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When it comes to mHealth apps, young adults are picky

When it comes to mHealth apps, young adults are picky | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
There are a number of valued features and characteristics that application developers should consider when creating health-related behavioral intervention smartphone apps for young adults, according...
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One survey quoted in this article says that context ensing capabilities and social media features tended to be considered "unnecessary" and "off putting", according to the article.

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But Will the Algorithms Have Empathy?

But Will the Algorithms Have Empathy? | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
How soon will smart machines start looking out for our health?
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How soon will it be before smart machines preform complex, multifaceted services such as looking out for our health?

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Some See Large EHR Vendors as Playing Catch-up in Population Health | Xconomy

Some See Large EHR Vendors as Playing Catch-up in Population Health | Xconomy | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Lawmakers may end up repealing the Affordable Care Act, but it has been the law of the land for enough time that some of the changes it has brought will li
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Thanks to the ACA, the health care payment model has shifted to a value based care paradigm. 

 

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One of these changes is the shift away from fee-for-service payment models, where providers are paid for individual procedures and other units of care, rather than receiving outcome-based payments. Fee for service is giving way to what is known as value-based care, where providers are incentivized to keep costs as low as possible by keeping patients healthy.

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Stay Young with HIIT Workouts | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

Stay Young with HIIT Workouts | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Stay Young with HIIT Workouts
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A new Mayo Clinic study indicates that high-intensity aerobic exercise can reverse some aspects of aging at the cellular level.

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Artificial intelligence could build new drugs faster than any human team

Artificial intelligence could build new drugs faster than any human team | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence algorithms are being taught to generate art, human voices, and even fiction stories all on their own—why not give them a shot at building new ways to treat disease? Atomwise, a San Francisco-based startup and Y Combinator alum, has built a system it calls AtomNet (pdf), which attempts to generate potential drugs for diseases like Ebol
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Every new venture seeking to harness the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) serves to amaze. Several innovators are working with AI to generate potential drugs to cure some of the world's most insidious diseases. AI is showing promise as the fastest method for Pharma to build drugs for the things that ail us.

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A New User Experience Strategy for an Aging Population - Smarter With Gartner

A New User Experience Strategy for an Aging Population - Smarter With Gartner | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Technology and service providers look for ways to engage with an aging population
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Although seniors are becoming more tech-savvy, those aged 75 and older tend to be late adopters of technology and are looking to providers to provide a seamless and fully integrated connected home.

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Alphabet introduces Verily study watch to assist clinical studies and health research – Normangee Star

Alphabet introduces Verily study watch to assist clinical studies and health research – Normangee Star | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it

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Verily, the health technology subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet today talked about its latest project: a smartwatch packed with sensors, an always-on display, a big battery, and a long-lasting battery that’s meant for longitudinal studies. It’s just something that will be given out to participants in Verily’s medical studies.

 

The aim of the device is to make the process of collecting body data more efficient as compared to other data collection processes. It is also equipped with advanced sensors which collect the heart rate data in ways more efficient than any other monitoring smartwatch. It also examines electrocardiogram, heart rate, electrodermal activity and inertial movements.

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This Is How IBM’s Watson Will Fight Cancer

This is How IBM's Watson will Fight Cancer

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Why is Watson amazing? Watson is amazing because it can read your health record, review 15 million pieces of medical literature and thousands of cases like yours to provide you and your Doctor with a tiered view for treatment options.

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The top 5 digital health innovations you might not have heard of

The top 5 digital health innovations you might not have heard of | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
If there was ever an industry ripe for disruption, it is healthcare. Finally, year of incremental changes, there is an explosion in healthcare innovation.
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One of the 5 innovative ideas shared in the attached article is highly unusual, it employs live rats as integral to its innovative approach to diagnosis.

 

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Tuberculosis is now the world’s leading cause of death due to an infectious disease, claiming 1.4 million lives per year[1], and representing a health crisis in a number of African nations.

 

However, basic tests for Tuberculosis (TB) are not always reliable, resulting in missed diagnoses and false positives. More reliable tests for TB exist, but can be slow and relatively expensive – not a great combination for developing countries.

In response this problem, Apopo (a Belgian NGO) is using Pavlovian conditioning to train African Giant Pouched Rats to detect positive TB samples using their highly-developed sense of smell. It takes about 9 months to train a rat, and once trained they can screen thousands of sputum samples a month. To date, 58 rats have been trained.

 

This innovative approach has a low cost and provides highly reliable detection, providing vital access to affordable testing for many people at risk of contracting TB in the developing world.

