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A Digital Diaper for Tracking Children's Health

A Digital Diaper for Tracking Children's Health | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Diapers have traditionally had one primary sensor — the baby inside them, who cries when wet — but a company hopes to have its product collect data for a doctor.

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A Breath Test for Blood Glucose | Diabetes Forecast Magazine

A Breath Test for Blood Glucose | Diabetes Forecast Magazine | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
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A new breakthrough in non-invasive testing

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'OK Glass, Save A Life.' The Application Of Google Glass In Sudden Cardiac Death

'OK Glass, Save A Life.' The Application Of Google Glass In Sudden Cardiac Death | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Google GOOG +1.25% Glass has made its way into healthcare.  Its use in theoperating room and in medical education has been profiled here.  Yet the magic of Glass will be found in the applications that can make this “technology” into real-world solutions for health and medicine.  It’s a bit like the smart phone and how its realization is a function of the countless apps that bring the device to life.

 

Christian Assad, MD has taken the next step with Glass and developing a practical app that can turn Glass into a real life-saver. He recently profiles this application on his blog and I believe it’s an important turn of events that showcase just how technology can be applied to medicine and public health issues.  Here’s how it presents the concept in his blog–Google Glass and augmented CPR:

 

THE CPRGLASS SCENARIO

 

1)   Person walking, witnesses someone passing out (syncope)

 

2)   Individual says “OK GLASS, CPRGLASS”

 

A) Instructions appear ABC (Assess Airway, Breathing and Circulation)

 

B) “OK GLASS, No Pulse!”      (An algorithm developed by Hao-Yu Wu et al at MIT demonstrate how a normal camera can detect a pulse in a person with strong accuracy.) We are looking incorporate such algorithm aka (which will be open source) ”Eulerian video magnification” to CPRGLASS for 2 reasons;

 

1) Will help as an innovative method to assess if the compressions are adequate

 

2) Will be able to tell us if patient has regained pulse if we stop compressions, possibly, instead of even having to look for a pulse


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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 | Innovation in Health | 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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Patient Engagement in 2013: How?

Graham Player P.h.D.( Health Sciences)Hugh McClungEmedtodayThe use of mobile medical apps onsmartphones and tablets is revolutionizing andreinventing the way pa

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eMedToday's curator insight, June 22, 2013 9:37 PM

This is one example of patient engagement via a mobile app. 

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Biosensor patch monitors brain, heart, muscle signals

Biosensor patch monitors brain, heart, muscle signals | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Bio-patch (credit: KTH The Royal Institute of Technology) The future of health care could be found in a tiny, paper-thin skin patch that collects vital

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Beyond apps: how to deliver mobile healthcare

Beyond apps: how to deliver mobile healthcare | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Mobile working can have many benefits for the NHS (RT @ScHARR_RATgroup: Beyond apps: how to deliver mobile healthcare | Resource centre | Health Service Journal: http://t.co/gpI1Bt39qm)...
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We know about the cost savings and the efficiency savings, but mobile healthcare has huge clinical benefits too.

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World mobile health market to reap revenues of $2 billion in 2013 #mhealth

World mobile health market to reap revenues of $2 billion in 2013 #mhealth | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Visiongain's latest report examines the global mHealth market with a focus on service types, perceived benefits and the key drivers and barriers to uptake. This timely report is entitled World Mobile Healthcare (mHealth) Market 2013-2018: eHealth, Telemedicine & Health informatics

The potential benefits of mHealth solutions include improving healthcare system processes, collecting and retrieving crucial medical data and patients being able to manage chronic conditions better.  Dedicated devices that perform medical functions can utilise mobile technologies such as the cloud allowing data to be uploaded and downloaded instantly. The app ecosystem also offers a vast array of programs that cover everything from general wellness to chronic diseases and illnesses.

The mHealth ecosystem includes mobile operators who are set to reap revenues from increased data consumption. Healthcare practitioners will find workloads decreased and greater efficiency in treatments. Software and app developers will gain wide revenue streams from the creation of popular apps or solutions either through consumer purchase or subsidised purchase by health insurance companies. Governmental bodies and pharmaceutical companies can also increase savings and revenues from mHealth.


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Patients 2.0 Introducing The Empowered Patient

April Meeting PATIENTS 2.0 INTRODUCING THEEMPOWERED PATIENTMARIE ENNIS O’CONNOR (Thanks Liam RT @liamhq: Great deck by @JBBC from last weeks @Health2Dublin meetup: Patients 2.0 http://t.co/mmynCNgCiN...

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eMedToday's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:08 PM

An important element of e detailing is addressing the requirement for a sparate plaftorm for patient engagement.

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Making sense of medical sensors - MIT News Office

Making sense of medical sensors - MIT News Office | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Computer scientists and electrical engineers are devising algorithms that look for useful new patterns in data produced by medical sensors.

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Good examples of how medical sensors can be used in new ways.

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Infographic: The Impact of Quantified Self Tracking

Infographic: The Impact of Quantified Self Tracking | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Impact of quantified self tracking infographic created by Pathfinder Software looks at the who, how, and why of being a "tracker."

