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Healthy living could slow down ageing

Healthy living could slow down ageing | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Healthy lifestyle changes such as eating whole foods and practising yoga could reverse the ageing of the body's cells, a study suggests. Patients who adopted healthy diets, exercise regimes and "stress management" techniques for five years developed chromosomes that appeared similar to those of a younger person.

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Sniffing out the allergy epidemic

Sniffing out the allergy epidemic | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

One in three of us is allergic. From grass pollen to latex, peanuts to pets, allergies send 20,000 of people in England to hospital every year. But generations before did not suffer from this epidemic, so what is it that's making us so allergic in our modern world?

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Handle with care: patient-centric market research - PMLiVE

Handle with care: patient-centric market research - PMLiVE | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Working with patients to gather insight aimed at transforming brand communications can be a delicate business

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GSK's new web effort hopes to help patients better cope with COPD

GSK's new web effort hopes to help patients better cope with COPD | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
GlaxoSmithKline, better known as GSK, has launched a new web effort aimed at providing both information and inspiration for people with coronary obstructive pulmonary disease, in what the company says is arguably the most engaging platform in the marketplace.

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Medication management goes digital

Medication management goes digital | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Medication management for patients, as well as their physicians and pharmacists, is going digital.

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John Lemos Forman's curator insight, August 11, 12:19 PM

São inúmeras as possibilidades de uso das TICs em benefício tanto dos pacientes como dos gestores das unidades de saúde.

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Quatre applications destinées aux seniors

Quatre applications destinées aux seniors | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Il n'y en a pas que pour les bébés et les sportifs. Papy et mamie ont eux aussi droit à leurs applications, que ce soit pour suivre une maladie ou se tester...

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Survey: 75 percent of patients want digital health services | mobihealthnews

Survey: 75 percent of patients want digital health services | mobihealthnews | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

According to a survey of thousands of patients in Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, the adoption of digital healthcare services remains low because existing services are either low quality or not meeting patients’ needs. The survey, conducted by consulting firm McKinsey, included responses from at least 1,000 patients in the three countries.

“Many healthcare executives believe that, due to the sensitive nature of medical care, patients don’t want to use digital services except in a few specific situations; decision makers often cite data that point to relatively low usage of digital healthcare services,” McKinsey analysts Stefan Biesdorf and Florian Niedermann wrote in a recent blog post. “In fact, the results of our survey reveal something quite different. The reason patients are slow to adopt digital healthcare is primarily because existing services don’t meet their needs or because they are of poor quality.” 

McKinsey found that more than 75 percent of respondents would like to use some kind of digital health service. Many are interested in “mundane” offerings, the firm wrote.

 

 


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rob halkes's curator insight, July 16, 4:18 AM

Great Survey results, aligning with what experts already thought. Results generated by Germany, Singapore and the UK, but believed to be representative of patients in these advanced markets.


See my conclusions upon reading the report here

Honeywell HomMed's curator insight, July 25, 7:01 AM

With our LifeStream View, care providers can grant access to patient’s health information through the creation of patient portals, which can be configured for: Physicians, Care Providers and Families. Learn more: bit.ly/1lDmuiK

Marisa Maiocchi's curator insight, July 25, 7:32 AM

Los resultados de una encuesta parecen derribar algunos mitos respecto de la "salud móvil" o m-health como "Esta tecnología solo la usan los jóvenes".

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10 Digital Health Trends Over The Next 20 Years

10 Digital Health Trends Over The Next 20 Years | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Earlier this week I participated in the world’s first online digital health conference, Digital Health Pulse, organized by digital health consultancy, Enspektos. Speaking at the ...

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Health innovation: When big ideas meet big pharma

Health innovation: When big ideas meet big pharma | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

After attending OPEN Health's inaugural 'Health Innovation: Big Ideas' event in London, Paul Tunnah outlines some of the concepts that could be game changers for the pharma industry and the broader future of healthcare. 


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Cosnider this - "Today's 10-year olds could be the first generation to have a lower life expectancy than their parents."

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Breaking Language Barriers in Healthcare Using Digital Technology

Breaking Language Barriers in Healthcare Using Digital Technology | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
The non-English speaking patient population in the U.S. accounts for an estimated 30 million people. Navigating our health system is challenging enough for native speakers, but what about for those for whom English isn’t their first language?

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How The Internet Helps Rare Disease Patients

How The Internet Helps Rare Disease Patients | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Searching online for a travel destination or a recipe is simple enough. But what if you wanted to diagnose a medical condition? 35 percent of US adults say they’ve used search tools to find a diagnosis.

Perhaps not surprising to physicians, of these “online diagnosers” less than half (41 percent) got their diagnosis right.

