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mHealth Making An Impact On Global Healthcare Technology

mHealth Making An Impact On Global Healthcare Technology | Health Tech News | Scoop.it
Mobile technology has had a profound impact on every day consumer life over the last decade, and it is growing even further across vertical...
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If Interoperability is the Future of Healthcare, What's the Delay? | Healthcare Information Technology

If Interoperability is the Future of Healthcare, What's the Delay? | Healthcare Information Technology | Health Tech News | Scoop.it
In order for the healthcare industry to move toward preventive care and population health management, clinical information needs to flow freely across networks and between hospitals and physicians.
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Real games for health and the trouble with gamification

Real games for health and the trouble with gamification | Health Tech News | Scoop.it

Motivating behavior change has long been one of the biggest challenges and opportunities in mobile health. One avenue for addressing that challenge is to take lessons from a field that doesn’t suffer from any engagement problems: gaming.

 

For the first year, the mHealth Summit 2012 featured a Games for Health pavilion, focused on companies using games and the lessons learned from gaming to innovate mobile health. Games at the conference seem to fit into two broad categories: simulations that increase readiness and preparedness for medical events and gamified tracking and motivating apps.

 

A lot of the energy in gamification is focused on using game mechanics to motivate people to healthy behaviors, such as staying active. Ben Sawyer, co-founder of Games for Health, said this is a natural space for mobile gaming.


“There are some really uniquely mobile ideas,” he said. “The [kind] of exercise that hits the largest part of the population is walking, so we see a lot of games built around that. This is something that really speaks to the ‘health games for everyone’ notion.”


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Big Data: the key to solving healthcare's data problems?

Big Data: the key to solving healthcare's data problems? | Health Tech News | Scoop.it

Lorraine Lawson writes:

 

'Oracle recently released a report noting, among other things, that healthcare isn’t prepared to manage Big Data. That’s hardly shocking, since healthcare seems largely inept at managing any data, much less Big Data, which is generally defined as having one or more of these characteristics:

 

* Variety, meaning structured, semi-structured and unstructured data
* Velocity, meaning you want it moved at high speeds
* Volume, think petabytes and terabytes

 

Maybe health care IT doesn’t have a data problem so much as it has a Big Data problem.

 

What do I mean? Well, most health care records actually fall into the domain of Big Data more than your typical, relational database kind of data. Specifically:

 

* Most health care records are actually unstructured data, e.g., text documents or images. Doctor’s notes on patients, nurse’s care plans, lab results, x-rays and MRI results all fall well outside the domain of structured data. I


* Health care data is often high volume, particularly when you’re talking about a state or national electronic health records system. What’s more, when you deal with images, like x-rays or other scans, you’re increasing the data’s volume in terms of storage requirements.


* Finally, most health care records need to be moved relatively quickly, and as individual records. So, if I’m having a consult tomorrow with a surgeon, then the x-rays need to be at the office by morning.

 

It looks like there’s a clear use case for Big Data technologies in health care.

 

In fact, if I may be so bold, maybe health care’s data problems are not entirely caused by niche vendors, data silos and a lack of investment.

 

Maybe the reason health care IT is such a mess is because the existing tools couldn’t handle Big Data needs in an affordable way.


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The Top 10 Healthcare Innovations of 2012. How Well Did they Do ...

The Top 10 Healthcare Innovations of 2012. How Well Did they Do ... | Health Tech News | Scoop.it
Mobile health devices and apps—This is now an area of enormous growth, with more than 40,000 mobile apps related to health and wellness. The FDA recently released draft guidelines for apps that make medical claims.
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Evernote and iHealth Partner - HealthTechZone

Evernote and iHealth Partner - HealthTechZone | Health Tech News | Scoop.it
Evernote and iHealth PartnerHealthTechZoneiHealth has already been recognized as a company that has taken healthcare to the mobile platform. They have offered up applications for the iPhone, the iPod Touch and the iPad.
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MHealth Summit Focuses on Mobile Tech for Healthcare - 3BL Media

