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Six interesting examples of gamification in ecommerce

The video game industry is worth more than $100bn worldwide, so it's no surprise that businesses are using gamification to try to boost sales.

The idea is that by adding gaming elements to the sales process, such as small challenges and rewards, you can increase customer loyalty and advocacy.  

 

As in every game or competition, the participants have to be motivated by a worthwhile reward. It’s also true that the greater the reward, the more you can ask people to do to earn the reward.


Via Martin Gysler, Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek
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It will be very interesting to watch Healthcare explore ways to engage it's community via Gamification>

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Martin Gysler's comment, April 19, 2013 9:45 AM
Thank you David, I saw a few months ago and I also read some comments from people who have completed this training.
David Bennett's comment, April 19, 2013 9:53 AM
I'm about halfway through. I am trying to see whether and how it would fit into our nascent ecommerce business. I don't see it yet, but the course has helped me to see in a gamified way.
Martin Gysler's comment, April 19, 2013 11:01 AM
Great David, I look forward to your feedback at the end of the course.
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New Prescription: Doctor Offices That Look Like Apple Stores

New Prescription: Doctor Offices That Look Like Apple Stores | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess.
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Creativity and Innovation are coming to every facet of the healthcare and wellness industry. Adrian Aoun has a most interesting vision for the future of your visit to the doctor's office, read an excerpt for the article here:

 

"It's called Forward, a health-management service that charges a $149 per month — roughly $1,800 a year — to tend to all of its patients' primary-care needs. And not just with attentive doctoring, either; Forward plans to deploy body scanners, sensors, giant touch-screen monitors, infrared devices and other high-tech gizmos that could make a doctor's appointment feel more like a trip to an Apple store."

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Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Is Dividing America’s Doctors

Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Is Dividing America’s Doctors | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Tom Price is “actually fairly extreme.”
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"Many of the provisions that have radically improved care ... do not exist in Tom Price’s vision for health care in America.Manik Chhabra, co-founder of the Clinician Action Network"

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Oscar | Smart, simple health insurance.

Oscar | Smart, simple health insurance. | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Hi, we're Oscar, a better kind of health insurance company.We're using technology to make insurance simple, intuitive, and human. Get a free quote at hioscar.com.
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Will this new health insurance paradigm succeed where others are failing by leveraging digital health technologies?#Telemedicine #TheFutureofHealthcare

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From Virtual Nurses To Drug Discovery: 90+ Artificial Intelligence Startups In Healthcare

From Virtual Nurses To Drug Discovery: 90+ Artificial Intelligence Startups In Healthcare | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Khosla Ventures has backed 5 of the startups on the map.
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“By 2025, AI systems could be involved in everything from population health management, to digital avatars capable of answering specific patient queries.” — Harpreet Singh Buttar, analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

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5 types of doctors you will meet on social media – Continuing...

5 types of doctors you will meet on social media – Continuing... | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Twitter is a communication platform, and, therefore, it is a neutral medium. It’s not the medium itself, but how you use the medium that make
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It takes all kinds!

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Mediterranean diet may have lasting effects on brain health

Mediterranean diet may have lasting effects on brain health | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
A new study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely. The study is published in the January 4, 2017, onlin
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There are many words of wisdom that I can still hear my Mom repeat to me over and over again "An apple a day keeps the Dr. away" or "Eat your vegetables before you leave the dinner table" now both of those sayings ring more true because we have scientific proof that eating more fruits and vegetables support brain health.

Thanks Mom!

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With doctors losing respect, perhaps it's time to expose medicine's dark side

With doctors losing respect, perhaps it's time to expose medicine's dark side | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Medicine has a dark side that we rarely discuss with people outside of the field.
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In the business world it is good business practice to, when appropriate, Fire Your Customer. In the business world you terminate your business relationship with a customer when they are belligerent or it's discovered they simply are not a good fit for your business. 

 

This article talks about how in the emergency healthcare community, patients do not get fired. The teams providing care are bound by oath to give each and every patient care.

 

#Respect

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10 Must-Read Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2016

10 Must-Read Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2016 | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
The must-read brain science and psych studies of 2016 covered sleep, marijuana, depression, sugar, genetics, memory and more
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Want to feel more positive and upbeat? Want to stave off any hint of depression? Well this article says it's time to feed your brain. No, we are not talking about a trip to the local pharmacy or vitamin store either.

 

Some of the best brain exercises don’t require money, pills, special training or seeing a doctor. They just require picking up a marker or a brush and drawing or you could just get up and out of your chair and go walking for 10 minutes.

