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Technology for truly collaborative chronic disease care | Twine Health

Technology for truly collaborative chronic disease care | Twine Health | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Twine is a HIPAA compliant, cloud-based, software platform that puts patients in the lead of collaborative care that breaks free from the constraints of office visits and blends into the fabric of their everyday lives.

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ET Russell's curator insight, August 10, 2014 1:51 AM

The apps aim is for clinicians and patients to work together as an efficient team using synchronized apps that work seamlessly across devices to:

1. create a plan

2. Support adherence

3. Maintain goal

 

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Case study: Big data improves cardiology diagnoses by 17%

Case study: Big data improves cardiology diagnoses by 17% | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it

Big data analytics technology has been able to find patterns and pinpoint disease states more accurately than even the most highly-trained physicians.

 

The human brain may be nature’s finest computer, but artificial intelligences fed on big data are making a convincing challenge for the crown. In the realm of healthcare, natural language processing, associative intelligence, and machine learning are revolutionizing the way physicians make decisions and diagnose complex patients, significantly improving accuracy and catching deadly issues before symptoms even present themselves.

 

In this case study examining the impact of big data analytics on clinical decision making, Dr. Partho Sengupta, Director of Cardiac Ultrasound Research and Associate Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at the Mount Sinai Hospital, has used an associative memory engine from Saffron Technology to crunch enormous datasets for more accurate diagnoses.

 

Using 10,000 attributes collected from 90 metrics in six different locations of the heart, all produced by a single, one-second heartbeat, the analytics technology has been able to find patterns and pinpoint disease states more quickly and accurately than even the most highly-trained physicians.

 

more at http://healthitanalytics.com/2014/07/07/case-study-big-data-improves-cardiology-diagnoses-by-17/

 


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5 Myths About Consumer Use of Digital Healthcare Services

5 Myths About Consumer Use of Digital Healthcare Services | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it

A recent international survey by the McKinsey & Company consulting firm addresses some myths about consumer use of digital healthcare services.

 

Many healthcare executives believe that, due to the sensitive nature of medical care, patients don’t want to use digital services except in a few specific situations. Decision makers often cite relatively low usage of digital healthcare services. Results of this survey however reveal something quite different. 


The 5 myths debunked by this survey are as follows

Myth 1: People don’t want to use digital services for healthcareMyth 2: Only young people want to use digital services

Myth 3: Mobile health is the game changerMyth 4: Patients want innovative features and appsMyth 5: A comprehensive platform of service offerings is a prerequisite for creating value

More at http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/gallery/5-myths-about-consumer-use-of-digital-healthcare-services-48388-1.html

 

 


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Genetic researchers have a new tool in API-controlled lab robots

Genetic researchers have a new tool in API-controlled lab robots | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it

A life-sciences-as-a-service startup called Transcriptic has opened its APIs to the general public, allowing researchers around the world offload tedious lab work to robots so researchers can spend more of their time analyzing the results.

 

Using a set of APIs, researchers can now command Transcriptic’s purpose-built robots to process, analyze, and store their genetic or biological samples, and receive results in days.

 

The high concept idea, says Founder and CEO Max Hodak, is cloud computing for life sciences — only with “robotic work cells” instead of servers on the other end. “We see the lab in terms of the devices that make it up,” he said, meaning stuff like incubators, freezers, liquid handlers and robotic arms to replace human arms.

 

And although Transcriptic’s technology is complex, the process for getting work done is actually pretty simple. Researchers write code to tell the robots exactly what to do with the samples (right now, the company focuses on molecular cloning, genotyping, bacteria-growing and bio-banking), and then they send their samples to the Transcriptic lab.

 

Alternatively, Transcriptic’s robotic infrastructure can also synthesize samples for users.

 

And although Transcriptic’s technology is complex, the process for getting work done is actually pretty simple.

 

Researchers write code to tell the robots exactly what to do with the samples (right now, the company focuses on molecular cloning, genotyping, bacteria-growing and bio-banking), and then they send their samples to the Transcriptic lab. Alternatively, Transcriptic’s robotic infrastructure can also synthesize samples for users.


When the job is done, researchers get their results. That process can take anywhere from a day to weeks, Hodak explained, in part because the company’s operation is still pretty small and in part because “cells only grow and divide so quickly.”

 

more at http://gigaom.com/2014/07/15/genetic-researchers-have-a-new-tool-in-api-controlled-lab-robots/

 

 


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The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool.

