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Digital doctors: how mobile apps are changing healthcare - Telegraph

Digital doctors: how mobile apps are changing healthcare - Telegraph | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Mobile apps that enable doctors to quickly reference medical research are paving the way for a digital revolution in healthcare
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The intersection between health and digital technology will herald a revolution for patients, healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies
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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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Can Wearable Technology Put a Dent in Parkinson's Disease?

Can Wearable Technology Put a Dent in Parkinson's Disease? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Intel is teaming up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to put a dent in Parkinson's disease with wearable technology and big data.
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Sandy Williams Spencer's curator insight, August 14, 12:49 PM

I love this idea. I don't have Parkinsons disease but with COPD I can think of many ways this would help me too. 


I monitor my heart rate and 02 sat levels throughout most of the day. Unless I'm hooked to 02 all the time, I'm checking to see if I need it or need to raise the level that I'm using. 


With COPD if my 02 level drops below 88, brain damage can begin within a few minutes.  Even if I'm wearing my Oxygen tubing, sat numbers must still be monitored. Exertion levels can drive down the saturation level and increase the heart rate. Too much strenuous exercise without an 02 level to compensate can see heart rates escalate way too high.


A monitor such as this would be ideal for those of us who don't wear our oxygen for 24 hours a day. 


Josepf J Haslam's curator insight, August 14, 1:54 PM

#BackToTheFuture Technologies today?

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Apple In Talks to Rollout HealthKit to Medical Professionals Across U.S.

Apple In Talks to Rollout HealthKit to Medical Professionals Across U.S. | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Apple is preparing to rollout its Healthkit development tools to health professionals across the U.S., and has been discussions with health providers at Mount Sinai, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, and Allscripts to use the new system, reports Reuters. 

Apple is said to be pushing Healthkit and its Health app as being an all-in-one solution for medical professionals to store patient data like blood pressure, pulse, and weight. Apple is also hoping that physicians will use the available data to improve diagnostics and treatment decisions. The company is also looking to partner with electronic health records provider Epic Systems to integrate its software and services.

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When Wearable Health Trackers Meet Your Doctor

When Wearable Health Trackers Meet Your Doctor | Digital Health | Scoop.it
How interested is your doctor in health data that you’ve tracked yourself? Wearable health and fitness devices are now hugely popular, and they certainly..
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Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative partners with health app to recruit participants | mobihealthnews

Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative partners with health app to recruit participants | mobihealthnews | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have partnered with health app maker Recovery Record to recruit more participants for a clinical trial to study how genes are connected to anorexia, according to a report from MedCityNews. The researchers head up the University’s Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI).

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Sensors And Sensitivity

Sensors And Sensitivity | Digital Health | Scoop.it

This is the sensible trajectory of connected sensor technology. The world around us gains the ability to perceive us, rather than wearable sensors trying to figure out what’s going on in our environment by taking a continuous measure of us.

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Rowan Norrie's curator insight, August 5, 9:13 AM

A useful lesson - wearables should not just be about harvesting data for the sake of it. By incorporating into objects we are in contact with, e.g. seat belts, we can make it a seamless part of our everyday life to gather information when it really matters.

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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, 10:43 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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Moving the Mobile Needle: Majority of HCP's Use Mobile Phones For Professional Purposes

Moving the Mobile Needle: Majority of HCP's Use Mobile Phones For Professional Purposes | Digital Health | Scoop.it
If you've been to a doctor's office recently, you may have noticed some changes. Sure, the stethoscope and tongue depressors are still there. But now, patients
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Exclusive: Apple prepares Healthkit rollout amid tangled regulatory web

Exclusive: Apple prepares Healthkit rollout amid tangled regulatory web | Digital Health | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has been discussing how its HealthKit service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor
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Health Games Platforms Ready for Mainstream Adoption

Health Games Platforms Ready for Mainstream Adoption | Digital Health | Scoop.it

For the past several years, researchers have strived to create compelling games that improve behavior, reduce stress, or teach healthy responses to difficult life situations. Such healthy games tend to arise in research settings because of the need to demonstrate clinically that the games are effective. I have covered such efforts in my postings from the Games for Health conferencein 2012 and 2013.

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Mobile Searches for Bipolar Disorder Outnumber Other Health Topics

Mobile Searches for Bipolar Disorder Outnumber Other Health Topics | Digital Health | Scoop.it
A report by advertising company PageScience finds that mobile phone users searched for and accessed information about bipolar disorder more than 81 other health conditions, with 3.8 million mobile advertisement impressions related to the illness. MedCity News, PageScience release.
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The latest iOS 8 beta update gets serious about health

The latest iOS 8 beta update gets serious about health | Digital Health | Scoop.it

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Apple’s getting serious about health, and the latest update to iOS 8’s developer beta is beefing up its health-related capabilities.

Apple released iOS 8 beta 5 today, and among the many updates, it slipped in support for spirometry data, which is a test that helps with the diagnosis of certain lung conditions by measuring the amount or speed of air a person a person inhales or exhales. (This comes alongside casual consumer capabilities, such as fitness tracking.)

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Apple and its health kit !
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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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Joel Finkle's curator insight, August 1, 9:22 AM

The issue of regulated apps has reached the clickbait sites. Its lack of depth will surprise you!

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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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