 

Our brains don't want much more now than they ever did. One of the most effective keys to good brain and mental health is establishing solid friendships, physically participating in the arts, most of all just keep your body moving. Now we have the benefit science to validate those things we always knew anecdotally about our wellness to be true. 

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The Amazing Future of Dentistry and Oral Health - The Medical Futurist

The Amazing Future of Dentistry and Oral Health - The Medical Futurist | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Let's look at the top 8 digital technologies which will determine the future of dentistry and change our whole attitude towards oral health.
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Technologies available today have changed how dentistry is practiced forever. No more cringe worthy thoughts of a toolkit that included hammers, drills and pliers.

 

Now we can imagine employing CRISPR technology to regenerate a tooth in a young persons mouth instead of filing, drilling, or pulling.

 

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Sugar is a toxic agent that creates conditions for disease – Gary Taubes | Aeon Essays

A potent toxin that alters hormones and metabolism, sugar sets the stage for epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes
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The holiday season is a tough time for people with a sweet tooth. Scientific studies tell us it is wise to exercise restraint when confronted with do I eat another piece of that tasty cake or pie. 

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New Evidence of the Superiority of Female Doctors

New Evidence of the Superiority of Female Doctors | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
New research estimates that if all physicians were female, 32,000 fewer Americans would die every year.
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"Female physicians actually tend to provide higher-quality medical care than males, according to research released today. If male physicians were as adept as females, some 32,000 fewer Americans would die every year—among Medicare patients alone."

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Don Berwick - What Patient Centred Care Really Means

The excellent Don Berwick's plenary speech at the International Forum in Berlin 2009
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Don Berwick speaks passionately and eloquently about what he fears about that inevitable day when he too will become a patient. #EmpoweredPatient #ePatient

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What if Dr House used Twitter?: Bertalan Mesko at TEDxNijmegen 

He is a medical futurist who started out being a project leader of 'personalised medicine through genomics' at the Center for Clinical Genomics and Personalised Medicine at the University of Debrecen.
His peculiar skill: he was able to filter his medical knowledge online and create a medical network that could help the community crowdsourcing medical questions.


Via Giuseppe Fattori
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Enlightened Messenger + A Medium that moves at friction-less speed of the internet = Enhanced Access to Knowledge

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'New Delhi' superbug kills American 2 yrs after infection - ET HealthWorld

'New Delhi' superbug kills American 2 yrs after infection - ET HealthWorld | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
CDC reports that the American woman was admitted several times to a hospital in India.
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This article will put a scare in you, or at least it should.  The author describes how a woman travels overseas picked up a superbug which proved to be catastrophic several years later.  

 

Due to the availability of low cost travel to virtually any location on the planet at any time. Traveling to other continents provides some of the best cultural experiences that make us truly aware of our sameness.

 

The bad news is the differences in sights, sounds, of other cultures can be devastating when we encounter foreign bugs that and other microscopic organisms that have the power to effect years later.  

 

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"Misuse of high-end antibiotics for common health conditions is common in hospitals as well as in community. When this happens, the bacteria starts to build a barrier along its cell wall or enzymes to fight them. Some groups, for example the Klebsiella Pneumoniae, may get the right barrier or enzyme. These are called superbugs," vice-chairperson of critical care at Sir Ganga Ram hospital, explained. He added that superbugs are not uncommon but pan-resistance is an emerging phenomena that can have catastrophic consequences.

 

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Breathing Rhythms Modulate Cognitive Function

Breathing Rhythms Modulate Cognitive Function | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
“When you inhale, you are in a sense synchronizing brain oscillations across the limbic network,” Zelano noted.
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We have known for a long time now the importance of optimal breathing technique in sports and meditation improved our performance in those endeavors.  

 

Now neuroscientist provide us with scientific proof that validates what we've known and informs us how rhythmic breathing through the nose, serves us.

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American Hospitals Are Disappearing

American Hospitals Are Disappearing | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
The two gleaming operating rooms in this Kingston, New York, hospital still look brand-new seven years after being built for $5 million: They’ve never seen one patient, and never will.
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“It’s been a very tough environment for hospitals,” said Jason McGorman, a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst. “They have to get into other areas and businesses to free up cash and generate better margins than inpatient care, which has become a slow-growth business.”

 

All kinds of services are moving outside hospitals: hip and knee replacements, heart valve repairs, even child birth. 

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The Paperfuge: A 20-Cent Device That Could Transform Health Care

The Paperfuge: A 20-Cent Device That Could Transform Health Care | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
The Paperfuge is a hand-powered centrifuge made of paper, string, and plastic that can spin biological samples at up to 125,000 rpm.
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The paper based tools created by Prakash’s embody his sense of what he calls “frugal science”. He has a history of disrupting providers of more expensive and cumbersome solutions.

