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Medicine isn't a science yet, Vinod Khosla says -- but data will make it so

Medicine isn't a science yet, Vinod Khosla says -- but data will make it so | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The legendary investor isn't backing down from his claim that most doctors could be replaced by technology. In his upcoming fireside chat at the DataBeat/Data Science Summit, Khosla is going to foc...
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Khosla is a true believer in the data-driven, patient-centric model of health care. Something pretty cool to believe in and certainly is the future - just the 'when' and 'how' we are not yet clear on. 

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WorldWideExperience's curator insight, November 26, 2013 10:11 AM

Sounds a little futuristic..but then they said that about the Internet!

Michel Mazuez's curator insight, November 26, 2013 12:48 PM

Les développeurs sont toujours plus optimistes que de raison : il est vrai qu'ils n'ont affaire qu'à des machines . Contentons nous d'imaginer que les data vont améliorer la pertinence de nos prises en charge!

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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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Vigisys's curator insight, November 2, 2014 5:10 AM

Une intéressante présentation (en anglais) qui aborde les principaux concepts qui seront fondateurs de l'e-santé à venir. Une belle inspiration pour le développement des futurs réseaux de santé numériques.

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Medical Apps Promise Better Health, Lower Costs And More Time, But Can They Change US Health Industry?

Medical Apps Promise Better Health, Lower Costs And More Time, But Can They Change US Health Industry? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
In 2011, Ammar Siddiqui, a senior medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, was volunteering in the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership, a student-run clinic for uninsured patients. As the student overseeing referrals, he was overwhelmed by hundreds of daily emails from students asking questions -- from whom to call to refer a patient to a specialist to how to order a medical test, he recalled.To stem the tide of emails, Siddiqui built a website where students could find answers to their questions independently. That site grew into an app, developed by Siddiqui and several other medical students. Launched in June 2012, it laid out the clinic's often labyrinthine protocols, generally invisible to patients, in step-by-step fashion. With it, figuring out how to scan documents or order medical tests could be done with the tap of a finger. Soon, Siddiqui and his colleagues had built a generic version of their app, which they called CareTeam, and began delivering customized versions to a growing number of clinics at Mount Sinai Hospital as part of the East Harlem Software Company, which they incorporated this year.
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Life360 Acquires Chronos To Add “Quantified Self” Tracking To Its Family Locator App

Life360 Acquires Chronos To Add “Quantified Self” Tracking To Its Family Locator App | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Life360, the maker of mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone that help keep families connected, has acquired Chronos Mobile Technologies, a startup behind a number of mobile apps that passively collect data from users’ smartphones in order to highlight trends and connections between various behaviors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Chronos had closed on a small seed round from Maven Ventures, Draper Associates and Major League Baseball earlier in 2015.

Chronos first made its debut at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 with a simple time-tracking application of the same name designed by Stanford Business School grads Charlie Kubal, formerly of Pandora and Google, and Dylan Keil, previously a mechanical engineer.

The app itself was then designed to appeal to “quantified self” enthusiasts, who wanted an easier way to gather data about their activities, including things like how long they were at work, how long they slept, how much time they spent commuting, and more.
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Have Wearables In Women's Health Reached A Turning Point?

Have Wearables In Women's Health Reached A Turning Point? | Digital Health | Scoop.it

95 years after gaining the right to vote, The League of Women Voters are lobbying on the agenda of healthcare expansion which, for some, means looking to technology for solutions. Though past consumer electronic products haven’t proved favorable toward women—even though they are the majority users—the next generation of wearables hopes to change that.Teresa Wang, strategy manager at venture fund Rock Health says there’s been a recent growth in women’s health funding when it comes to tech products. “Investors are starting to see there is an incredible market opportunity, especially around fertility. We’ve seen a lot of companies around fertility tracking or smart breast pumps. Whether this space was historically ignored because investors weren’t comfortable or familiar with it, they’re now realizing women are willing to pay for it.”

