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Why Apple's partnership with Epic is a game changer for patients

Why Apple's partnership with Epic is a game changer for patients | Digital Health | Scoop.it

When Apple announced iOS 8 at WWDC last week, less than 5 minutes of the almost two hour long event was fully dedicated to explaining the Health App and Healthkit platform.  Even though the announcement had such a small amount of time dedicated to it, there was a disproportionate amount of  excitement about Apple’s first full foray into mobile health. Some are claiming Apple will definitively solve the problem of health metric silos, and Healthkit will finally enable a platform where data from various apps and devices can easily be captured.


Let’s make this clear — Apple’s health app and healthkit is not a panacea. It’s certainly a big step — but not for the reason most people think.

Most people think the key is for Apple to create a slick app that automatically ties into other healthcare app’s metric repository and for Apple to do a better job of displaying that information to end users. They think the key is for Apple to create a hardware platform that helps collect metrics as well, such as the rumored iWatch.

       

However, it’s not about the hardware or slick software. In this case, it’s about the partnerships. In particular, a partnership with Epic. The Mayo Clinic partnership Apple mentioned alongside Epic is interesting and has more sex appeal to the general patient population because of Mayo’s name — but it’s not nearly as big of a deal as Epic. Not even close.

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How mobile became mighty in healthcare

How mobile became mighty in healthcare | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Without a doubt, 2014 will be declared the year mobile became mighty in healthcare. No matter where in the world you live, whether you are talking about patients, consumers, or healthcare providers, mobile is revolutionising the future of healthcare – so much so, that it's worth taking a closer look at 10 powerful trends emerging throughout the mobile health space. We'll also be showcasing our findings on mobile health user experience at the Mighty Mobile seminar at the inauguralCannes Lions Health festival.
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Apple: Putting doctors, trainers and nutritionists in your pocket

Apple: Putting doctors, trainers and nutritionists in your pocket | Digital Health | Scoop.it

With HealthKit Apple is attempting to unify and share the disparate data of your health and fitness apps with each other, and -- if you want -- with your medical institution as well..


Apple wants to be the one-stop shop for your health and fitness needs. It's a rather ambitious goal, but it's also a necessary one given the increasingly crowded fitness field. And, of course, it also lays the groundwork for that long-rumored iWatch.

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Microsoft Also Releasing A SmartWatch With Health Features

Microsoft Also Releasing A SmartWatch With Health Features | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Microsoft is working on a smart watch that will focus on health features such as measuring your heart rate, according to a new report.
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Twitter is developing tool for judging the users mental health

Twitter is developing tool for judging the users mental health | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Twitter is in its way to improve the allocation of mental health services around the world with the new tool to map moods. Recently, Australian researchers have introduced the online tool, named as ‘We Feel’ to the world. This tool is equipped with a technology that can analyze over 32,000 tweets every minute. Most of those tweets were being linked to various emotions like anger, sadness, love, joy, fear and surprise. Twitter has saved this data and decided to make it use to monitor emotions of every individual as well as every community that appears on Twitter page from different areas.

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Where does mHealth fit into the Internet of Things?

Where does mHealth fit into the Internet of Things? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Mobile healthcare devices and apps will play a starring role in the Internet of Things given expectations on emerging monitoring and sensor technologies that will be used to track everything from fitness achievements to surgical rehab.
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Health Care Apps Offer Patients an Active Role

Health Care Apps Offer Patients an Active Role | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Mobile applications and devices let people take pictures of moles or record a heartbeat and then communicate accordingly with their doctor.
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Mobile app uses voice analysis to detect mood changes in bipolar patients

Mobile app uses voice analysis to detect mood changes in bipolar patients | Digital Health | Scoop.it
An experimental smartphone application devised by a University of Michigan research team monitors subtle changes in the voices patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder and identifies mood changes.
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LG has Launched Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphone to Keep You Fit

LG has Launched Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphone to Keep You Fit | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Recently the announcement from the South Korean Giant, LG is going to launch wearable device Lifeband as well as Heart Rate Earphones that will take care of the health of the users. These devices will help to track as well as monitor the heart rate and ensure the fitness of the users.

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Top 200 paid iPhone apps for medical professionals

Top 200 paid iPhone apps for medical professionals | Digital Health | Scoop.it

There are currently more than 35,000 unique, health-related apps available in various app stores. That includes everything from fitness and diet tracking apps to clinical decision support apps for doctors. Within that group we estimate that about 10,000 apps available today are intended for use by medical professionals.

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Watch out, cancer. Big data is coming for you.

Watch out, cancer. Big data is coming for you. | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Big data may finally get a chance to show its real power and help doctors with a devastating problem: cancer.


Today, big data company Flatiron Health picked up $130 million in new funding. Google Ventures led the round, with First Round Capital, Laboratory Corporation of America, and angel investors also participating. The company also disclosed that a good chunk of the funding is being used to acquireAltos Solutions, a company that provides electronic medical records, although terms were not disclosed.