MHealth Summit Focuses on Mobile Tech for Healthcare - 3BL Media | Health Tech News | Scoop.it
MHealth Summit Focuses on Mobile Tech for Healthcare; Kaiser Permanente Saves $8M by Recycling Medical Devices; ING Supports Running for Health - Health Minute for December 10, 2012. 3BL Media, LLC. Newsroom.
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The Big Data Fallacy And Why We Need To Collect Even Bigger Data | TechCrunch

The Big Data Fallacy And Why We Need To Collect Even Bigger Data | TechCrunch | Health Tech News | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Dr. Michael Wu is the Principal Scientist of Analytics at Lithium where he is currently applying data-driven methodologies to investigate and understand the complex dynamics of the social Web.
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CMS readies IT, analytics for waves of health reform data | Government Health IT

CMS readies IT, analytics for waves of health reform data | Government Health IT | Health Tech News | Scoop.it
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Telehealth reduces hospital mortality rates | Articles | Physicians

Telehealth reduces hospital mortality rates | Articles | Physicians | Health Tech News | Scoop.it
A study finds that remote monitoring increases the efficiency and effectiveness of hospitals.

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Health information accessed by smartphone - 2010 and Now - Pew report

Health information accessed by smartphone - 2010 and Now - Pew report | Health Tech News | Scoop.it

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The Enormous Potential for Digital Health Care Services in Germany | The Health Care Blog

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Better Data Management, Lower Healthcare Costs » Center for Information & Systems Engineering | Blog Archive | Boston University

Better Data Management, Lower Healthcare Costs » Center for Information & Systems Engineering | Blog Archive | Boston University | Health Tech News | Scoop.it
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CMS Updates Policy Requirements for Medical Record Corrections

CMS released Transmittal 442, Change Request (CR) 8105 on December 7th. It provides instructions to Medicare contractors regarding amended, corrected, and delayed entries in medical records. This u...
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Africa's mHealth breakthroughs to pave way for U.S.

Africa's mHealth breakthroughs to pave way for U.S. | Health Tech News | Scoop.it

The United States will look to Africa to gain knowledge about advances in mobile health technologies because Tanzania, among other countries, already has maternal child health and community health worker programs that rely on smart phones.

 

While it’s still the early days of mHealth and the digital revolution, “we will see huge breakthroughs in Africa and South Asia,” said Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, speaking at a Monday afternoon mHealth Summit 'Super Session' on global implications for mHealth technologies.

 

“Those breakthroughs will eventually become breakthroughs in the U.S. when it addresses the high costs of its healthcare system and frees up $750 billion a year in waste,” Sachs said.

 

Mobile phones have been used to deliver messages about maternal and child health to mothers who live in areas that are remote or lack communications and other services. Mobile technology can make a difference, getting critical [pregnancy] stage-based information to expectant moms


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Pharma employee use of social platforms up by 36 percent in 2012

Pharma employee use of social platforms up by 36 percent in 2012 | Health Tech News | Scoop.it

Cegedim’s annual industry survey, 2012 US Pharma Insights, reveals that while more pharma companies are using social media and mobile platforms to enhance their sales and marketing initiatives, budgets did not reflect an increase in social media spend. Internal alignments are also shifting, with more people citing executive management as the main sponsors of investment in new technology platforms rather than traditional IT departments.

 

Pharma employees have more readily embraced key social media venues in the past year, with 96% of participants present on LinkedIn, 70% on Facebook, and 37% on Twitter, compared to 54%, 32%, and 9% in 2011, respectively. Together, they account for an average 36% increase in use of these platforms. While social media use among survey respondents have shot up, budgets fail to reflect an enthusiasm for such exploits: 29% of companies spent less than 5% of their budgets on social media in 2011 and 50% have spent only that much in 2012; spend in the 5-10% range increased by a mere one percent and declined in the 10% and beyond range by an average of 4.5%. Overall, it means that while more companies are participating in the medium, as companies engage they tend to spend the same or less.

 

Another interesting find in this survey is that companies have undergone a marked shift in priorities. Compared with 29% the previous year, 55% of participants cite strategy/business planning/business development as the primary driver of business model and process change. Marketing/brand teams, commercial operations and regulatory/compliance all saw declines in the neighborhood of 11% in terms of leading the pace of change. This aligns with executive management being seen as the primary driver of technology changes, growing from 28% to 46% in 2011, in contrast to IT’s decline in influence, sliding from 28% to 18%. What is clear here is that the imperative for a more robust technological infrastructure comes from those with the primary role in allocating capital investment and assessing budget spend.