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DynoSense raises $9.4M for Star Trek-like health scanner

DynoSense raises $9.4M for Star Trek-like health scanner | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Bay Area startup DynoSense is developing a health scanner that can gauge heart rate, blood pressure, hydration and activity levels and a lot more – in less than a minute. The company just raised a $9.4 million Series A round to build out its technology.The handheld device captures 33 health metrics in total, including vital signs, electrocardiogram, blood oxygen levels, activity and sleep levels, and more. It then stores and analyzes the data on the company’s cloud computing platform, and churns it out for physician use. The device will be extendable through an API – so third parties will be able to integrate the data into their own software.
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Dexcom receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Bluetooth-enabled CGM G5

Dexcom receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Bluetooth-enabled CGM G5 | Digital Health | Scoop.it
San Diego, California-based Dexcom has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a Bluetooth-enabled continuous glucose monitor (CGM), called the G5 Mobile CGM system.Unlike the company’s previous connected CGM devices, the G5 Mobile CGM System has Bluetooth built right in to the transmitter and sends glucose data directly to a smartphone, so users don’t have to carry a separate receiver device. Data from the CGM can be sent to iOS devices, including the Apple Watch. Dexcom plans to launch an Android version of the app for the CGM early next year.G5 Mobile CGM users will be able select up to five other people to remotely monitor their glucose information and receive notifications based on that data. This feature is also enabled for Dexcom’s other smartphone-connected device, the G4, though that CGM can only send data to a smartphone through Dexcom’s Share receiver, which received FDA clearance in January.
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Google Reveals Gigantic Ambitions To Fight Cancer, Diabetes, Parkinson's, Heart Problems

Google Reveals Gigantic Ambitions To Fight Cancer, Diabetes, Parkinson's, Heart Problems | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The newly announced business will be entirely focused on the billions of dollars of annual revenues on offer from helping patients with a range of major health issues, from diabetes, Parkinson’s, cancer and heart disease to the general quest to increase comfortable life span.The split is part of Google’s Alphabet reshuffle that has seen the clearer separation of activities such as advertising and self driving cars.At the head of the new health unit is Andy Conrad, who has an extensive nanotechnology and molecular biology background, and who was head of life sciences at the former Google X research division.Google co-founder Sergey Brin, never one to miss out on a big business opportunity, is determined for the company to position itself at the forefront of the immensely lucrative health tech market in several key areas.
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Lentilles connectées, nano véhicules tueurs de cellules cancéreuses, peau artificielle ... Après les documents, vous allez  consulter Google.DOC !

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Turn on your sensors, development is about to go wearable

Turn on your sensors, development is about to go wearable | Digital Health | Scoop.it
They range from the simple to the astounding, the familiar to the science fictional. Sensors are all around us, capturing information and turning it into something else: an electrical signal, the basis for a decision, a diagnosis, a warning.Sensors are hardly a new technological phenomenon, but their portability and connectedness, their newfound capacity to feed the cloud of global information is set to revolutionize many of the tasks and challenges that define global development — and they could reshape the way we collect, share and use information about ourselves and our environments.A sensor can be as simple as a thermometer, converting temperature changes into numbered mercury readings that help people understand and track their environmental conditions. Sensors can also detect and report on pressure, humidity, vibrations, blood glucose levels and a wide variety of other things that characterize the world, or worlds, that we live in, from the very small to the very large and everything in between.
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​Wearable tech heart rate tracking is 'incredibly accurate'

​Wearable tech heart rate tracking is 'incredibly accurate' | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Wrist-based heart rate monitors get a bad rap, especially when it comes to the new wave of devices from the likes of Fitbit, Mio and Apple.But Professor Greg Whyte has told Wareable that, in reality, the criticism levelled at wearable and heart rate tracking accuracy is unfair. And while it should be noted that he's an ambassador for Fitbit, Whyte is a highly respected sports performance scientist, a former Olympic athlete and leads the Centre for Human Health & Performance at Harley Street in London – so he has little to gain by spouting any propaganda in his field.
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Tapping Into The Emotional Internet

