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This Is Why Your Doctor Can't Tweet You

This Is Why Your Doctor Can't Tweet You | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
But there's one big, important elephant in the room blocking the digital stampede of online access to your doctor and your healthcare and that's HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
 
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The quest for an African #SiliconValley

The quest for an African #SiliconValley | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
Global University Venturing
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Articles with a good overview of Africa in relation to start-ups are few and far between. So, have a read.
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Denise Silber, #SocialMedia Ambassador of #eCardiology #eHealth conference 2017 #Berlin #digitalhealth

Denise Silber, #SocialMedia Ambassador of #eCardiology #eHealth conference 2017 #Berlin #digitalhealth | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
Denise Silber will be both SocialMedia Ambassador and Start-up Consultant at eCardiology eHealth
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Excited to exchange with cardiologists, start-ups, tech innovators about latest tools to benefit patient results
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New #Chatbots4Health Partners, Basil Strategies & Pastel Health, announce events in Boston & Miami Oct. 21/26

New #Chatbots4Health Partners, Basil Strategies & Pastel Health, announce events in Boston & Miami Oct. 21/26 | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it

A chatbot is a computer program designed to simulate conversation with the people using it. Join Chatbots for Health Oct. 21 & 26 in Boston and Miami.

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A new kind of hackathon, a challenge wherein an existing prototype is used to initiate a new health chatbot that will be developed after the event.
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Janssen makes iSTEP clinical trials digital platform open to all - Pharmaphorum

Janssen makes iSTEP clinical trials digital platform open to all - Pharmaphorum | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
Janssen's new iSTEP platform integrates mobile technology, 'smart' blister packs of pills and electronic labelling to improve adherence.
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American Journal of Gastroenterology - From Patient to Patient-Entrepreneur: Development of an Ostomy Bag Sensor

American Journal of Gastroenterology - From Patient to Patient-Entrepreneur: Development of an Ostomy Bag Sensor | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
The American Journal of Gastroenterology is published by Springer Nature on behalf of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). Ranked the #1 clinical journal covering gastroenterology and hepatology*, The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG) provides practical and professional support for clinicians dealing with the gastroenterological disorders seen most often in patients. Published with practicing clinicians in mind, the journal aims to be easily accessible, organizing its content by topic, both online and in print. www.amjgastro.com, *2007 Journal Citation Report (Thomson Reuters, 2008)
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6 years after Michael's colon transplant, he is an inventor, entrepreneur, expert on ostomy bags, blogger and scientific journal author, influencer, amazing dad/husband/person, and -- I am humbled to say, a dear friend!
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Alexa-Enabled #Exoskeleton Conquers Mobility Challenges - #healthtech #digitalhealth

Alexa-Enabled #Exoskeleton Conquers Mobility Challenges - #healthtech #digitalhealth | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
Growing need drives exoskeleton development. Wheelchair-bound patients including paraplegics, people with spinal cord injuries, and stroke victims stand highest on the list of potential beneficiaries of exoskeleton technology. We’ve written about work in exoskeleton development by DARPA, by Marsi Bionics, and many other private, university, and government groups. Toronto- and Boston-based BionikLabs has several upper body exoskeletal products …
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Am always concerned about access to exoskeletons for the greatest number. Otherwise, imagine how frustrating for all those people who would like to walk to see that it exists, but not for them! So I'm glad to see this company is seeking mass distribution.
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Why Amazon invested in this cancer-testing startup founded by a Google exec

Why Amazon invested in this cancer-testing startup founded by a Google exec | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it

A health start-up called Grail is developing one of the most ambitious technologies in Silicon Valley.

And Amazon wants a piece of it.

According to two sources familiar, Amazon invested in Grail as a very special kind of future customer for its cloud business.

 

Grail is hoping that its can use deep sequencing technology to detect the earliest signs of cancer in the blood, while it's still treatable. That requires a huge amount of data processing and storage.

That's potentially a huge business for Amazon Web Services.

Reuters reported that the market to store human genetic data is expected to be worth $1 billion by 2018. By 2025, an anticipated 100 million and 2 billion human genomics could be sequenced, according to a 2015 report. Biologists have long-anticipated that the computing resources to handle all that data would outweigh Twitter and YouTube.

Grail's test will not be commercialized in the U.S. for years -- it is aiming for 2019 -- but it will be dabbling in huge data-sets well before then.

It needs to run large-scale clinical studies to demonstrate to industry stakeholders that its technology is both sensitive and accurate. Hundreds of thousands of people will need to be sequenced for each of these studies. And the genomes will need to be securely stored somewhere.

Amazon's investment, initially reported earlier this year, was a little surprising. The e-commerce and cloud services leader doesn't typically bet on start-ups in the regulated life sciences sector. Moreover, Grail CEO Jeff Huber, was a long-time executive at Google, an Amazon rival. (Google also invested in an earlier fund-raising round for Grail through GV, its venture arm, now a division of Google holding company Alphabet.)

But these companies are "positioning themselves for something they think will be big," said Zamin Iqbal, who leads a computational genomics research group at the European Bioinformatics Institute.

Iqbal doesn't expect revenues to be significant yet, in part due to privacy concerns and lack of uptick for whole genome analysis from health providers.

But that could all change in the coming years. "The future of genomics is likely to involve the cloud heavily," he continued.

Another factor that drew Amazon into the deal was Grail's presence in Asia, the people said. In March, the company merged with a blood diagnostics company in China. Amazon Web Services has announced it plans to open a new data center "region" in Hong Kong in 2018.

