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Predicting success for new drugs using Social Media analysis

Predicting success for new drugs using Social Media analysis | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it

Treato's Gideon Mantel writes:

 

Social media can predict the success of a new drug launch much faster than traditional methods. Many pharmaceutical companies try to measure the success of their launch based on weekly script trends. The difference between social media data and data derived from prescriptions is significant: social media data can predict the future, while script data record the past.

 

Social media can also, to some degree, explain events and not just record them, since patient posts are much more nuanced than purchase data, often sharing the why and not just the what.

 

Using older methods, it can take years to understand the result and impact of a new drug launch. Today social media can provide early vital signals in real time.

 

To illustrate this, let’s look at Tecfidera (formerly called BG-12 during clinical trials), a new multiple sclerosis drug that Biogen launched on April 13 [through an examination of the patient voice from billions of patient-written social media posts on over 2,000 health blogs and forums].

 

Interestingly, since the launch of Tecfidera in mid-April, the most talked about MS drug in social media has been Tecfidera, bypassing all other MS medications and growing on a daily basis. We also see significant differences between Tecfidera discussions and that of other MS medications in that 36% of the Tecfidera discussions are on Facebook while for other MS medications only 28% of the discussions are taking place on Facebook (our analysis does not include Twitter).


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Monitoring social media conversations can predict the success of a new drug or not, more accurately than in the past.

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Telehealth proves its worth, saving life and limb in the aftermath of hurricane - YouTube

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A case study on how using video technology enabled a Physician in San Diego to serve a patient in need during hurricane Harvey in  

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The 12 most important health innovations of the year

The 12 most important health innovations of the year | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
One of the highlighted products could one day treat many forms of cancer, changing medicine’s ­approach to the disease for good.
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I'm certain reviewing all of the amazing technologies available in 2017 was a daunting task, because there are so many wonderful tools, and technologies coming available with the dawning of each new day..

 

I reviewed the list and excerpted a summary of one of the many technologies listed in the article.

 

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Tumors are sly. To survive, the cells bypass our immune systems by retaining similarities to healthy cells. But they also have differences. Over the past decade, researchers have targeted these unique traits to re-enlist the body’s department of defense. Immunotherapies train our own systems to detect those distinct variances. This year, that effort took a huge leap: The FDA

approved Kymriah, the first human gene-­edited therapy for cancer.

The treatment modifies a patient’s T cells (specialized white blood cells) to add a receptor that locates the malignant ones so the killer T’s can attack them.

 

In trials, 83 percent of patients were in remission after three months. One reason Kymriah works so well is that it’s the most customized method to date: The modified cells are specific to both the patient and their disease. Rubber-stamped to kill a type of leukemia in young people, Kymriah and drugs like it could one day treat many other cancers, changing medicine’s ­approach to the disease for good.

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Study reveals brain ‘takes out the trash’ while we sleep - ScienceBlog.com

Study reveals brain ‘takes out the trash’ while we sleep - ScienceBlog.com | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
In findings that give fresh meaning to the old adage that a good night’s sleep clears the mind, a new study shows that a recently ... Read more
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This study reveals the real benefits of a good night's sleep.

 

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“This study shows that the brain has different functional states when asleep and when awake,” said Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc., co-director of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Center for Translational Neuromedicine and lead author of the article. “In fact, the restorative nature of sleep appears to be the result of the active clearance of the by-products of neural activity that accumulate during wakefulness.”

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Fireside chat with Dr Eric Topol and Vinod Khosla - YouTube

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These two gents provide us with this window into their fascinating  chat. When we listen to these thought leaders, we hear them advocate for technology because they genuinely believe new and emerging technologies will rapidly and radically change the future of healthcare.

 

Vinod Khosla challenges us to consider this: "One day human drivers of cars will be banned from driving, because humans can not drive a car as well as the driverless technology can.

 

So, if humans may be banned from driving because they can not drive as well as the driverless car technology can, when will Doctors be banned from practicing medicine because technology can make diagnosis earlier and with greater accuracy than humans?"

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"What's Your Story?" The Answer Might Make You Better - H2 SPARK

"What's Your Story?" The Answer Might Make You Better - H2 SPARK | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in heart forever.” – Native American Proverb A teenage boy, Cody, and a teenage girl, Madison, both get concussions heading soccer balls. Cody’s parents rush him to the pediatrician immediately, concerned because …
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A medical history is not simply a series of checks on a computer form.  It’s the story of the patient.

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Cities Should Think About Trees As Public Health Infrastructure

Cities Should Think About Trees As Public Health Infrastructure | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Planting trees is an incredibly cheap and simple way to improve the well-being of people in a city. A novel idea: Public health institutions should be financing urban greenery to support well-being and air quality.
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Data shows people are moving from rural and suburban areas to the large cities around the world. Question: Do urban environments effect our health?  

 

When cities are well planned to include natures greenery those plans minimize overcrowding, air pollution, excessive noise, while they maximize access to nature which contributes to alleviating the  emotional and physical stress of urban life.

 

The attached article suggest the greening of our cities helps the all around health and wellness of the urban dweller and the beauty and resilience of the cities too.