The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool. | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it

Our innovative academic research platform allows students and researchers to save, organize, and automatically cite online or offline information throughout the duration of the writing process, and store content privately or aggregate it by topic to be shared with the community


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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 2, 2014 9:30 PM

It looks like a very useful tool!

Margarita Parra's curator insight, June 2, 2014 11:00 PM

Useful!

Daniel Compton's curator insight, June 14, 2014 12:25 PM

Excellent resource

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Twijector

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Twijector is a real-time twitter wall for conferences, events, cafe and classrooms.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 4, 2014 6:07 PM

Interesting real time tool for integrating Twitter streams into conferences or classrooms. Just add a hashtag.

Jay Roth's curator insight, June 10, 2014 3:19 PM

Similar to TodaysMeet - but public!

Patty Ball's curator insight, July 21, 2014 12:26 AM

twitter projection

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Dexcom alums develop blood sugar-sensing wearable for health-conscious consumers

Dexcom alums develop blood sugar-sensing wearable for health-conscious consumers | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Three former Dexcom employees left the company last year to form a new venture, Glucovation, which is developing a direct-to-consumer, wearable device that continuously senses glucose for people trying to lose weight or improve their athletic...

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Health board says more outback patients tapping into telehealth services

Health board says more outback patients tapping into telehealth services | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it
A western Queensland health board says there has been a big jump in the number of remote patients accessing specialist health services via telehealth.

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Connected Digital Health & Life's curator insight, April 17, 2014 3:34 AM

When it is access, no one is complaining. When it is cost, so many arguments. Dont put business in change, when the need is clinical. :-)

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Three Trends for App Developers to Watch in Mobile Health

Three Trends for App Developers to Watch in Mobile Health | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it
As mobile healthcare technology emerges as a mainstream staple of modern healthcare, a growing number of app developers want to break into this

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LifeSum Closes $6.7 Million Series A For Fitness App

LifeSum Closes $6.7 Million Series A For Fitness App | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Swedish digital health startup LifeSum announces a $6.7 million Series A round led by German-based Bauer Media Group and Palo Alto-based SparkLabs Global Ventures.

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In a sea of mobile health devices, how do we know which ones are most effective? — NewsWorks

In a sea of mobile health devices, how do we know which ones are most effective?  — NewsWorks | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Digital health is the big umbrella term—that includes talking to a nurse on Skype or logging into a patient portal to schedule a doctor s visit   Within that field there s an explosion in

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Parkway Hospitals Offers Telemedicine Service for Overseas Patients

Parkway Hospitals Offers Telemedicine Service for Overseas Patients | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Parkway Hospitals with a view to serving Bangladeshi patients in a more efficient way, Parkway Cancer Centre (PCC), the leading cancer centre in Singapore, has introduced telemedicine service in their...

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Connected Digital Health & Life's curator insight, April 14, 2014 4:27 AM

You have an expatriate population? #Telemedicinise - you can make this a distinct clinical value proposition. Actually improve #health and lower costs. Consider the reality, and the alternative too!

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What mHealth Can Do for You

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Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for the Digital Agenda, said: "mHealth is just one of the benefits of a #ConnectedContinent - helping patients, doctors and carers take control, wherever they are. From simple apps which help you stick to your exercise regime - to monitoring tools for those on kidney dialysis. I am delighted that the EU is so committed to this fascinating area. The EU has already invested over €100 million, with about €95 million up for grabs over the next two years. And we are now consulting on how best to unlock the huge potential of mobile healthcare."

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Connected Digital Health & Life's curator insight, April 13, 2014 7:04 AM

Come, participate, discuss, learn, share, network and grow business opportunity. Lead up to the 1st TM and mHealth event in Abu Dhabi April 15. Register now at www.telemedicine.ae

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What is the Future of Population Health Management?

What is the Future of Population Health Management? | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it

If you believe that Population Health Management is about reporting and analytics then you only know half the story. Yes, having the right Population Health Management tools eases the pain associated with delivering performance or compliance reports, demonstrating Meaningful Use and meeting Patient Centered Medical Home requirements. The right tools will also allow you to view and analyze data from targeted populations and compare your organization’s performance against others in your peer group.

 

 

The next evolution of Population Health Management, what I refer to as Population Health 2.0, will demand a greater focus on these three key truths:


Data is the new currency.Data enables smarter decisions in real time.Data makes a care team more efficient.

 

more at http://hitconsultant.net/2014/07/07/future-of-population-health-management/

 


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We are quickly moving into this paradigm.
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US Military developing brain implants to restore memory

US Military developing brain implants to restore memory | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it

The U.S. military has chosen two universities to lead a program to develop brain implants to restore memory to veterans who have suffered brain injuries, officials said at a news conference Tuesday.

