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Four trends that will shape future advances in healthcare

Four trends that will shape future advances in healthcare | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it

This year's Center for Connected Health Symposium, presented by the Boston-based Partners HealthCare system, aimed to place today's healthcare challenges in the context of the innovations that will drive change. Here are four trends that will shape future advances in healthcare — and what will catalyze these and other advances in years to come.


1. Data Analytics: Improved Population Health Management


Analytics, to no one's surprise, ranks highly among healthcare innovations with the most untapped potential. Big data use cases for healthcare continue to emerge, but many organizations remained mired in more traditional analytics practices. In these instances, it can take months to conduct an analysis, says Michael Greeley, founder and general partner with Flybridge Capital Partners; by then, the "window to intervene" has long since shut.

2 . Telestroke: Improving Stroke Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery


Like analytics, telestroke seems poised to move from pilot phase to sustainability.

A need certainly exists. More than 40 percent of the nation's hospitals have fewer than 100 beds, says Dr. David Hess, chairman of the Georgia Regents University Department of Neurology, and therefore have little choice but to transfer stroke patients to facilities with more comprehensive stroke centers. But most of those small hospitals are in remote areas, and moving a patient is literally a life-or-death decision.


3. Healthcare at Home: The Patient-Centered Medical Home


While the so-called patient-centered medical home is largely absent from the Affordable Care Act, the principles of healthcare reform and the accountable care model nonetheless present an opportunity to demonstrate the value of telemedicine and mobile health. The key task is reducing hospital readmissions — which is part of healthcare reform, so much so that hospitals with "excess" readmissions within 30 days face reduced reimbursements.


4. Emotional Sensing: Understanding How Patients Feel


Skydiving brings similar physiological effects to all comers, says Meghan Searl, a research psychologist with the Center for Connected Health — an increased heart rate, a shortness of breath and, well, the feeling that one's dropping from the sky. Some find it exhilarating; others, downright frightening.


What Will Drive Future Healthcare IT Innovation?


So what will drive emotional sensing, analytics, home healthcare, telestroke technology and otherhealthcare IT innovations? Connected Health Symposium speakers offered these prognostications.


Sensors. Saxon has used sensors to help athletes pinpoint cardiovascular tendencies and military personnel identify who experiences the least stress. She also says she sees potential in automobile sensors, which are already plentiful and could be augmented to, say, monitor a driver's blood pressure using sensors in the steering wheel. External sensors, in particular, are prime for growth, Firlik adds: "As soon as we don't invade the body, we have a lower regulatory barrier."


Social media. YouTube is the most popular "TV network" among 18-34 year olds, Saxon points out, and works well as an educational platform for, say, sharing recipes and diet tips for young diabetes patients. Meanwhile, Saxon's everyheartbeat.org encourages people to post a photo of their heart rate to Instagram, simultaneously offering "another window of experience" for the photo-sharing site and providing an easy-to-access data set.


Scale. True solutions will need to span hospital departments and lines of business, says Dr. Scott Howell, senior vice president of clinical affairs for Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions. They'll also need to be integrated, which will mean cooperating with pharmacies, acute care facilities, nursing homes and other affiliates and business partners.


Startups. Large tech firms such as Google are hiring chief innovation officers. To Greeley, this signals two things: That they recognize that data drives healthcare and that they represent potential co-investors for early-stage investment.

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"FUTURE TALK" Keynote Speeches

"FUTURE TALK" Keynote Speeches | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it

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LATEST HOT TOPIC ... "THE COMING ECONOMIC SUPER-BOOM 2015-2030"

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SUPER-BOOM COMING: US Economy +223,000 Jobs in April; Jobless Rate Drops to 5.4%

SUPER-BOOM COMING: US Economy +223,000 Jobs in April; Jobless Rate Drops to 5.4% | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
The gain was in line with the consensus forecast of 230,000 jobs added, and the expectation had been that the unemployment rate would tick down slightly.
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SUPER BOOM continues to unfold, despite recent blips. Jobless rate falls further, to 5.4%. Will drop well below 5% before 2016 election.

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Hotel Industry is being Globalized

Hotel Industry is being Globalized | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Is the order of the hotel world undergoing major changes? It is enough to look at how the world hotel ranking has changed to be convinced. At the head of the ranking, where volume counts and thus where the economy and midscale hotel industry feed portfolios thanks to the franchisees, the domination of Anglo-Saxon groups is being contested by the new Chinese players that can rely on an immense territory that is still under supplied and has considerable financial means. TYPO3SEARCH_begin
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Every segment of the hotel industry is being globalized. Tomorrow's major players will be Chinese hotel brands.