Rare Diseases and Online Community

For rare disease patients, finding others with the same unusual set of symptoms can be a lifeline. With a confirmed diagnosis, patients can connect digitally in a way that is often impossible in real life.

Rare disease is defined in the US as having less than 200,000 patients; in the EU it is one in every 2,000 people. Inherently, patients are sparse for the7,000+ known rare diseases. Only about 50 percent have advocacy groups or organizations fighting on their behalf.

Rare Disease Patients Are Power Internet Users

The Pew Research Internet Project found rare disease patients use the internet to connect with others in far greater numbers than other patients. Overall, only five percent of patients say they have interacted online with a fellow patient, but 50 percent of rare disease patients say they have connected with others sharing their condition.

The mother of a patient in the study noted,

“When a disease is so rare, and there are no folks in your town, and few in your state who are going through what you are going through, you need a support group that encompasses people from all over the world. Getting to know people through the disorder has been an amazing experience and has created incredibly wonderful friendships and ties.”

Where Does the Online Search Begin?

Seventy-seven percent of online health-seekers start with major search engines such as Google or Bing. No matter how their searches begin, physicians wish their clicks would lead them away from social media and toward more technical information sites.

In a recent survey, we asked Sermo member physicians, “Where should rare disease patients search online for information?”

69 percent preferred medical literature sites such as the Journal of the American Medical Association or the New England Journal of Medicine.54 percent approved of research hospital sites such as Massachusetts General Hospital or Stanford Medical.32 percent gave a nod to patient communities such as Patients Like Me.11 percent approved of social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

Registries Can Be Life Saving

Rare disease patients like to connect for emotional support and information as their issues progress. For researchers and physicians, online registries are a boon. Clinical trials can find participants quickly and speed the path of a drug to market, potentially saving lives and easing symptoms.

In an NPR article, Sue Byrnes, a patient and founder of a rare lung disease registry said,

“the internet actually facilitates research. Researchers can search that database or ask the foundation to survey its members online for information about symptoms and treatment. Scientists don’t have the time to do these sorts of things, so we do it for them.”

Overall, rare disease patients use online resources to connect, for support in their diagnoses, to compare treatment notes and to participate in research studies. Physicians and researchers use online connections to find patients and collaborate on treatment plans.

As a physician, have you directed a rare disease patient to an online resource? Have you found patients have better outcomes if they have an emotional connection? Has a rare disease patient ever questioned your treatment plan based on information they received online?

 


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One in three 'on cusp' of diabetes

One in three 'on cusp' of diabetes | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
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Risk of diabetes is greater than first estimated

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Engineers invent a way to beam power to medical chips deep inside the body

Engineers invent a way to beam power to medical chips deep inside the body | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
A Stanford electrical engineer has invented a way to wirelessly transfer power deep inside the body, and then use this power to run tiny electronic medical devices such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators, or new sensors and gadgets yet to be developed.
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Nike abandons the FuelBand: What does this mean for wearables?

Nike abandons the FuelBand: What does this mean for wearables? | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
The wearables industry will likely continue to consolidate as companies choose to join a side or get out of the way. With the recent news, Nike did both.
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How Apple Could Disrupt Healthcare | Qmed

How Apple Could Disrupt Healthcare | Qmed | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Apple is currently in talks with electronic health record provider, Allscripts, as well as several hospitals, in an effort to discuss the use of its cloud-based health information platform known as HealthKit.

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1. Do It: Try to Make the Device as Easy as Possible to Use. | Qmed

1. Do It: Try to Make the Device as Easy as Possible to Use. | Qmed | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Whether it’s striving for simplicity in design or recognizing that people are capable of countless mistakes while using something, Qmed has collected plenty of tips on medical device design. Here are four dos and three don’ts to get you started.

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All MedTech companies developing new products should read this!

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How often do consumers use digital health tools? This graph will show you

How often do consumers use digital health tools? This graph will show you | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
A chart by Parks Associates followed up an infographic on consumer's use of digital health tools this week with a chart showing how frequency they used them in the past year.

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Sensors And Sensitivity

Sensors And Sensitivity | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

This is the sensible trajectory of connected sensor technology. The world around us gains the ability to perceive us, rather than wearable sensors trying to figure out what’s going on in our environment by taking a continuous measure of us.


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A useful lesson - wearables should not just be about harvesting data for the sake of it. By incorporating into objects we are in contact with, e.g. seat belts, we can make it a seamless part of our everyday life to gather information when it really matters.

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Johnson & Johnson partners with Organovo to consider 3D-printing living tissue

Johnson & Johnson partners with Organovo to consider 3D-printing living tissue | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
The partnership centers around using bioprinted tissue to discover new drugs. The announcement comes ahead of Organovo's commercial launch later this year.

