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Mental Health Hackers | LinkedIn

Mental Health Hackers | LinkedIn | What's up Health? | Scoop.it

I just created a space for patients, caregivers, and professionals interested in MentalHealth. I hope for this group to become a space where people across the spectrum of Mental Health can find a well-meaning community to connect, discuss and collaborate with. Feel free to join in :)

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Biotech & Life Science Companies Target Emerging Markets in 2015

Biotech & Life Science Companies Target Emerging Markets in 2015 | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
As competition between life science companies intensifies, traditional markets – especially those in the Unites States – are beginning to see secondary markets catch up.
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WHO | Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators, 2015

WHO | Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators, 2015 | What's up Health? | Scoop.it

The Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators is a standard set of 100 indicators prioritized by the global community to provide concise information on the health situation and trends, including responses at national and global levels. It will be reviewed and updated periodically as global and country priorities evolve and measurement methods improve. This publication contains the 2015 version.

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FDA approves a drug made using 3D printing

FDA approves a drug made using 3D printing | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made in part through 3D printing.
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Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea

Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
Rapid development and testing of drug may bring current epidemic in west Africa to an end and control future outbreaks, experts say
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A Little Fish-Shaped Lump of Iron Just Won the Product Design Grand Prix at Cannes

A Little Fish-Shaped Lump of Iron Just Won the Product Design Grand Prix at Cannes | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
CANNES, France—The most low-tech product imaginable, a simple lump of iron, won the Grand Prix in the Product Design Lions contest here tonight. But while it looks unassuming, this fish made tens of thousands of Cambodians healthier.
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The innovators: the customised robotic hand you can print out at home

The innovators: the customised robotic hand you can print out at home | What's up Health? | Scoop.it

Joel Gibbard has developed a method of producing bespoke bionic prostheses for a fraction of the price of similar devices on the market by using a 3D printer

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When Keeping A Secret Trumps The Need For Care

When Keeping A Secret Trumps The Need For Care | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
Young adults covered by their parents' health plans may balk at getting treatment for mental health or other conditions they would rather not have show up on family insurance statements.
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mHealth masters: The rise of collaborative care platforms | mHealthNews

mHealth masters: The rise of collaborative care platforms | mHealthNews | What's up Health? | Scoop.it

Twine Health CEO and XPRIZE judge John Moore says that as providers adopt a teamwork approach patients will be able to take on new tasks previously delivered by the caregivers.

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Harness Trending Headlines for Physician Marketing | HealthWorks Collective

When a hot topic about medicine goes viral, it is a golden opportunity for physician marketers. Health topics provide fodder for custom content in a wide variety of mediums. Here are four ways physician marketers can take advantage of trending headlines:

Blogs

When an important health topic hits the news, take advantage of the topic’s visibility by addressing it in a blog. For example, the recent Ebola outbreak raised many questions about how the virus is transmitted and the risks associated with being exposed. Addressing misconceptions, concerns, and providing advice on how to stay healthy are excellent ways to engage patients. Even if your practice is very unlikely to ever treat patients for Ebola, providing helpful information on a topic your patients are interested in is an excellent way to increase engagement between office visits.

Social media

When a health topic is trending in the news, addressing the topic via social media is another way to increase engagement and bolster your following. For example, the recent debate on the measles vaccination provides thought-provoking fodder that will entice followers to comment and debate. Offering helpful, constructive advice, linking to articles, and sharing photos or videos is a surefire way to increase user engagement.

Email newsletters

Sharing news relevant to patients is particularly effective in email newsletters. Consider formatting your email newsletters in a digest format. This format yields a higher number of click-throughs than other layout formats. On average, digest layouts yield a 44.2% click-through rate, while other types of layout have a 17.8% rate. News headlines are perfect for a digest-style layout because links direct patients to the physician’s website, where he or she can discuss the topic in greater detail in a blog post.

