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Interview: Health technology can transform healthcare industry (Includes interview and first-hand account)

Interview: Health technology can transform healthcare industry (Includes interview and first-hand account) | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The company Health2047 is working in partnership with the American Medical Association to use technology to solve some of the biggest challenges in healthcare. Dr. Jack Stockert tells Digital Journal how this works.
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A blockchain-based network to share information between physicians, providers, payers and pharmaceutical groups.

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Queensland Ambulance Service launches digital system for medical emergencies

Queensland Ambulance Service launches digital system for medical emergencies | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The SafeMate emergency medical information program aims to reduce paramedic and patient stress, time-consuming hospital visits and costs in the health system, in addition to improving ambulance efficiencies.

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A digital system that aims to give paramedics greater access to a patient’s vital medical information in an emergency.

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HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase eyes standards-based health ecosystem

HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase eyes standards-based health ecosystem | Digital Health | Scoop.it
This year the showcase will feature 82 organizations demonstrating 121 health IT systems across 16 different use-cases.
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Interoperability is one of the most important and most vexing issues facing digital health today.

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Verily's research wearable lands FDA clearance for on-demand ECG

Verily's research wearable lands FDA clearance for on-demand ECG | Digital Health | Scoop.it

This morning Alphabet’s life science subsidiary Verily announced that its Verily Study Watch and its on-demand ECG feature landed a 510(k) clearance from the FDA.

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The Verily Study Watch is a prescription-only wearable that can record, store, transfer and display single-channel ECG rhythms.

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Hospital at home tech: The ‘quiet revolution’ improving outcomes, cutting costs and building relationships

Hospital at home tech: The ‘quiet revolution’ improving outcomes, cutting costs and building relationships | Digital Health | Scoop.it
At CES 2019, experts from around the healthcare industry highlight the human benefits of home care technologies.
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At CES 2019, experts from around the healthcare industry highlight the human benefits of home care technologies.

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CES 2019 – Healthcare innovations to look out for

CES 2019 – Healthcare innovations to look out for | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an annual event that attracts over 180,000 attendees each year, showcasing the most cutting edge, revolutionary technology imaginable.

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Healthcare has become so ingrained in CES, that attendees can now earn CME (continuing medical education) credits for some of the sessions.

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23andMe to integrate genetic data into Lark Health's AI health coach

23andMe to integrate genetic data into Lark Health's AI health coach | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Users of Lark's Wellness Program and Diabetes Prevention Program will now be able to integrate a user's genetic data from 23andMe to get a more personalized experince.
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Lark’s AI weight loss and wellness coach will be able to access a user’s genetic information in order to personalize strategies for losing weight.

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Working towards greater data integration in healthcare – origins of NUHS’s DISCOVERY AI platform

Working towards greater data integration in healthcare – origins of NUHS’s DISCOVERY AI platform | Digital Health | Scoop.it
“I think the biggest trend (in healthcare) is towards greater integration. Traditionally, healthcare has been very fragmented, where many different groups serve specific clinical needs without necessarily coordinating with each other.
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The biggest trend in healthcare is towards greater integration of data and technologies.

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GE Healthcare, Vanderbilt partner on AI-enabled precision medicine

GE Healthcare, Vanderbilt partner on AI-enabled precision medicine | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Vanderbilt University Medical Center will leverage GE technology to improve its use of immunotherapy data for cancer treatment.
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center will leverage GE AI technology to improve its use of immunotherapy data for cancer treatment.

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Sharing, structure, standards: How California plans to do precision medicine

Sharing, structure, standards: How California plans to do precision medicine | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Big potential advances are close, says the state's Office of Planning and Research. The data is there, but needs greater standardization and a more robust system for sharing it.
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The data for precision medicine is there, but needs greater standardization and a more robust system for sharing it.

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How Blockchain Technology is Helping the Healthcare Industry Evolve

How Blockchain Technology is Helping the Healthcare Industry Evolve | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Blockchains are set to revolutionize the way data in healthcare is handled. To put it in perspective, health-related blockchain spending is expected to rise to more than $5.6 billion b
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One of the most important ways the blockchain could change healthcare is in reducing healthcare costs.

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Blockchain: What's the hype, what's the promise?

Blockchain: What's the hype, what's the promise? | Digital Health | Scoop.it

The healthcare industry has seen waves of hype around an array of technologies over the last century or so — each one promising to be revolutionary in its own way. Most recently blockchain has become the go-to topic in the future of healthcare.

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Industry players see blockchain as a tool for administrative tasks but remain skeptical about cryptocurrency in healthcare.

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For healthcare data security, blockchain can be a valuable piece of the puzzle

For healthcare data security, blockchain can be a valuable piece of the puzzle | Digital Health | Scoop.it

When health tech companies turn to distributed ledger technology, security is one of the key reasons they do it. But to say that blockchain is inherently more secure than other technologies would be a dangerous oversimplification.

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Blockchain can protect data integrity and streamline patient consent.

