Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare
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Thoughts and observations on the burgeoning digi-health space.
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10 Breakthrough Technologies 2015 | MIT Technology Review

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2015 | MIT Technology Review | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Technology news is full of incremental developments. These are the breakthroughs that matter.
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Nanotechnology—The Tiny Solution Can Be Digital Health’s Big Problem

Nanotechnology—The Tiny Solution Can Be Digital Health’s Big Problem | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Digital health philosopher John Nosta discusses the exciting promise of nanotechnology in the context of our human capacity to embrace change.
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Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you

Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Given the frenzy of interest following the announcement of the Apple Watch, you might think wearables will be the next really important shift in technology. Not so.
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Exciting stuff coming soon! What may have felt like sci-fi fairly recently is much closer to reality than most people think.

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This Device Could Detect Dozens of Cancers With a Single Blood Test | WIRED

This Device Could Detect Dozens of Cancers With a Single Blood Test | WIRED | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Early detection, we’re often told, is the surest way to beat cancer. It’s the reason why, year after year, men and women of a certain age dutifully visit their doctors and undergo uncomfortable tests to screen for things like prostate and breast cancer. But what about the other hundred or so types of cancer out…
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Inspiring invention, unveiled at TedGlobal this week, for early cancer detection.

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Google to collect data to create a full picture of what a healthy human being is

Google to collect data to create a full picture of what a healthy human being is | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Called Baseline Study, Google's project will gather anonymous genetic and molecular information to create a full picture of what a healthy human is.
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Very exciting new study being launched by the Google X Life Sciences team. love the fact that they are focusing on the healthy body, vs the rest of the Life Sciences industry which only focuses on sickness.

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A Chip Offers a Faster and Cheaper Test for Type 1 Diabetes | MIT Technology Review

A Chip Offers a Faster and Cheaper Test for Type 1 Diabetes | MIT Technology Review | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
An inexpensive but precise method of detecting type 1 diabetes could be a life-saver.
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You can try to help cure cancer by playing a game on your phone - iMedicalApps

You can try to help cure cancer by playing a game on your phone - iMedicalApps | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Cancer Research UK has developed an intergalactic smartphone game to help them analyse the overwhelming reams of genetic data generated in recent studies
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The Sensor Revolution: How Real-Time Data Can Save Lives

The Sensor Revolution: How Real-Time Data Can Save Lives | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
The medical field calls for a low margin of error that is incomparable to any other field — a daunting task, as humans by nature are vulnerable to error. However, recent developments in sensor
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Great article on the sensor revolution and the disruptive impact they will have in the healthcare space.

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Apple Wants The iWatch To Predict Heart Attacks

Apple Wants The iWatch To Predict Heart Attacks | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
What if your wristwatch could tell you that you...
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How awesome is this?! Thwart a heart attack before it happens, get the wake up call you need and then start on a heart health regimen to prevent any further problems. Way to go Apple, always setting the bar higher!

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The Dash Builds Wearable Fitness Sensors Into The Headphones You’re Using Anyway | TechCrunch

We're finally starting to see some real consolidation around wearable tech, and Kickstarter project The Dash is a great example of that trend in action...
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Cool to see wearables start to become more integrated. Excited about the SDK for this and the potential build-outs like in-ear translations and/or other medical uses, like emergency response (like in-ear instructions on what to do) or other biometric tracking etc. I'll be throwing some money into this Kickstarter.

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Google X Staff Meet With FDA Pointing Toward New Device - Bloomberg

Google X Staff Meet With FDA Pointing Toward New Device - Bloomberg | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Google X Staff Meet With FDA Pointing Toward New Device
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Curious to see how (if at all) the medical device innovations being developed at Google X start to merge with the innovations at Calico. 

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Google to form health company led by Genentech chairman

Google to form health company led by Genentech chairman | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc said it plans to set up a new company called Calico, headed by Apple Inc and Genentech Chairman Art Levinson, to develop technologies to tackle health issues related...

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I was surprised when Google threw in the towel on personal health records. But perhaps that was because they were up to something bigger and better. I'm excited to see what comes out of this new company! 

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This Startup's Cheap Sensors Could Create an OS for Everyday Life | Wired Design | Wired.com

This Startup's Cheap Sensors Could Create an OS for Everyday Life | Wired Design | Wired.com | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Estimote is an attempt to build an operating system for the physical world.
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The Internet of Things will get a boost with Beacon's like this start-up's. How can beacons influence healthcare? What about a beacon in every Doctor's office? Transmitting info directly to your phone or from your phone to your EMR? The opportunities are endless.

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Vivek Wadhwa: How Technology Will Eat Medicine

Vivek Wadhwa: How Technology Will Eat Medicine | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Nice review of all the expected advances in technology within the health space. 

