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Scientific communications in the modern age | DigitallySick

Scientific communications in the modern age | DigitallySick | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The vastly changed communicaions landscape has revolutionised scientific communications, from what constitutes peer reviewed reseach, through to study design, dissemination of information and research collaboration. It is also challenging the very existance of the medical conference itself.

 

In this pod Len Starnes joins the team and takes a look at what this means for the healthcare community broadly and for pharma specifically.

 

As Len Starnes puts it: 'the medical conference is dead. long live the medical conference'. 

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How Twitter can reduce the spread of norovirus #hcsmeu

How Twitter can reduce the spread of norovirus #hcsmeu | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The Food Standards Agency is using social media to predict outbreaks of winter vomiting bug earlier than lab reports can
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Diabetes Data Beamed to Your Phone

Diabetes Data Beamed to Your Phone | Digital Health | Scoop.it
New meters from iHealth and LifeScan are small steps toward better diabetes care.
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AskMD Is a Health Dashboard For Your iPhone

AskMD Is a Health Dashboard For Your iPhone | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The key feature of AskMD is a symptom checker, but with a twist.
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Health-Care Apps That Doctors Use

Health-Care Apps That Doctors Use | Digital Health | Scoop.it
New health-care smartphone apps for doctors and patients help with everything from diagnostics and monitoring to revealing who isn't washing their hands.
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The Evolving Role of Social Media in Healthcare

The Evolving Role of Social Media in Healthcare | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Healthcare is a breeding ground for disruption. Countless processes from patient relations to management of health records can be augmented. Surgeons wearing Google Glass, patients with NFC embedded identification bands, and nurses equipped with iPads are already a reality.

Yet one area of innovation may stem from an unlikely source. Social media for healthcare can contribute to increased communication, provider efficiency, treatment efficacy and organizational transparency.

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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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An Aid Group is 3D-Printing Medical Supplies in Haiti

An Aid Group is 3D-Printing Medical Supplies in Haiti | Digital Health | Scoop.it
It's been three years since a massive earthquake ravaged Haiti, and the island nation is still recovering. One large and pervasive obstacle is a lack of supplies--specifically, medical supplies.
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Key Principles Of Digital Health

Key Principles Of Digital Health | Digital Health | Scoop.it
As you listen to the rigorous discussions that occur within these programs, and witness the passion of the participants, you come away with the sense that while the challenges ahead are significant, the need is great, the opportunity is...
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Medicine isn't a science yet, Vinod Khosla says -- but data will make it so

Medicine isn't a science yet, Vinod Khosla says -- but data will make it so | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The legendary investor isn't backing down from his claim that most doctors could be replaced by technology. In his upcoming fireside chat at the DataBeat/Data Science Summit, Khosla is going to foc...
Alex Butler's insight:

Khosla is a true believer in the data-driven, patient-centric model of health care. Something pretty cool to believe in and certainly is the future - just the 'when' and 'how' we are not yet clear on. 

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WorldWideExperience's curator insight, November 26, 2013 10:11 AM

Sounds a little futuristic..but then they said that about the Internet!

Michel Mazuez's curator insight, November 26, 2013 12:48 PM

Les développeurs sont toujours plus optimistes que de raison : il est vrai qu'ils n'ont affaire qu'à des machines . Contentons nous d'imaginer que les data vont améliorer la pertinence de nos prises en charge!

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If Inaccuracy Were Illegal, The FDA Would Have To Regulate Most Health Gadgets

If Inaccuracy Were Illegal, The FDA Would Have To Regulate Most Health Gadgets | Digital Health | Scoop.it

I wore a calorie counter armband from BodyMedia that told me I was burning over 3,000 calories a day. If that were true, I would be emaciated enough to play Gollum in the nextLord Of The Rings sequel.

The accuracy of consumer health gadgets varies widely across the spectrum, yet this hasn’t stopped the FDA from suspending popular genetic testing company 23andMe over concerns about the quality of their diagnostics. 23andMe may be at fault, but so is a large part of the entire health tech industry.

 

Alex Butler's insight:

An interesting if slightly ill informed artcicle on regulation of health applications. Think that the rigour needed to produce high quality and sustainable health apps is great opportunity for pharmaceutical comanies who are used to regulatory environment. 

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24 Outstanding Statistics on How Social Media has Impacted Health Care

24 Outstanding Statistics on How Social Media has Impacted Health Care | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Communication has been disrupted through social media but how has the health care industry faired? Dive into an analysis of 24 statistics on the subject.
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Cathy's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:47 PM

Social media does great changes in XXI

Dr Martin Wale's curator insight, December 3, 2013 1:08 AM

American perspective, but some interesting stuff.

