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How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care: Innovation, Mobile Technology (2012)

Health technology is application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve
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Wearable biosensors can monitor hospital patients via their smartphones | ZDNet

Wearable biosensors can monitor hospital patients via their smartphones | ZDNet | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
More powerful biosensors such as VitalConnect's VitalPatch should improve hospital care and extend monitoring to the home, but medical-grade monitoring may soon become to available to consumers. Philips' devices and 'HealthSuite with Salesforce' cloud show the way things ar
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Boy Who Had First Double Hand Transplant Leaves Hospital With New Hands  - Medical Device Guru

Boy Who Had First Double Hand Transplant Leaves Hospital With New Hands  - Medical Device Guru | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
The first child to ever get a double hand transplant went home from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Wednesday, his hands still bandaged but working well enough to let him play with action figures.
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LinkedIn revela cuáles son las marcas más influyentes en la red social profesional

LinkedIn revela cuáles son las marcas más influyentes en la red social profesional | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
“LinkedIn, la red profesional más grande del mundo, acaba de desvelar cuáles son las marcas más influyentes entre los más de 364 millones de usuarios que tiene la plataforma en todo el mundo.”
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Are Apple HealthKit and Google Fit Ready to Revolutionize Healthcare? | Get Apps, Get Inspired ...

Are Apple HealthKit and Google Fit Ready to Revolutionize Healthcare? | Get Apps, Get Inspired ... | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Despite the advancements in medical technologies, healthcare continues to pose all levels of challenges of complexity, affordability and accessibility worldwide. In contrast to healthcare access, mobile access is becoming almost omnipresent across the whole world. This provides a strong foundation for mHealth — the use of mobile communication for health services or achieving health outcomes. The traditional IT giants Apple and Google joined the race of the fast-growing mHealth with their own solutions. Apple Health Vs Google Fit: What are they? Apple released its iOS 8 with a mHealth app, called Health, to track, record and analyse your Health Data across a variety of metrics (fitness data, nutrition data, sleep patterns, cholesterol levels, heart rate etc.) with your iPhone. Users can customize their own health dashboard and create a digital “emergency medical card” with crucial health information for emergency health service providers. To compete with Apple, Google also published its Fit app, which also centralizes health data through collecting information from third party apps via your Android device. Google Fit app uses smartphone’s built-in sensors and can connect to compatible third-party gadgets and services. Google Fit app also built into Android smart watches such as Samsung Gear Live and Motorola Moto 360 to track your activates on-the-go. What apps will support them? In order to achieve talent worldwide, both Apple and Google open their health platform to developers. HealthKit is Apple’s tool for iOS developers to access and share your health data between apps. Some of the best health and fitness apps such as Jawbone’s UP app, Strava, MapMyRUN, WebMD etc. have already integrated with HealthKit. It’s important to note that Apple also enhance the partnerships with traditional health service providers such as NHS in the UK and hospitals in the USA to enter into health industry. Google introduce its Fit SDK to its Android developer back in June 2014. Google Fit is an open platform allows third-party developers and devices manufacturers to connect and share health and fitness data. Apps and devices support Google Fit includes Withings, Runkeeper, Strava and Noom Coach etc. Google Fit attracts some large industry partners such as Adidas, HTC, Intel and Motorola. Future and Concerns Both Apple and Google describe their new Health/Fit platform as “the beginning of a health revolution”. With the ability to connect to wearable devices, HealthKit and Google can capture data such as blood pressure, oxygen saturation and hydration levels etc., which are normally associated with health professionals. For example, Google is currently working on a smart contact lens that can measure real-time glucose levels. With all the information collecting from the apps and gadgets about our state of health, it is quiet possible in the near future our phone will know we are unwell before ourselves. This may completely change the old patient pathway where we feel sick, see a doctor, get tests and receive the results. The new patient pathway will be completely different: since our phones constantly track our medical results, they can help us to book medical appointments automatically. As health information grows more digitized, it could lead to time saving and efficiencies of the whole health system and help the society move towards the more cost-effective “preventative medicine”. However, the promising Health/Fit technology also draws concerns from healthcare experts and public regarding data security, privacy and regulation. If all the personal medical records stored on smartphones and cloud, who owns the data has to be considered. Both Apple and Google haven’t clearly demonstrated how they are going to protect confidential health data from commercial abuse. There is also a risk that people will misinterpret their own health data and even develop unhealthy anxiety over less than perfect dataset. Tech giants as Apple and Google may visualize the future of healthcare in the form of mHelath, but all the significant barriers need to be overcome and strategic collaborations and partnerships with all stakeholders, including healthcare providers and government, need to be built to deliver an effective, accessible mHealth system. Follow us on Twitter: @TouchApp_uk
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3-D printed medical device grows with kids, saves their lives - Los Angeles Times

3-D printed medical device grows with kids, saves their lives - Los Angeles Times | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Doctors at the University of Michigan have created the first 3-D printed device that can grow with an infant and disintegrate inside the body when no longer needed.
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5 digital health trends you'll see in 2015

5 digital health trends you'll see in 2015 | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
As funding for health-minded technology skyrockets, innovators are turning medical knowledge into usable tech.
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The Apple Watch Will Bring Glucose Tracking to Your Wrist

The Apple Watch Will Bring Glucose Tracking to Your Wrist | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
“With Apple Watch quickly approaching its April release month, app developers are giving us a better sense of the wearable's capabilities than the designers at Cupertino.”
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Google Glass is still good for this one thing - Crain's Chicago Business

Google Glass is still good for this one thing - Crain's Chicago Business | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Google may be struggling to find a market for its Internet-connected eyewear, but ambulance service MedEx has found a use for Google Glass: streaming live video from accident scenes to nearby ERs.
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Internet of Things Helps Asthma Patients Breathe Easily

