apple partnership mean for healthcare? | mobihealthnews | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Apple didn’t choose just any partner for its enterprise bid. IBM itself is no stranger to healthcare, after all, it made healthcare the flagship use case for Watson, the data intelligence processor that mimics human thinking and learning well enough that it managed to beat the best Jeopardy champions back in 2011. It’s been providing backup support for oncologists ever since. IBM knows how to manage data in a healthcare setting.

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Recent Study Shows That mHealth Increases Patient Engagement

Recent Study Shows That mHealth Increases Patient Engagement | Digital Health | Scoop.it

There are many methods of utilizing mHealth that are currently being tested by medical facilities and healthcare organizations around the globe. And across the board, the test results point to the positive impact mHealth solutions can provide.

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Kel Mohror's comment, July 18, 4:39 PM
As the shift to mH becomes techonic; the fundamental bottleneck in adoption and transparency of use will be in-house app programming for customizing and maintaining usability. Two-year technical school IT departments better be gearing up to teach mdevice code writing, maintenance and security. Otherwise wide-spread adoption will stall.
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UP by Jawbone adds new weight management and food score features

UP by Jawbone adds new weight management and food score features | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Just because people are expecting Apple to revolutionize wearables with its long-awaited iWatch, doesn’t mean that there aren’t already some interesting developments going on in the wearable tech field.


I’m a massive fan of Jawbone, which has just updated its UP by Jawbone iOS app with a new fitness-oriented update – designed to focus on food-related goals, such as weight and calorie intake.


With that in mind, there’s a new weight management feature which allows you to set goals with regards to weight, and then track this progress by way of straightforward tools for logging food, weight and calorie balance.


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New Kinect for Windows offers increased accuracy to healthcare startups

New Kinect for Windows offers increased accuracy to healthcare startups | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The new Kinect, the second generation of Microsoft’s motion capture camera technology, has been making healthcare headlines for nearly a year now as a few select companies were able to tinker with prototypes. The version of the device that was connected to the Xbox One gaming console was made available back in November. But starting tomorrow, Kinect for Windows version 2 will be available commercially, complete with a software development kit (SDK) for developers.

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UberHealth: Caring for aging parents from afar

UberHealth: Caring for aging parents from afar | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Launched in April, the New Delhi, India-based UberHealth offers complete cloud- and mobile-based preventive health care packages for seniors.
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Is That App FDA Approved? Mobile Health Tech Falls Into Gray Area

Is That App FDA Approved? Mobile Health Tech Falls Into Gray Area | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Personal health is becoming increasingly mobile, and there are now thousands of apps aiming to address everything from lifestyle issues to chronic diseases. But can you trust these apps the same way you trust your prescribed drugs and medical devices?


Medical devices are generally regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and although the FDA reviews some apps, experts say the agency's power and efforts aren't nearly enough to cover the 97,000 and counting health apps out there that are transforming consumer health.

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Study: iPad-based HIV prevention game increased adolescents’ knowledge of the disease

Study: iPad-based HIV prevention game increased adolescents’ knowledge of the disease | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Children who played iPad-based HIV prevention game PlayForward: Elm City Stories knew more about HIV risk than those that played other video games, according to an oral abstract on a randomized control trial of 198 adolescents presented at the AIDS conference this week. The mean age of children in this trial was 13.

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Migraine Buddy Helps Patients And Doctors Work Together For Better Treatment

Migraine Buddy Helps Patients And Doctors Work Together For Better Treatment | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Singapore-based healthcare startup Healint has released a new mobile platform that it hopes will help patients and doctors do a better job of collaborating on migraine care. Called Migraine Buddy, it consists of an app that sufferers can use to keep a comprehensive record of their symptoms, and dashboard with data that doctors can reference during checkups.

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iOS device hospital trial leads to lower mortality rates

iOS device hospital trial leads to lower mortality rates | Digital Health | Scoop.it
New report from the UK's James Cook University Hospital shows how iPads and iPod touches are helping lower mortality rate and shorten stays.
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Computers help humans make big strides in breast cancer fight

Computers help humans make big strides in breast cancer fight | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Scientists waging war against breast cancer have a new reason to smile.

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory andCarnegie Mellon University have developed a sophisticated computational method to determine how gene networks are “rewired” at the moment healthy breast cells turn malignant. It also can determine how the cells respond to potential cancer therapy treatments.


