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Watson now officially fighting cancer, from the cloud

Watson now officially fighting cancer, from the cloud | Healthcare Technology | Scoop.it
IBM is turning Watson loose on lung cancer, offering up a cloud-based service designed to let doctors from around the country find the best-possible treatments for their patients.

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Brian Shields's curator insight, February 9, 2013 12:07 PM

Very exciting to see the leaders in tech partner with the leaders in cancer care.  I believe the next revolution in medicine will be driven by technology and the front line health care and research institutes.


Aggregating and utilizing data intelligently will help clinicians and reseachers better provide care to the community.  The lines between research trials and the standards of care may gradually blur as new technology driven treatment strategies emerge.

Laurent FLOURET's curator insight, August 20, 5:32 AM

"Sloan-Kettering is also training Watson on 1,500 real-world lung cancer cases, helping it to decipher physician notes and learn from the hospital’s expertise in treating cancer."

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Tracking Lung Health With a Cell Phone | MIT Technology Review

Tracking Lung Health With a Cell Phone | MIT Technology Review | Healthcare Technology | Scoop.it

Today, a deep sigh at your smartphone could reveal a well-developed emotional connection with your gadget. But one day those sighs could tip off your doctor to a latent or worsening lung condition

 

A group at the University of Washington, in collaboration with Seattle Children’s Hospital, is developing a way to check how healthy your lungs are when you breathe out at your smartphone. 

 

For patients with conditions like asthma, chronic bronchitis, or cystic fibrosis doctors sound out their pipes using a spirometer, a device that measures volumes of air breathed in and out. The exhaled volume indicates if the patient’s air passages are clogged and leading to difficulty breathing.  

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Another iPhone application I was told about..not verified..was an app that uses the iphone camera to record heart rate and communicate the data to a remote cardiologist...the possibilities are really very broad for this kind of mobile/ health data collection...and ultimately analysis...

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Neurology-of-Gaming-Infographic

Neurology-of-Gaming-Infographic | Healthcare Technology | Scoop.it

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I think everyone agrees that male and female gamers react differently to the gaming stimulus...

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AnnC's curator insight, December 12, 2012 10:13 PM

 We need to share this info with parents so they can help their children make healthy choices regarding types and amounts of video gameplaying  in which they engage.

nihal abitiu's curator insight, December 25, 2012 4:57 AM

La Neurologie et l'apprentissage

Dennis T OConnor's comment, January 5, 2013 10:41 PM
Note: The origin of this infographic is: http://onlineteachingtoday.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/neurology-of-gaming-infographic/
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Is Medium the YouTube of Writing?

"I listened to a podcast interview between Evan Williams and Jeffrey Zeldman yesterday. It had a few bits about Medium, which is his new startup. I am interested in know what his thinking is on this -- as we've been exploring the same territory for a number of years, and his ideas are always worth a listen."
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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, November 26, 2012 8:09 PM

Interesting take on Medium by Dave Winer. Though I wouldn't agree with everything he says (he still finds blogging easy but hey, isn't he a natural-born blogger?).

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Every Company Can Be a Media Company. And should.

Every Company Can Be a Media Company. And should. | Healthcare Technology | Scoop.it

"If there's a universal truth in the digital age it's that there's too much content and not enough time to consume it. Naturally, a challenge this large and far reaching is creating opportunities for innovators." writes Steve Rubel of Edelman on the new LinkedIn Tought Leaders section.

 

He goes on to explain how Scott Beale of Laughing Squid is a great example of using curation to become a media that serves the purpose of developing a company's brand in the age of online media. 

 

"The lesson here is that any company can potentially benefit by thinking and acting like a media company (...) However,you don't necessarily need to create original content."

 

Great case study.


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Nadine Hack's comment, December 12, 2012 3:30 AM
Learning about this as I'm doing it.
Murray McKercher's comment, December 12, 2012 6:21 AM
As a brand development tool..becoming a publisher is a great idea..however...there are good publishers and bad publishers..in the early days of the internet when eveyone thought building a web site was agreat idea..we saw a lot of "bad" website design...from both an aesthetic view and a information view...I fear history may repeat itself with these new curated content sites...that said I am also experimenting with the concept and suggest everyone look for advice when launching their "site"...
Murray McKercher's comment, December 12, 2012 6:21 AM
As a brand development tool..becoming a publisher is a great idea..however...there are good publishers and bad publishers..in the early days of the internet when eveyone thought building a web site was agreat idea..we saw a lot of "bad" website design...from both an aesthetic view and a information view...I fear history may repeat itself with these new curated content sites...that said I am also experimenting with the concept and suggest everyone look for advice when launching their "site"...
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Watsi Is Using Crowdfunding To Treat The 1B+ Worldwide Without Access To Medical Care | TechCrunch

Watsi Is Using Crowdfunding To Treat The 1B+ Worldwide Without Access To Medical Care | TechCrunch | Healthcare Technology | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs are inherently risk-takers. But, the tech industry today needs more of the type of risk-takers who go against the grain by actually tackling big, difficult problems.