 

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“We have to start talking about the systemic reasons why it’s so difficult for these sectors to interact–how the urban forestry sector can start talking to the health sector, and how we can create financial linkages between the two.”

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There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Aerobic exercise, which raises your heart rate for a sustained period, is "key for your head, just as it is for your heart," researchers say.
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We hear a lot about how superfoods and different exercises are like miracles guaranteeing wellness and long life. When you want a singular activity providing you with the most wellness benefits, start engaging in aerobic exercise on a regular basis.

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New Models of Care, Not Just Mobile Health Apps - Semantic Consulting

New Models of Care, Not Just Mobile Health Apps - Semantic Consulting | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
In order to envisage a better (i.e. more transparent, safe, accessible, sustainable and efficient) health system than we have today, we must lift our vision above the siloed mobile health app as the building block of future improvement.  Seen correctly, mobile apps are the current delivery channel of choice for new, digitally-enabled models of care, but not …
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The author offers a compelling argument.

 

Excerpt: "When talking about mobile health (also known as mHealth) apps, we need to be careful to understand that this is not the desired endpoint of digital healthcare."

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CNIL | Guide de la sécurité des données personnelles

CNIL | Guide de la sécurité des données personnelles | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Pour aider les professionnels dans la mise en conformité à la loi Informatique et Liberté et au règlement général sur la protection des données, ce guide rappelle les précautions élémentaires qui d…

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The power of the BLOCKCHAIN is real and its practitioners and proponents will begin changing healthcare record keeping processes and practices near you soon, very soon! 

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Who should be included in health care conferences?

Patients, just by having a presence, can make conversations more real. They speak a language earned by experience, not by degree. And they force researchers to be more deliberate in their own choice of words, to communicate their research in a way that makes it accessible, and meaningful, to a wider audience.
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Making the case for more patients to be asked to be present and participate in more medical conferences.

 

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Patients, just by having a presence, can make conversations more real. They speak a language earned by experience, not by degree. And they force researchers to be more deliberate in their own choice of words, to communicate their research in a way that makes it accessible, and meaningful, to a wider audience.

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Community

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Collaborating to Co-Create the future of wellness & healthcare.

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Taking the lead.

Brilliant idea!

 

Excerpt: CATALYST HTI MISSION

Catalyst HTI will create a community of healthcare innovation professionals and businesses in order to quicken the pace of industry advancement by providing a welcoming, healthy, and informative environment where thought leaders can collaborate and innovate, together.

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Microbiome: Gut Bugs and You | Warren Peters | TEDxLaSierraUniversity - YouTube

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For about 10 years now we have been able to learn all the details of our very own genome. This genomic info was once only available to scientist in labs. Today we can swab the inside of our cheek, put the swab into a vial, send it away to a company like 23andMe or Ancestry.com, and in about 4 to 6 weeks viola we receive a chart chock full of amazingly detailed information.

 

Now, gaining access to the information cached in our BIOME has taken center stage. Now each of us has the opportunity to discover details about our microbiome (occasionally called affectionately called Gut Bugs). Modern humans now has volumes of data available to us because of mail order genome and biome testing.

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Instagram Can Diagnose Depression "Better Than Doctors"

Instagram Can Diagnose Depression "Better Than Doctors" | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it

Research suggests the way we use social media can predict the decline of wellbeing in young people Instagram can be used to diagnose depression more accurately than doctors, according to researchers from the University of Vermont and Harvard University. 

 

Via Marie Ennis-O'Connor
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How we do anything means everything, is the theme shared in a great book titled HOW by author Dov Seidman. 

 

This article suggests HOW we use social media is a powerful indicator of our mental health. 

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Senhance Surgery - Benefits Overview - YouTube

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We've come a long way baby!

 

How long will it be before the human in the cockpit is replaced by Artificial Intelligence?

 

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Much negativity surrounds the public perception of our robot-ridden future. Indeed, sensationalist fears about thousands or millions of jobs undergoing ruthless robotic appropriation spread like wildfire. But the advancement of intelligent machines isn’t all that miserable. Indeed, some advancements presently making waves will save lives. Enter the Senhance System, a surgical robot recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in minimally-invasive surgeries.

 

Developed by medical device company TransEnterix, Senhance is a robotically-assisted surgical device (RASD) that lets surgeons use computer and software technology to move and control surgical instruments in procedures involving one or more tiny incisions in a patient’s body. Surgeons operate Senhance through a console unit or cockpit with a 3-D high-definition view of the surgical field, where they remotely control three separate arms, each equipped with a surgical instruments.

 

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'Bring your own data' is the next trend in healthcare

'Bring your own data' is the next trend in healthcare | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Clinicians need new skills as more patients carry their own health information into appointments.
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Technology has enabled each of us to collect and review mountains of personal data, activity levels, heart rate, hydration, and much more. 

 

The next evolutionary step in managing our wellness and health is to expect the health practitioners we engage to access our data in order to construct a more complete picture of how the lifestyle and dietary habits add to or detract from the wellness quotient of the person in front of them.

