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IBM Will Soon Let Developers Run Apps On Watson, Its Smart-As-A-Human Computer

IBM Will Soon Let Developers Run Apps On Watson, Its Smart-As-A-Human Computer | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

IBM will open up Watson to app developers in 2014, the company announced on Thursday.

Watson is a supercomputer that thinks and speaks like a human. It's the computer that won Jeopardy in 2011.

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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 4:52 PM

Little bit late to the party on this one!

 

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

Alex Butler's comment, August 13, 2013 4:31 AM
Thanks for watching Dan, appreciated :-)
Sophie Undreiner's curator insight, March 15, 5:23 AM

@TedMed par Alex Butler

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App-Using Patients Less Likely To Be Readmitted

App-Using Patients Less Likely To Be Readmitted | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
The Mayo Clinic has found cardiac rehab patients who use apps to monitor their health were less likely to be readmitted. By Katie Wike, contributing...
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Sven Awege's curator insight, April 11, 3:10 AM

.... so yes,  going the extra mile with the CE can be worth it!

DundeeChest's curator insight, April 13, 5:34 PM

Take 2 iPhone apps, three times a day.

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Patients want more services, online outreach from pharma | mobihealthnews

Patients want more services, online outreach from pharma | mobihealthnews | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

Patients want pharmaceutical companies to reach out to them through more digital channels, and to offer more value-add services, according to a new survey from Accenture of 2,000 American adults who are taking one or more medications and have a household income of $25,000 or more.

“Providing personalized and value-add services in support of the products they sell is common across almost every other consumer-facing industry from retail to telecomm, hi-tech and travel,” Accenture writes in the report. “Why should pharma be any different? Especially when addressing something as important as someone’s health?”

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23andMe cofounder launches quantified self-powered health Q&A platform

23andMe cofounder launches quantified self-powered health Q&A platform | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

New York-based Curious, a company that aims to provide people with platform on which they can ask health questions and collaborate with others to find answers, is planning to launch its online platform this summer, according toan article in Fast Company. 23andMe cofounder Linda Avey is one of three founders that started the company.

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Why our medicine will soon be cooler than Star Trek's

Why our medicine will soon be cooler than Star Trek's | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

Health technology is advancing so rapidly that within a decade the small handheld medical reader used by Dr. Leonard McCoy in Star Trek — the tricorder — will look primitive. 


We are moving into an era of data-driven, crowdsourced, participatory, genomics-based medicine. Just as our bathroom scales give us instant readings of our weight, wearable devices will monitor our health and warn us when we are about to get sick. Our doctors — or their artificial intelligence replacements — will prescribe medicines or lifestyle changes based on our full medical history, holistic self, and genetic composition.

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Mayo Clinic study finds app reduces cardiac readmissions by 40 percent

Mayo Clinic study finds app reduces cardiac readmissions by 40 percent | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

According to an as-yet unpublished study, the Mayo Clinic has found that incorporating a smartphone app into cardiac rehabilitation can reduce emergency room visits and hospital readmissions by 40 percent.

“The takeaway is that digital health, mobile health, can be used for cardiovascular disease prevention, especially in a high risk group,” lead researcher Dr. R. Jay Widmer told MobiHealthNews. “But the success of an intervention does depend on the use and the amount of use. This is something that can be used to reduce disease burden across the healthcare system at times when paying for value is going to be at a premium.”

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Facebook, Oculus, Virtual Reality and Medicine?

Facebook, Oculus, Virtual Reality and Medicine? | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR is one sign of the growing business thirst for using virtual reality technology to change ways of working and improve customer experiences.

