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The irresistible rise of the quantified self and life logging

The irresistible rise of the quantified self and life logging | Digital Health | Scoop.it
'The quantified self' is a loose term, springing up from the proliferation of smart phone technology and life logging applications.
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The intersection between health and digital technology will herald a revolution for patients, healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies
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"The Healthcare revolution will not be televised"

My Presentation from Athens looking at 5 things digital can do to revolutionise pharmaceuticals (with a bit of Gil Scott Heron thrown in for good measure)

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Une intéressante présentation (en anglais) qui aborde les principaux concepts qui seront fondateurs de l'e-santé à venir. Une belle inspiration pour le développement des futurs réseaux de santé numériques.

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Silicon Valley, Not Capitol Hill, Where Healthcare Reform Happening

Silicon Valley, Not Capitol Hill, Where Healthcare Reform Happening | Digital Health | Scoop.it
CNBC reported on Tuesday that Amazon seeks to hire an expert in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy regulations. The job listing notes, “The HIPAA Compliance Lead is an experienced HIPAA professional who will own and operate the security and compliance elements of a new initiative. You will work alongside product managers, software developers, bizdev, and legal teams to ensure that our services are in compliance with HIPAA security and privacy requirements.” How does an online bookseller end up as a digital doctor’s office? Americans spent about $30 billion on books last year. They spent more than 100
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Omron announces new heart rate monitors, #mHealth app and AliveCor partnership

Omron announces new heart rate monitors, #mHealth app and AliveCor partnership | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Last week at CES, Omron Healthcare announced two new heart monitoring devices as well as an updated version of its app to better connect the company’s products. The first device, the Omron HeartGuide, is a watch being billed as the first wearable oscillometric wrist blood pressure monitor. The second, the Omron Blood Pressure Monitor + EKG, is a partnership with AliveCore that will allow users to measure for two critical risk factors for stroke within their homes. According to a statement, Omron plans to submit both devices to the FDA later this year.
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A new study suggests that only the healthy and wealthy are tracking their sleep

A new study suggests that only the healthy and wealthy are tracking their sleep | Digital Health | Scoop.it
For the second year in a row, the Las Vegas-based Consumer Electronics Show has had an entire section dedicated to the hazy, dreamy world of sleep. With an abundance of sleep-monitoring apps being so readily available, a lot of us are trying them out to get a better night's rest. But a new study suggests that the ones who could benefit from sleep apps the most aren't taking advantage of them. In fact, it's the healthy and wealthy American populace who are using them.
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Smart wearable maker startup Huami files for $150 million IPO

Smart wearable maker startup Huami files for $150 million IPO | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Beijing-based startup Huami has filed for a $150 million IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Huami is Xiaomi’s smart wearable partner. Launched in 2014, Huami is the #2 wearable device company in the world, ahead of Fitbit, with over 50 million units sold. Apple later overtook the company. Apple overtook the company back in November as the new world’s #1 wearable device company.
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The future of health, wellness and medical gadgets, according to CES 2018

The future of health, wellness and medical gadgets, according to CES 2018 | Digital Health | Scoop.it
When "health tech" first started popping up at CES a few years ago, it was mostly centered on step counters, digital workout coaches and heart-rate trackers. These days, of course, that technology is widely available in consumer wearables from the likes of Fitbit, Garmin and Apple. But the devices we saw at the 2018 iteration of the world's biggest electronics show raised the bar for health, fitness, wellness and medical technology in some surprising new ways -- and for an audience that reaches far beyond runners and gym addicts.
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Digital health investments reached record level in 2017

Digital health investments reached record level in 2017 | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Although their figures differ, StartUp Health and Rock Health both noted in their end-of-year digital health reports that dealflow reached a new peak in 2017. StartUp Health counted $11.5 billion on the back of 794 deals, partly because it includes life science companies with a technology component such as Guardant Health which provides a tumor sequencing test and GRAIL, a cancer diagnostics business. Rock Health had $5.8 billion across 345 deals, 30 percent more than 2016.
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FDA lays out digital health goals in 2018 strategic roadmap