 

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Ron Gutman's HealthTap Seeks to Be the First Global Mobile Health Brand

Ron Gutman's HealthTap Seeks to Be the First Global Mobile Health Brand | Digital Health | Scoop.it

“My vision is to give people immediate gratification in healthcare,” says Ron Gutman the high-energy and affable founder and CEO of HealthTap, a mobile health platform that connects customers with trusted health information and doctors in near real-time at any given time of day or day of the week from a network of over 50,000 U.S.-licensed doctors. “We call people ‘patients’ but they are anything but patient when they are in pain or desperate to talk to a doctor in the middle of the night,” continues Gutman.  In creating a customer–focused health information service, Gutman sees the opportunity to build the world’s first global mobile health brand

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Guitar Hero Creator Launches Cardio Fitness Game

Guitar Hero Creator Launches Cardio Fitness Game | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Gaming comes to the gym (or home cardio equipment) with Blue Goji, a fitness game from the makers of Guitar Hero.
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The Doctor Will See You Now — On Your Cellphone

The Doctor Will See You Now — On Your Cellphone | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Relief may be just a few touchpad swipes away with Doctor on Demand, a new app that lets you arrange video-based doctor visits on the fly, in the style of Uber. The iOS and Andr...
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Nolan foote's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:00 AM

My doctor I have to always go to see him, it would be great if my parents would set this up for me and there selfs. If people live far away from there doctor this would be just the right thing for them. and you would not have to get in your car to drive there it saves you time and you are able to get other things done faster.

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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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5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014 | Digital Health | 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!

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3D Virtual Birth Simulator Could Help Doctors Prepare for Delivery

3D Virtual Birth Simulator Could Help Doctors Prepare for Delivery | Digital Health | Scoop.it

It seems there's almost nothing computers can't simulate these days: Now, a new computer program simulates human birth using 3D virtual reality.

The simulator is the first of its kind to take into account factors such as the shape of the mother's body, and the shape and position of the baby. It could help doctors and midwives prepare for unusual or dangerous births, according to the researchers in England who developed it.

 

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The irresistible rise of the quantified self and life logging

The irresistible rise of the quantified self and life logging | Digital Health | Scoop.it
'The quantified self' is a loose term, springing up from the proliferation of smart phone technology and life logging applications.
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How to revolutionize healthcare: get data scientists and app developers together

How to revolutionize healthcare: get data scientists and app developers together | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Healthcare is a massive amount of invaluable data waiting to be unearthed. This is why an application developer is a data scientist's best friend: to put data the hands of the people who make every...
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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, December 3, 2013 8:31 PM

I disagree... the REAL revolution would be to bring back home visits by your family doctor who nactually knows you. He/she could be decked out with the latest technology, of course.

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Drug detectives: scientists want to crowdsource the discovery of new antibiotics

Drug detectives: scientists want to crowdsource the discovery of new antibiotics | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The last time we caught up with Josiah Zayner, he was busy devising a musical instrument that produces melodies based on the reactions of plant proteins to light. Now Zayner, a biophysicist and incoming synthetic biology fellow at NASA, has set his sights on a project with the potential for greater public impact: one that aims to rapidly accelerate the discovery of new antibiotic compounds..

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Spanish health authority cuts costs with Xbox consultations

Spanish health authority cuts costs with Xbox consultations | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Accenture has been working with the health authorities in Spain’s Basque Country to reduce the costs associated with caring for people with chronic diseases through technology developed for Microsoft’s Xbox games console.
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eMedToday's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:47 PM

A total of 18% of interactions between patients and healthcare professionals now take place over the telephone with the multi-channel centre, which Teki is part of, fielding more than 100,000 calls for medical advice in the past 12 months. 

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This company tracks your kids online — and tells you about their mental health

This company tracks your kids online — and tells you about their mental health | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Prevention is the new focal point of modern health care. But while doctors worldwide are doing a better job of stopping diseases like HIV/AIDS before they take root in our bodies, they’ve been slower to bring such care to mental health.

 

Mevoked aims to change that.

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Another interesting example of behavioural tracking in mental health. With the work underway in schizophrenia and recovery from brain injury this is an area ripe with innovation. You can imagine the sensationalist headlines if you wanted to mis-represent stories such as this though...

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The FDA Wants 23andMe To Stop Selling Its Genetic Testing Kits

The FDA Wants 23andMe To Stop Selling Its Genetic Testing Kits | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The Food and Drug Administration is ordering 23andMe to stop selling its saliva collection kits for its personal genome service.

 

23andMe is a health and ancestry DNA startup, founded by Anne Wojcicki in 2006. For $99, you receive a spit kit, provide 23andMe with a saliva sample, and send in your results.

Within a few weeks, you receive a bunch of information about what your DNA says about you.

But now the FDA is accusing 23andMe of violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, it recently stated in a warning letter addressed to 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki. In the letter, the FDA claims that 23andMe marketed its saliva collection kit and personal genome service without clearance or approval.

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These Vein-Spotting Smart Glasses Will Give Medics X-Ray Vision

These Vein-Spotting Smart Glasses Will Give Medics X-Ray Vision | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Few medical instruments evoke the stomach-churning dread that needles do, especially when finding the vein takes multiple stabs.
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