While the acquisition potentially brings Facebook a brand new way to enable people to communicate and share experiences, experts note that it also demonstrates the increased potential in other industries, ranging from medicine right through to retail, for vastly different business.
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Fitbit Tops 1M Downloads On Android, Now Works With 44 Android And iOS Devices

Fitbit Tops 1M Downloads On Android, Now Works With 44 Android And iOS Devices | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Fitbit was a key part of HTC's One (M8) announcement yesterday, as it's coming preloaded on devices in select markets, to act as the fitness hub of the new..
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The Next Big Health App Needs to Do More Than Just Track Our Numbers

The Next Big Health App Needs to Do More Than Just Track Our Numbers | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
This week we got a deep look at the rumored new health and fitness tracking application for Apple’s next iPhone, called Healthbook. Supposedly, Healthbook will not only track things like how much exercise and sleep you’re getting, but also your blood pressure, your blood sugar levels, and much more. All that collection will be great, but without a way to not just collate them, but make them meaningful, it runs the risk of becoming data clutter.
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malek's curator insight, March 21, 9:34 AM

Hardware intrigues?

Without available details you just hope it won't be another MS Health Vault.

Vigisys's curator insight, March 23, 4:15 AM

Toute la problématique actuelle résumée dans ce post : les datas arrivent, ce n'est pas seulement une nouvelle vague, c'est tsunami ! Mais des données sans usage et sans sens, c'est un cimetière de données. L'infrastructure de mutualisation de ces données est à construire et l'ouverture en open data destiné à la recherche est la clé. Une occasion rêvée de fédérer chercheurs, médecins et patients pour une meilleure santé individuelle et publique à la fois.

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Augmedix Raises $3.2M To Make Google Glass Standard Kit For Future Doctors | TechCrunch

Augmedix Raises $3.2M To Make Google Glass Standard Kit For Future Doctors | TechCrunch | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Google Glass is facing some challenges in terms of public perception and an ongoing debate about its role in the public forum, but it has some potential in specific realms that could be very exciting, apart from its ability to be a huge consumer success. One such application is in medicine, and startup Augmedix just raised $3.2 million to help show how Glass can be useful to doctors.
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Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek's curator insight, March 19, 4:35 PM

Venez essayer les google glass lors de la conférence


Pharmageek partenaire de Interaction Healthcare à l'occasion de la conférence :

"Du serious game au Google glass, comment la simulation numérique peut changer la pratique du médecin et la vie du patient ?"

qui aura lieu

le 3 avril prochain à PARIS


INSCRIVEZ VOUS

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Apple's Healthbook app gives a glimpse of what an iWatch could possibly do

Apple's Healthbook app gives a glimpse of what an iWatch could possibly do | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Information about Apple’s new Healthbook app for iOS sheds light on what types of quantified self data you may be able to track on an iPhone. Some of that information, however, will have to come from external sensors and devices; perhaps an Apple smart watch?
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Denise Silber's curator insight, March 17, 5:33 PM

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Apple Patents A Smarter, More Accurate Wrist-Based Activity Tracker

Apple Patents A Smarter, More Accurate Wrist-Based Activity Tracker | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Apple has applied for a patent for an improved wearable pedometer design, according to a new filing published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider). The..
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Vigisys's curator insight, March 15, 6:56 AM

Apple manifestement veut entrer dans la danse des objets connectés santé en utilisant sa plateforme smartphone comme "multi capteur". Intelligent, et enthousiasmant car en général la marque à la pomme table sur du haut de gamme technologique, donc nous donne des espoirs de qualité de mesure (les caractéristiques du processeur M5 sont assez exceptionnelles). 

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ThriveOn Wants To Help You Get High Quality, Affordable Mental Health Care — And It Just Won At SXSW

ThriveOn Wants To Help You Get High Quality, Affordable Mental Health Care — And It Just Won At SXSW | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

ThriveOn is an online and mobile service that offers intake, counseling, and exercises for people with mental health issues. The idea is to make mental health care as easy as other online services by helping patients avoid long wait times, in-person interactions, and costly fees. 

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Jim Murphy's curator insight, March 12, 9:58 AM

Thanks Alex, very interesting project

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Wearable Devices Won't Succeed On The Mass Market Until More Apps Become Available

Wearable Devices Won't Succeed On The Mass Market Until More Apps Become Available | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

Despite all the new wearables on the market, there still aren't many apps in these devices' app stores. And without apps, there's not a great reason for mainstream consumers to adopt the devices. 


