Le CRIP, Cercle de réflexion de l'industrie pharmaceutique, un think tank à l’écoute de son environnement, se dote d’une plateforme internet lecrip.org qui traduit sa volonté d’écoute, d’éclairage et de contribution au débat sur l’actualité et sur l’évolution du monde de la santé.
Digital advertising spending by the US healthcare and pharmaceutical industry will hit $1.58 billion in 2012 and rise to $2.48 billion by 2016. But even as marketers move larger percentages of their budgets online, expiring patents and regulatory challenges will conspire to temper spending growth.
The adoption of mobile tablets for the laboratory has resulted in an emergence of handy applications that have been created to support the laboratory scientist in various steps of research through tools, calculators, and reference apps. The iPad from Apple Inc., a leader among tablet manufacturers, has a range of available apps for the scientist and tech lover. The following iPad apps represent a small handful of practical applications for the life science researcher.
Sitting at your desk for hours on end can kill you. According to a recent study from the University of Melbourne, those aged 45 or older who spend 11 hours sitting are 40% more likely to die in the next three years.
This past weekend, Hoa’s Tool Shop and Psykologifabriken, two Swedish sister companies, hosted the Health Hack Day (really three days), an event in Stockholm where computer programmers get to spar in a challenge to develop new medical apps.
iMedicalApps has keenly reported on the growth of digital publishing as a result of the increased availability of eReaders and digital tablets. As the number of physicians using an iPad increases, so the demand for medical journals on this platform increases.
Think Science Now is a community of Pfizer colleagues who provide fresh and topical commentary about new ways to prevent, treat and cure diseases in order to bring hope to millions of people worldwide.
To date, we remain the only large pharmaceutical company empowering our colleagues, those closest to the science, to use social media to talk about the innovative work they are doing.
Doctors may be fans of the iPad as a clinical tool, but they’re not certain that Apple’s iPad, the 5000+ health and medical apps in the App Store, or other mobile technologies are safe and effective health tools for patients.
Last October we reported about a cardiac app under development by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute that aims to detect not only the heart rate, but also heart rhythm, respiration rate and blood oxygen saturation using the phone’s built-in video camera. As you can see above, the app is now really taking shape and it is expected to hit the market in three to six months, pending FDA approval.
Eric Topol's book, "The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care," is not universally accepted by all medical professionals as an outline for the future of patient care.
At the rate technology has changed everything else in our lives, by now we should have the equivalent of tricorders in our smartphones—instant access to our health statistics collected by sensors in our clothes and pulled into our individual health history in the cloud. We should be able to Skype our physician, text our pharmacist, and get both a blood sugar measurement and an MRI at Starbucks while waiting for a grande latte.
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