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Meet the director of a Penn Med center working to marry health care and social media

Meet the director of a Penn Med center working to marry health care and social media | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Yelp and Twitter may not be the most obvious places to gather information regarding health care and hospital management, but Penn Medicine’s new Center for Digital Health will do just that. The center, which emerged out of Penn Medicine’s Social Media Laboratory, will advance the work already started by its new director, Raina Merchant, who is also the associate vice president of Penn’s Health System.

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The practical application of #HCSM is on the rise at University of Pennsylvania Health System.

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Pact Is First Health App To Become An Insurance Plan

Pact Is First Health App To Become An Insurance Plan | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it

There are dozens of apps that let you track your activity to try and change unhealthy behavior. Soon, more will share your data with employers to help them track and change your behavior too, all in a bid to cut rising health insurance costs.

 

On Tuesday the health tracking app Pact became the first, freely available smartphone application to launch its own health plan for employers, called Pact Health. It’s an insurance service in all but name since Pact can offer extra coverage the more you exercise, but the 15-person startup is calling it a health "plan" to avoid the extra regulatory scrutiny.

 


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A Health App that sells you insurance based upon the activity recorded by the App, ex. how often and at what intensity you exercise.

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New digital technology :- Now doctors can see live body through on screen

C.T Scan, MRI, X'RAYS . Now Doctors can see your body live through on screen. Look at here.

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The video does not reveal where or when it was shot nor are there references made to the producer of the technology.

 

However in the event the technology is real and coming to a medical office or hospital one day soon, it offers an amazing visual view of the human body.  

 

The video makes one think of science fiction movies from a few decades ago where Dr. McCoy of the StarShip Enterprise was using this type of visual scan technology.

 

 

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Healthcare urgently needs a Copernican Revolution

Healthcare urgently needs a Copernican Revolution | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
We live in a pre-Copernican model where all of the planets float around the healthcare system, including the patient. What we need is the patient at the center. We need to put the sun where it belongs.
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The Institute of Medicine defines patient-centered care as: “Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.”  Considering this definition and the current experience of most patients, it is clear we have a long way to go.

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This Computer Program Detects Cancer Earlier Than Ever—Without Surgery

This Computer Program Detects Cancer Earlier Than Ever—Without Surgery | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
CancerLocator could be used to pinpoint tumor locations even before symptoms arise, eliminating painful biopsies and increasing patient survival.
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Amazing!

 

Excerpt: "The program, called Cancer Locator, detects tumor DNA in patient blood samples, and precisely pinpoints where the tumor is located in the body. In a small pilot study, it successfully diagnosed liver, lung, and breast cancer in 80 percent of cases, giving researchers hope that the program could eventually be used as part of regular health checks, eliminating the need for invasive biopsies."

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Why Predicting The Future Of Medicine Is Hard - The Medical Futurist

Science fiction movies sometimes show us a great future, but in medicine, they almost always make a huge mistake. There are 3 major reasons why predictin
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Is science fiction our best predictor of what's possible in the future of healthcare?

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Consumers Reach into Their Pockets as U.S. Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Spending Reaches $486 Billion: Report

Consumers Reach into Their Pockets as U.S. Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Spending Reaches $486 Billion: Report | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Reach into Their Pockets as U.S. Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Spending Reaches $486 Billion: Report.
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Out of pocket spending for U.S. residents continues to skyrocket. Is there no end in sight?

 

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Total consumer out-of-pocket spending reached an estimated at $486 billion in 2016, having risen by 8% per year since 2011, according to Kalorama Information. 

 

Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Expenditures in the United States examines the market for consumers' out-of-pocket medical costs, which for individuals has risen from $250 per year in 1980 to over $1,400 in 2016.

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Just a few decades ago the notion that there would be a vaccination against Pneumonia was unthinkable. Vaccinations are saving multitudes of people around the world everyday.  

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Successful doctors will find meaningful ways to use social media to engage patients and colleagues

Successful doctors will find meaningful ways to use social media to engage patients and colleagues | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it

A physician who fails to adopt new technology and new procedures in the wards or operating room quickly becomes out of date, and the same will be true with our engagement of social media.

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Digital Darwinism applies to everyone and every profession. Digital Darwinism is when technology advances faster than people, businesses and industries can keep up. When you can not keep up, and you do not or will not adapt, you perish!