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Social Media, mHealth and Medicine: 2012 in Review and Hopes for the Future

Social Media, mHealth and Medicine: 2012 in Review and Hopes for the Future | Health Tech News | Scoop.it
As we reflect on 2012 and the changes that have occurred in healthcare, I am astounded by the increasingly significant roles that social media and mHealth are playing in medicine today.

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Big Data, EHR Driving Healthcare IT Innovation - IDG News Service

Big Data, EHR Driving Healthcare IT InnovationIDG News ServiceGartner says that EHR adoption is a "trigger" for data analytics, improved care management and other innovations.
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LONDON, Dec. 6, 2012: Mobile Applications are Revolutionising Healthcare, Says Frost & Sullivan | PRNewswire | Rock Hill Herald Online

LONDON, Dec. 6, 2012: Mobile Applications are Revolutionising Healthcare, Says Frost & Sullivan | PRNewswire | Rock Hill Herald Online | Health Tech News | Scoop.it
LONDON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile technology is advancing, and healthcare has been placed in the middle of a mobile revolution.
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Navigating the world’s digital health ecosystem

Navigating the world’s digital health ecosystem | Health Tech News | Scoop.it

Health Startup Europe identifies some of the compass points of today's digital health ecosystem, listiing some of the leaders in the following fields:

 

* Accelerator Programs (the shorter kind < 6 months, with seed funding, mentoring, office space & plenty of freebies)

* Accelerator Programs (the longer kind 6 months+)

* Customized Acceleration & Consulting Services

* Tech Transfer (business formation and acceleration initiatives linked to universities and hospitals)

* Hackathons and startup weekends

* Investor matchmaking and crowdfunding

* Competitions & Awards

* Open Innovation Forums

* Health Innovation/Technology Conferences

* Online Communities & Matchmaking


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Big data gets Amazoned with Redshift

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Navigating the world’s digital health ecosystem

Navigating the world’s digital health ecosystem | Health Tech News | Scoop.it

Health Startup Europe identifies some of the compass points of today's digital health ecosystem, listiing some of the leaders in the following fields:

 

* Accelerator Programs (the shorter kind < 6 months, with seed funding, mentoring, office space & plenty of freebies)

* Accelerator Programs (the longer kind 6 months+)

* Customized Acceleration & Consulting Services

* Tech Transfer (business formation and acceleration initiatives linked to universities and hospitals)

* Hackathons and startup weekends

* Investor matchmaking and crowdfunding

* Competitions & Awards

* Open Innovation Forums

* Health Innovation/Technology Conferences

* Online Communities & Matchmaking


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Merck explores research benefits of gamification with the Molecular Activity Challenge

Merck explores research benefits of gamification with the Molecular Activity Challenge | Health Tech News | Scoop.it

Dominic Tyer writes:

 

Merck & Co has become the latest pharma company to bring gamification to its clinical research by tapping into online scientific research community Kaggle.

 

Merck launched the Merck Molecular Activity Challenge, with its $40,000 prize fund, in August to assist its drug development work by predicting molecular activity.

 

The competition was won by a team of three US academics, who beat 15 other teams to identify the best statistical technique for predicting biological activity of different molecules.

 

It was based on 15 molecular activity data sets, each for a biologically relevant target and each row corresponded to a molecule and contains descriptors derived from that molecule's chemical structure.


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Finnish health IT startup's proactive approach helps hospitals stay connected all the time

Finnish health IT startup's proactive approach helps hospitals stay connected all the time | Health Tech News | Scoop.it
With so many connected devices, a working wireless network is an absolute necessity for medical facilities.So network managers at hospitals shouldn’t rely on the people who use connected devices and computers to tell them when there are connectivity...
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Keeping You Healthy and Fit: Digital Health and Fitness Expands at the 2013 International CES | CEA Digital Dialogue

Keeping You Healthy and Fit: Digital Health and Fitness Expands at the 2013 International CES | CEA Digital Dialogue | Health Tech News | Scoop.it
This year at the 2013 International CES, learn how technology can also keep us healthy and in shape.
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