Healthcare Innovation
39.0K views | +0 today
Follow
Healthcare Innovation
Healthcare + innovation + technology + research + ideas + web. You name it, we curate it!
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

How To Create A Healthcare Infographic | HealthWorks Collective

How To Create A Healthcare Infographic | HealthWorks Collective | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Infographics are valuable tools for healthcare providers to present complex information, educate patients, and brand and market a healthcare service in a creative and visually attractive way.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

Three free healthcare apps physicians should prescribe to their patients

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

4 Consumer-Focused Revolutions That Will Change Health Care

4 Consumer-Focused Revolutions That Will Change Health Care | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Health care is broken. Insurance is hard to access, and expensive. What you pay often has little to do with the care quality you receive. Physicians are pressed for time, when you can see them. And the relationships between patient and doctor, and employer, and health insurer often seem to have broken down completely.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

Feeling Anxious? There's a Network for That

There are social networks targeting people dealing with a whole range of ailments, physical and psychological, and it certainly makes sense to create a forum (separate from Facebook and Twitter) for people to discuss sensitive topics like health problems -- something many would probably prefer to do anonymously, with a sympathetic and supportive audience, and out of the general public eye. This week brings the launch of another -- AnxietySocialNet, for people suffering from anxiety.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

Business Gamification in Healthcare: What are 3 practical uses? | Perficient Healthcare IT Solutions Blog

Business Gamification in Healthcare: What are 3 practical uses? | Perficient Healthcare IT Solutions Blog | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Business gamification is the use of game mechanics and user interfaces in business software. What are the practical uses of gamification in a healthcare workplace? Here is a fresh look beyond the well-known fitness and wellness applications:
- Agile project management for implementing EMRs
- Training staff on new documentation requirements for ICD-10
- Maintaining a high level of commitment to quality measures and patient safety

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

The Healthiest Eating Cities In The World

The Healthiest Eating Cities In The World | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

When health startup Massive Health first released the Eatery, a simple iPhone app that asks people to take pictures of their food and then rate other people’s pictures based on their healthiness (kind of like a Hot or Not for food), it was hard to gauge its potential impact. I knew from talking to the Massive Health team that the startup had ambitions in the health care technology space beyond this one app, but I wasn’t sure what those ambitions were. This week, Massive Health released a set of data extracted from the Eatery. It will, according to Massive Health cofounder Aza Raskin, inform the design of future products from the company. "If we want to change the way people live, we have to understand them," he says

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

TEDMED 2012 Recap – Part 1

TEDMED 2012 Recap – Part 1 | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Like children who were suddenly forced to go home after spending three and a half days in Disney World, the delegates slowly made their ways towards the exit of the J.F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts as one of the greatest conferences for healthcare innovation concluded.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

A Digital Revolution for Studying Human Anatomy

A Digital Revolution for Studying Human Anatomy | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Medical informatics experts want to bring the digital revolution to studying human anatomy.

The BioDigital Human is a three-dimensional, fully interactive visualization program. While it won’t completely replace old-fashioned dissection, its users can explore a human body in ways not possible with a cadaver, much less a medical atlas.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

Google starts ranking journals - Significance Magazine

Google starts ranking journals - Significance Magazine | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Recently, Google announced a new feature to its Scholar service. It was the genuine debut of a new tool called Google Scholar Metrics. The service follows the same principle that has made Google's web search engine so successful - when you are unsure what a user is looking for, give them a list of options ranked by a metric of popularity. In this instance, the users are academics ready to submit their next breakthrough but are uncertain which journal to choose. The solution Scholar Metrics offers is a database summarizing the sway of the distributors of scholarship "to help authors as they consider where to publish their new research".

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

ThermoDock iPhone Plugin Device Measures Body Temp

ThermoDock iPhone Plugin Device Measures Body Temp | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Medisana, a German firm out of Düsseldorf, released a nifty heat sensing dock for iPhones and iPads that may even be used to check one's body temperature.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

Sermo vs. Doximity. Can they coexist in fight to build physician-only networks?