Tapping Into The Emotional Internet | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Wearables currently decipher physiological biometrics -- heart rate, pulse, caloric intake. But in the coming years, we’ll see emotion-sensing wearables
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Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles

Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Can an app warn you that you might have skin cancer? Digital health startup SkinVision is using smartphone tech and vision algorithms to allow consumers to track changes to their moles. Users of its iOS and Android apps, which have been downloaded some 200,000 times since launch back in 2011, take a photo of a mole and the app then performs a visual analysis, with the aim of identifying suspicious growths such as melanoma.“Skin cancer grows chaotically and potential suspicious moles are identified based on signs of non-natural growth,” explains CEO Dick Uyttewaal. “The algorithm within the online assessment reviews signs of non-natural growth of skin lesions and is based on an established mathematical methodology in biology called fractal geometry.
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Meet the fitness tracker obsessives

Meet the fitness tracker obsessives | Digital Health | Scoop.it
While tracking calories and paths is becoming par for the course, a new trend for extreme health tracking is emerging. But can you know too much about how your body works?
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Cleveland Clinic launches brain health research app

Cleveland Clinic launches brain health research app | Digital Health | Scoop.it
IMG_2449The Cleveland Clinic has released an app version of its web-based Healthy Brains initiative which provides tools for patients to assess medical and lifestyle factors that may negatively affect brain health and offers practical tips to reduce neurocognitive risk. The app is being launched as part of a research registry focused on brain health.When signing up for the app, users are given the option to consent for enrollment in the Healthy Brains registry. Enrollment appears to be required for app usage; saying no takes you back to the home screen.
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Johns Hopkins taps Apple Watch, ResearchKit for upcoming epilepsy study with eye on seizure prediction

Johns Hopkins taps Apple Watch, ResearchKit for upcoming epilepsy study with eye on seizure prediction | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Seeking deeper insight into epileptic seizures and their effect on the human body, Johns Hopkins' ResearchKit study will collect heart rate sensor and accelerometer data from Watch, gyroscope data from iPhone and dynamic user feedback to track a variety of biometric measurements during a seizure episode, according to a source familiar with the project. The iPhone and Watch apps, now in beta testing, are slated to go live on Sept. 18.While sensor readings are automated, like many current iPhone-based ResearchKit initiatives, other metrics are not so easily ascertained. Activating the test process and measuring lucidity, for example, require some form of direct user interaction, a steep demand considering the extremely stressful nature of a seizure event. To help participants complete individual sessions they are given physical cues to answer contextual onscreen survey questions via Watch's Taptic Engine. Alternatively, a caregiver might be able to initiate the testing process if present, the person said.
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Apple Watch Not A Flop – Now #2 Wearable, Just Behind Fitbit

Apple Watch Not A Flop – Now #2 Wearable, Just Behind Fitbit | Digital Health | Scoop.it
According to a new report out this morning from IDC, Apple is now the number two wearable maker, thanks to its Apple Watch, coming in just behind market leader Fitbit during the second quarter of 2015. And it’s a close race, the analyst firm found. Apple shipped 3.6 million units in Q2 2015, just 0.8 million units shy of Fitbit’s total 4.4 million units, the report states. Those figures mean that Apple now has nearly 20 percent of the wearables market, while Fitbit has just over 24 percent.

Across the industry, 18.1 million wearables shipped in the quarter, a huge 223.2 percent increase from the 5.6 million units shipped during the same quarter last year.