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Is social media's bubble bursting?

Is social media's bubble bursting? | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Three social media companies' shares have dropped by nearly a quarter this week on disappointing outlooks. What's the story?
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For sure, social media stocks are way over-priced. They are losing advertisers, and members are jaded, resulting in slower growth or declines. The platforms are mass media, yet that era has passed. Unless they demassify, they will ultimately fail and be replaced by custom-tailored offerings.

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10 Trends That Are Shaping The Future, In Ford's Crystal Ball

10 Trends That Are Shaping The Future, In Ford's Crystal Ball | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
As Ford Motor Co.’s in-house futurist, Sheryl Connelly is in a relatively rare role even inside the Fortune 500. Connelly cues up her crystal ball for what she expects across the entire global economy, business, culture and society, not just the narrower confines of the automotive industry. Here are the 10 [...]
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Useful list but NOT the biggest trends shaping the future, for sure. Every major company should have an in-house Futurist. (Note: I am available!) :-)

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Why millennials and the Depression-era generation are more similar than you think

Why millennials and the Depression-era generation are more similar than you think | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Both generations grew up amid a major financial crisis, making them less willing to spend and more likely to save. What sets them a part, though, is the burden of student loans.
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Consumers will have a "depression-era mentality" for at least 10 years, if not an entire generation, characterized by frugal spending, a search for value, and less consumerism. This will not change or moderate until we have full employment again (around 3%) and until my forecast economic Super Boom is well entrenched. But there will be another modest economic cycle slowdown in the 2020s that will keep consumers frugal.

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Information Generation: Transforming the Future, Today

Information Generation: Transforming the Future, Today | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
In an event I attended last week, Rachel Maguire, Research Head at Institute for the Future (IFTF), EMC President Jeremy Burton, and EMC CMO Jonathan...
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Solid study of major trends by Institute for Future that confirms what we already know but presents it in an organized and strategic way.

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Internet of Things will reshape global trade

Internet of Things will reshape global trade | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
New innovations offer disruptive possibilities for the future of global trade. The biggest shift to the supply chain will see it digitally connected and becoming part of the Internet of Things.
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Drone delivery, on-site 3D Printing, and Digital Logistics will not only make business "glocal" (global + local) but will alter global trade patterns.

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SUPER-BOOM is COMING: US consumer confidence, house prices positive for economy

SUPER-BOOM is COMING: US consumer confidence, house prices positive for economy | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.consumer confidence rebounded strongly in March amid optimism over the labor market while house prices increased in January, hopeful signs that a recent sharp slowdown in economic...
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My Forecast SUPER-BOOM is unfolding as it should with Consumer Confidence index now at 101. It will go to around 130 by Summer.

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A Guide to Not Retiring

A Guide to Not Retiring | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Some people nearing retirement age simply don’t want to leave their jobs. But defying expectations can be difficult—in the office and at home.
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A growing percentage of employees are electing not to retire. In reality, mandatory retirement age is absurd in an era of increasing longevity.

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U.S. Economy Added 295,000 Jobs in February; Unemployment Rate at 5.5%

U.S. Economy Added 295,000 Jobs in February; Unemployment Rate at 5.5% | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
The gains exceeded economists’ expectations and added to encouragement about the continued recovery, though wage growth was slow.
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Upward self-feeding US economic spiral continues. My forecast "SUPER-BOOM" is unfolding as it should.

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Berkshire Hathaway's stock, in 50 years under Buffett, has soared 1,826,163% !!!

Berkshire Hathaway's stock, in 50 years under Buffett, has soared 1,826,163% !!! | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
price grew at a compound annual rate of 21.6%. The gain, overall, was 1,826,163%.
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Berkshire Hathaway celebrates its 50th anniversary, with compound growth of 21.6%/yr for an extraordinary overall price gain of 1.8 Million Percent!!

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Who owns Berkshire Hathaway stock?? 

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Racing Ahead: Connected Car Study

Racing Ahead: Connected Car Study | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
A new era of networked mobility build around the connected car is arriving ahead of schedule.Digital technologies have turned the car into a rolling communications center that's always on.
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This study (free PDF download) analyzes product portfolios of top OEMs/suppliers, R&D for connected car tech, and reveals 3 key trends shaping networked mobility:

  • New tech, e.g. vehicle safety, autonomous driving
  • Digital business models for automotive OEMs
  • Security concerns around vehicle connectivity.

Auto industry has a chance to grasp this new lucrative market. But those who slow down may never catch up.