 

#Darwinism

 
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"We are already seeing this revolution at many academic medical centers.  Physicians who are leaders in their fields are posting articles and opinions on Twitter, producing podcasts, and maintaining Facebook groups.  But far too few of us, especially in the community setting, are listening and even fewer are joining in to create richer and more meaningful content."
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Half of hospitals to adopt artificial intelligence within 5 years

Half of hospitals to adopt artificial intelligence within 5 years | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
A new Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics survey found population health and precision medicine among the initiatives where health IT professionals expect AI to have the greatest impact.
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There was a time not too long ago when Healthcare was considered part of the late majority (diffusion of innovation curve).  Today healthcare has taken a leadership position, advancing cutting edge technologies to improve the quality of care.

 

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"About 35 percent of healthcare organizations plan to leverage artificial intelligence within two years — and more than half intend to do so within five."

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How Will Your Audience Receive Your Campaign? Real Life Perspectives From A Patient and A Provider

How Will Your Audience Receive Your Campaign? Real Life Perspectives From A Patient and A Provider | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
In 2014, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt released an ad campaign that tugged at the heartstrings of parents and i…
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Mayo Clinic provides several thoughtful marketing campaigns that resonate because the campaigns are produced with the audience they serve clearly in mind.

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The power and prevalence of loneliness - Harvard Health Blog

The power and prevalence of loneliness - Harvard Health Blog | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
In addition to the emotional toll felt by millions of older people, loneliness affects brain function and physical health as well.
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10,000 baby boomers retire every day. The number of people reaching retirement age in the US will continue to grow. With age comes the sickness and death which creates an environment where older people end up living alone.

 

The attached article talks about the very real effects and dangers to the wellness and health of a growing swath of the US population, loneliness.

The epidemic — and health dangers — of loneliness

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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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The power of computers to process reams of information so much faster than we humans can continues to produce the most amazing advances in Healthcare.

 

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Face2Gene takes advantage of the fact that so many genetic conditions have a tell-tale “face”—a unique constellation of features that can provide clues to a potential diagnosis. It is just one of several new technologies taking advantage of how quickly modern computers can analyze, sort, and find patterns across huge reams of data.

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Digital Health vs eHealth: Focusing on Demand-Side Levers - Semantic Consulting

Digital Health vs eHealth: Focusing on Demand-Side Levers - Semantic Consulting | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
I often get asked about the difference between Digital Health and eHealth.  Here’s what I think…   You can transparently and equitably share not enough money but it’s still not enough money.  At some point you have to consider the demand-side of the healthcare equation.   eHealth eHealth is largely about driving supply-side efficiency, quality and safety in …
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This article provides clear definitions answering the question: What are the differences between Digital Health & eHealth?

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For a trip to the ER, some are opting for Uber over an ambulance

For a trip to the ER, some are opting for Uber over an ambulance | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Ride-hailing services may be cheaper and allow riders to choose the hospital they’re taken to, but emergency Uber and Lyft rides come with risks.
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The widespread use of ride hailing services to get to the hospital is growing. What follows are comments made by the leadership in a major US city and their encouraging constituents to use ride hailing vs. ambulance.

 

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Some emergency departments are even beginning to embrace the idea. Last summer, Washington, D.C., city officials began studying the use of ride-hailing to respond to what they describe as “non-emergency, low-acuity” calls, which accounted for nearly half the city’s 911 calls in 2015, according to a report released in February.

 

“In our research, we found that many of these calls did not require an ambulance,” said District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department spokesperson Doug Buchanan. In fact, he added, it would be better if more people used ride-hailing services instead of an ambulance.

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Healthy Planet: Mapping Digital Health Startups Across The Globe

Healthy Planet: Mapping Digital Health Startups Across The Globe | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
While the US accounts for 75% of global digital health deal share, deal flow to international startups continues to climb.
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Deals to US-based companies, which picked up at the end of 2016 after taking a dive in Q3’16, again fell in Q1’17, down to 147. This marks the second lowest quarter of the last 3 years. Deals outside the US, however, have surged recently from 55 in Q3’16 to 102 in Q4’16 and 104 in Q1’17.

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Scientists Are Developing a Contact Lens That Tells You When You're Sick

Scientists Are Developing a Contact Lens That Tells You When You're Sick | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Imagine a biosensing contact lens that can tell when your blood sugar is getting too low, or if there’s something wrong with one of your organs. By leveraging the power of ultra-thin transistor technology, researchers from Oregon State University have taken us a step closer to achieving that goal.
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It’ll be a few years before we see such futuristic contact lenses on pharmacy shelves, but the technologies required to build this noninvasive diagnostic device largely exists today.

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