Even though Apple could be benefitting from early buzz around the Apple Watch, IDC still sees strong potential for the device to continue to increase its marketshare in the months ahead. The firm noted that Apple is just getting started with the Watch, having only reached 16 geographic markets to date with, and only now beginning to forge agreements with third-party retailers.
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FDA’s Focus on Patient Safety with Mobile Health Applications

FDA’s Focus on Patient Safety with Mobile Health Applications | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The healthcare industry is focused on improving patient care and health outcomes by garnering greater patient engagement and implementing new technologies to better track medical conditions, reduce medical errors, and potentially prevent more serious or life-threatening situations. Mobile health applications and mobile devices both play a role in bringing greater patient engagement across the healthcare spectrum.The mobile health field brings greater patient engagement as more individuals continue to use mHealth tools to track their fitness, nutrition plans, and treatment protocols. Developing effective state and federal policies around mobile health applications and devices is vital to ensure that patient safety is high within the mHealth field.
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MocaCare raises $2M for handheld, heart tracking device

MocaCare raises $2M for handheld, heart tracking device | Digital Health | Scoop.it
MocacarePalo Alto, California-based MocaCare, which has developed a device that tracks cardiovascular health, raised $2 million in a round led by JDM Mobile Internet Solutions with participation from EMB International and Atom Health Corporation. This brings the company’s total funding to $4 million to date.The device, called MocaHeart, scans the user’s fingertips to measure blood flow velocity and uses that metric to determine heart rate and blood oxygen levels. It also offers users a qualitative measure of users’ overall cardiovascular health, called the Moca Index, which the company says is correlated to blood pressure.
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6 ways to use patient-focused apps in your practice

6 ways to use patient-focused apps in your practice | Digital Health | Scoop.it
he numbers don't lie -- mobile health is thriving. At a time when more adults than ever before use their smartphones to get health information, why are many dentists still not incorporating apps in their practice?According to a 2015 Pew research report, almost two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, up from about one-third in 2011. The report also found 62% of people used their smartphone as an access point to get information about a health condition.
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How mobile apps can help young people with mental ill health

How mobile apps can help young people with mental ill health | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Mental ill health is a huge issue for young people. It is estimated that one in five young people have a mental health problem in any given year.Further research says that around half of all mental disorders begin before the age of 15, and 75% by 24. More than half of all adults with mental health problems saw such issues manifest in childhood, but were not formally diagnosed.With ever-increasing pressures on young people around education, work and home life, there is a sad inevitability that the issue needs addressing.Tools that enable prevention and early intervention are crucial on the road to recovery, especially for illnesses such as psychosis.Clinicians are seeing technology as an essential part of the solution, particularly as access to formal services will be very difficult as demand is likely to outstrip supply.
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Beyond Games: Why VR Will Soon Be Vitally Important to Healthcare

Beyond Games: Why VR Will Soon Be Vitally Important to Healthcare | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Virtual reality (VR) is the new [old] buzzword [again], capturing the imagination of a new generation of early adopters, technologists and gamers. With its early roots in the 1950s simulation community, there have been decades of research, dedicated journals and conferences that have built a substantial VR knowledge base.You can imagine how the current VR hype cycle must appear like a true déjà vu event for many VR veterans. But what’s different this time is that the technology is now within reach of the consumer…and almost out of reach of motion sickness.And, there is a new benefactor: the gaming and entertainment market. The majority of recently created VR content is, therefore, made solely for the user’s enjoyment. However, though the global entertainment and media market is substantial (~$2 trillion), VR applications in other sectors are poised to have a much larger impact on our daily lives.
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Does the Mobile Health Field Help Prevent Heart Disease?

Does the Mobile Health Field Help Prevent Heart Disease? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The mobile health field has a wide variety of applications for medical care across the nation. These mHealth apps include fitness trackers, remote monitoring tools, secure messaging between patients and providers, and symptom checkers among others. A multitude of medical conditions may be better managed with the help of apps within the mobile health field.The American Heart Association (AHA) prepared a scientific statement discussing how the mobile health field affects consumers particularly in preventing cardiovascular disease. With heart disease leading the way in top cause of death, disability, and high healthcare costs, the medical industry is attempting to determine ways that would prevent major cardiovascular issues and thereby improve patients’ health and wellness. Various apps of the mobile health field could prove useful in this endeavor.
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Thumb ring diagnoses sexually-transmitted diseases