The wearable app ecosystem's immaturity is largely a result of platform fragmentation. The smartphone market is dominated by Android and iOS. Developers can choose to create apps for either one of these platforms knowing that they are reaching a wide swath of the smartphone market.

Not so for the wearables market. It isn't just that there's no dominant platform yet, the devices are also in the hands of far fewer users (compared to smartphone brands), creating an even greater disincentive to create apps for any one wearable device.

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Could Google Glass Really Help People with Parkinson's?

Could Google Glass Really Help People with Parkinson's? | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
While the world has been squabbling about Glassholes, doctors have quietly been testing the potential of Google Glass in medicine. Features that may seem silly to use in a cafe or on the subway have real advantages in the doctor's office. Hand-free control? Remote diagnosis? On-demand medical records? Check check check. Now researchers are testing how Glass could benefit patients with Parkinson's.
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Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek's curator insight, April 10, 12:52 AM

Pharmageek partenaire de Interaction Healthcare à l'occasion de la conférence :

"Du serious game au Google glass, comment la simulation numérique peut changer la pratique du médecin et la vie du patient ?"

qui a eu lieu le 3 avril  à PARIS

A SUIVRE SUR LES RESEAUX SOCIAUX #SIM4HEALTH -



LA VERSION CANADIENNE DE LA CONFÉRENCE 

Pharmageek partenaire de Interaction Healthcare à l'occasion de la conférence :

"Du serious game au Google glass, comment la simulation numérique peut changer la pratique du médecin et la vie du patient ?"

qui aura lieu

le 10 avril prochain à MONTREAL -CANADA

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MedeStat to crowdfund a pillbox case for smartphones

MedeStat to crowdfund a pillbox case for smartphones | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

Smartphone-based medication adherence tools are rapidly becoming en established niche in digital health, and we’ve seen a range of form factors: medication reminder apps, smart pillboxes, and connected pill bottle caps to name a few. Cypress, Texas-based MedeStat is putting another twist on digital medication adherence with PillBacker, a smartphone case with built in compartments for pills, paired with a medication reminder app.

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Nearly three-quarters of prescription-takers use mobile apps, including most older adults and seniors

Nearly three-quarters of prescription-takers use mobile apps, including most older adults and seniors | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

Most patients taking prescription medicine (72%) also use mobile apps (Android smartphone, iPhone, Android tablet, iPad, or Kindle Fire),

Mobile app adoption rates are high across all medication-taking adult age groups: 93% (age 18-24), 90% (age 25-34), 88% (age 35-44), 80% (age 45-54), 66% (age 55-64), and 50% (age 65+),

App-using patients prefer the privacy-protected single app Mobile Health Library (MHL) system (by a factor of 11 to 1) over email programs often offered by medication manufacturers.  This high preference for a privacy-protected single app, customized to a user's needs for medication education and support services, was observed across all adult age groups.

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Dr Martin Wale's curator insight, April 8, 11:05 AM

I've not been able to verify the funding source for this research, so it could just be marketing.  If you know, please comment.  Thanks!

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New Hopes for Apple's HealthBook

New Hopes for Apple's HealthBook | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Leonard Kish offers his thoughts on the promise of Apple entering the mHealth arena, which will put a spotlight on squarely on user experience.
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Kinect powers Alzheimer's and dementia care project

Kinect powers Alzheimer's and dementia care project | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Sure, virtual reality and browser-based games are impressive, but Unreal Engine 4's latest use is a bit more noble: improving the lives of Alzheimer's
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Apple, Google, and Intel are laying the foundation for the Internet of you

Apple, Google, and Intel are laying the foundation for the Internet of you | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Wearable technology is on a collision course with the Internet of everything. When the two collide, we will enter into a new era of the Internet of you. The recent Apple Healthbook and Google’s And...
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IBM to set Watson loose on cancer genome data

IBM to set Watson loose on cancer genome data | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

IBM has announced that it would be using Watson, the system that famously wiped the floor with human Jeopardy champions, to tackle a somewhat more significant problem: choosing treatments for cancer. In the process, the company hopes to help usher in the promised era of personalized medicine.


