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Facts About Google's Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Update | HealthWorks Collective

Facts About Google's Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Update | HealthWorks Collective | Health, Digital Health, mHealth, Digital Pharma, hcsm latest trends and news (in English) | Scoop.it
This month, Google will introduce a new algorithm update designed to display more mobile-friendly websites and relevant app content in search results. Here’s everything you need to know about this new update and the impact it will have on your healthcare website.
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More U.S. Hospitals Testing Apple’s Software Than Google’s

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  SOURCE March 15, 2015 A Reuters survey of 23 hospitals found that 14 have begun or are considering running pilot programs using HealthKit to obtain and track basic health information from patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. Monitoring patients’ blood pressure, weight, and heart rate, may help improve patient outcomes and lower costs. Apple’s remote-health-monitoring competition, Google and Samsung Electronics, have only begun marketing their services to doctors and hospitals, the Reuters report said. Healthcare organizations are eager to jump on the remote-monitoring bandwagon for a few reasons. Monitoring patients’ vital signs between office visits gives healthcare practitioners a chance to intervene before patients become sicker. Reducing hospital readmissions will also help the bottom line and keep the federal government from exacting new penalties on healthcare organizations. It’s less expensive to rely on apps than to pay those fees, too. To
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Google's Deep Mind artificial intelligence unit joins cancer fight with nanotechnology

Google's Deep Mind artificial intelligence unit joins cancer fight with nanotechnology | Health, Digital Health, mHealth, Digital Pharma, hcsm latest trends and news (in English) | Scoop.it
Deep Mind, the London-based artificial intelligence start-up bought for £400 million by Google last year, is working on technology to fight cancer, according to one of the search giant's top executives.

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Genetic testing: The next employee benefit?

Genetic testing: The next employee benefit? | Health, Digital Health, mHealth, Digital Pharma, hcsm latest trends and news (in English) | Scoop.it
SOURCE December 17, 2014 Organizations often look to their benefits for innovative ways to differentiate themselves from others as they compete for talent. A look to recent developments in the very competitive U.S. technology sector had Apple and Facebook covering the cost of the elective cryogenic freezing and storage of eggs for female employees. In response (or retaliation), Google announced that its plan would also include a new benefit for all employees: genetic testing. Beginning in January, Google’s benefits plan will include coverage for two DNA tests from Foundation Medicine that look specifically for solid tumours, pediatric cancers and blood malignancies, and help oncologists make decisions on chemotherapy regimens based on a patient’s genetic profile. While this addition is specifically focused on cancer and cancer markers, there are certainly murmurings of interest in providing broader spectrum genetic testing as part of a benefits plan. One of the questions in this year’s
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Google Ventures GP highlights complexities of using digital health to help disadvantaged patients

Google Ventures GP highlights complexities of using digital health to help disadvantaged patients | Health, Digital Health, mHealth, Digital Pharma, hcsm latest trends and news (in English) | Scoop.it
Given Google Ventures’ profile in healthcare investment, the companies it chooses to back make folks sit up and take notice. In a rare talk, Google Ventures General Partner Dr. Krishna Yeshwant...
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Google To Create Robotic-Assisted Surgical Platform with J&J

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Google, Johnson & Johnson Partner to Advance robotic-assisted surgery robotic-assisted surgical platform J&J Google, J & J Partner To Advance Surgical Robotics
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Google wins patent for wristband that could treat CANCER

Google wins patent for wristband that could treat CANCER | Health, Digital Health, mHealth, Digital Pharma, hcsm latest trends and news (in English) | Scoop.it
The California firm's patent details a wearable that could target any substances, when present in the blood, that may affect the health of a wearer by transmitting energy into the vessels.

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Craig Allen Keefner's curator insight, March 20, 11:17 AM
  • Patent details a wearable that could target substances in a wearer's blood
  • This substances could be proteins linked with Parkinson's, or cancer cells
  • It would then 'modify or destroy' targets by transmitting energy into blood
  • This could include infrared signals, a radio-frequency or acoustic pulse
  • Scientists in the life sciences division of Google X laboratories are using human skin in their research to develop the wristband
  • Wristband could also work with pills that cause unhealthy cells to light up 
Courtney Bonner's curator insight, March 25, 12:56 PM

If this wristband ends up being approved by the FDA, it could be a major change for the medical field. Cancer is obviously devastating and ruins too many lives worldwide, so it would be awesome to see this wristband save the world.

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Google testing contact lens that can monitor glucose levels

Google testing contact lens that can monitor glucose levels | Health, Digital Health, mHealth, Digital Pharma, hcsm latest trends and news (in English) | Scoop.it

 

Finger pricks and careful eating are an important part of the daily routine for most people with diabetes. While automated glucose meters are a growing option, they can still create discomfort and other inconveniences.

 

 

Google wants to go in a totally different direction with a project announced today:smart contact lenses that can detect glucose levels via the wearer’s tears and alert them when levels dip or rise.

 

 

This isn’t the first smart contact lens, and several options already exist for people interested in monitoring glaucoma. But Babak Parviz, who also leads the Google Glass team, is a smart contact pioneer and Google which is a secretive division of Google dedicated to difficult, future-looking projects, has a reputation for ably pursuing projects like this.

 

 

The lens works via a small wireless chip and glucose sensor embedded between two pieces of soft material. The current prototype puts out a reading once a second. Google is also interested in integrating an LED light, which could light up to alert the wearer of dangerous glucose levels.

 

 

The lab is now looking for parters to help bring the lens to market. It would also like to develop an app that would help wearers read and manage the data the lens takes in.

 

The lens could help people with diabetes monitor their daily health and recognize dangerous situations.

 

more at http://gigaom.com/2014/01/16/google-testing-contact-lens-that-can-monitor-glucose-levels/

 


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Beth Faulkner's curator insight, January 22, 2014 7:27 AM

Google's smart contact lens could ease the pain of diabetes monitoring.