The computational model showed researchers how breast cancer cells develop resistance to certain treatments of drugs being evaluated by scientists for the possible treatment of the disease.

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Stanford to offer free online training in mobile health

Stanford to offer free online training in mobile health | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Ever wanted to learn from some of the world’s experts on mobile devices and health technology? And apply it towards solving international health issues? Physicians from Stanford University will re-offer their online course, Mobile Health Without Borders, addressing these topics. Their course is available to the public at no charge.

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Google healthcare strategy boasts strengths, weaknesses, industry experts say

Google healthcare strategy boasts strengths, weaknesses, industry experts say | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The arrival of Google Fit--a health and fitness platform that will compete withApple's HealthKit and Samsung's SAMI open software platform--is igniting excitement in the mHealth industry, as well as some cautionary reactions. For instance, as FierceMobileHealthcare reported Google's Fit will aggregate data from fitness-tracking devices and health-related apps.


Similarly, as Google's Glass offering already is making headlines thanks to various mHealth pilots and initiatives, including a program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's emergency department, some industry experts remain wary of such efforts due to security issues, data privacy worries and data sharing and protection concerns.

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Why Jawbone's new Up Coffee app wants to quantify your caffeine consumption

Why Jawbone's new Up Coffee app wants to quantify your caffeine consumption | Digital Health | Scoop.it

You may never have stopped to think that the coffee you’re going to drink after dinner could make you lazier the next day but, like Freakonomics, Jawbone can bring all kinds of weird correlations to the surface. Take, for example, the data that indicates that female users (and, while this could be true for men as well, Antabi specifically points to females) typically burn more calories and take more steps the day after they’ve had a good night’s sleep.


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The Promising Role of Social Listening in Treating Health Issues

The Promising Role of Social Listening in Treating Health Issues | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Even with drug makers’ recent increases in digital spending, the pharmaceutical industry is repeatedly said to be a laggard in terms of its speed in adoption of social media.


Among the 50 largest manufacturers worldwide, more than half still do not use it to actively engage consumers or patients. Most of them use social media as a unilateral broadcasting channel and no more than ten are on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.


Pharmaceutical companies largely avoid involvement, cowering from regulatory wrath. They fear a loss of messaging control, privacy concerns and a lack of familiarity with community building. In addition, they struggle to quantify a return on investment.


So how do you actually know what physicians are saying about your drug? Can you identify the top ten fears of patients suffering from the conditions treated by your market leading product?

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ChemaCepeda's curator insight, July 18, 6:43 AM

Las redes sociales son un excelente lugar para acudir a escuchar lo que tienen que decir los actores que integran la salud sobre un servicio, un tratamiento o incluso una aplicación móvil, ya que cada persona tiene una perspectiva única que puede ayudar a mejorar el sistema sanitario. ¿Sabemos escuchar?

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Mobile health teams to provide care for pregnant women and families in Gaza

Mobile health teams to provide care for pregnant women and families in Gaza | Digital Health | Scoop.it

CARE and its partners are preparing to provide emergency mobile health teams to serve people affected by the violence in Gaza. Needs are particularly high for pregnant women and for those who can’t travel to hospitals or medical clinics. Pregnant women are travelling to hospitals in the midst of the bombing to get medical support, while other people are unable or unwilling to leave their houses for anything other than life-threatening injuries.

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Mental-health monitoring goes mobile

Mental-health monitoring goes mobile | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Behavioral health analytics startup Ginger.io sees smartphones as 'automated diaries' containing valuable insight into the mental well-being of people with mental illnesses.
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New mHealth App May Detect Elevated Unhealthy Stress

New mHealth App May Detect Elevated Unhealthy Stress | Digital Health | Scoop.it
A new mHealth app aims to do what some consider to be the impossible – mitigate the stress in our lives. That’s the claim behind the makers of the new app
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Jay Ostrowski's curator insight, July 15, 8:19 AM

For a comparison of mental health apps and online mental health programs see www.telementalhealthcomparisons.com

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Games in Health Encourage Children to Get Active

Games in Health Encourage Children to Get Active | Digital Health | Scoop.it
If we are bored with our attempt at a healthy lifestyle, why should we expect children to embrace it? JOIN for ME has a gamified solution.
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