 

His idea is to provide access to affordable, medical powerful equipment.

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Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Machine learning is helping doctors diagnose things like genetic disorders, Alzheimer's, and autism faster than ever before.
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"Machines are an extension of what medicine has always been: A science that grows more powerful with every new data point."

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Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Propelling us into Our Future

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Propelling us into Our Future | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. We are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity.  – Stephen Hawking Increasingly useful applications of AI, with potentially profound positive impacts on our society and economy are likely to emerge between now and 2030. – Stanford AI100…
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We can race towards the future of stick our heads in the sand and attempt to run away. The reality is the foundations for a future where everything and every decision is supported by artificial intelligence.

 

Time to #Adapt

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What Comes After The Wearable Health Revolution? - The Medical Futurist

For the last years, the wearable health trackers' revolution has been going on. There are gadgets and devices with which we can measure health parameter
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In the not too distant future wearable medical devices will become smaller and smaller and cheaper and cheaper. Think about a future when we wear a tattoo, swallow an ingestible or one day use an insideable (a very small array of sensors placed inside your body that measure everything). 

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Alejandro Buldón's curator insight, January 3, 2:56 AM
¿Hacia dónde evolucionarán los wearables relacionados con la salud en los próximos años?
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How Design Thinking Turned One Hospital into a Bright and Comforting Place

Rotterdam Eye Hospital transformed its patients’ experiences.
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Design thinking is not just the province of IDEO and Apple anymore.

 

When you begin any project with the individuals you are in service to, you deliver exactly what they need, when they need it and how ideally they would like to receive it.  

 

Design thinking, was once thought of exclusively as the domain of designers working on products like the next i-anything from Apple. The truth is the world of business has discovered, when they focus on knowing who their ideal customers are and what they really want, and how they want to acquire it those businesses tend to grow more than those that do not do the work to understand the buyer and how they navigate their buyer's journey.

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‘Word Clouds’ comfort families and doctors of dying patients

‘Word Clouds’ comfort families and doctors of dying patients | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
By Randi Belisomo(Reuters Health) - To humanize the intensive care unit and comfort families of the dying, Canadian doctors have found a way to elici
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Word clouds help practitioners and families alike remember the person now in ICU enjoyed a lifestyle and persona that exists outside of the life crisis which is the norm in ICU.

 

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The project hinges on the practice of narrative medicine, a care model in which clinicians elicit patient’s stories and recognize their common humanity. Narrative medicine, which aims to benefit patients and doctors, was pioneered by Dr. Rita Charon at Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons in New York City. Charon, who was not involved in this project, calls it “beautiful.”

 

Forging authentic connections among clinicians, patients and families is one of narrative medicine’s highest aims, and one Charon says the eliciting of stories for the graphic facilitates this kind of connection.

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Heart surgeon confesses processed food is slowly killing everyone

Heart surgeon confesses processed food is slowly killing everyone | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Dr. Dwight Lundell has dished the dirt on 'what really causes heart disease' and he admits prescribing cholesterol-lowering medications, and a low-fat, high-simple carbohydrate diet for two-and-a-half decades was misguided.
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Dr. Lundell writes about how to eat in order to live a healthy life.

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Depressed patients are less responsive to chemotherapy

Depressed patients are less responsive to chemotherapy | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
A brain-boosting protein plays an important role in how well people respond to chemotherapy, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore.
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Does this article provide proof that there is a mind , body spirit connection that helps us fight disease?

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Go to the Wrong Hospital and You’re 3 Times More Likely to Die

Go to the Wrong Hospital and You’re 3 Times More Likely to Die | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Patients at the worst institutions were three times more likely to die and 13 times more likely to have medical complications than at one of the best, a study shows.
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For people within the industry the facts shared within this article is not news. For the general population this report must scare them straight to their core.

 

Many major cities in the US rate restaurants using a system of letters A for good and C, for not so much. The restaurant rating system drives restaurateurs to strive to always have the A rating placard in their window because  it's good for business.

 

Perhaps we should rate healthcare facilities in a similar manner to the way restaurants are rated using A, B or C based on the quality of overall care delivered? 

 

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The study’s authors looked at 22 million hospital admissions, including information from both the federal Medicare program and private insurance companies, and analyzed them using two dozen measures of medical outcomes. Adjusting the results for how sick the patients were and other factors, like age and income, the researchers discovered widespread differences among hospitals. Even a hospital that had excellent outcomes for heart care might have poor outcomes in treating diabetes.

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