Sermo vs. Doximity. Can they coexist in fight to build physician-only networks? | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Sermo and Doximity are building physician-only online networks. Can they coexist? 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

When Medicine Really Gets Personal: The DIY Clinical Trial

When Medicine Really Gets Personal: The DIY Clinical Trial | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Let’s say that you are curious about some aspect of your health. Or you are sick with a condition that many researchers don’t study. Perhaps you considered setting up and running an experiment or clinical trial yourself but didn’t know what to do. Now there is a blueprint you can follow.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

JMTM / Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine - Inaugural Publication - Volume 1, Issue 1

JMTM / Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine - Inaugural Publication - Volume 1, Issue 1 | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

The Editorial Board at the Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine is proud to present our inaugural publication, Volume 1, Issue 1, published on March 1st 2012. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

5 Steps To Designing A Better Health Care System

5 Steps To Designing A Better Health Care System | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

If you want to know what’s ailing the U.S. health care system, just ask the person next to you. Chances are, she’ll have a personal horror story to share about outlandish costs, inaccessibility of care, the regulations strangle on innovation, the battery of tests that physicians order out of fear of lawsuits, and on and on. The goal of the Healthcare Experience Design Conference (HxD) held in Boston recently was less about dissecting these problems and more about how we can start solving them. In the keynote address, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park called on designers to participate in a “self-propelled, open ecosystem of innovation.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

Social media becomes a business intelligence strategy | Healthcare Finance News

According to a recent report by the Health Research Institute (HRI) at PwC US regarding the use of social media in healthcare, one-third of consumers use sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and online forums to find health-related information, track symptoms, and broadcast how they feel about doctors, drugs, treatments, medical devices and health plans.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

3-D-Printed Medication Could Turn Your Home Into The Drugstore

3-D-Printed Medication Could Turn Your Home Into The Drugstore | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Imagine a future where 3-D printers shorten supply chains (you make products in your living room instead of China) and make everything more customizable. Interest in the once exorbitantly expensive technology is finally coming down to Earth, as evidenced by projects like the Urbee 3-D car, the 3-D bone printing machine, and 3-D-printed blood vessels. Next up: 3-D-printed medications.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

Health Gaming and the Power of Social

Although games have been designed around a wide range of illnesses and conditions, the three areas in medicine getting the most attention today, Ferguson said, are childhood obesity, diabetes, and helping seniors maintain and improve their mobility. Games to treat other medical conditions, such as cystic fibrosis, cancer and injuries also are starting to work their way into the therapeutic process.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

3D Printing Helps in Development of New Drugs

3D Printing Helps in Development of New Drugs | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

Using a commercial 3D printer and open-source CAD software, Professor Lee Cronin and his team have created “reactionware vessels”, essentially custom-designed polymer gels that aid in chemical reactions. While this process of drug production is actually common in large-scale chemical manufacturing, the use of 3D printing makes it possible for the first time to fabricate fully customized reactionware vessels, which gives chemists much better control over the reactions that take place within.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

When Good Web Design Can Save Lives

When Good Web Design Can Save Lives | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

When it comes to preventing diabetes, a good user experience can save you much more than a headache. Here we speak with Sean Duffy of Omada Health about how to fix health care's UX problem.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

How valuable is a social media presence for a Healthcare Conference?

How valuable is a social media presence for a Healthcare Conference? | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

For [those] who live and breath healthcare social media, it’s a given that a social media presence for any conference can be incredible powerful and valuable when done right, but we are often approached by conference organizers who want an anwer to “how valuable?“.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

Lucy McRae: How can technology transform the human body?

TED Fellow Lucy McRae is a body architect. She imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies. In this visually stunning talk, she shows her work, from clothes that recreate the body's insides for a music video with pop-star Robyn, to a pill that, when swallowed, lets you sweat perfume.

more...
eloisa's comment, April 11, 2012 9:34 AM
tnx for sharing
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

Empathize Like A Doctor, Design Like An Entrepreneur

Empathize Like A Doctor, Design Like An Entrepreneur | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

The health care industry is a slow-moving dinosaur, but health-related apps often fail to take into account any understanding of medicine. How can we bridge that gap?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

The Quantified Heart (video)

The Quantified Heart (video) | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

The team over at the Quantified Self Blog have been a large force in promoting this movement and have just released a great video presentation from a medical self-tracker, Dr. Mark Drangsholt. Mark teaches evidence-based medicine at the University of Washington and talks through a number of self tracking experiments he carried out to get a handle on his heart condition. What is particularly interesting about this talk is how Mark describes the quantified self movement in the context of evidence based medicine and clinical decision making.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

1000 Genomes Project data available on Amazon Cloud, March 29, 2012 News Release - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The world's largest set of data on human genetic variation — produced by the international 1000 Genomes Project — is now publicly available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, the National Institutes of Health and AWS jointly announced today.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Substance Active
Scoop.it!

Ditching Silicon For Transistors Made Of Human Blood And Mucus

Ditching Silicon For Transistors Made Of Human Blood And Mucus | Healthcare Innovation | Scoop.it

A group of researchers from Tel Aviv University are working on protein-based transistors made up of human blood, mucus, and milk. When proteins from these three substances are applied to a base material, they create a semiconducting film--a complete circuit with both optical and electronic capabilities.

more...
No comment yet.