Internet of Things Helps Asthma Patients Breathe Easily | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Medical device company Aerocrine, which specializes in devices that help physicians diagnose and monitor asthma, is using new IoT-focused services from Microsoft Azure Cloud Services to reduce device downtime and help its sales and customer support...
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Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
As we marvel at the gadgets that companies such as Nike, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple have recently produced and brought to market--gadgets that can record our heart rate, calories expended, and steps taken—one can only think of how this technology could...
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Apple Wants To Be 'A Hub Of Health Data' And Is In Talks With Top Hospitals - Business Insider

Apple Wants To Be 'A Hub Of Health Data' And Is In Talks With Top Hospitals - Business Insider | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Business Insider Apple Wants To Be 'A Hub Of Health Data' And Is In Talks With Top Hospitals Business Insider Currently, this data is being collected by thousands of third-party health care software applications and medical devices, but it isn't...
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Los 10 datos sobre la realidad de las redes sociales en España según el CIS

Los 10 datos sobre la realidad de las redes sociales en España según el CIS | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Todos estamos acostumbrados a escuchar las siglas CIS, ya que los medios de comunicación de masas se hacen eco cada mes de los resultados que arroja el Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas sobre las preocupaciones de los españoles.

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Apple CareKit, ResearchKit: 6 Apps Aiming For A Healthier World

Apple CareKit, ResearchKit: 6 Apps Aiming For A Healthier World | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Apple has introduced an emboldened version of its successful ResearchKit platform -- now a year old -- as well as CareKit, an open-source platform that's the natural extension of what ResearchKit is now making possible. Here's a look at the frameworks and 6 new health-related apps that were created using them.
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New Plastics Adapt to Changing Medical Needs - Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry (blog)

New Plastics Adapt to Changing Medical Needs - Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry (blog) | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Medical device manufacturers today demand plastics that are stronger, lighter, and more durable than ever before.Frank VinluanRTP Co.
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Google partners with Harvard and MIT researchers to delve into genomics research

Google partners with Harvard and MIT researchers to delve into genomics research | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
“ Google could one day cure cancer. That is, Google and the brilliant minds at Harvard and MIT in a partnership with the Broad Institute, a biomedical and genomic research center based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Between Google’s enormous database of DNA analytics and the powerful research capabilities housed in the Broad Institute, the possibilities for medical breakthroughs are potentially endless. In a blog post released Wednesday, Google noted, “In order to scale up by the next order of magnitude, Broad and Google will work together to explore how to build new tools and find new insights to propel biomedical research, using deep bioinformatics expertise, powerful analytics, and massive computing infrastructure. Collaboration between the world’s premier genomics and biomedical research center and the most advanced computing infrastructure can help develop a new generation of tools and services that will enable scientists — from large academic institutions, commercial organizations, or small research labs in remote corners of the world — to uncover a wealth of biological insight.””
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Cuantificación personal: ¿moda o valor para la salud?

Cuantificación personal: ¿moda o valor para la salud? | Medical Devices | Scoop.it

Talithia Williams habla, desde su perspectiva de Doctora en Estadística de por qué deberíamos ser dueños de los datos que generamos.


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Apple Watch Changes the Health Wearables Game

Apple Watch Changes the Health Wearables Game | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Apple Watch Changes the Health Wearables Game or A Healthcare Transformers Early Review of the Apple Watch By Faruk Capan, CEO, Intouch Solution
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How Wearable Startups Can Win Big In The Medical Industry

How Wearable Startups Can Win Big In The Medical Industry | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
As attention shines down on fitness trackers and smart watches, one of the biggest opportunities for wearable devices remains shadowed in the corner --..
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Medicine and Health Care Will be Personalized Thanks to Technology - US News

Cardiologist Eric Topol explains the impact technology will have on the future of medicine.
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More hospitals are trying Apple HealthKit than Google Fit

Apple is moving its health care products into hospitals far faster than rivals Google and Samsung, claims a new report from Reuters. The news agency says that 14 of the 23 top hospitals it...
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Doctor Prescribed Apps May Soon Be the New Norm in British Healthcare

Doctor Prescribed Apps May Soon Be the New Norm in British Healthcare | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
According to the U.K.’s Telegraph, soon British doctors might be “prescribing” more apps than medications. A new government strategy calls for a Natio

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"The best technology developers and chosen apps would be branded with the NHS logo."

Keith McGuinness's curator insight, November 14, 2014 8:12 PM

Until apps measure and report their effect on specific relevant health outcomes, the word "prescribe" must remain in quotation marks.  


A doctor does not prescribe a drug without trustworthy evidence of effectiveness.  Why is an app different from a drug in this respect?  Because apps are not a safety risk?  Effectiveness is still the objective; is it not?

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Can Google Glass Dominate Apple in Hospitals? - Motley Fool

Can Google Glass Dominate Apple in Hospitals? - Motley Fool | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Can Google Glass Dominate Apple in Hospitals? Motley Fool Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG ) (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) strategy for Glass as a medical device is finally taking shape.
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Study: Physician social networks may be more effective than medical journals

Study: Physician social networks may be more effective than medical journals | Medical Devices | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that social physician networks may be more influential than traditional medical journals.
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As medical imaging moves from 2-D to 3-D, FDA rushes to keep up

As medical imaging moves from 2-D to 3-D, FDA rushes to keep up | Medical Devices | Scoop.it

At the Food and Drug Administration, a small team of scientists is investigating how 3-D imaging — the technology used to create more realistic animations in video games and movies — could transform medical screening devices.


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