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Why This is Not a Bubble -- at least nowhere near like Dot-Com Bust of 2000 (charts)

Why This is Not a Bubble -- at least nowhere near like Dot-Com Bust of 2000 (charts) | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
 Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen weighed in on the prospects of an equity bubble at a meeting with International Monetary Fund Director Christine Ladarde earlier this month.
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Excellent analysis using simple charts to show clear distinctions between 2015 and 2000 on the stock market.

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Why Hotels Are Saying Goodbye to Check-In and Check-Out Times

Why Hotels Are Saying Goodbye to Check-In and Check-Out Times | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
A new trend is emerging, and some properties are adopting a 24-hour check-in/check-out policy
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Trend towards flexi 24-hour check-in/check-out policy at hotels, example: check-in at 10am, with access to your room until 10am of check-out date; check-in at 5pm, have access until same time on the check-out date, etc..

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Google+ introduces themed Collections, becomes more like Pinterest

Google+ introduces themed Collections, becomes more like Pinterest | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Google+ is getting a Pinterest-style facelift.
Google's social network is adding Pinterest-like collections to its platform, the company announced Monday.
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Fancy folders at G+ could damage Pinterest

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New Home Sales Are Not Terrible, Despite Recent Decline

New Home Sales Are Not Terrible, Despite Recent Decline | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
A week ago, I wrote an analysis March 2015 New Home Sales Are Having a Rough Ride. Four Month Decline in New Home Prices. Although it may seem that I am negative on the future for new residential construction and its economic
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Excellent comprehensive analysis of US housing market. Not mentioned but important is that there is a 19.5 year cycle in residential construction, that gets stretched by severe recessions. I believe this is the bottom in home ownership. It will rise for another 9+ years before the next peak.

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What the investment industry will look like in 2030

What the investment industry will look like in 2030 | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
These are the key trends that will reshape the industry.
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The investment industry is over-ripe (juicy) for disruption.

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What Digital Transformation Means to the Public Sector

What Digital Transformation Means to the Public Sector | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
At the State of Colorado, digital transformation is not just a buzz phrase: it means creating digital touchpoints and ease of use at every interaction citizens have with the state.
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Good article, if brief.

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Shirley Bassey could yet sing a 4th James Bond theme - 51 years after Goldfinger

Shirley Bassey could yet sing a 4th James Bond theme - 51 years after Goldfinger | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Star refuses to rule out a 007 return after 'It's Got to be Bassey' campaign goes viral on social media
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This would be awesome! This still has a fabulous voice!

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Which Industries Use LinkedIn Most/Least for Hiring?

Which Industries Use LinkedIn Most/Least for Hiring? | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
How much do LinkedIn connections help in getting hired at a company? It depends a lot on the industry, according to a recent LinkedIn report. Read the full article at MarketingProfs
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Interesting survey data on which sectors rely on LinkedIn connections for recruiting.

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SUPER-BOOM is UNFOLDING FAST -- State of each Major Economy

SUPER-BOOM is UNFOLDING FAST -- State of each Major Economy | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Growth is coming back in a lot of places — but it's falling off in others.
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The SUPER-BOOM that I have been forecasting is unfolding fast in all major economies. Are you ready? (Book me for speaking date to explain in detail.)

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History Says Oil Is Hitting Its Long-Term Floor, Or Falling Through It

History Says Oil Is Hitting Its Long-Term Floor, Or Falling Through It | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
As Nymex oil futures have set a six-year intraday low this morning, is a new leg down underway? We may actually have to wait until Friday to be sure.
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Oil is worth no more than $30-$50/barrel. Long term, it will be killed  by SOLAR.

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Google+ Breakup is Future of Social Media

Google+ Breakup is Future of Social Media | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
The mobile experience makes individual tools the new social media battleground.
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Confirms what I have been saying. Social Media must demassify or it will die. Facebook next to break up.

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Landline Phones are a Dying Breed

Landline Phones are a Dying Breed | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
This chart shows how landline phones are gradually losing relevance in the United States.
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Within 10 years, only a few very oldest citizens (and moribund companies) will still use land lines.

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Why Facebook is the P&G of Social

Why Facebook is the P&G of Social | TRENDS THAT MATTER | Scoop.it
Thinking about Facebook in this context gives us insights into their strategy, and also presents an interesting opportunity for Yahoo.
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Very interesting analogy, except of course that Lafley upon return to P&G is now combining, selling off, or closing some brands, because he says they have too many. :-) In other words, a conglomerate can become too cumbersome and inefficient. I suggest the key to all this is this statement by the author: "the emerging markets are ...  psychographic / demographic." :-)

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