Thumb ring diagnoses sexually-transmitted diseases | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Although most people with multiple sexual partners know that being checked for STDs is the responsible thing to do, many don’t do so because of the stigma associated with going to the clinic. That’s why a Silicon Valley-based startup has developed the Hoope ring. It’s worn on the thumb, and can reportedly diagnose diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis in less than a minute.Users start by using Hoope’s electric pulse generator to numb their skin. They then press a button on the ring, which causes its single-use retractable needle to come out. That needle is then used to draw a blood sample, which is carried by capillary action to the ring’s lab-on-a-chip.
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Wearable tech could diagnose lung problems by analyzing wheezes

Wearable tech could diagnose lung problems by analyzing wheezes | Digital Health | Scoop.it
If someone is wheezing, it usually means that they have a respiratory problem. Soon, however, a wheeze-analyzing wearable device may allow doctors to know what sort of respiratory problem a patient has – and how serious it is.The system is being developed by Saba Emrani and Hamid Krim, researchers with the National Science Foundation Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) at North Carolina State University. It consists of two main components.First, there are body heat-powered sensors that are worn continuously by the patient, as they go about their daily routine. The second part of the system is software that monitors those sensors. When it detects wheezing sounds through them, it uses a custom algorithm to assess those sounds’ onset time, pitch and volume.
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NSF Sleep Technology Council to Innovate mHealth Sleep Apps

NSF Sleep Technology Council to Innovate mHealth Sleep Apps | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Today, it is as if there’s an mHealth app for everything, as the selection of fitness and nutrition trackers available on the market grows larger and larger. Fitbits and other fitness wearables are only becoming more popular, and fitness and nutrition apps are even preinstalled on smartphones. Soon, there will be more sleep apps on the mHealth market, too, according to a press release from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). The foundation announced on July 20 its new Sleep Technology Council which will be in charge of developing new consumer sleep technology.Members of the Sleep Technology Council include Beddit, Emfit, Jawbone, MetroNaps, MisFit Wearables, Responsive Surface Technology (ReST), and Valencell. The council, which was created in light of the growing wearables market, seeks to change the way consumers sleep and keep track of their sleep quality. The National Sleep Foundation is hopeful that through innovating these sleep apps, they will be able to gather more data and gain more insight into sleep health.
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Bayer HealthCare Launches Digital Health Accelerator

Bayer HealthCare Launches Digital Health Accelerator | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Bayer HealthCare launched its “Grants4Apps Accelerator 2015″ program in Berlin, Germany, selecting five digital health startups from around the globe that will advance their business ideas and technology in areas such as hormone tests, patient adherence, breathing patterns, clinical trials and vitamin deficiency.Today, five digital health startups officially move into the “Grants4Apps Accelerator” at the headquarters of the company’s pharmaceutical division in Berlin. Each of the startup companies will receive financial support of up to 50,000 Euro. With the support of Bayer executives and external experts, these companies will advance their projects in Bayer’s “Accelerator” over the next four months.“We are excited that the ‘Grants4Apps Accelerator 2015′ program is so well accepted. The number of applications for this year’s round has tripled compared to last year,” said Johannes Schubmehl, Chief Information Officer at Bayer HealthCare. “With our ‘Accelerator’ program we create an environment in which to advance digital innovation in healthcare. We are looking forward to supporting the five digital health startups to further develop their innovative projects.”
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Mobile app tracks students to determine flu risk

Mobile app tracks students to determine flu risk | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a mobile app which identifies students who are at risk of catching the flu by tracking who they interact with.The information could be used by doctors to encourage undergraduates who are at risk of becoming ill to stay at home and avoid infecting other students, according to academics at three US universities.The team from the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University carried out a pilot project in a bid to tackle the high flu rate among students, which is the result of close living quarters, low vaccination rates and busy social calendars.For 10 weeks during the 2013 flu season, 103 Michigan students carried smartphones with built-in software that used wifi, Bluetooth and GPS technology to monitor where they went and who they came into contact with.
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