In-person clinics

When a news topic is relevant to your practice, consider holding a clinic to attract new patients and to engage existing patients between visits. When a news story is relevant to a certain region, such as the measles outbreak in California, there is likely to be heightened interest. Holding a vaccination clinic, for example, where physicians can answer questions face-to-face and actually administer treatment helps doctors form a connection and build trust with patients. Choosing a broader topic that is frequently in the news, such as the obesity epidemic, will still hold interest for patients and allow the physician to address the same topic more than once. In-person clinics that address hot-button issues provide useful information to patients and allow physicians to bolster trust in their community.

With more and more people turning to the Internet and social media for medical information, it should come as no surprise that hot topics in medicine are often highly visible to users. People will often turn to physicians for answers when a controversial medical news story goes viral. Thus, these news stories provide the perfect opportunity for physicians to dispense valuable information to patients and for marketers to engage patients in between visits.

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Hospital ratings on social media appear to reflect quality of care

Hospital ratings on social media appear to reflect quality of care | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
A correlation between how hospitals are rated on Facebook's five-star system and how well they performed on a widely used measure of quality care has been uncovered by researchers. Social media has become an important way for institutions to communicate -- both sending messages and receiving feedback -- with clients and with the general public.

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Télémédecine: l'Anap publie des guides sur la permanence de soins en imagerie médicale et la prise en charge des personnes détenues

Télémédecine: l'Anap publie des guides sur la permanence de soins en imagerie médicale et la prise en charge des personnes détenues | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
Premier site français d’information en continu sur les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC, NTIC) dans la santé - TIC santé

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Accenture report highlights digital health priorities for tech-savvy seniors

Accenture report highlights digital health priorities for tech-savvy seniors | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
Nearly 70 percent of seniors said technology is important to managing their health, according to a new report by Accenture. The survey of more than 10,00 people in 10 countries...
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"Molecular Tweeting" Could Hold the Key to Busting Superbugs

"Molecular Tweeting" Could Hold the Key to Busting Superbugs | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
A broader understanding of bacterial social networks might help scientists combat antibiotic resistance
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3D Printing Makes a Complex Brain Surgery Possible, Saving The Life of a 50-year-old Woman in China

3D Printing Makes a Complex Brain Surgery Possible, Saving The Life of a 50-year-old Woman in China | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
It isn't news that 3D printing is playing a major role in the advancement of medicine and medical treatments around the world. There have been countless stories
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Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
New finding is clear example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children
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The ROI of Social Media in Healthcare - MedCity News

The ROI of Social Media in Healthcare - MedCity News | What's up Health? | Scoop.it

There has never been a more misleading term in business than social media.Healthcare executives have been trained to ask for the ROI of everything, but for some reason they put more focus on this when it comes to social than other traditional forms of media and advertising. Hospitals and health systems aren’t selling mugs or t-shirts so tracing direct business back to social can be tricky. With social marketing this conversation is a little complicated and requires some patience to understand the true return on investment. Confusion has been added by so called “marketing gurus” who have pulled the wool over business owners eyes, having them focus on likes, followers, retweets, and other impressions that simply don’t matter for business. The real value of social is the ability to provide value to your audience and tell the story of what your business does and why you are passionate about it. This creates long-term customers who remain interested in being your consumer for life.


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The real value of social media is the ability to provide value to your audience.

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Millions of children in war-torn Yemen at risk of disease and malnutrition – UNICEF

Millions of children in war-torn Yemen at risk of disease and malnutrition – UNICEF | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
SANA’A, Yemen, 30 June 2015 – The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country’s health system, and exposing millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases, says UNICEF.
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Behavioural Economics And Its Application In Digital & mHealth

Behavioural Economics And Its Application In Digital & mHealth | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
 Improving people’s health and supporting improved clinical outcomes for patients is predominantly about behavioural change. Certainly digital health interventions are predicated on the idea that we can modify behaviour, whether this is adherence to medication or changes in lifestyle. 

