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Why Games in Health Will Boon for Millenials

Why Games in Health Will Boon for Millenials | Digital Health | Scoop.it
THERE’S GREAT POTENTIAL FOR GAMES IN HEALTH BUT IT’S NOT HERE YETConsulting firm ICF recently released a report titled, “Gaming to Engage the Healthcare Consumer.” Although the report details how gamification is increasing across just about all industries, it more closely reveals how games in health is booming for a variety of reasons. These reasons include:A trend toward value based careThe increasing role of the patient as a consumer.The ever desirable target market of the millennial generation.

 

 

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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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Apple is assembling a dream team of wearables and Health experts

Apple is assembling a dream team of wearables and Health experts | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The above list of 17 hires collected by Morgan Stanley shows 9 positions related specifically to wearable or medical health fields. This obviously isn’t all of the hires Apple has made in recent months, but it paints a good picture of what Apple is interested in.


Two key hires Apple made from Nike include Jay Blahnik and Ben Shaffer. Both men were key in the making of the FuelBand. It’s curious that Nike has ceased future development of the FuelBand with Apple’s wearable rumored to see the light of day in October.


Just look at all the medical researchers Apple has brought on. Everything from sleep to blood research is being worked on, which will all be trackable in Apple’s new Health app in iOS.


It’s widely believed that the sensor-laden iWatch (or whatever it’s called) will focus heavily on health and work closely with the HealthKit API to help keep track of important vitals.

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José Manuel Taboada's curator insight, August 29, 3:26 AM

el  iWatch-sensor cargado  (o como se llame) se centrará en gran medida de la salud

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High Consumer Preference to Use Mobile Phones for Health

High Consumer Preference to Use Mobile Phones for Health | Digital Health | Scoop.it
There is a high rate of acceptability to health information received through mobile phones in the rural India, according to a new study published in PLOS One.
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Murray McKercher's curator insight, August 23, 9:26 AM

Excellent statistics. My Questions: Is Indian culture more open to mobile health services than North America? Are North American data privacy concerns slowing the adoption of m-health initiatives in the U.S.A. and Canada?

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Announces Collaboration with TracFone For A New Mobile Health Management Solution

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Announces Collaboration with TracFone For A New Mobile Health Management Solution | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is partnering with TracFone, a telecommunication company, to provide a new mobile health management solution for high-risk and underserved population. This service would be provided through insurers and other providers. The company revealed this in a press release on its website recently.

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Google Glass App Connects Patients With Specialists Quickly

Google Glass App Connects Patients With Specialists Quickly | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Navigating the healthcare system as a patient can be a real pain in the aspirin. You've got your annual checkups, and if anything looks fishy, bring on the wild goose chase of specialist visits. If you've ever been referred to a specialist, you've likely experienced weeks of waiting to get into his or her office, and then sat dumbfounded when you went through roughly the same procedure as you had with the first doctor, all to find out, "You're all good."

Remedy, a Google Glass application that connects physicians and specialists, is helping solve appointment overload by getting patients in front of the right specialists quickly and digitally.

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

#BackToTheFuture Technologies today?

norm lawlor's curator insight, August 15, 11:29 AM

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Paulo Duarte's curator insight, Today, 5:11 AM

Parkinsons deasise

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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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How an iPhone app could diagnose jaundice in babies

How an iPhone app could diagnose jaundice in babies | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The drive toward mobile health has seen more and more research into the possible medical applications of smartphones. The latest comes from a team of researchers at the University of Washington, who have developed an app capable of diagnosing jaundice in infants simply by taking their picture.

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LE ROUX Arnaud's curator insight, August 28, 5:51 PM

Une équipe de chercheurs de l'université de Washington ont développé une application capable de diagnostiquer la jaunisse  à des enfants en bas âge simplement en les prenant en photo.

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The iPhone 6 May Come With A Special Chip Just For Measuring Your Health

The iPhone 6 May Come With A Special Chip Just For Measuring Your Health | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The iPhone 6 could come with a separate processor for analyzing your health data, such as your burned calories and blood sugar.
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Art Jones's curator insight, August 26, 11:07 AM

#mHealth #QuantifiedSelf

Insights to Health Clinic's curator insight, August 26, 12:22 PM

What tools are you using to help manage your health?

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Apple’s HealthKit to Revolutionize Mobile Health Market, Say Analysts

Apple’s HealthKit to Revolutionize Mobile Health Market, Say Analysts | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Linda Tian, GlobalData’s Analyst covering Medical Devices, says:

“GlobalData believes that Apple’s strategy to unite medical applications, electronic health records and peripheral devices through a platform, reported to be the HealthKit, will be a major milestone in the wave of technology-healthcare alliances.

“This move into the mobile health (mHealth) space promises significant future returns for Apple, as GlobalData forecasts this market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 31.5%, from an estimated $3 billion in 2013 to $11.8 billion by 2018.

“In addition, Apple’s timely market penetration and established consumer engagement strategies will potentially enable the company to set the industry standards for future developments, similar to how it revolutionized the smartphone space.”

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Apple met with health insurance companies about HealthKit

Apple met with health insurance companies about HealthKit | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Apple met with health insurance providers to talk about HealthKit partnerships.
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Josefin Y-Dahlqvist's curator insight, August 22, 4:37 PM

Money is always an effective incentive to get people to act. Instead of paying high health insurance premiums, companies spend more on rewards for healthy behaviour.


 


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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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