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Diary Of A 22-Year-Old Health Technology Entrepreneur - Forbes

Diary Of A 22-Year-Old Health Technology Entrepreneur - Forbes | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Audax Health founder and CEO Grant Verstandig When I first heard of Grant Verstandig and his start-up Audax Health, an online health site, I thought how did a 22-year-old college dropout raise an astonishing $16.5 million in less than one year?

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Doctors Believe Using Health Apps Will Cut Down on Visits [INFOGRAPHIC]

Doctors Believe Using Health Apps Will Cut Down on Visits [INFOGRAPHIC] | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Many doctors believe that accessing apps that keep track of your health will help cut down on doctor visits, a new report suggests.
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The Interesting Neurology of Gaming

The Interesting Neurology of Gaming | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Another day, another curious infographic on the subject of gaming. This one comes from Online Universities, and examines the neurology behind video games, which have long been claimed to warp our fragile young children's minds.
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Qualcomm Life and the Future of Health

Qualcomm Life and the Future of Health | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Today at the WCG SXSW pre-conference I listened Senior Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm Life Rick Valencia draw out his heady vision of where health is headed.
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TechCrunch | Three Free Healthcare Apps That Empower Patients

TechCrunch | Three Free Healthcare Apps That Empower Patients | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The significant adoption of smartphones among physicians has not only led to an explosion of medical apps aimed at healthcare providers, but it has also cultivated an emerging trend of health and wellness apps aimed at empowering patients.
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How Crowdfunding Could Help Cure Rare Diseases

How Crowdfunding Could Help Cure Rare Diseases | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The Rare Genomics Institute is using a crowdfunding model to help treat the nearly 7,000 rare diseases that exist in the U.S.
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BBC News - Can an app a day keep the doctor away?

BBC News - Can an app a day keep the doctor away? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Using technology to self-diagnose and manage a whole encyclopaedia of medical conditions is becoming more common, but is wise to rely on them?
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What Pharma Can Learn From the Railroads and IBM

What Pharma Can Learn From the Railroads and IBM | Digital Health | Scoop.it
PPharmaceutical companies are in trouble with ongoing patent cliffs with a clear choice facing them. They can follow the path of the railroad industry which is the path most are on right now. Alternatively, they can follow the path IBM took when its future was similarly bleak
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iPads and Electronic Medical Records: Are they ready for prime time? – The Buzz Bin

iPads and Electronic Medical Records: Are they ready for prime time? – The Buzz Bin | Digital Health | Scoop.it
nformation is power – especially when it comes to helping people make better decisions about their own health. This explains why health information is one of the most popular subjects people search for online.

 

The challenge is that while doctors believe that mobile technology and iPads can play a beneficial role in healthcare, software innovation hasn’t kept pace.
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Your Next Prescription Might Be For A Microchip

Your Next Prescription Might Be For A Microchip | Digital Health | Scoop.it
A microchip that delivers drug doses automatically just completed a successful human trial.
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Games for Health Journal: Peer Reviewed Gamification Research

Games for Health Journal: Peer Reviewed Gamification Research | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Much of the skepticism revolving around gamification for health and education deal with its lack of legitimate research. Launching this month, The Games for Health Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that will contain studies about the research, development, and clinical-application of games.

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Will 2012 Be the Year of the Health Tech Start-up?

Will 2012 Be the Year of the Health Tech Start-up? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Healthcare in America is in shambles. Can tech start-ups come to the rescue?
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Why Google Didn't Build Search, Plus Your Body

Why Google Didn't Build Search, Plus Your Body | Digital Health | Scoop.it
This week, Google improved search results for health-related queries. When it detects that you're searching for symptoms of illness, it displays a list of new search queries for health conditions that might be related.
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Data, Health IT and Patient Empowerment Can Revolutionize Healthcare - Forbes

Data, Health IT and Patient Empowerment Can Revolutionize Healthcare - Forbes | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, discusses patient empowerment, data access and ownership, and other important trends in healthcare.

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Pharma and patient communications | DigitallySick

Pharma and patient communications | DigitallySick | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Latest Pod Andrew,Faisal and Alex discuss Pharma and patient communications in the digital world.. digitallysick's Podcast

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How A Major Hospital Got Healthier With Big Data

How A Major Hospital Got Healthier With Big Data | Digital Health | Scoop.it
In most well-meaning organizations, once important information comes to light, it cannot be ignored, no matter what level of an organization is affected. Charité University of Medicine Berlin, Europe’s largest university hospital, found that as more and more information became available, it was not just caregivers and researchers who were affected, but the senior management processes as well.
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Body versus mind: Gaming and your health

Body versus mind: Gaming and your health | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Read 'Body versus mind: Gaming and your health' on Digital Trends. A plethora of recent studies examine the benefits of games on users minds and bodies.
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Online Therapy Helps Teens Recover From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome : NPR

Online Therapy Helps Teens Recover From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome : NPR | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Online cognitive behavioral therapy worked much better than office visits for teenagers with chronic fatigue syndrome, according to a new study. The convenience of online behavioral therapy may be one big reason why.
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Future Mr. President, promise me this: One great single EMR for all. - Forbes

Future Mr. President, promise me this: One great single EMR for all. - Forbes | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Written medical records outshine our new electronic version of medical records in only one way – the art of telling the patient’s story. In the old days, the predominant purpose of the medical record was to record the patient’s story for reference and to share with other consulting physicians. With the evolving use of medical records to document billing, and the requirement that certain things be included in the record to get paid, the art of telling the patient’s story became marginalized.

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Autism: how computers can help

Autism: how computers can help | Digital Health | Scoop.it
In 2001, the technology magazine Wired coined the phrase "geek syndrome" to describe the threefold increase in autism diagnoses in California's Silicon Valley over the space of a decade.
The rumour that Bill Gates himself, founder of Microsoft and figurehead of the world IT industry, displays the traits of Asperger's syndrome, the high-functioning form of autism, spread like wildfire, across – appropriately – the internet.
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Monitoring Your Health With Mobile Devices

Monitoring Your Health With Mobile Devices | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Smartphones may some day help people take better control of their health by tracking it with increasing precision and convenience.
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Why Health Care Professionals Should Monitor Social Media | Social Media Today

Why Health Care Professionals Should Monitor Social Media | Social Media Today | Digital Health | Scoop.it
social media monitoring in health care The healthcare industry is falling behind when it comes to adapting to social media technologies and strategies. Professionals have even estimated the gap to be as big as 10 years.
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Researchers Create DNA Nanorobots That Kill Cancer Cells

Researchers Create DNA Nanorobots That Kill Cancer Cells | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Harvard researchers have created nanorobots from DNA that are capable of finding and destroying bad cells. They tested it on different types of cancer, and found that it could pick out the bad cells and leave the healthy ones unharmed.
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PharmaSecure Uses Mobile Device And ID Codes To Take On Counterfeit Drug Problem - Forbes

PharmaSecure Uses Mobile Device And ID Codes To Take On Counterfeit Drug Problem - Forbes | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Counterfeit drugs are a global problem. This week, counterfeit versions of Roche’s cancer drug, Avastin were distributed in the United States. The cancer drug makes bank for Roche, about $6B a year.

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TechCrunch | Survey: A Quarter Of All Doctors In Europe Use iPads Professionally

TechCrunch | Survey: A Quarter Of All Doctors In Europe Use iPads Professionally | Digital Health | Scoop.it
First, a word of caution: the Manhattan Research survey that yielded this data was performed online, so that's going to skew the results straight away. But even taking that into account, it's powerful data.
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