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Let patients help: the BMJ covers an American ePatient’s learnings | Health Populi

Let patients help: the BMJ covers an American ePatient’s learnings | Health Populi | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

I emphasize the last sentence written by Peter Lapsley of the BMJ, who notes that British medical schools are placing greater emphasis on doctor-patient communication. Is this the case in U.S. med schools?


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There are many benefits in getting patients are more involved in their treatment - reduced costs, greater trust, improved input and reduced risk of litigation. Yet many clinicians are still resisting the opportunity to work together with their patients.

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Sensors to create your health feed

Sensors to create your health feed | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Walter De Brouwer of Scanadu forecasts how advances in sensing will give access to our personal health feed and transform healthcare.
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There has been a great deal of discussion about the practicalities and issues surrounding creating a feed of your health data. This article is a useful discussion on these points.

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'Milk and Cookie Disease': The new childhood health condition caused by diet

'Milk and Cookie Disease': The new childhood health condition caused by diet | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
'Milk and Cookie Disease': The new childhood health condition caused by diet
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8 Fantastic Fitness Apps to Keep You Motivated

8 Fantastic Fitness Apps to Keep You Motivated | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Check out these 8 fitness apps to help you maintain a balanced diet and regular exercise.
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TeleServices for Better Health; Expanding the Horizon of Patient Engagement

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Excellent whitepaper on teleservices, discussing the differences with telecare, telehealth, telecoaching and telemedicine.

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eMedToday's curator insight, July 7, 2013 7:50 PM

The trend in retail health care needs to be considered in the big picture of teleservices which is outlined here

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Is Pinterest Pharma’s Channel on the Visual Web?

Is Pinterest Pharma’s Channel on the Visual Web? | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Intouch solutions recommends creating a content strategy focused on better visual content instead of jumping onto the Pinterest platform bandwagon. (As one of the newest social media contenders – is #Pinterest right for #pharma co’s?

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Intersting article of the rise of the visual web and whether Pinterest might have a role for pharma and other life science companies.

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eMedToday's curator insight, June 26, 2013 10:45 PM

Clearly Pharma need to recognize that visual and video is where the action is.

 

"According to M Booth and Simply Measure, a social media analytics firm, we know that:

Videos on Facebook are shared 12 times more than links & text posts combined.Photos are liked 2 times more than text updates.100 million YouTube users are taking a social action, sharing, rating or commenting, on videos every week.Over 700 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter each minute.Pinterest users follow more brands than users on Facebook or Twitter"
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The “Quantified Self” Is Only the First Step to Better Health

The “Quantified Self” Is Only the First Step to Better Health | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
This post is part of Tech Cocktail’s “Healthy Entrepreneur” series, bringing you insights on food, exercise, and sleep throughout May. The series is presented by Coromega (more info and a giveaway below).

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In order to improve something, it has to be measurable. The quantified self is the fist step for the individual to measure variables to a) understand what the relevant variables are and b) make sensible steps to improve their health.

 

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Patient Engagement: A Strategic Imperative for Preventing Readmissions - Transformative Health

Patient Engagement: A Strategic Imperative for Preventing Readmissions - Transformative Health | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
David Wright is MPH President of the Institute for Interactive Patient Care, and also serves as Chief Outcomes Officer for GetWellNetwork. Readmissions News recently published an article by David focused on how to reduce readmissions in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. In the first of a two part series, he describes how technology can be used as an effective means to achieve and sustain patient activation.

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David Dellamonica's curator insight, May 19, 2013 12:47 PM

Excellent article. For me part of succes for patients - hcp - payors ....

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Digital Health Infographic

Digital Health Infographic | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Check out http://wirelesshealthstrategies.com! The digital revolution is catalyzing a profound transformation and creative disruption of the methods by which healthcare providers deliver patient care, patients access healthcare services and...


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Google Glass Is A Great Idea For The Old And Demented -SVW

Google Glass Is A Great Idea For The Old And Demented -SVW | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley Watcher - reporting on the business of innovation at the intersection of technology and media

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New approach for a growing problem

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How Front-Line Innovation Can Help Cure Healthcare

How Front-Line Innovation Can Help Cure Healthcare | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Read our Strategy & Innovation article, "How Front-Line Innovation Can Help Cure Healthcare."
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By identifying unmet needs, focusing on practical proejcts and then have front-line teams innovate solutions is the best way to imrpoving healthcare and reducing costs.

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Super Physicians : Barriers and Challenges for Mobile and Social

Super Physicians : Barriers and Challenges for Mobile and Social | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Explore the rise of mobile in the clinical setting and better understand how physicians are using mobile technology and social media to improve health
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Mobile and social media heralds a new era of healthcare and a new way of working for clinicians

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People Powered Health

People Powered Health | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
9 April 2013 - One day summit focused on approaches to long term conditions that address the integration challenge, create social value, improve health outcomes and reduce costs.
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We all agree that healthcare models of the future need to change.However, innovation has tended to follow traditional approaches - improved medical devices, new drugs, new technologies.

 

People powered health approach is a vision for health service that involves patients, mobilises untapped resources, and supports patients to actively manage their own health.

 

Download the Nesta report on People Powered Health for more insight.

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Health 2020: a new European policy framework for health and well-being

Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, 20 March 2013, Riga, Latvia

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