FDA lays out digital health goals in 2018 strategic roadmap | Digital Health | Scoop.it
FDA plans to publish final guidance on what digital health technologies fall under FDA’s regulation and those that the agency plans to exercise enforcement discretion on. In December, the agency published a trio of documents that laid out its proposed thoughts on how it will approach its regulation of the space.The FDA chief acknowledged that modernizing how the agency regulates new areas such as digital health to ensure that the agency’s policies are suited to the new challenges. The plan pointed to enabling consumers to use new technologies, such as digital tools and medical apps, to make up-to-date decisions about their health.
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Healthcare Comes Home at CES 2018

Healthcare Comes Home at CES 2018 | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Health is the new black if this year’s annual CES 2018 is an indicator. Even the new connected cars have a health story to tell at this yearly get-together of shiny new-new things in consumer-facing technology.Over 100,000 technophiles from around the globe are expected to attend this meet-up, whose exhibition spaces are located throughout Las Vegas. No longer can all these digital things that consumers have come to love, or at least depend on, be housed in the city’s Convention Center. This year, the shiny objects are located in at least five spaces around town.
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Scientists develop wearable system of artificial muscles

Scientists develop wearable system of artificial muscles | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Researchers led by Minoru Hashimoto, a professor of textile science and technology at Shinshu University in Japan, have developed a wearable robot capable of supporting the hip joint while a patient is walking. The prototype design, which is described as a wearable actuator, is described in an article published in Smart Materials and Structures.
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Why Device Data Matter So Much to Population Health Analytics

Why Device Data Matter So Much to Population Health Analytics | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Both the healthcare and the tech industry are showing great interest in getting consumers to track their health with mobile devices, and more specifically, wearables. The market for them is projected to double by 2021. There is a lot of optimism, which is not necessarily well-founded, that health-tracking devices can become important tools in population health management, since consumers will have insight into a vast array personal health metrics.
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Lilly to research real world diabetes with digital health firm Livongo

Lilly to research real world diabetes with digital health firm Livongo | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Eli Lilly and digital health firm Livongo are to collaborate on real-world studies and develop new insights into diabetes.The research will combine real-world behavioural studies and insurance claims data to advance knowledge about effective interventions in diabetes care.Goals include measuring the impact of remote diabetes self-management education and support on clinical and healthcare cost outcomes.
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Omron Healthcare shows off wearable blood pressure monitor for your wrist

Omron Healthcare shows off wearable blood pressure monitor for your wrist | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Medical giant Omron Healthcare is showing off a blood pressure monitor that you can wear as a wristwatch and that can deliver clinically validated accuracy.The Japanese company has also created a digital platform to track and store heart health data and easily share it with your physician. I’ve been hoping for the past decade that someone would make something like this, but the challenge in miniaturizing the tech hasn’t been trivial. Many companies have shied away from adding such a feature to heart rate monitors because of concerns about regulatory approval.
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AI funding tops $1 billion mark as mobile investments wane

AI funding tops $1 billion mark as mobile investments wane | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Total corporate funding for healthcare technology companies climbed to $8.2 billion (including debt and public market financing) in 2017 – a whopping 47 percent increase from the $5.6 billion raised in 2016, according to the latest report from Mercom Capital Group.
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This Company's AI-Fueled Tech Is About to Bring Digital Health Care to Millions

This Company's AI-Fueled Tech Is About to Bring Digital Health Care to Millions | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Digital health firm HealthTap and Bupa, a health care provider that offers both insurance and medical services to millions around the world, are teaming up in a massive strategic partnership that could make “digital end-to-end” medical services a widespread reality, HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman told Fortune in an early interview previewing the arrangement
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Omron announces new heart rate monitors, app, AliveCor partnership

Omron announces new heart rate monitors, app, AliveCor partnership | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Last week at CES, Omron Healthcare announced two new heart monitoring devices as well as an updated version of its app to better connect the company’s products.
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6 digital health predictions for 2018