 

The Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program is a project of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the branch of the U.S. Department of Defense charged with developing next-generation technologies for the military. The initiative aims to develop wireless, fully implantable "neuroprosthetics" for service members suffering from traumatic brain injury or illness, DARPA Program Manager Justin Sanchez said at the news conference.

 

DARPA has selected two teams of researchers to develop the implants: The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.

 

Currently, few treatments for TBI-related memory loss exist, but DARPA is trying to change that, Sanchez said. Deep brain stimulation, the use of implanted electrodes to deliver electrical signals to specific parts of the brain, has already demonstrated success in treating Parkinson's disease and other chronic brain conditions. Building on these advances, "we're developing new neuroprosthetics to bridge the gap in an injured brain to restore memory function," Sanchez said.

 

The UCLA team will focus on studying memory processes in the entorhinal cortex, an area of the brain known as the gateway of memory formation. Researchers will stimulate and record from neurons in patients with epilepsy who already have brain implants as part of their monitoring and treatment. The researchers will also develop computer models of how to stimulate the brain to re-establish memory function.

 

 

The University of Pennsylvania team will focus more on modeling how brain circuits work together more broadly, especially those in the brain's frontal cortex, an area involved in the formation of long-term memories. The university is collaborating with Minneapolis-based biomedical device company Medtronic to develop a memory prosthesis system.

 

  more at http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/07/09/us-military-developing-brain-implants-to-restore-memory/ 
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How machine learning is saving lives while saving hospitals money

How machine learning is saving lives while saving hospitals money | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it

When most people leave the hospital after a lengthy stay, they probably assume they won’t be coming back again soon to deal with the same problem. Unfortunately, that’s often just wishful thinking. In fact, re-admissions — sometimes within just a couple weeks — are such a big problem that the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) includes measures to address the problem.

 

Put simply, the law provides financial incentives for hospitals to improve readmission rates and financial sticks with which to punish hospitals where the problem persists. Improve the problem, get more funding. Keep readmitting patients within short windows after discharge, don’t get paid for treatment. The latter scenario is bad for patients and bad for hospitals.

 

According to studies, about a quarter of Medicare patients treated for heart failure are readmitted within 30 days, and heart-failure re-admissions alone cost Medicare about $15 billion a year. Predictions about how many of those are preventable range from less than 20 percent up the the Department of Health and Human Services estimate of 75 percent.

 

“If you can predict that, that’s a huge, huge cost saving for the hospitals,” said Ankur Teredesai, who manages the Center for Data Science at the University of Washington, Tacoma.


However, help might be on the way thanks to a research project by Teredesai and his Center for Data Science colleagues. It’s called the Risk-O-Meter, and it’s already being used by one hospital system in the Seattle area. Now, the researchers who created it are looking to commercialize it, either by licensing the access to the cloud-based service or by starting their own company.

 

Under the hood of the web and mobile applications that allow doctors to enter patient information and receive a risk score is a machine learning system that analyzes more than 100 attributes about each patient. These range from standard stuff such as vital signs, lab results and medical history to more-personal stuff such as a patient’s demographic information and living conditions.

 

However, the Risk-O-Meter has much more utility than simply as a one-off risk-scoring app, Teredesai explained. Risk scores change as patients progress through treatment, helping doctors to evaluate treatment options on an ongoing basis. Even after patients leave the hospital, hospital staff can benefit from alerts indicating it’s a good time to check up on a patient, or to call with reminders about taking medication.

 

Doctors can also drill down into the data in order to figure out what factors are causing a score to spike. This type of analysis is important because a high score could be caused by a non-medical factor that’s easy enough to account for once a patient is discharged. For example, Teredesai said, “The chances of then getting readmitted are higher — much higher — if [patients] live alone. … The models actually show that.”

 

What might be most appealing about the Risk-O-Meter is that it’s a broadly deployable cloud service that promises better patient outcomes while also helping hospitals where it matters most to them — their bottom lines. Hospital CIOs and administrators know they need to do both, and anything that can plausibly deliver has to at least get a serious look.

 more at http://gigaom.com/2014/07/14/how-machine-learning-is-saving-lives-while-saving-hospitals-money/  
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Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it

Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes – in one of a number of moves focused squarely on billions of dollars of  potential revenue available across the total digital healthcare market.

