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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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iTunes highlights HealthKit-ready fitness, nutrition, and medical apps

iTunes highlights HealthKit-ready fitness, nutrition, and medical apps | Digital Health | Scoop.it

First we had the announcement of HealthKit at WWDC, then a fitness-oriented iPhone 5s ad in June, followed by Apple’s entry into the fitness-tracking market with the Apple Watch unveiling, and now the App Store’s been updated with a new “Apps for Health” section.

This section continues Apple’s trend for using human curation in the App Store by highlighting 14 apps which take advantage of iOS 8’s Health app by bringing health and fitness data into one centralized apps for access by users.

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Study: Mobile Health Apps Need Risk Assessment, Framework

Study: Mobile Health Apps Need Risk Assessment, Framework | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Researchers at Warwick Medical School in the United Kingdom find that a mobile health application risk assessment model and a framework for supporting clinical use is needed to ensure patient safety and physician reputation. They outline risks associated with mobile health apps and variables that affect such risk factors. FierceHealthIT, Journal of Medical internet Research.
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How Google Fit and Apple Healthkit integrate patient data from health apps

How Google Fit and Apple Healthkit integrate patient data from health apps | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Google launched a preview software developers kit (SDK) for the Google Fit fitness app platform at Google I/O earlier this year. Similarly, Apple launched their new Healthkit API at Apple’s WWDC 14 — and clearly healthcare will be a big focus for Apple with their Apple Watch. Developers are now able to create and test health and fitness apps for Android and iOS 8.

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EHR giant Epic explains how it will bring Apple HealthKit data to doctors

EHR giant Epic explains how it will bring Apple HealthKit data to doctors | Digital Health | Scoop.it
As iOS 8 is launched today and a horde of developers ready their HealthKit apps, Epic talks about how the whole thing will work with it's increasingly ubiquitous electronic health record.
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Microsoft Joins New Partners to Improve Healthcare to Underserved Populations

Microsoft Joins New Partners to Improve Healthcare to Underserved Populations | Digital Health | Scoop.it

mHealthWatch was recently privy to new details of the freshly-forged partnership involving Microsoft, TracPhone, and Health Choice Network. Working together, the three will provide the technology, smartphone apps, and access to healthcare that individuals in underserved populations need desperately today.

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Future Versions of Apple Watch to Include Additional Sensors, 'Richer Health Features'

Future Versions of Apple Watch to Include Additional Sensors, 'Richer Health Features' | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Future versions of the Apple Watch will include "richer health features and additional sensors," according to a new report from Reuters. Though the Apple Watch was only unveiled on Tuesday, the site says that some healthcare professionals who were hoping for "groundbreaking health features" were left disappointed with the watch's fitness capabilities.


Observers say there is little evidence for now that the device's fitness capabilities surpass the competition. Others, hoping for groundbreaking health features from a company whose Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook spoke of how sensors are "set to explode," were left wondering what's in store for the product. 

Two people familiar with Apple's plans told Reuters the company is planning to unveil richer health features and additional sensors in later versions, the first iteration not hitting the market until early 2015.
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Researchers turn Google Glass into health sensor

Researchers turn Google Glass into health sensor | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Researchers at MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology have found that Google Glass can correctly detect your pulse and respiration rhythms in real time
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The Mayo Clinic Will Help Launch iPhone 6

The Mayo Clinic Will Help Launch iPhone 6 | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The healthcare provider will be promoting using smartphones (and maybe smartwatches) to monitor your health.
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Helen Adams's curator insight, September 15, 5:01 AM

Partnering with the Mayo clinic is certainly a smart move

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Jawbone opens its fitness tracking to Android Wear, Pebble, and the iWatch

Jawbone opens its fitness tracking to Android Wear, Pebble, and the iWatch | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The Up24 is our favorite fitness wearable, not so much because of its design or ergonomics, but because of Jawbone's excellent software — it does the best job of converting the data collected by the wristband's sensors into useful and stimulating information for the user. Now Jawbone's decided to be more inclusive and will accept such data from competitors like Fitbit and other mobile platforms, including Google's Android Wear, the Pebble smartwatch, and Apple's HealthKit. The latter preempts Apple's widely anticipated announcement of an iWatch. Windows Phone is also about to get its own long-awaited Jawbone app.

