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Google launches Cloud Healthcare API to address interoperability

Google launches Cloud Healthcare API to address interoperability | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Google has launch an open-source cloud API to help address interoperability challenges in the healthcare industry, and enable organisations to run machine learning an analytics on clinical data.


Cloud Healthcare API is an open-source tool designed to enable healthcare providers to collect and manage various types of medical data via the cloud, including DICOM, HL7 and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standards.

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VitalityHealth launches GP app for customers

VitalityHealth launches GP app for customers | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Through the Vitality GP app, members can set up video GP consultations, get onward consultant referrals if needed, arrange physical and psychological therapy sessions and find verified health information.
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Apple launches feature allowing US customers to view medical records

Apple launches feature allowing US customers to view medical records | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Smartphone giant Apple has debuted a new feature on its health app that allows US customers to view their medical records on their iPhone.
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The Journal of mHealth

The Journal of mHealth | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Janssen Healthcare Innovation (JHI) is an entrepreneurial group within Janssen, the Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson, with the vision of transforming healthcare delivery by connecting, supporting and empowering patients and providers. The team operates as an innovation engine, developing scalable solutions that improve outcomes.


The Journal of mHealth is an international publication which brings the latest professional developments in mhealth and digital health technologies.

 
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‘The Woebot will see you now’ — the rise of chatbot therapy

‘The Woebot will see you now’ — the rise of chatbot therapy | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Dozens of online apps now offer instant therapy for the lonely, the confused and the anxious.


Mobile talk-therapy and life-coaching apps have proliferated in the past few years as traditional therapy has remained difficult to obtain. The Affordable Care Act requires health insurers to cover mental health as part of standard medical services, but many people still do not have access to treatment. More than 106 million people — nearly a third of the country — live in areas that are federally designated as having a shortage of mental-health-care professionals, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

 
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Wearable assists home recovery after total knee replacement surgery

Wearable assists home recovery after total knee replacement surgery | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Vancouver and Washington-based Claris Healthcare has launched an orthopedic medical device that allows patients and doctors to monitor recovery after total knee replacement surgery.
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Johnson & Johnson launches surgery patient support platform

Johnson & Johnson launches surgery patient support platform | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Johnson & Johnson has announced a suite of digital tools designed for patients preparing to undergo or recovering from knee, hip, and weight loss surgery.

 
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Validic updates patient-generated data integration tool and deepens healthcare partnerships

Validic updates patient-generated data integration tool and deepens healthcare partnerships | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Validic also announced a collaboration with Partners Center for Connected Health to integrate patient-generated health data from more than 420 consumer and clinical health devices, which is set to go live in 2018.

 
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Study of apps for depression notes positive impact of cognitive therapy intervention, mindfulness

Study of apps for depression notes positive impact of cognitive therapy intervention, mindfulness | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The study identified 18 eligible randomized controlled trials of 22 smartphone apps, with outcome data from 3,414 participants.
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Philips Innovations at IFA 2017 Put Consumers Center-Stage in Personal Health

Philips Innovations at IFA 2017 Put Consumers Center-Stage in Personal Health | Digital Health | Scoop.it
At this year's Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin, Germany, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) showcases new products and services that empower consumers to take an active role in managing their health and well-being to get the most out of life. Philips' highlights at the exhibition include innovations in sleep therapy, mother and child care, air quality, oral health and female beauty.
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Sir John Bell to unveil industry-led proposals to build UK’s status as world leader in life sciences - GOV.UK

Sir John Bell to unveil industry-led proposals to build UK’s status as world leader in life sciences - GOV.UK | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Industry proposals to help the UK’s life sciences sector become an international benchmark for success are being unveiled today.



Encouraging NHS collaboration by recommending the Accelerated Access Review be adopted with national routes to market streamlined and clarified, including for digital products

 
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Google’s US search results will let people check if they’re depressed

Google’s US search results will let people check if they’re depressed | Digital Health | Scoop.it
People in the US who search Google for "depression" on their mobile phones will soon have the option to take a screening questionnaire to test whether they’re depressed. The new feature
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New wearable tracker can transmit vital signs from a soft, tiny package

New wearable tracker can transmit vital signs from a soft, tiny package | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Body sensors have long been bulky, hard to wear, and obtrusive. Now they can be as thin as a Band-Aid and about as big as a coin. The new sensors, created by Kyung-In Jang, professor of robotics en…
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Medisafe to launch personalized tone of voice app at HIMSS18

Medisafe to launch personalized tone of voice app at HIMSS18 | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Medication management app maker Medisafe has a guiding principle when it comes to the difficult task of improving medication adherence: One size does not fit all. Patients miss medications for a range of different reasons, so a range of different approaches can be appropriate to help them.
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Cancer-Fighting Nanorobots Programmed to Seek and Destroy Tumors

