Innovation in Health
1.4K views | +0 today
Follow
Innovation in Health
What's new in the world of health and wellness
Curated by Rowan Norrie
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Rowan Norrie
Scoop.it!

Why surgeons are a key target for some Google Glass app developers

Why surgeons are a key target for some Google Glass app developers | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
As one app developer says, surgeons are high powered, they prize efficiency and they like to play with toys. They’re also well-paid, which doesn’t hurt.
Rowan Norrie's insight:

Could Google Glass be the next distruptor in healthcare?

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from #eHealthPromotion, #web2salute
Scoop.it!

5 Ways Pinterest Can Be Used for Patient Education In Healthcare

5 Ways Pinterest Can Be Used for Patient Education In Healthcare | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Pinterest is a good medium for patient education in healthcare marketing because many people learn best visually and compelling images are highly shareable.

Via Giuseppe Fattori
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from Healthstartup.eu
Scoop.it!

3 Best Practices for Selling Telehealth Products or Services

3 Best Practices for Selling Telehealth Products or Services | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Nirav Desai shares three telehealth selling strategies to help you bridge that gap when you’re trying to get buy-in for a telehealth product or service.


Via Bart Collet
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from #LifeHacks #QuantifiedSelf #Transhuman
Scoop.it!

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.

Via Antoine POIGNANT, MD
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rowan Norrie
Scoop.it!

A Breath Test for Blood Glucose | Diabetes Forecast Magazine

A Breath Test for Blood Glucose | Diabetes Forecast Magazine | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Rowan Norrie's insight:

A new breakthrough in non-invasive testing

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from healthcare technology
Scoop.it!

'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


Via nrip
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from UX-UI-Wearable-Tech for Enhanced Human
Scoop.it!

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.


Via Olivier Janin
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from Hospitals: Trends in Branding and Marketing
Scoop.it!

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

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

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

Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from shubush design & wellbeing
Scoop.it!

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

Via petabush
more...
petabush's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:30 AM

 

 

via @digitag

Scooped by Rowan Norrie
Scoop.it!

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)...
Rowan Norrie's insight:

We know about the cost savings and the efficiency savings, but mobile healthcare has huge clinical benefits too.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from Healthstartup.eu
Scoop.it!

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.


Via Bart Collet
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from PATIENT EMPOWERMENT & E-PATIENT
Scoop.it!

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...

Via Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek
more...
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.

Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from Digital Health
Scoop.it!

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.

Via Alex Butler
Rowan Norrie's insight:

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

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from Hopital 2.0
Scoop.it!

How private is data on health and fitness apps? | mobihealthnews

How private is data on health and fitness apps? | mobihealthnews | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Via Chanfimao
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from Mobile Health: How Mobile Phones Support Health Care
Scoop.it!

Medical app uses augmented reality to enhance patient education

Medical app uses augmented reality to enhance patient education | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Medical app uses augmented reality to enhance patient education
6 days ago by Tom Lewis

    0

App Review Commentary News
Post image for Medical app uses augmented reality to enhance patient education

We have seen Augmented Reality used in a number of medical apps; however, we have not yet seen it in any patient education apps.

EyeDecide is created by OrcaMD, a company renowned for producing a range of high quality patient education apps. OrcaMD has recently released a series of updates to their Decide series — some of which take advantage of augmented reality.

Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory inputs such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.

In the case of EyeDecide, the app cleverly uses the camera display to simulate the impact of certain conditions on your vision.

With EyeDecide, the developers use the camera to simulate the vision of a patient affected by a certain condition. In the case shown below, the user is demonstrating the impact of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). However, there are also other AR options available for Cataracts. It is clear that trying to explain the impact of AMD and how it will affect vision can be quite challenging, though, with the aid of an app such as EyeDecide and AR this process should be easier.

The screenshots below demonstrate how the vision of a patient with AMD will progress. At the same time, you can see how the eye itself deteriorates on the right of the screen.

IMG_5115

IMG_5116

IMG_5118

IMG_5117

Some of the advantages of augmented reality in patient education are shown below:

    Patients can visualise the pathology/effect the clinician is talking about
    A multisensory experience has been shown to be more effective in transmitting information (Balog et al. 2012).
    Patients and family members can see how a potential disease would impact them in their natural surroundings e.g. testing their vision at home

Of course, there are also disadvantages of augmented reality in patient education:

    Not all conditions are amenable to AR
    Progression can be extraordinarily variable, particularly if it is unknown e.g. MS
    Requires a certain amount of digital literacy to truly understand what AR is

Its great to see app developers like OrcaMD taking full advantage of the capabilities of modern mobile technology. Hopefully, other app developers will sit up and take note to see just how effective these tools can be when used appropriately.

I see the future of patient education taking advantage of tools like augmented reality. The ability to combine augmented reality with personalized radiological images such as IOS Fixator opens up an exciting new paradigm for patient education.

iTunes Link

Via dbtmobile
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from Healthstartup.eu
Scoop.it!

How Technology Is Transforming Health Care

How Technology Is Transforming Health Care | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Digital innovations make it possible for consumers to use portable devices to access their medical information, monitor their vital signs and carry out a wide range of tasks.

Via Bart Collet
Rowan Norrie's insight:

Excelent summary of how technology will shape our health in future.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rowan Norrie
Scoop.it!

'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
Fox News
What is Milk and Cookie Disease?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rowan Norrie
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rowan Norrie
Scoop.it!

TeleServices for Better Health; Expanding the Horizon of Patient Engagement

Rowan Norrie's insight:

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

more...
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

Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from Digital marketing pharma
Scoop.it!

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?

Via Olivier Delannoy
Rowan Norrie's insight:

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

more...
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"
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from Msante & Quantified Self
Scoop.it!

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).

Via Cecile Chelim
Rowan Norrie's insight:

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.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from PATIENT EMPOWERMENT & E-PATIENT
Scoop.it!

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.

Via Giuseppe Fattori, Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek
more...
David Dellamonica's curator insight, May 19, 2013 12:47 PM

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

Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from Mobile Health: How Mobile Phones Support Health Care
Scoop.it!

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...


Via dbtmobile
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Rowan Norrie from Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Scoop.it!

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

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
Rowan Norrie's insight:

New approach for a growing problem

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Rowan Norrie
Scoop.it!

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."
Rowan Norrie's insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.