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5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014 | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
If 2013 was the year of wearables and health apps, what’s on tap for 2014? Here are five exciting health tech trends to keep an eye on for the new year.
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Geert Klein Breteler's curator insight, December 13, 2013 10:51 AM

It's all about wearables!

Web2Doctors's curator insight, March 15, 11:07 AM

05 tendências forte em TI para a Saúde em 2014.

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Social Media and technology has the capacity to revolutionise health care
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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'

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Sophie Undreiner's curator insight, March 15, 5:23 AM

@TedMed par Alex Butler

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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, 5:03 PM

list is growing and growing

Bettina Gifford's curator insight, July 4, 6:13 PM

Best Medical Apps, what do you think? 

Jay Ostrowski's curator insight, July 5, 9:38 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, 3:34 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, 4:22 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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The Revolutionary Health App Has Not Yet Arrived

The Revolutionary Health App Has Not Yet Arrived | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Eventually, apps that do only one thing will be seen more as toys than as the transformative health technology some people seem to think they are.
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Marianne Naughton's curator insight, July 2, 8:48 AM

Health app to arrive still

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Mobile health devices market to grow 8-fold to $41.8 billion in 2023

Mobile health devices market to grow 8-fold to $41.8 billion in 2023 | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
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Chef Watson is here; now let’s get him and Dr. Watson together

Chef Watson is here; now let’s get him and Dr. Watson together | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

IBM’s Watson has yet another new gig, and it could lead to a novel way for big data to interact with personalized healthcare. IBM has partnered with Bon Appetit magazine to create Chef Watson, a web app that can create unique recipes based on a list of preferences. The app is going into a very limited beta (capped at 200 participants) today.


If Chef Watson becomes Healthy Chef Watson, it wouldn’t just be a program for generating recipes tuned to the user’s specific dietary requirements. By churning out surprising, unexpected recipes like it does now, the app could help make cooking fun for people normally inclined to eat out, while catering to their particular needs in the process.


If the Quantified Self movement has taught us anything, it’s that while tapping into one data stream is powerful, combining many data streams together is what yields real health insights. Chef Watson already knows flavors, and Watson-powered CafeWell Concierge already knows its user’s dietary needs and preferences. Apps like MyFitnessPal know just how many calories their user needs as well. In an interview with Slate, Robyn Metcalfe, the director of the University of Texas’ Food Lab, suggested Watson could some day “modify a specialized diet with streaming data from, say, your Jawbone UP to compose a recipe that is ideal for you at that exact moment.”


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Laurent FLOURET's curator insight, July 1, 9:48 AM

"If Chef Watson becomes Healthy Chef Watson, it wouldn’t just be a program for generating recipes tuned to the user’s specific dietary requirements."

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Massive pan-African mobile health advice and analysis service launches

Massive pan-African mobile health advice and analysis service launches | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
An initiative by the GSMA and a number of partners will make health care more accessible to Sub-Saharan African women and children.
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Apple, Google, Samsung may combat diabetes with wearables

Apple, Google, Samsung may combat diabetes with wearables | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Apple, Google, and Samsung are reportedly looking into creating sensors for wearables that would measure glucose levels.
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Laurent FLOURET's curator insight, June 24, 5:53 AM

The FDA reportedly told Apple in December that a wearable with a glucometer would be classified as a medical device and face regulation if it was marketed to diabetics as the ultimate tool for tracking glucose. However, if that same wearable were only intended to be used to measure glucose for nutrition, it would not be regulated.

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Apple plans multiple designs for smartwatch, which will likely be launched in the fall

Apple plans multiple designs for smartwatch, which will likely be launched in the fall | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

Apple is planning multiple versions of its smartwatch, likely to be launched in the fall, as the company tries to counter wearable devices from rivals


The new wrist device from Apple will include more than 10 sensors including ones to track health and fitness, these people said. Apple aims to address an overarching criticism of existing smartwatches that they fail to provide functions significantly different from that of a smartphone, said a person familiar with the matter.

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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, 7:46 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.

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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, 9:28 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, 9:11 AM

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

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The quantified self: what can I measure and change?