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ABI: 100M remote patient monitoring wearables to ship in next 5 years | mobihealthnews

ABI: 100M remote patient monitoring wearables to ship in next 5 years | mobihealthnews | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Over the next five years, ABI Research expects 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring devices to ship.


This growth, ABI said, is in part a result of providers who are more aware of the benefits remote patient monitoring wearable devices can provide to patients outside of the hospital. ABI adds that because of the growing interest in these devices, there’s a bigger opportunity for platforms that collect data from several devices and apps, for example Apple’s HealthKit

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Watch the first Oculus Rift operation meant to change the way surgeons are taught

Watch the first Oculus Rift operation meant to change the way surgeons are taught | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Last month, a mix of scientists, videographers and surgeons made history, capturing an entire surgery in first-person 3D and then turning it into an Oculus Rift experience.


The end result is, the team hopes, a new way to train medical students and surgeons. The next step, according to the MOVEO Foundation, which funded the project, is to create the first "live surgery" operation that will be filmed and broadcast on a virtual reality helmet simultaneously.

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ChemaCepeda's curator insight, September 4, 5:59 AM

Tecnologías que van a redefinir por completo la experiencia de aprendizaje práctico en salud

Murray McKercher's curator insight, September 4, 10:57 AM

Very cool and useful stuff....

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App helps recovering substance abusers with real-time support, resources

App helps recovering substance abusers with real-time support, resources | Digital Health | Scoop.it
A smartphone app is helping recovering drug and alcohol users remain clean and sober by providing real-time counseling and support mechanisms that help users avoid relapses and hurdle "trigger" events that can lead to substance abuse, according to a Washington Times report.
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Apple's HealthKit Now Sends Medical Data Right to Your Health Record

Apple's HealthKit Now Sends Medical Data Right to Your Health Record | Digital Health | Scoop.it
iHealth was the first company to sell a medical device through Apple, so it's only natural it's also the first to fully integrate its products with Apple's HealthKit. That means all the data iHealth's connected monitors and trackers collect not only gets sent straight to the app, it's also automagically logged in your electronic health record.
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Sandy Williams Spencer's curator insight, September 30, 10:53 AM

This could be so important during a medical event. 

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Olivia Klenda's curator insight, September 30, 6:50 PM

The new HealthKit is a great way to keep track of your personal health records, exercise, and eating habits. 

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Jawbone Releases Up iOS App with Apple Health Support

Jawbone Releases Up iOS App with Apple Health Support | Digital Health | Scoop.it

As promised, Jawbone has released a new health and fitness-tracking app for iOS 8 that accepts data from a bevy of different devices and services. 


The new offering is simply called UP, which is, rather confusingly, the same name Jawbone gave to its previous iOS app. The broader fitness platform is possible because of Apple Health and HealthKit, the latter of which allows developers to easily share and import data from different sources.

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How biosensors could put a smartphone at the center of 21st-century medical care

How biosensors could put a smartphone at the center of 21st-century medical care | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Biosensors are on the verge of changing the way we use our smartphones to investigate the world around us.
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ChemaCepeda's curator insight, September 24, 10:08 AM

Wearables, biosensores, big data, ... Se avecinan tiempos de recogida de millones de datos. ¿Seremos capaces de interpretarlos en el contexto de la salud? ¿Y de traducirlos en una mejor atención sanitaria?

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Lifelogging App Knows When You’re Depressed, Stressed or Lonely

Lifelogging App Knows When You’re Depressed, Stressed or Lonely | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Motion, audio, and location data harvested from a smartphone can be analyzed to accurately predict stress or depression.
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Report: Google principles roadmap for mental health app building

Report: Google principles roadmap for mental health app building | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Evidence-based mobile mental health technologies could boost patient self-care and reduce the increasing demand for one-on-one psychological intervention, but such mHealth tools would do well to adhere to specific development guidelines, according to a new research study.
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iPhone 6: One-Third Of Doctors Might Buy It By Thanksgiving

iPhone 6: One-Third Of Doctors Might Buy It By Thanksgiving | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Apple’s iPhone 6, which went on pre-order at 12:01 a.m. PST on Friday, is big. It’s bulky. It’s loaded with new health and fitness apps.

