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These Vein-Spotting Smart Glasses Will Give Medics X-Ray Vision

These Vein-Spotting Smart Glasses Will Give Medics X-Ray Vision | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Few medical instruments evoke the stomach-churning dread that needles do, especially when finding the vein takes multiple stabs.
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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'

Alex Butler's comment, August 13, 2013 1:31 AM
Thanks for watching Dan, appreciated :-)
Sophie Undreiner's curator insight, March 15, 2:23 AM

@TedMed par Alex Butler

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Google healthcare strategy boasts strengths, weaknesses, industry experts say

Google healthcare strategy boasts strengths, weaknesses, industry experts say | Health Care Social Media | 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 | Health Care Social Media | 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 | Health Care Social Media | 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 | Health Care Social Media | 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 | Health Care Social Media | 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 | Health Care Social Media | 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 | Health Care Social Media | 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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Smartphone Innovation Hinges on Older Not Younger People

Smartphone Innovation Hinges on Older Not Younger People | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

Right now in the United States there are over 40 million Americans aged 65 or older. In fact, people born between 1946 and 1964 – the “baby boomers” – make up nearly half of the population in the United States and every day 8,000 more of them turn 65.


Up until now this group has largely been ignored by most mobile technology companies, but recent announcements from Apple and Samsung show that this is no longer the case.

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Best Medical Apps for Android and iPhone

Best Medical Apps for Android and iPhone | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
You use your smartphone for everything, you might as well use it to take care of your physical well being. Check out this list of medical apps.
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Jim Murphy's curator insight, July 4, 2:03 PM

list is growing and growing

Bettina Gifford's curator insight, July 4, 3:13 PM

Best Medical Apps, what do you think? 

Jay Ostrowski's curator insight, July 5, 6:38 AM

A long list of mental health apps can be found at www.telementalhealthcomparisons.com/apps

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Health innovation: When big ideas meet big pharma

Health innovation: When big ideas meet big pharma | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

After attending OPEN Health's inaugural 'Health Innovation: Big Ideas' event in London, Paul Tunnah outlines some of the concepts that could be game changers for the pharma industry and the broader future of healthcare. 

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Rowan Norrie's curator insight, July 7, 12:34 AM

Cosnider this - "Today's 10-year olds could be the first generation to have a lower life expectancy than their parents."

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Infographic: Why Data Science Holds Great Promise for Health Care

Infographic: Why Data Science Holds Great Promise for Health Care | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
A new infographic from Berkeley School of Information paints a prescient and comprehensive picture of electronic health records and the trajectory of the
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Survey: 80 percent of smartphone users want to interact with doctors on mobile devices | mobihealthnews

Survey: 80 percent of smartphone users want to interact with doctors on mobile devices | mobihealthnews | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

Eighty percent of smartphone users are interested in using their smartphones to interact with health care providers, according to a FICO survey of 2,239 adult smartphone users from the UK, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, and the United States.

The survey analyzed how consumers prefer to interact with health care providers on mobile devices, online and in-person.

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Helen Adams's curator insight, July 3, 1:22 AM

Now that depends on what they mean by "interact", are they meaning consultation with their HCP or accessing test results and repeat prescriptions.

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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 | Health Care Social Media | 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 | Health Care Social Media | 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 | Health Care Social Media | 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 | Health Care Social Media | 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 | Health Care Social Media | 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 | Health Care Social Media | 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 | Health Care Social Media | 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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Mobile Game From Former EA Devs Taking On Teenage Eating Disorders

Mobile Game From Former EA Devs Taking On Teenage Eating Disorders | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it


High School Story, the iOS and Android game from former Electronic Arts developers that previously took a stand against cyberbullying, is now aiming to raise awareness for another issue affecting teenagers: eating disorders.

Pixelberry Studios has partnered with the National Eating Disorders Association to create a new in-game storyline centered around eating disorders. The game will also offer educational resources to the estimated 20 million teenagers across the United States who are not happy with their bodies.

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COM SALUD's curator insight, July 10, 4:46 AM

Los juegos de salud encaminados a concienciar sobre estilo de vida saludables son un arma efectiva de educación pero el resultado es muy superior si se parte de un juego popular existente que se adapta a los argumentos de concienciación.

DundeeChest's curator insight, July 12, 1:43 PM

Less Call of Duty, more sense of Moral Duty from EA.

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Big Hitters in Health: Social, HCP Comms and Big Data | Digitally Sick

Big Hitters in Health: Social, HCP Comms and Big Data | Digitally Sick | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

Digitally Sick are back and have taken the opportunity to look at the three big hitters for digital health in 2014: Social. HCP communications and big data (with the exception of mobile health which needs a pod of it's own).


Social media is now almost passé but over the last decade has revolutionised all aspects of pharma communications from patient support to clinical trials. In 2014 we are still struggling with how we should communicate with HCP's and finally big data, or data, is now the most exciting frontier in healthcare, what are the issues and how can this be leveraged by pharma?


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How IBM's life-saving tech tracks food poisoning to its source

How IBM's life-saving tech tracks food poisoning to its source | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
IBM says it can identify contaminated foods responsible for disease outbreaks more quickly using big data analysis.
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Laurent FLOURET's curator insight, July 4, 6:28 AM

The benefits of BIG DATA! (do not mixed up with big brother)

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Microsoft wearable rumors suggest more fitness tracker, less smartwatch

Microsoft wearable rumors suggest more fitness tracker, less smartwatch | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
You may want to dial back your expectations for Microsoft's oft-rumored smartwatch. According to sources speaking to the historically well-informed Paul
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Prediction: Mobile health device market to have increased clinical focus

Prediction: Mobile health device market to have increased clinical focus | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

The mobile health market will grow eightfold over the course of the next decade, from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $41.8 billion in 2023,according to a recent report from Lux Research. The firm defines mobile health technology as leveraging “common consumer electronics and mobile communication technologies to collect and analyze personal health data”. The decade of impressive growth will be driven by vital sign monitoring and in vitro diagnostic devices, according to the report.

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What the iPhone based Artificial Pancreas means to patients and physicians

What the iPhone based Artificial Pancreas means to patients and physicians | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Promising artificial (or bionic) pancreas study gives hope of automated solution to complexities of diabetes management.
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Okyanos Heart Inst.'s curator insight, July 7, 6:11 AM

The promise of medical innovation meets the future of disease management.