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Loic Bertin's curator insight, July 27, 10:01 PM

Acélébration des partenariats santé et technologie. 

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Can Mobile Technologies and Big Data Improve Health?

Can Mobile Technologies and Big Data Improve Health? | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

After decades as a technological laggard, medicine has entered its data age. Mobile technologies, sensors, genome sequencing, and advances in analytic software now make it possible to capture vast amounts of information about our individual makeup and the environment around us. The sum of this information could transform medicine, turning a field aimed at treating the average patient into one that’s customized to each person while shifting more control and responsibility from doctors to patients.

 

The question is: can big data make health care better?

 

“There is a lot of data being gathered. That’s not enough,” says Ed Martin, interim director of the Information Services Unit at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. “It’s really about coming up with applications that make data actionable.”

 

The business opportunity in making sense of that data—potentially $300 billion to $450 billion a year, according to consultants McKinsey & Company—is driving well-established companies like Apple, Qualcomm, and IBM to invest in technologies from data-capturing smartphone apps to billion-dollar analytical systems. It’s feeding the rising enthusiasm for startups as well.

 

Venture capital firms like Greylock Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as the corporate venture funds of Google, Samsung, Merck, and others, have invested more than $3 billion in health-care information technology since the beginning of 2013—a rapid acceleration from previous years, according to data from Mercom Capital Group. 

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Paul's curator insight, July 24, 9:06 AM

Yes - but bad data/analysis can harm it

Pedro Yiakoumi's curator insight, July 24, 10:48 AM

http://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/big-data-boston-2014

Vigisys's curator insight, July 27, 1:34 AM

La collecte de données de santé tout azimut, même à l'échelle de big data, et l'analyse de grands sets de données est certainement utile pour formuler des hypothèses de départ qui guideront la recherche. Ou permettront d'optimiser certains processus pour une meilleure efficacité. Mais entre deux, une recherche raisonnée et humaine reste indispensable pour réaliser les "vraies" découvertes. De nombreuses études du passé (bien avant le big data) l'ont démontré...

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Bio-bots Flex Their Muscles | Qmed

Bio-bots Flex Their Muscles | Qmed | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

In 2012, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created a walking biological robot powered by cells from the heart. The heart cells proved capable of generating movement in the small bio-bots (measuring less than a centimeter in height), but controlling the bot proved difficult as the cells are programmed to beat continuously. In addition, it was difficult to turn those robots on or off.

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What Do Doctors Think Of Apple's HealthKit?

What Do Doctors Think Of Apple's HealthKit? | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
What do doctors think of HealthKit? This question was originally answered on Quora by Jae Won Joh, MD.

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EuroHealthNet's curator insight, June 28, 7:29 AM

Welcome in the era of patient centricity 

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Marisa Maiocchi's curator insight, July 2, 4:07 AM

Me parece una exageración solo para fanáticos del estilo de vida saludable. Una cosa es cuidar la salud y otra muy distinta es estar pendiente de parámetros vitales...  ¿Y qué de las horas que se dedican al trabajo, a la familia, a la recreación? ¿Y qué de emplear el tiempo en hacer cosas que nos gustan? ¿Vendrá con un medidor de felicidad o de alegría?

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GEN | News Highlights:Making the Case for Personalized Medicine

GEN | News Highlights:Making the Case for Personalized Medicine | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Personalized Medicine Coalition releases a report examining the opportunities for the continued development and adoption of personalized medicine.
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How mobile became mighty in healthcare

How mobile became mighty in healthcare | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Without a doubt, 2014 will be declared the year mobile became mighty in healthcare. No matter where in the world you live, whether you are talking about patients, consumers, or healthcare providers, mobile is revolutionising the future of healthcare – so much so, that it's worth taking a closer look at 10 powerful trends emerging throughout the mobile health space. We'll also be showcasing our findings on mobile health user experience at the Mighty Mobile seminar at the inauguralCannes Lions Health festival.

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Could 3-D Printing Disrupt the Eyeglasses Business? | Qmed

Could 3-D Printing Disrupt the Eyeglasses Business? | Qmed | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Qmed (formerly Medical Device Link) is the world's first completely prequalified supplier directory and news source for medical device OEMs. Find medical device suppliers and IVD suppliers who are FDA-registered, ISO 13485- and ISO 9001-certified. Qmed is also the home of Medical Product Manufacturing News and the most relevant breaking news for the medical device industry.
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Sleep's memory role discovered

Sleep's memory role discovered | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

The mechanism by which a good night's sleep improves learning and memory has been discovered by scientists.

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