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Mobile Technology Could Put Health In Hands of Patients

Mobile Technology Could Put Health In Hands of Patients | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
The health care gold rush is on as companies chase smarter home monitoring device technologies.

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That's where healthcare belongs, in the hands of each patient. 

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Microsoft Finds Cancer Clues in Search Queries -  The New York Times

Microsoft Finds Cancer Clues in Search Queries -  The New York Times | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it

Microsoft scientists have demonstrated that by analyzing large samples of search engine queries they may in some cases be able to identify internet users who are suffering from pancreatic cancer, even before they have received a diagnosis of the disease.

The scientists said they hoped their work could lead to early detection of cancer. Their study was published on Tuesday in The Journal of Oncology Practice by Dr. Eric Horvitz and Dr. Ryen White, the Microsoft researchers, and John Paparrizos, a Columbia University graduate student.

“We asked ourselves, ‘If we heard the whispers of people online, would it provide strong evidence or a clue that something’s going on?’” Dr. Horvitz said.

The researchers focused on searches conducted on Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, that indicated someone had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. From there, they worked backward, looking for earlier queries that could have shown that the Bing user was experiencing symptoms before the diagnosis. Those early searches, they believe, can be warning flags.

While five-year survival rates for pancreatic cancer are extremely low, early detection of the disease can prolong life in a very small percentage of cases. The study suggests that early screening can increase the five-year survival rate of pancreatic patients to 5 to 7 percent, from just 3 percent.

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How big data is enabling systems to provide early diagnosis.

 

Microsoft scientist are working to understand how our search queries, when collected and analyzed over time can provide early diagnosis of disease.

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How ‘Wellness’ Became an Epidemic

How ‘Wellness’ Became an Epidemic | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Why Wellness Is the New Way to Look, Feel, and Act Rich
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Gwyneth Paltrow  launched GOOP in 2008, today it represents the leading edge of the groundswell that is the search for optimal wellness. Does Goop offer Real Value or Just More BS?

 

The following excerpt is shared by an MD who deals with patients coming to her office for care yet, predisposed to want this test and lets check for these others things too, please.

 

People on both sides of the conversation are fired up:

"Jennifer Gunter, an OB/GYN and pain-medicine physician in Toronto, writes a frank and often funny blog that often takes on Paltrow and Goop. One post reads: “Your goopshit bothers me because it affects my patients. They read your crackpot theories and they stop eating tomatoes (side note, if tomatoes are toxic why do Italians have a longer life expectancy than Americans?) or haven’t had a slice of bread for two years, they spend money on organic tampons they don’t need, they ask for unindicated testing for adrenal fatigue (and often pay a lot via co-payments or paying out of pocket), or they obsess that they have systemic Candida (they don’t)."

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Many patients prefer telehealth to the doctor’s office for getting bad news

Many patients prefer telehealth to the doctor’s office for getting bad news | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
A new report concludes that patients generally would use telehealth as a regular alternative to office visits—and to receive bad news.
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Digital health technologies are changing the way practitioners and patients collaborate to manage the process of maximizing wellness and optimizing the delivery of healthcare when it is required.

 

This post shares an interesting and unexpected side benefit realized by users of telehealth tech.

 

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"Our findings suggest that some patients may prefer receiving serious news remotely via video visit for reasons of comfort, social support and privacy." 

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The Internet Is Making Us Lose Trust In Our Doctors

The Internet Is Making Us Lose Trust In Our Doctors | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Trust in your physician may be influenced by what you see online. The result may delay treatment and impact care.
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We are living during a time when access to information about anything can be summoned to one of our many smart devices. Once a query is made a flurry of results arrives on our smart device at the friction free speed of the internet.

 

The challenge for people seeking answers is their ability to discern good information from the not so good and the outright bad.

 

The inability for lay people to know what to believe requires more healthcare practitioners to populate the world wide web with credible information, in an effort to raise the probability that fact based information is what informs those seeking knowledge about what, when, where and how and to manage their wellness and healthcare.

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Medicine X | Our greatest opportunity

“We look for people who are not scared of the future, who embrace the possibility that everyone has something to learn, and everyone has something t
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I'm am a brand storyteller as such I know a compelling story when I hear one. The attached video knits together the stories of a diverse group of people that all share the common goal, which is working for better healthcare outcomes for all.

 

Here are my two takeaways from this short yet compelling video produced by Medicine X.

 

(1) Excerpt: "Suffering provides our greatest opportunity to love and be loved".

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(2) Inspiration: "Be the change you want to see in the world" - Gandhi

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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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Dr. Richard Besser - 2017 Champions Summit

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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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111 terminally ill chose to end lives under new California law

111 terminally ill chose to end lives under new California law | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
The state data comes six months after a 2016 law made the option legal​ in the nation's most populous state
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The pace of change is happening so fast, you try to get onboard with an idea, then whamo, the idea becomes law.

 

The only guarantees are:

  • Change won't stop
  • Change will continue to move at the speed of the internet.

 

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"How the new law is used in trend-setting California could provide a window to what would happen if the practice spreads across the U.S. Doctor-assisted deaths are also legal in Colorado, Montana, Vermont, Washington state and Washington D.C."

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Frost & Sullivan Expert Comment: Apple Rumoured to be Eyeing Athenahealth Buy

Frost & Sullivan Expert Comment: Apple Rumoured to be Eyeing Athenahealth Buy | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan Expert Comment: Apple Rumoured to be Eyeing Athenahealth Buy. Apple wants to mak
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Apple Health, again?

 

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"Apple seems to have lost its level of innovation compared to before. Companies like Amazon and Google are perceived more innovative than Apple. Is this some kind of a tepid warm attempt to try healthcare again?"

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I am a Patient & I have had an Experience

I am a Patient & I have had an Experience | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
My treatment is over now and I am running out of excuses for naps, begging off obligations and almond croissants.  I am achingly exhausted earlier and earlier every day and I have been told this fatigue will continue for several weeks. This cancer treatment is killing my social life. As my oncologist says, two minutes…
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Empowering people to participate in the betterment of healthcare is a marathon not a sprint. Healthcare delivery, patient engagement and patient outcomes improve everyday, yet there is so much more to do and so much further we all have to go.

 

#NOLETUP

 

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When feedback from patients is solicited by hospitals, through tools like surveys and comment cards, it is okay.  But when patients approach them with feedback that is not overtly asked for, we are shut down, brushed aside, minimized, gotten rid of, seen as a problem that needs to be handled.  I see this now.  We are supposed to shut up and be grateful for care.  Me and my itchy boob will zip it for now and stop rabble-rousing with the organization (and please know that I am grateful for the care, and brought in nice chocolates for the Radiation Therapists to my last appointment) and move forward.

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Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug? Try Exercise

Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug? Try Exercise | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
If the effects of exercise could be put in a pill and prescribed, it would be rightly hailed as an almost miraculous cure. So get off the couch.
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The empowered patient movement inspires people to take a proactive roll in their healthcare.

 

This article talks about exercise as a wonder drug, which should lead the world toward exercise as the focus of the empowered WELLNESS movement..

 

In the final analysis being empowered is important to maintaining wellness and achieving optimum outcomes when healthcare is required.

 

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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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