Cancer-Fighting Nanorobots Programmed to Seek and Destroy Tumors | Digital Health | Scoop.it
In a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University (ASU) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.
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Pay for performance: a dangerous health policy fad that won't die

Pay for performance: a dangerous health policy fad that won't die | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The evidence is clear: It's time to terminate pay for performance, the catchall term for policies that purport to pay doctors and hospitals based on quality and cost measures.
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The future of Artificial Intelligence in Mental Health

The future of Artificial Intelligence in Mental Health | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Wysa is an AI based emotionally intelligent penguin. It listens, chats with and helps users build mental resilience by learning skills like reframing negative thoughts and mindfulness. She is a non-judgemental, empathetic resource with whom they can share just about anything, anytime, and anonymously. She can be trained in different languages and cultural contexts, establishing trust and connect across socio-economic strata. The results were astounding. In less than three months, Wysa had crossed a million conversations with fifty thousand users. Over five hundred people had written in to say how much it had helped them with a mental health problem, and while it was clearly new and learning, it was better than any other option they had. Some of these users had been suicidal, others lived with PTSD, social anxiety, depression, or bipolar. Practitioners started offering Wysa between therapy sessions as a way of practicing skills.

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"OK Google!" Researched for Medical Conversations |

"OK Google!" Researched for Medical Conversations | | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Medical transcription is often seen as one of the more mundane tasks that need to be done in the doctor's office. Yet, it's vitally important for making su
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How blockchain allows hospitals to encrypt records and process cases faster - The Block

How blockchain allows hospitals to encrypt records and process cases faster - The Block | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Ensuring stakeholder value in the hospitals means increasing access and transparency of data to help bring about better health outcomes for patients.
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Ada Health announces £35 million private funding

Ada Health announces £35 million private funding | Digital Health | Scoop.it
An AI app which aims to provide a ‘doctor in your pocket’ has announced it has received £35 million funding from a number of private investors.
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Google powers up AI, machine learning accelerator for healthcare

Google powers up AI, machine learning accelerator for healthcare | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Launchpad Studio’s first class includes startups working to automate scribing with Google Glass, apply machine learning to help people who can no longer walk, pinpoint sepsis earlier and build a platform for wearables.
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Amazon Alexa is missing one big thing before it gets into health care

Amazon Alexa is missing one big thing before it gets into health care | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Amazon's voice technology Alexa has a lot of opportunity to be used in health care, whether it's for remote monitoring of sick patients or in helping doctors take notes during patient visits. Alexa is not yet HIPAA-compliant, meaning it doesn't meet the federal rules that protect patient privacy when it comes to their personal health data. That means that health developers can build Amazon Alexa skills around things like recommending nutritious food, but not to record patients' lab results or other types of health information in a clinical setting.

 
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Nurses Becoming e-Nurses by Using Patientrack to Enhance Frontline Care

Nurses Becoming e-Nurses by Using Patientrack to Enhance Frontline Care | Digital Health | Scoop.it
The ambitions of NHS Digital’s e-nursing week and the Royal College of Nursing's (RCN) 'Every nurse an e-nurse' campaign are being realised by nurses across the UK, who are seeing the benefits of using digital health on the frontline by using Patientrack, a technology used by nursing staff to capture patient vital signs and alert doctors when urgent attention is needed,
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Artificial Intelligence Predicts Dementia Before Onset of Symptoms

Artificial Intelligence Predicts Dementia Before Onset of Symptoms | Digital Health | Scoop.it

Sulantha Mathotaarachchi, a computer scientist from Rosa-Neto's and Gauthier's team, used hundreds of amyloid PET scans of MCI patients from the ADNI database to train the team's algorithm to identify which patients would develop dementia, with an accuracy of 84%, before symptom onset. Research is ongoing to find other biomarkers for dementia that could be incorporated into the algorithm in order to improve the software's prediction capabilities.


magine if doctors could determine, many years in advance, who is likely to develop dementia. Such prognostic capabilities would give patients and their families time to plan and manage treatment and care. Thanks to artificial intelligence research conducted at McGill University, this kind of predictive power could soon be available to clinicians everywhere.

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'Smart' Pill Bottles Aren't Always Enough To Help The Medicine Go Down

'Smart' Pill Bottles Aren't Always Enough To Help The Medicine Go Down | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Lots of people forget to take their medicine on time. Now firms are selling "smart" pill bottles that send patients reminders through the Internet. But maybe the real problem isn't forgetfulness.
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