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Can Video Games Fend Off Mental Decline?

Can Video Games Fend Off Mental Decline? | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
“Brain training” games have become big business, but the research is still unclear about whether they improve your brain over all.
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How Promethease Is Keeping Direct-to-Consumer Genetics Alive | MIT Technology Review

How Promethease Is Keeping Direct-to-Consumer Genetics Alive | MIT Technology Review | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
The FDA ordered 23andMe to stop selling its health tests. But for the intrepid, genome knowledge is still available.
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Hopefully the FDA will learn from organizations like Promethease and others, that people are desperate for their own health or genetic information and that they will need to loosen the reigns. 

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Big Pharma Learned The Wrong Marketing Lesson

Big Pharma Learned The Wrong Marketing Lesson | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it

Large pharmaceutical companies have yet to catch up to the trend.  For decades they have thrived on a one-pill-for-all model and an old-fashioned, door-to-door marketing approach, where so-called “detail people” hand out starter-dose samples of new drugs they want doctors to prescribe.  In the past several years, big pharma companies have also begun advertising directly to consumers on television and in print, telling potential patients, “ask your doctor” to prescribe a variety of powerful medicines that can often have multiple and potentially dangerous side-effects.

Big pharma needs to learn to stay ahead of the marketing curve — to innovate targeted products for specific populations and to focus its marketing on those populations.  Yet big pharma seems locked into the quest for billion dollar blockbuster drugs that can support large bureaucratic organizations.

One way big pharma can learn from companies like Google is to give old products new life by improving the products themselves or by improving the delivery systems of existing products.  New delivery systems provide an opportunity for drug companies to repackage tried-and-true drugs and regain market exclusivity based on the innovative delivery process.  That is what Google is doing with Google Glass.  Glass delivers existing products, like mobile telephony, the Internet, global positioning systems and more, through a new, wearable system.  In this case, Google is applying new technology to enhance the effectiveness of existing technology, something big pharma rarely does.


Via Dinesh Chindarkar, Anja Stagge
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Great advice to Big Pharma. Adapt or die. Creating new molecules or drugs, is not the only way to innovate. 

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Francis Collins says medicine in the future will be tailored to your genes.

Francis Collins says medicine in the future will be tailored to your genes. | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
The director of the National Institutes of Health says breakthroughs in biomedical research and the falling cost of DNA sequencing will bring medical care tailored to each person's genetic makeup.
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Can activity trackers and other 'wearables' spur healthier habits?

Can activity trackers and other 'wearables' spur healthier habits? | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
A growing number of physicians are studying whether activity-tracking devices and other "wearables" can improve patients' health by spurring better habits.
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"Can activity trackers and other 'wearables' spur healthier habits?" Once docs get on board, and see the value they bring, that will help drive adoption. They have been doubtful in the past thinking tracking devices were only for the healthiest among us. Hopefully that is starting to change as wearables become more mainstream.

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Researchers are making a smartphone lens that can spot sickness

Researchers are making a smartphone lens that can spot sickness | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Research conducted by scientists at the University of Houston brings your phone one step closer to telling you when you're sick. Jiming Bao, an assistant professor of electrical and computer...
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What can't your smartphone do?

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Apple’s healthcare play: BYOD?

Apple’s healthcare play: BYOD? | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
As we thought more about it, we began to piece together a framework of a possible approach that Apple could take in the healthcare space.
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Really interesting article on the digital transformation expected in the health space and how Apple is uniquely situated to capitalize on it.

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Researchers develop smartglasses that help surgeons see cancerous cells

Researchers develop smartglasses that help surgeons see cancerous cells | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
If you think cancer removal surgery is but a one-time procedure, you'd be wrong. Doctors don't always cut out all affected tissues in one go, but a new
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This is exciting. And something for Glass developers (like us) to think about when partnering with our clients to develop new and innovative apps for Glass! If anyone has any interest in collaborating on something like this, let me know!

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Apple Executives Met With F.D.A. to Discuss Mobile Medical Applications - NYTimes.com

Apple Executives Met With F.D.A. to Discuss Mobile Medical Applications - NYTimes.com | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Cannot wait to see what becomes of these meetings. With Apple entering into the medical device space, we're sure to finally see  improved user experience in the health space. Very exciting!

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5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare

5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
A deeper look at five technologies that are currently advancing exponentially and radically reshaping healthcare. In other words, for the long suffering, there is plenty of hope to go around.
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I was lucky enough to attend FutureMed (now called Exponential Medicine) this past November. The energy, enthusiasm, excitement and hope that all of the speakers exhibited about the future of medicine made me even more excited to work in the field I do. I can't wait to see how the intersection of health and technology reshapes our future, this article highlights just a few of those most prescient ways.

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Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software. Read this article by Dara Kerr on CNET News.
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Very cool!

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