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Murray McKercher's comment, September 1, 2012 6:01 AM
So how do we find these types of risk takers?
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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram – How Big Is Social Media Around The World?

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram – How Big Is Social Media Around The World? | Healthcare Technology | Scoop.it

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram – How Big Is Social Media Around The World?


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In the healthcare context..social media is obviously a big deal..people love to discuss health issues - however, personal health data must be protected if the conversation becomes clinical and sensitive...IMHO...murray

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Angela Watkins's comment, February 8, 2013 10:47 AM
By the click of a mouse .. around the world
Angela Watkins's comment, February 8, 2013 10:47 AM
By the click of a mouse .. around the world
Angela Watkins's curator insight, February 8, 2013 10:49 AM

By the click of the mouse .. you can go around the world.

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100 Social Media Stats From 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

100 Social Media Stats From 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Healthcare Technology | Scoop.it
For Social Media 2012 was a year of change and maturity. It’s the year when social media really started to go mainstream, with over 1 billion users on Facebook and 500 million users on Twitter.

 

Social Media use by companies, end users and the platforms alike had some relevant lessons from 2012. Whether it was misuse of hashtags during national disasters, false claims being made leading to 10,000 Twitter users being sued or Instagram getting a “social slap” for changing it’s terms of service.

What really did change though is the increasing amount of time people are spending on social media, 1 in 7 minutes online is spent on Facebook and the increase in mobile use of social media, with 91% of mobile internet access being used for social activities.

With all of these amazing stats it still fascinates me why so many companies are resisting the inevitable change that is happening in the marketplace. With 70% of questions to brands going unanswered and 73% of small businesses still not using social media there is a massive opportunity for those that want to take it…


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91% of mobile internet access being used for social activities...

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The New SEO Rules in a Content Marketing World

The New SEO Rules in a Content Marketing World | Healthcare Technology | Scoop.it
Five years ago, SEO was all the buzz. Today, it has shifted to "content marketing," which aims to create stories humans want to read and engage with. - The above chart is a good summary of this trend.
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This may be a relevant articel to healthcare I have scooped it here only becuase I am still learning how to best use ScoopIT...

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:58 PM

This one slide alone summarizes the major trend of these past few years.


In other words, Social Media is becoming the new SEO. 


This has at least 2 consequences for Content Marketers:


1. Content Marketing is becoming more and more important: companies can't use old fashion backlinking techniques anymore.


2. Content needs to be shareable and target humans - not robots. In particular content curators who will amplify their content impact by adding the right context to the right audience.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 30, 2013 7:33 PM

This is a good visual to explain the importance of good content.

Neil Ferree's comment, October 31, 2013 11:19 AM
Social Shares is the New SEO. Sure, links let the bots know there are other sites (authors) who find your content useful but when someone publically "shares" your content with their social connections, this social signals evokes trust in the author's content and authority.
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Become an Authority Online | Ms. Ileane Speaks

Become an Authority Online | Ms. Ileane Speaks | Healthcare Technology | Scoop.it

"In this episode of the podcast I discuss how content curation can help you establish yourself as an online authority without writing your own content on a blog or website." A nice podcast by Ileane Smith for the weekend!


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, December 8, 2012 1:05 PM
Thanks for the podcast!
Tim Scholze's curator insight, December 11, 2012 8:47 PM

I think there is merit to what Ms. Ileanes says, however I still believe that a teacher needs to be a blogger.

Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 21, 2012 7:45 PM

If you are just beginning your connection with Scoop.it, or even if you've been using Scoop.it for awhile, you are sure to pick up a pointer or two from Ms. Ileane Smith's podcast. She's soooo enthusiastic and quite complete in her coverage. Great job. And she's correct about being able to establish yourself as an authority without having to write a blog.

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Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know About Gamification | TechCrunch

Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know About Gamification | TechCrunch | Healthcare Technology | Scoop.it

There are plenty of people in and around games who make their living largely through behaving like wizards.Whether cynically or not, they can’t help but get wide-eyed and wavey-armed about games and cast a big spell about how awesome they could all be. In so doing they perpetuate the myth that games are hard and so game design needs some serious expertise. Nowhere is this more true than in the field of gamification, where designers, consultants, theoreticians and idea-men write ream after ream of thoughtful intellectualised nonsense about the Meaning Of Things


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