 

As technology moves further into treatment with remote consultations, monitoring and operations, robotic treatments, and advanced digital diagnosis, Google has seen the opportunity to apply its own eyewear technology (up until now limited as glasses called Google Glass) to the healthcare field.

 

Google’s 3D mobile technology and its offering around health record digitization form potential other strands of its expansion in the health market. Last month, it released the Google Fit platform to track exercise and sleep, among other health factors – but it is far from alone, as Apple and Samsung offer similar systems in that area.

 

 

 

Today, under a new development and licensing deal between Google and the Alcon eyewear division at Novartis, the two companies said they will create a smart contact lens that contains a low power microchip and an almost invisible, hair-thin electronic circuit. The lens can measure diabetics’ blood sugar levels directly from tear fluid on the surface of the eyeball. The system sends data to a mobile device to keep the individual informed.

 

Google co-founder Sergey Brin said  the company wanted to use “the latest technology in ‘minituarisation’ of electronics” in order to improve people’s “quality of life”.

 

more at http://www.forbes.com/sites/leoking/2014/07/15/google-smart-contact-lens-focuses-on-healthcare-billions/

 

 

 


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Jay Ostrowski's curator insight, July 16, 2014 7:52 AM

This is not directly related to mental health-yet, but shows how health technology is rapidly expanding.

jenii brain's curator insight, July 16, 2014 9:11 AM

goood

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Drop message to create real world learning

Drop message to create real world learning | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it

Drop Messages is a fun app that allows you to share experiences with friends and family in a whole new way. Drop a digital message to a friend or group of friends anywhere in the world and they will discover your Drop when they are in the vicinity of the selected location.


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, May 16, 2014 6:12 AM

Let's test it!!!

Peter Sampson's curator insight, June 9, 2014 6:02 PM

This looks a great way of providing tasks or revision outside the classroom.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 22, 2014 10:28 AM

Thx Nik Peachey! A great way to get outside and scavenger hunt!

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Collaborative whiteboard for visual methodologies

Collaborative whiteboard for visual methodologies | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it

TUZZit is a online collaborative whiteboard that will help you to develop your creativity. It's the perfect tool for visual and design thinking. Through our canvas library learn new visual methodologies.


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Елена Гончарова's curator insight, June 5, 2014 6:02 AM

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milagros's curator insight, June 11, 2014 8:58 AM

Magnifico para los educadores.  

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, June 26, 2014 3:51 AM

Une nouvelle voie "visuelle" pour synthétiser nos pensées et nos décisions.

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A Yelp For Medicine, So Doctors Can Rate Whether Treatments Work

A Yelp For Medicine, So Doctors Can Rate Whether Treatments Work | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Medical professionals can't possibly keep up with every new treatment for every disease. Now they can easily gain access to the collective wisdom of...

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Amerigroup, Voxiva enroll 100,000 members in Txt4health | mobihealthnews

Amerigroup, Voxiva enroll 100,000 members in Txt4health | mobihealthnews | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it

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Google’s New Modular Phone May Be the Last You’ll Need to Buy | Gadget Lab | WIRED

Google’s New Modular Phone May Be the Last You’ll Need to Buy | Gadget Lab | WIRED | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Google's Project Ara could reinvent the way we buy and upgrade our smartphones.

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Leaked: Apple’s plan to turn iPhone into your personal doctor - The Times of India

Leaked: Apple’s plan to turn iPhone into your personal doctor - The Times of India | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it
As per leaked screenshots, Apple is aiming to significantly expand on how iPhones track and record user’s health and fitness data with Healthbook.

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Connected Digital Health & Life's curator insight, March 24, 2014 8:32 AM

And you thought digital health was a chimera?

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Ease of Access to Pediatric Care Boosted With Telemedicine

Ease of Access to Pediatric Care Boosted With Telemedicine | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Pennsylvania now benefits from telemedicine technology for pediatric patients and pregnant mothers who visit their

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Connected Digital Health & Life's curator insight, April 13, 2014 7:02 AM

More use cases for telemedicine. Lead up to the 1st TM and mHealth event in Abu Dhabi April 15. Register now at www.telemedicine.ae

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TopTip for mHealth developers: don't think it's as easy as just asking ...

TopTip for mHealth developers: don't think it's as easy as just asking ... | IT in Healthcare | Scoop.it
In the ideation process that I use in my consulting work helping companies develop successful mHealth services I find it very helpful to make teams aware that building mHealth strategies focused on what Clinicians tell them ...

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convert2calls's curator insight, April 11, 2014 8:52 AM

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