The announcement was made at the headquarters of IBM's partner in this effort, the New York Genome Center; its CEO, Robert Darnell called the program "not purely clinical and not purely research." Rather than seeking to gather new data about the mutations that drive cancer, the effort will attempt to determine if Watson can parse genome data and use it to recommend treatments.


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Google And Apple—Take My Fitness Data, Please!

Google And Apple—Take My Fitness Data, Please! | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

This summer is shaping up to be a very healthy season—if you’re a maker of digital fitness apps. Both Apple and Google are scheduled to hold their big, annual events for developers, with new programming tools for health software taking center stage.

At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the star of the show seems likely to be the rumored Healthbook, a repository for biological signals—“biosignals," for short. And Google seems poised to unveil details of Android Wear, its new platform for wearable devices, at Google I/O.

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Google Just Unveiled Its Next Big Wearable Computing Platform

Google Just Unveiled Its Next Big Wearable Computing Platform | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

Google today announced that it plans to officially bring Android to smartwatches through its new project entitled Android Wear. The project will enable developers to bring features such as Google voice search and  health tracking apps to wristwatches. 

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Jim Murphy's curator insight, March 19, 7:26 AM

many of us can hardly see our smart phone screens #health applications a mystery unless watch acts independently from phone

 

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Big data puts the doctor in your pocket

Big data puts the doctor in your pocket | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

We are moving from a world where we treat illnesses to one where we predict and prevent them, advised by mobile doctors in our pockets.


This new era of medicine is being driven by an explosion in health-related data from a growing range of public and private sources, analysed by increasingly powerful number-crunching computers.

And now that sequencing human genomes is getting faster and cheaper, the days of truly personalised healthcare are drawing closer.

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Denis Granger's curator insight, March 15, 4:37 AM

here we are.

Vigisys's curator insight, March 15, 6:54 AM

Une perspective intéressante mais qui ne doit pas faire oublier que la médecine se pratique en réalité au delà des chiffres et des données

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How to build successful mobile health applications: 4 key principles

How to build successful mobile health applications: 4 key principles | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

There is a great deal of attention being paid to mobile health applications at the moment, especially in the context of wearable technology. For example, Samsung, Apple and even Google, have recently made clear the focus they will place on this exciting intersection of biology, medicine, healthcare and digital technology. 


However, some statistics suggest 90% of health apps are deleted or not used again after 10 days, so getting it wrong can be a terrible waste of investment. From my experience, there are four key principles that tend to define if an application in healthcare will work, and if it is likely to be used:.

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Sven Awege's curator insight, March 13, 4:57 AM

Great article by Alex to cover the conceptual positioning.

 

Additional areas that need high focus once you believe you have the aforementioned ingredients that I have seen Pharma struggling with (and assisted in solutioning):

 

- Is my app going to be classified as a Medical Device (and so what)?

- Sponsored vs Owned vs Influenced - and risk balancing

 

Additionally, this article also provides some insights into the stumbling blocks to avoid: 

http://pharmastrategic.com/2012/10/11/to-pharma-app-or-not-to-pharma-app-then-theres-the-it-question/

 

Sophie Undreiner's curator insight, March 15, 5:21 AM

Applis e-santé: 4 conseils pour éviter ça: "some statistics suggest 90% of health apps are deleted or not used again after 10 days, so getting it wrong can be a terrible waste of investment"

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Here Comes Google's Plan To Take Over Wearable Technology...

Here Comes Google's Plan To Take Over Wearable Technology... | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Google is planning to release a software development kit for Android for wearable gadgets.
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