6 digital health predictions for 2018 | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Steve Kraus, one of the most active health-tech investors in the industry, gave his predictions for 2018, following the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference this week in San Francisco.
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5 Top Healthcare Technology Predictions for 2018

5 Top Healthcare Technology Predictions for 2018 | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Health Wizz has taken a look at the past year’s developments, notable changes and growing challenges and made some bold predictions for the year ahead. Here are the 5 Top Healthcare Technology predictions for 2018.
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Healthcare at CES 2018: Blockchain, Blue Button and interoperability among hot topics

Healthcare at CES 2018: Blockchain, Blue Button and interoperability among hot topics | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The tech world descended upon Las Vegas this week for the annual Consumer Electronics Show, and plenty of health IT’s biggest players were in attendance. While much of the discussion was on consumer-friendly health tools and novel digital interventions, there were still a handful of products and discussions between executives and entrepreneurs focused on healthcare’s largest roadblocks — namely, data management and analytics.
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With headbands, sensor socks, wearable tech seeks medical inroads

With headbands, sensor socks, wearable tech seeks medical inroads | Digital Health | Scoop.it
With virtual reality and motion-tracking sensors, the tech world is borrowing some of the gadgetry from self-driving cars, gaming and fitness applications and bringing them to medicine.The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, a high-tech showcase this week in Las Vegas, included the latest advances in digital health, suggesting promising avenues for treatment, even if many lack full-fledged medical approval.Tech firms are looking to cash in on a digital health industry estimated at about $200 billion annually in areas ranging from app-based diagnoses, to pain management and telemedicine.
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CES 2018: Digital health devices coming to your home

CES 2018: Digital health devices coming to your home | Digital Health | Scoop.it
​ Tech devices are giving people more control over how they address their health needs from better sleep to insight on how to care for their skin.
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Machine learning software piques interest of NHS trusts

Machine learning software piques interest of NHS trusts | Digital Health | Scoop.it
At least 15 trusts in England are said to be interested in new machine learning software designed to support the diagnosis of heart disease, which its developer is planning to offer for free to the NHS.The machine learning algorithm, developed by Oxford-based start-up Ultromics, analyses echocardiogram images for signs of disease.The system is said to be capable of spotting warning signs that might be missed by a clinician, so reducing the risk of a patient suffering a heart attack or other complications.
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Transforming health through tech will increase buy-in from staff and patients

Transforming health through tech will increase buy-in from staff and patients | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Sometimes knowing what is good for you and doing what is good for you are two very different stories. Dieters looking to lose a pound or two know that having a piece of chocolate cake isn’t the best idea. However, when the dessert list comes around its easier said than done. In the end often times the allure of chocolate wins out—despite the long term weight goal. 
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CES 2018: Running list of digital health products

CES 2018: Running list of digital health products | Digital Health | Scoop.it
CES has begun and innovators from all over the globe have flocked to Las Vegas to show off their latest products. While news of smart cities and self driving cars seems to be taking over the Internet coverage of the event, digital health innovators have a few tricks up their own sleeves hoping to disrupt the industry. From a mouthguard that can detect concussions to a cuddly AI duck that comforts kids with cancer, digital health innovators have a myriad of products to offer. 
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Physicists design potentially life-saving health monitor technology

Sick babies in remote parts of the world could be monitored from afar thanks to new wearable technology designed by physicists at the University of Sussex. And parents at home, concerned about the risk of cot death, could keep track of their new babies' heart and breathing rates with automatic updates to their smart phones, using 'fitness tracker'-style technology built into baby sleep suits.
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SimforHealth to Demonstrate VR Medical Training at CES 2018

SimforHealth to Demonstrate VR Medical Training at CES 2018 | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Just like the last couple of years, CES 2018 is expected to be filled with the latest virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) innovations from across the world. These aren’t necessarily to do with entertainment and videogames however. SimforHealth, a company that specialises in medical training using virtual solutions, has announced it’ll be on the show floor to demonstrate its multi-user VR medical training software thanks to an invitation from HTC Vive.
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