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FDA hires Flatiron Health CMO as principal deputy commissioner

FDA hires Flatiron Health CMO as principal deputy commissioner | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Oncologist Amy Abernethy, who currently serves as Flatiron's chief medical officer, chief scientific officer and senior vice president of oncology, will join the agency in the next few months.
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The FDA has hired Flatiron Health‘s Amy Abernethy as its principal deputy commissioner of food and drugs.

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Apple, J&J partner on multi-year study of Apple Watch's health features

Apple, J&J partner on multi-year study of Apple Watch's health features | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The collaboration will investigate heart health outcomes and medication adherence among seniors, and is scheduled to begin in 2019.
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Johnson & Johnson just announced plans for a multi-year research program it will be launching with Apple for patient monitoring.

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Machine learning will help EHRs fulfill precision medicine's promise

Machine learning will help EHRs fulfill precision medicine's promise | Digital Health | Scoop.it
AI will be key to the high-intensity modeling needed for personalized care – and New Zealand is offering a unique test bed for the development of new approaches.
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Machine learning will play a growing role in healthcare, under two main categories – generating knowledge and processing data.

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AI in healthcare - not so fast? Study outlines challenges, dangers for machine learning

AI in healthcare - not so fast? Study outlines challenges, dangers for machine learning | Digital Health | Scoop.it
As machine learning rapidly expands into healthcare, the ways it "learns" may be at odds with clinical outcomes unless carefully controlled for, a new study shows.
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Artificial Intelligence is only as good as the data it gets. What are the challenges in healthcare?

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AI goes clinic - are we ready yet?

AI goes clinic - are we ready yet? | Digital Health | Scoop.it

AI in healthcare seems to be a hot topic of discussion around the world at the moment, but what progress has been made in terms of adoption in clinical routine? “

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AI in healthcare: what progress has been made in terms of adoption in clinical routine?

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Rush to become first 5G hospital system in U.S.

Rush to become first 5G hospital system in U.S. | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Mobile data is about to get a lot faster at the Rush System for Health in Chicago. The hospital system has partnered with AT&T to become what it says is the first in the nation to use a standards-based 5G network in a healthcare setting. Rush is also implementing AT&T's Multi-Access Edge Computing, a cloud-based service that will help the hospital system "manage its cellular traffic over both its local network and its wide area network."
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5G is a game-changing technology that will help support better hospital operations as well as provide the highest quality patient and staff experience.

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With around $8.1B in digital health funding last year, RockHealth concludes industry not going to burst but may slow

With around $8.1B in digital health funding last year, RockHealth concludes industry not going to burst but may slow | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Digital health funding increased by 42 percent between 2017 to 2018.
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Digital health funding increased by 42 percent between 2017 to 2018, reaching $8.1 billion.

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CES 2019: Running list of health tech announcements

CES 2019: Running list of health tech announcements | Digital Health | Scoop.it
This is a running list of digital health products announced at CES. The list will be updated as the week goes on.
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CES is upon us and some of the biggest digital health announcements of the year are beginning to emerge.

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Medtronic, IBM Watson diabetes app gains hypoglycemia prediction feature

Medtronic, IBM Watson diabetes app gains hypoglycemia prediction feature | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Sugar.IQ — the digital diabetes assistant for Guardian Connect system users that is jointly supported by Medtronic and IBM Watson — has a new feature that uses artificial intelligence to predict future low glucose events.

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The digital diabetes assistant will use AI analytics to predict users' low blood sugar risk within the next one to four hours.

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Verily rakes in $1B for global development, potential acquisitions

Verily rakes in $1B for global development, potential acquisitions | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Silver Lake led the round, which will be used for new partnerships, global business development, and potential acquisitions.
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Alphabet life science subsidiary Verily just announced a staggering $1 billion in new venture funding led by SilverLake.

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What docs want from EHR vendors in 2019

What docs want from EHR vendors in 2019 | Digital Health | Scoop.it
A little listening and responsiveness could go a long way to help cure alert fatigue and physician burnout in the year ahead.
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EHR softwares are flooding the healthcare world, but often become more of a problem than the ones they set out to solve.

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New AI imaging solution to accelerate critical patient diagnoses

New AI imaging solution to accelerate critical patient diagnoses | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The project, a joint collaboration between Intel and GE Health, is promising to offer physicians automated diagnostic alerts for some conditions within seconds of medical imaging being completed. It leverages the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit, running on Intel processor-based X-ray systems to help prioritise and streamline patient care.
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Two major digital players have teamed up deploy deep-learning AI to cut the time between medical imaging, diagnosis and beginning treatment.

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Google exec says health orgs should key in on data management and advanced insights

Google exec says health orgs should key in on data management and advanced insights | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Google Cloud will be focusing on, among other things, data management and advanced data insights at HIMSS19 -- two areas it sees as important trends for CIOs and other IT executives to stay focused on in the year ahead.

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Google Cloud identifies data management and advanced insights as two important healthcare trends going into HIMSS19.

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