 


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Detecting cancer and other diseases in blood, other body fluids, such as sweat, and tomorrow in microbiome patterns, is the new holy grail.
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Putting Fitness Trackers and Health Monitoring Apps to the Test #gamification

Putting Fitness Trackers and Health Monitoring Apps to the Test #gamification | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
Smartwatches, smartphone apps, and other digital health tools can aid in managing chronic conditions — but only if people stay engaged.
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Questions About The FDA’s New Framework For #DigitalHealth

Questions About The FDA’s New Framework For #DigitalHealth | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
Questions About The FDA’s New Framework For Digital Health | At the intersection of health, health care, and policy.
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Certification of digital products once again comes in short.
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Barcelona #DigitalHealth Start-ups

The Barcelona digital health scene is booming. Read this article to find out more about how Catalan startups are disrupting Barcelona's health care sector.
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Nice mention of some main startups in Barcelona
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#Kidneydisease risk score built into patients' electronic health records #ehr #emr

#Kidneydisease risk score built into patients' electronic health records #ehr #emr | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Primary care physicians who take care of these patients can help reduce the risk of complications and death if they recognize the progressio
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One of many preventive measures our health systems are not penalized for not doing
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Why the *Beep* Do Doctors Still Use Pagers? - Telemedicine Magazine

Why the *Beep* Do Doctors Still Use Pagers? - Telemedicine Magazine | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it

The anachronistic pager still lives on in healthcare. Here’s why, and what it will take to leave them behind.   For decades, the way we reach out to doctors has remained the same: paging them. 

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If we haven't invented anything more convincing for those doctors, we have it wrong ourselves.
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Maria Hägglund: Electronic health records in Sweden—how can we go from transparency to collaboration? – The BMJ

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50 years after the invention of the concept of an electronic medical record, even Sweden is still struggling with providing access for patients to all of their date in one place.
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Can a blockchain save healthcare? – Let's debunk the myths

Can a blockchain save healthcare? – Let's debunk the myths | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
If someone claims that you can store your health data “on” the blockchain — red flag and you’ll want to listen to what they say next with healthy skepticism.
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Blockchain can help preserve the integrity and confidentiality of data. But, you must first have quality data and a process for using it.
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How can Health #Chatbots Assist in the #OpioidCrisis?

How can Health #Chatbots Assist in the #OpioidCrisis? | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it

Interview by Denise SIlber about chatbots for health with Ron Chabot, medtech entrepreneur and former addict

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Exploring role of Chatbots in behavioral therapy re addiction
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Ex #Pfizer exec to take Respiri's 'digital stethoscope' to the world #digitalhealth

Ex #Pfizer exec to take Respiri's 'digital stethoscope' to the world #digitalhealth | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
Former Pfizer exec to take Respiri’s ‘digital stethoscope’ to the world
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Device is already registered. Will be interesting to see the results.
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#Blockchain technology will revolutionize medical records—just not anytime soon

#Blockchain technology will revolutionize medical records—just not anytime soon | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
Decentralized databases promise to revolutionize medical records, but not until the health-care industry buys in to the idea and gets to work.
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Simple, clear explanation.
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National Quality Forum uncovers diagnostic errors, says #EHRs not equipped to help  #ehealth

National Quality Forum uncovers diagnostic errors, says #EHRs not equipped to help  #ehealth | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
The committee also recognized the need for interoperability among EHR systems throughout to assist providers in arriving at an accurate and timely diagnosis.
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5% of diagnostic errors...Sounds low compared to other studies.
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#DigitalHealth Checkup: Key Questions Market Players Should Be Asking (Part One)

#DigitalHealth Checkup: Key Questions Market Players Should Be Asking (Part One) | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
Article focuses on main questions necessary for entity interested in Digital Health Solutions to answer
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When it comes to digital health M&A, who is the biggest acquirer of them all?

When it comes to digital health M&A, who is the biggest acquirer of them all? | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
The largest acquirers tended to be health IT vendors but what's interesting about the report by CB Inisghts is that it shows the diversity of companies they've pursued.
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diagnostics.ai Win Digital Health 2017 Award for 'Best Data-Driven Innovation' #digitalhealth

Aug. 21, 2017 -- The Digital Health 2017 awards, presented in collaboration with the UK's Digital Catapult, are awarded based on hel

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#Oculus Video Shows Advanced Hand Tracking Gloves #VR

#Oculus Video Shows Advanced Hand Tracking Gloves #VR | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
An unlisted Oculus video showcases the hand tracking gloves that Mark Zuckerberg teased earlier in the year, suggesting they may be revealed soon.
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A step further toward humanization of #VirtualReality ?
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Opinion | Artificial Intelligence Is Stuck. Here’s How to Move It Forward.

Opinion | Artificial Intelligence Is Stuck. Here’s How to Move It Forward. | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
Real progress will require an international scientific collaboration, like the one that discovered the Higgs boson.
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WebMD to be bought by KKR's Internet Brands for $2.8 billion (wow) #digitalhealth

WebMD to be bought by KKR's Internet Brands for $2.8 billion (wow) #digitalhealth | #DigitalHealth | Scoop.it
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WebMd was itself the result of a merger with Healtheon, company started by Jim Clark co-founder of Netscape, who got out of healthcare when he saw how long it wd take. Steven Satz, current CEO of WebMd, had been CEO of Physicians Online POL, if anyone remembers that brand.
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Analysis of Israel's opportunities in eHealth

'This is a best prospect industry sector for this country.'

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Israel is indeed a place where eHealth start-ups can both find a market and a learning experience.
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