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Online Tools to Shop for Doctors Snag on Health Care’s Complexity

Online Tools to Shop for Doctors Snag on Health Care’s Complexity | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
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Apple will soon let you request medical records via HealthKit

Apple will soon let you request medical records via HealthKit | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
you’ll be able to request medical records on an iPhone
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Is 'one click away' medical records getting closer?
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Stanford Children's CMO: Mobile disruption key to new care models [Q&A] | FierceHealthcare

Stanford Children's CMO: Mobile disruption key to new care models [Q&A] | FierceHealthcare | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Digital tools, including wearables and other Wi-Fi connected devices, will be vital to the transition of healthcare to focusing less on volume and more on value provided, according to Stanford Children's Health Chief Medical Officer Dennis Lund.
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Trinity College research to revolutionise digital healthcare for older people - TechCentral.ie

Trinity College research to revolutionise digital healthcare for older people - TechCentral.ie | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
When complete, ProACT will be the first cloud-based, digital solution of its kind in Ireland and Europe to specifically support home-based integrated care and management for adults over 65 with multiple chronic health conditions.
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Great to see an Irish team leading the way in the support of older patients with chronic diseases. First of its kind solution is getting 4.87m in EU funding.
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The Artificially Intelligent Doctor Will Hear You Now

The Artificially Intelligent Doctor Will Hear You Now | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
U.K.-based startup Babylon will launch an app later this year that will listen to your symptoms and provide medical advice. Will it help or hinder the health-care system?
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Bing's ad quality review of 2015 highlights shortcomings of pharma ads

Online advertising plays a big role in keeping many online services low cost or free of charge. This is a win for both users and website owners
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800,000+ pharma & healthcare ads rejected by Bing in 2015 for breaking their search ad guidelines. Crazy.
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U.S. Hospitals That Provide Superior Patient Experience Generate 50 Percent Higher Financial Performance Than Average Providers, Accenture Finds | Business Wire

U.S. Hospitals That Provide Superior Patient Experience Generate 50 Percent Higher Financial Performance Than Average Providers, Accenture Finds | Business Wire | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Accenture found that U.S. hospitals that deliver superior customer experience achieve net margins that are 50 percent higher.
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All too often we read about budget cuts and 'penny pinching' in the hospital sector. Customer experience excellence is often pigeon holed as something that only FMCG, Lifestyle or Hospitality sector companies need to consider. Here we see that a focus on customer experience can boost the bottom line rather than be a drain on it. 
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MIT Wants You to Swallow This Origami Robot Pill to Retrieve Other Crap You've Swallowed

MIT Wants You to Swallow This Origami Robot Pill to Retrieve Other Crap You've Swallowed | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
According to MIT, Americans swallow over 3,500 button-sized batteries every year. Say what? But instead of educating the public about not swallowing random crap, researchers at the school want people to swallow a new folding origami robot they’ve developed that’s designed to retrieve foreign objects, among other tasks.
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Easily the coolest thing I've ever read about origami!
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Drop Blood, Not Bombs!

Drop Blood, Not Bombs! | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
A California startup is deploying a fleet of drones to deliver blood in rural Rwanda.
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Smartphones are becoming cutting-edge medical devices (Wired UK)

Smartphones are becoming cutting-edge medical devices (Wired UK) | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
The next revolutionary medical instrument? Your smartphone
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About.com launches first standalone health site Verywell

About.com launches first standalone health site Verywell | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
third to fourth largest website around health
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Who knew that About.com/health was the 3rd or 4th largest health site for consumers online? They aim to grow this with the launch of verywell.com which is supported by 120 experts. A win for health literacy? 
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Report: 40 percent of US caregivers with smartphones use a care-related app

Report: 40 percent of US caregivers with smartphones use a care-related app | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
40 percent of US caregivers with smartphones use a care-related app
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Despite the burden of care, just 40% of US carers use smartphone apps and the bulk of these are from the younger caregiver demographics. How can we bridge this gap?
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Can wearables empower patients despite doctors’ skepticism?

Can wearables empower patients despite doctors’ skepticism? | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Medical wearable devices have a pivotal role to play in empowering patients to take ownership of their health, but the medical community is still skeptical.
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American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health Join Forces to Reimagine How Diabetes is Prevented and Managed

American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health Join Forces to Reimagine How Diabetes is Prevented and Managed | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
The American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health today announced a long-term collaboration to bring together the cognitive computing power of Watson and the Association's vast repository of clinical and research data. The organizations aim to build a first-of-its-kind diabetes advisor for patients and caregivers.
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AMA Warns Of Digital Health 'Quackery' - Forbes

AMA Warns Of Digital Health 'Quackery' - Forbes | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
AMA Warns Of Digital Health 'Quackery'
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A must read calling out the poor quality mobile apps and resources created as effectively digital health 'snake oil' and underscores importance of co-creation with physicians
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Direct patient engagement through social media speeds recruitment to cancer research study - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Boston, MA

Direct patient engagement through social media speeds recruitment to cancer research study - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Boston, MA | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
A crowd-sourcing strategy aimed at accelerating research into metastatic breast cancer has registered more than 2,000 patients from all 50 states in its first seven months, report researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting.
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Doctors Test Tools to Predict Your Odds of a Disease

Doctors Test Tools to Predict Your Odds of a Disease | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Predicting Your Odds of a Disease: Program Aims Enable Doctors to Order Fewer Tests and Prescribe Fewer Antibiotics
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What I Learned Using An App To Design A House For Alzheimer's Patients

What I Learned Using An App To Design A House For Alzheimer's Patients | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
When it comes to creating better spaces for those with dementia, many basics of good design hold true.
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Giving New Doctors the Tools They Need

Giving New Doctors the Tools They Need | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
They say if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I wonder, then, why my toolbox often seems so inadequate for fixing my patients.
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What if we could rethink healthcare? From hospital to community to the home, from diagnosis through to adequate treatment, from the choice of hospital gown through to digital health interventions? This is a great read on giving new doctors the tools they need for modern medicine.
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Patients Aren't Impressed by TV Drug Ads

Patients Aren't Impressed by TV Drug Ads | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Only seven percent of consumers surveyed by Treato have asked a doctor about a specific drug as a result of a TV advertisement.
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Treating the healthcare issue with tech

Treating the healthcare issue with tech | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
The healthcare industry, with its maddening inefficiencies and an economic model that incentivizes disease care over health care, desperately needs a Silicon..
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Weird 'Second Skin' Erases Wrinkles, Wounds : DNews

Weird 'Second Skin' Erases Wrinkles, Wounds : DNews | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
A new cream combo turns into an invisible polymer that protects and enhances the skin, and combats diseases such as psoriasis.
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New technology will allow patients to become partners in research

New technology will allow patients to become partners in research | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine are launching a novel approach to research that engages people as true partners in science. Using an innovative health information technology platform called
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Nokia bought Withings to take on Apple's HealthKit

Nokia bought Withings to take on Apple's HealthKit | Digital Health & Pharma | Scoop.it
Nokia bought Withings to take on Apple's HealthKit
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Can Nokia compete with Apple? This is an interesting move from the company many thought were relegated to tech history
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