And that might make it perfect for doctors — who are notorious Apple iPhone fans to begin with.


“Doctors love their iPhones,” says Dr. Nate Gross, the co-founder of Doximity. (Doximity’s essentially a LinkedIn for doctors.) “We’ve seen them take screenshots of their favorite iPhone apps, like medical calculators, to share and compare.”

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Is the Apple Watch ready to become your digital doctor?

Is the Apple Watch ready to become your digital doctor? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Apple's new wearable should get Fitbit and other fitness tracker makers very nervous. But is the Apple Watch really ready to spark a medical revolution?
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Anurag Kataria's curator insight, September 11, 6:40 AM

Question of "which hardware" is over. Next is how meaningful it will be! 

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Apple's iWatch & iPhone 6 event from physician perspective

Apple's iWatch & iPhone 6 event from physician perspective | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Apple's iPhone 6 and iWatch event could have a significant impact on health tracking depending on the integration of the iWatch with Apple's Health app.
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Using Twitter to study pharmaceutical drug side effects

Using Twitter to study pharmaceutical drug side effects | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Recent data from the CDC has indicated that 50% of Americans are taking one prescription drug, and 10% are on 4 or more prescribed medications as well. Taking into consideration the aging population and the movement towards primary prevention with medications, it is likely a larger shift will occur in the next decade.


Coupled with this is the increasingly large role of social media in the daily lives of the social schema of many Americans — and we may have a new form of Drug Surveillance. It comes as no surprise that many patients report their daily status of health online, and include their experiences with their medications as well. But recent data has come out from researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital that Twitter alone could be a treasure trove of data.

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Mobile Health | DigitallySick

Mobile Health | DigitallySick | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The team look at the mobile health landscape in 2014. This is perhaps the most exciting area of health technology that has the capacity to revolutionise personal health management, patient support and clinical trials, to name but three opportunities. Can pharma harness the power of mobile? 

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Google-founded Calico Teams Up with AbbVie to Research Treatments for Age-Related Diseases

Google-founded Calico Teams Up with AbbVie to Research Treatments for Age-Related Diseases | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Calico, the Google-founded research and development company with a healthcare focus on diseases of the aging, has announced a new collaboration with AbbVie, the biopharmaceutical research offshoot of Abbott Laboratories.

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Apple will reject any wellness apps that store private health data in iCloud

Apple will reject any wellness apps that store private health data in iCloud | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Given recent events surrounding the security of cloud-storage accounts, Apple is keen to reassess any updates to iOS. The company has revealed that any Healthkit apps storing a user's private wellness data in iCloud will be flat-out rejected from the App Store. That same info, gathered by apps using the Healthkit API, is under even further restrictions when it comes to advertising and data-mining, as well.

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COM SALUD's curator insight, September 3, 3:31 AM

Apple, con sus restricciones a las aplicaciones de salud para su nuevo sistema operativo, empieza a poner orden en un mercado que está desregulado, salvo en Estados Unidos, donde la FDA ya ha incluido indicaciones sobre dispositivos y aplicaciones destinados a diagnóstico y tratamiento.

ChemaCepeda's curator insight, September 3, 4:09 AM

Parece adecuada la regulación que intentan imponer sobre el uso de los datos que genere su plataforma HealthKit a terceros, aunque me surgen muchas dudas, tomando como antecedentes el uso que hacen las grandes compañías de nuestra información personal.

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Analyst: Apple's financial impact on mHealth worth billions

Analyst: Apple's financial impact on mHealth worth billions | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Apple's foray into mHealth, given its reported upcoming iWatch device, its moves into electronic health record technology and the development of its HealthKit platform, will have a dramatic impact on healthcare and advance mHealth like few other initiatives, according to a report at Product Design & Development.

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