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Techstore's curator insight, May 9, 2014 9:27 AM

Watch out, Cancer. Big data is coming for you. 

#technology #bigdata #technews

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10 digital health startups that pivoted | mobihealthnews

10 digital health startups that pivoted | mobihealthnews | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The digital health market is growing. Funding for digital health companies reached nearly $700 million in the first quarter of 2014, and grew 87 percent compared to the first quarter of 2013, according to a report from Rock Health. Along the way, digital health startups have reorganized, rebranded, and shifted focus to meet the needs of their customers or to meet the needs of a new customer group.

MobiHealthNews has identified ten startups that have pivoted to reach a new customer or develop an entirely new type of product

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Will Apple's EarPods Track Your Health?

Will Apple's EarPods Track Your Health? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
According to a post on the app Secret, the next Apple EarPods will measure heart rate and talk to the mythical iWatch.
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Apple discussed 'moral obligation' to health in secret FDA meeting

Apple discussed 'moral obligation' to health in secret FDA meeting | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Apple roused the interest of fans and industry onlookers earlier this year when a government calendar revealed that several of its executives had taken a meeting with the Food and Drug...
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3 Things Apple's App Must Do To Make Us Healthier

3 Things Apple's App Must Do To Make Us Healthier | Digital Health | Scoop.it
If Health is to avoid the same embarrassing fate as Maps, Game Center and other notable iOS flops, Apple needs to build more than a just a tracker.
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Could today be the most important announcement for digital health ever?

Could today be the most important announcement for digital health ever? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Today is the start of Apple’s much-anticipated World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. I believe this conference could herald the start of the most transformational and exciting period in healthcare: the arrival of digital health into the mainstream. Today could therefore be the most important announcement in digital health that’s ever been made..
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mHealth 2.0 dependent on collaborative strategies

mHealth 2.0 dependent on collaborative strategies | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Mobile healthcare technology innovation, adoption and its ultimate impact as a valuable equation for patients, providers and payers relies on a collaborative approach from application development to user involvement, reveals research funded by Hannover Medical School in Germany.
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Fitbit is crushing it in wearables; one out of two devices sold bears its name

Fitbit is crushing it in wearables; one out of two devices sold bears its name | Digital Health | Scoop.it

For months it’s looked like Fitbit was dominating the wearables space, and a new analyst report out today seems to confirm it.

A report from Canalyst shows that a total of 2.7 million wearable bands shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2014 — and that Fitbit accounted for 50 percent of them.

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What are the four dimensions critical to effective mHealth?

What are the four dimensions critical to effective mHealth? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
People, places, payment and purpose are four critical dimensions necessary for mobile healthcare to attain its full potential, states a new Deloitte study, and mHealth strategies that take a one-size-fits-all are not a good approach.
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Successful mobile health apps are made for iOS, connect to other APIs, rely on service sales

Successful mobile health apps are made for iOS, connect to other APIs, rely on service sales | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Mobile research firm research2guidance surveyed more than 2,000 developers and found a few common traits among the successful mobile health apps.
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Experts: Internet of Things and Wearables Will Dominate by 2025

Experts: Internet of Things and Wearables Will Dominate by 2025 | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Experts believe the Internet of Things and wearables will have a widespread effect on the way we live our everyday lives by 2025.
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The Wearable Tech Ecosystem in One Easy View (infographic)

The Wearable Tech Ecosystem in One Easy View (infographic) | Digital Health | Scoop.it
After weeks of research, Wearable World has created an Infographic of The Existing Wearable Technology Landscape, which indexes over 160 different companies within the ecosystem.
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Felix Jackson's curator insight, May 14, 2014 4:55 AM

Very complex infographic that nicely shows how difficult it is to categorize the existing wearable landscape... despite what the authors like to think they did... ;)

Eularis's curator insight, May 15, 2014 3:49 AM

The Wearable Tech Ecosystem in One Easy View (infographic) | http://venturebeat.com/2014/05/12/overview-of-the-wearable-technology-ecosystem-infographic/

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The first Android Wear smartwatch gets a teaser video

The first Android Wear smartwatch gets a teaser video | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The first device running Google’s wearable operating system got a shiny new glamour video on Monday.
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This smartphone app can detect skin cancer

This smartphone app can detect skin cancer | Digital Health | Scoop.it
You can already use your smartphone to do things like hail a pimp ride home or order an artisan pizza, obviously the next step is cancer detection, right? Researchers at the University of Houston think they've created a smartphone app that can detect melanoma even better than your doctor. Called DermoScan, the app works by taking a photo of your odd-shaped mole, and then analyzing it to determine if it might be cancerous. Initial testing found that DermoScan was able to identify skin cancer roughly 85 percent of the time, making it just as effective as visiting a dermatologist and even better at diagnosing melanoma than the average primary care physician.
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Samsung: A new Conversation About Health About To Begin: May 28th

Samsung: A new Conversation About Health About To Begin: May 28th | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Samsung has sent out invitations for a health-related event, held on May 28 in San Francisco, Engadget reports.
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