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The future of medical technology - YouTube

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Mark Rober is a YouTuber with 2,100,000 subscribers. Mark produces videos to answer questions we all have about science.

 

He created this video to provide his subscribers to share with them a glimpse of how technology is ushering in a brave new world of how we will manage our wellness and health care in the near future.  

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Loneliness may be a greater public health hazard than obesity — and experts say it's getting worse

Loneliness may be a greater public health hazard than obesity — and experts say it's getting worse | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Research is increasingly finding that loneliness is an epidemic in many countries around the world, and technology is partly to blame.
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Winston Churchill said "We shape our buildings, then they shape us."

 

Sherry Turkle educator & author wrote the book Alone Together where she outlines how we've built technologies to serve us and how those very same technologies have begun to change society  are beginning to shape us. 

 

Ms. Turkle writes "Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we face a moment of temptation. Drawn by the illusion of companionship without the demands of intimacy, we conduct “risk free” affairs on Second Life and confuse the scattershot postings on a Facebook wall with authentic communication. And now, we are promised “sociable robots” that will marry companionship with convenience."

 

The attached article suggest we are experiencing a global epidemic of loneliness which has become a public health hazard. Perhaps the answer is for everyone to spend less time with technology and to invest more time holding hands while looking into the eyes of another human. #communicate #adapt

 

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"Indeed, many nations around the world now suggest we are facing a 'loneliness epidemic,'" Holt-Lunstad said in a statement. "The challenge we face now is what can be done about it."

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The Importance of Storytelling in Medicine

The Importance of Storytelling in Medicine | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
“Medicine is not your life. Your identity is more than just being a doctor,” he advises. Every person has a story to tell. “There’s not a story that’s not worth telling,” Zeeshan affirms. It’s worth sharing yours.
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Most often when we think of storytelling we thing of an author or movie director we enjoy. Today you are just as likely to hear story talk about in a business context example: brand storytelling. This post is none of those.

 

This post presents story as a vehicle for medical practitioners to navigate the trials and successes experienced daily in their profession.  

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10 Reasons Why Healthcare Brands Need Social Media - Social Media and Healthcare

10 Reasons Why Healthcare Brands Need Social Media - Social Media and Healthcare | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Healthcare brands have started hopping on these social media bandwagons and are already reaping the many benefits. Social Media and Healthcare

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The power of social media is undeniable. We understand the “fear” Pat Quinn speaks of comes from multiple places – but its roots are very simple. A lack of understanding of what social media is and how it’s used often trumps the potential gain Healthcare brands could achieve from actually utilizing it. 

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Can a vegetarian diet lower cancer risk?

Can a vegetarian diet lower cancer risk? | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
While no diet choice will guarantee that you won’t develop cancer, cutting meat can help you lower your cancer risk.
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Whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian or vegan the threat of cancer looms over your wellness. However, can we lower the risk of inducing cancer by making different dietary choices? The authors of this article say, yes.

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The Imminent Digital Health Revolution

The Imminent Digital Health Revolution | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Preventative and therapeutic care will be driven by predictive analytics, but engineers must first transform the complex data into beneficial insights.

Via Florian Morandeau, Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek
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The Future of Healthcare is the aggregation of big data, the blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, mobile devices and of course, in the near term, humans have a roll in the process too.

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Digital health: The challenges of transforming complex data into beneficial insights.

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'Bring your own data' is the next trend in healthcare

'Bring your own data' is the next trend in healthcare | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Clinicians need new skills as more patients carry their own health information into appointments.
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Will more patient data streaming into healthcare and wellness conversations require new technology to integrate it all? Will more patient data require practitioners to learn new skills for interpreting the mounds of real time patient data?

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4 Tech Trends Dominating the Current Healthcare Landscape

4 Tech Trends Dominating the Current Healthcare Landscape | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
When you look at healthcare, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that IT will dominate the landscape for the foreseeable future. For hospitals, medical facilities, and even private practices, staying on top of these trends will prove to be critically important.
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Blockchain has the potential to resolve the longstanding challenges standing in the way of establishing one universal for medical records. 

 

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3. Blockchain

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, the blockchain is essentially an incorruptible digital ledger of activity and transactions that can be accessed by anyone from anywhere.

 

In 2018, look for health and life insurers to rely more on blockchain in an effort to improve record keeping and establish more accuracy and transparency with stakeholders.

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Convenience stores have the opportunity to offer healthier options

Convenience stores have the opportunity to offer healthier options | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Meeting consumer needs
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When you are relegated to shopping for food at your local convenience store chances are  you are living in a FOOD DESERT.

 

A food desert is devoid of fresh produce in the same way a desert lacks fresh water. When you live in a food desert you are probably doing your grocery shopping at your local convenience store where hot dogs on rollers, microwavable burritos and day old donuts are standard fare.

 

Tis article suggest 160,000,000 americans shop at a convenience store every day. Another shocking stat is most of the food purchased at a convenience store is consumed within an hour of purchase. Thus there is no surprise why Americans struggle with OBESITY

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The Patient Doctor Tango | Sarah Krüg | TEDxBrussels - YouTube

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A compelling presentation illustrating the importance of those who embrace the role of patient advocacy.

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