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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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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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The internet of you: How wireless medical implants will change medicine

The internet of you: How wireless medical implants will change medicine | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
In the future, patients and doctors will monitor health with data collected constantly inside the body and beamed directly to their mobile device or computer.
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Quantified self moves internal. 

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A 3-D printout for your health

A 3-D printout for your health | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
The field of 3-D printing technology is revolutionizing industries across the spectrum, from the arts to electronics.
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So exciting to see how 3D printing will help revolutionize healthcare. Here's another article highlighting some of the ways it is being leveraged in the biomedical field. It can have such a huge impact in dentistry, orthopedics etc, amazing stuff!

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The new Xbox One Kinect tracks your heart rate, happiness, hands and hollers

The new Xbox One Kinect tracks your heart rate, happiness, hands and hollers | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Today at an event in Redmond, Microsoft revealed the new Xbox One console. In addition, it provided backstage tours with looks at new components like the freshly updated Kinect sensor.

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Cool new updates to Xbox that have relevance in the health/wellness space. Definitely curious for us to check out what we can do with the new heart rate monitor and "happiness" index. 

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Samsung previews health app, new trackers with S4 launch | mobihealthnews

Samsung previews health app, new trackers with S4 launch | mobihealthnews | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
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Smart move on the part of Samsung. Although might make more sense for sensors to be platform agnostic unless they are truly differentiating enough to make someone pick one phone over another. 

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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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Disruptions: Medicine That Monitors You

Disruptions: Medicine That Monitors You | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Scientists, researchers and some start-ups are preparing the next, even more intrusive wave of computing: ingestible computers and sensors in pills.
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Quantified Self becomes immersive with new digestable computing. I think this can have profound impacts on compliance and overall impact health outcomes positively when used appropriately.  

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Baby's life saved with groundbreaking 3-D printed device that restored his breathing

Baby's life saved with groundbreaking 3-D printed device that restored his breathing | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
A bioresorbable splint has been created and used for first time at the University of Michigan, where doctors implanted the device in an infant and stopped a life-threatening condition called tracheobronchomalacia.
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Amazing use of the new 3D printing technology. The possibilities on how to leverage this technology within the healthcare space seem endless! So exciting!

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How It Works: A Touchscreen That Knows You

How It Works: A Touchscreen That Knows You | Technology and Innovation and its impact on Healthcare | Scoop.it
Touchscreens treat all fleshy finger pads alike: Most detect a simple change in electrical current or in sound or light waves regardless of who is
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Interesting way to potentially add personalization to touchscreen platforms. Amazing the amount of innovation that is happening these days. 

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