Unfortunately, although these systems can be powerful, it takes little expertise to design feedback bars, leaderboards and reward badges. Unless carefully executed they can fail completely to align with the underlying psychology of the user, especially in complex areas such as healthcare. What is more, people often mischaracterise games themselves for gamification, leading to greater confusion.

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mHealth Alliance Case Study: Sustainable Financing for Mobile Health

February 1, 2013

A case study: Options and opportunities for mHealth financial models in low and middle-income countries


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The growing urgency to resolve this circumstance in order to scale a greater number of implementations has prompted key players in the mHealth community to focus on financial modeling. This Sustainable Financing for Mobile Health (mHealth) report, commissioned by the mHealth Alliance and delivered by Vital Wave, uses a value chain analysis framework at the stakeholder level to evaluate five financial models that exist today in priority mHealth areas. In this report, the value chain1 is defined as the sequence of transactions that bring a product from its raw inputs to the final consumer. Each member of a given value chain has a unique perception of the costs (or the “give”) and the benefits (or the “get”). In order to achieve long-term financial sustainability, the balance for each member must be tilted in favor of the benefits. The fundamental conclusion from the various value chain analyses contained in this report is that to achieve financial sustainability implementers must successfully transition from operational dependence on funding to reliance on economic buyers (i.e., “payers” or “purchasers”).


This requires organizations and individuals that are motivated to purchase the mHealth product or service and value chains that are designed to include members that have incentives to remain part of the delivery process. Importantly, achieving financial sustainability is not a one-time event. It requires proactive monitoring and rebalancing of the value chain.


As an additional framework for analysis, this report uses the recommendations of the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (or the Commodities Commission). The Commodities Commission was created in response to the UN Secretary-General’s call to increase access to medicines, devices and supplies that address avoidable causes of death during pregnancy, childbirth and childhood. The Commission’s report2, published on 26 September 2012, identified 13 essential commodities that have the potential to save the lives of millions of women and children and made 10 recommendations for how to get these commodities to those who need them most. Given the cross-cutting nature of the recommendations and the focus on scale, the mHealth Alliance derived five priority mHealth application categories from the Commodities Commission report, which are further explored in this report. These categories are: 1) Demand & Awareness; 2) Performance & Accountability; 3) Quality Monitoring; 4) Supply Chain Awareness; and 5) Financial Barriers.


After examining these five categories, this report concludes that sustainable financial models are contingent on a deep understanding of ecosystem players, market dynamics, and each value chain members’ incentives specific to each application area.

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SXSW HealthTech Trends

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Philips, the official health technology sponsor of SXSW Interactive 2015, compiled the top 10 health technology trends that we expect to see this year.
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Mobile Health Industry Could Be Worth $49.1 Billion by 2020

Mobile Health Industry Could Be Worth $49.1 Billion by 2020 | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
Analysis just released by Grand View Research on the global mobile healthcare marketplace suggests that by 2020, the industry could be worth as much as $49.1
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Creative Review - Your health in your hands

Creative Review - Your health in your hands | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
The best in visual communication
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Robotics in Healthcare Market Worth $3B by 2025

We predict the overall world market for robotics in healthcare will reach $3,058m in 2015, and expand further to 2025. Segments include Surgical Robots, Rehabilitation Robots, Non-invasive Radiosurgery Robots, Hospital/Pharmacy Robots and Other medical robots.


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Hackathon-eSanté - l'innovation au service des patients

Hackathon-eSanté - l'innovation au service des patients | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
Hackathon esanté Novartis, l'innovation au service du patient, venez relever le challenge: www.hackathon-esante.fr
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Apple announces ResearchKit, a new service for medical studies - CNET

Apple announces ResearchKit, a new service for medical studies - CNET | What's up Health? | Scoop.it
Apple has built a new technology to help researchers collect data from the company's customers.
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