The quantified self: what can I measure and change? | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

I recently discovered Moment, the app that tracks how often you use your phone and also where you go each day. 

The idea is that by quantifying something, you can address its imbalance. Moment’s goal, as its website states, is to promote balance in your life.

 

This is perhaps a healthier way for sceptics or cynics to look at the future of the quantified self.


So what can I measure and change?

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Mobile Adoption Rampant Across Indian Healthcare

Mobile Adoption Rampant Across Indian Healthcare | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

Mobile technology is finally being deployed at an accelerated pace across India today.


The healthcare ecosystem in India, IDC Health Insights finds, is witnessing a “sea change” in terms of government focus, growth of corporate healthcare provider brands, and strategic public-private partnerships with the key aim to increase geographic and demographic reach.


“While healthcare IT is at a relatively nascent stage of adoption in India, especially compared to the potential, there have been several instances of innovative implementations and best practices in India. The growth of the private corporate entities in healthcare has fared well for IT implementation in the industry,” says Sash Mukherjee, Research Manager for IDC Health Insights in the Asia/Pacific region.

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Salud Pública 2.0's curator insight, July 2, 12:01 AM

El gasto en TIC en el sector sanitario de la India en el año 2013 se estima en $ 413 400 000, un crecimiento del 12,3% respecto a las estimaciones del año anterior.

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Microsoft's smartwatch will be packed full of biometric sensors

Microsoft's smartwatch will be packed full of biometric sensors | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s smartwatch, which reportedly has 11 built-in biometric sensors, is expected to come out this October.
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Google unveils Google Fit, a fitness platform for developers

Google unveils Google Fit, a fitness platform for developers | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

During the keynote of the Google I/O developer conference today, Google Play Product Manager Ellie Powers announced a new fitness platform for digital health app and device developers, called Google Fit, that aims to help people better track their fitness goals.


Specific rumors about this platform first surfaced last week.

Google announced Google Fit just a few weeks afterApple announced its HealthKit platform for iOS 8. While Apple’s Health app could potentially integrate with — not only activity trackers — but also connected medical devices like glucometers and medication adherence apps, as the name implies, Google Fit seems to be focused squarely on fitness. Apple’s HealthKit was also developed with input from the Mayo Clinic and is set to be integrated with Epic Systems’ EHR. 

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A new health wristwatch may resuscitate Microsoft's HealthVault platform

A new health wristwatch may resuscitate Microsoft's HealthVault platform | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

Rumors of a new health-focused wristwatch from Microsoft have been swirling for some time now, and a digital health industry source told VentureBeat that those rumors are true.


What’s more, Microsoft may be in a particularly strong position to capitalize on a health-focused smartwatch, since its HealthVault data platform — which has been in existence for years and just got a refresh on June 10 — is a perfect place to store and use data from the device.

Microsoft has been trying to recruit designers and engineers in Silicon Valley to work on the device, our source said.


This seems to corroborate a late May report in Forbes citing unnamed sources saying that such a watch was in the works, although the report revealed few details of the health applications of the watch.


A patent for the device was filed two years ago. In early May the U.S. Patent Office published a 2012 Microsoft patent application describing a wristwatch with sensors in the band to detect heart rate and other biometrics.

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This iPhone app could cut costs & save lives, & major hospitals are already using it

This iPhone app could cut costs & save lives, & major hospitals are already using it | Health Care Social Media | Scoop.it

The nurse uses surgical app DocSpera to send the cardiologist a video of the EKG and a summary of the other tests. The cardiologist reviews the EKG while at the conference and decides your mom needs surgery, stat. The cardiologist sends a surgeon the diagnostic information, and the surgeon confirms that a carotid angioplasty must be performed within the next eight hours. This information is passed to a surgery center to identify an operating room. The info also goes to a medical device representative to ensure the correct stent is on its way.

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Helen Adams's curator insight, June 23, 4:19 AM

Surely a better application for a tool such as this is in the developing word where remote clinics are miles from hospitals, we're not talking heart surgery per se but basic does this person have pneumonia!