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Get Set For The Digital Health Festival

Staff Writer | eHealth Insider | March 13, 2014

EHealth Insider is launching a new Digital Health Festival to “take the pulse of digital health.”  Taking inspiration from music and cultural festivals, there will be a series of conferences, meetings and social events taking place at different venues at different times from 30 April to 16 May.

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Halamka's Dispatch from Israel

This week Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker led a trip of clinicians, industry leaders, government officials, academics, and entrepreneurs to visit Israel (not at taxpayer expense) on a mission to establish Massachusetts as an incubator for the US growth of Israeli companies. I represented the healthcare IT innovation work we’re doing at Beth Israel Deaconess and Harvard Medical School. Israel is a remarkable place. With 8 million people in a nation the size of New Jersey situated in an unstable part of the world, Israel has no choice but to be a start up nation, creating companies that generate economic impact world wide...

Health Care's Kodak Moment

For those of us of a certain age, a "Kodak moment" connotes a special event that should be captured by a photo, presumably on Kodak film.  For younger generations,  the term probably doesn't mean anything, because they don't know what Kodak is and have never seen film.  That's why, for some, "Kodak moment" has come to suggest a turning point when big companies and even entire industries can become obsolete. Health care could soon be at such a point. Anthony Jenkins, a former CEO of Barclay's, recently warned that banks could face a Kodak moment soon...

Healthcare Innovation: Think Bigger, Fail Often.

Alan Kay recently outlined some of the principles that he thought made Xerox's PARC so successful (if you don't know who Alan Kay is or why PARC was so special, you should try to find out).  One was: "'It's baseball,' not 'golf'...Not getting a hit is not failure but the overhead for getting hits." That doesn't quite square with my impression of golf, but I take the point.  It's about the price of success. As psychologist Dean Simonton pointed out in Origins of Genius: "The more successes there are, the more failures there are as well."  "Quality," he wrote, "is a probabilistic function of quantity." We talk a lot about innovation these days, especially "disruptive innovation."  Why not?  It sounds cool, it allows people to think they're on the cutting edge, and it often excites investors.  But perhaps we've lost sight of what it is supposed to actually be...

Healthcare Technology Engineering Firm, Achieve Health, Will Sponsor Health 2.0 Fall Conference To Be Held In Santa Clara, CA

Press Release | Achieve Health | September 16, 2014

Achieve Health will be an exhibitor & sponsor at the 8th installment of the annual conference which highlights innovations in health and healthcare. The three day event will run from September 21st - 24th, 2014...

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HELINA 2018: Call for Papers

Press Release | HELINA | May 5, 2018

The 2018 edition of the Pan-African health informatics conference (HELINA) is scheduled from 3rd – 8th December 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will be hosted by the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA) and will focus on how technology is being used to strengthen health systems in the African Region. HELINA conferences have been known to provide a platform for both academia and industry to showcase results of scientific research and industry practice. 

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How Apple’s Purchase of Startup Reveals Health Data Strategy

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | August 24, 2016

Apple’s recent acquisition of health startup Gliimpse is the latest in a long series of strategic moves by the Cupertino, Calif.-based company to capture mindshare and market share in a healthcare industry increasingly reliant on data. News of the tech giant’s purchase of Gliimpse—a personal health record aggregator—did not come from Apple, which does not comment on its acquisitions or the strategy behind them. Reports of the acquisition first surfaced in Fast Company, a business magazine that covers the technology industry...

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How Do You Measure Up? New Health Gadgets Can Tell You

Julia Savacool | USA Today | January 5, 2014

An array of new personal health devices aims to help you beat depression, lose weight, reduce stress or improve your fitness level. Read More »

How Fledgling Start-Ups Can Benefit from Accelerator Programmes

Giovanni Rizzo | Medical Plastics News | July 7, 2017

Start-ups in the life science sector are a source of invaluable innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and ultimately, important developments that could improve patient health. It is through new ideas that the sector can face current and future challenges, such as an ageing population, the need to invest in new-generation, digitalised technology, and a rise in patient demand of service and value for money. But data shows that 90% of all start-ups fail within the first year, a worrying statistic considering the wealth of advantages that innovation can bring to the life sciences industry...

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Infographic: 8 Innovative Technologies Transforming Digital Health

Jasmine Pennic | HIT Consultant | July 2, 2013

Infographic visualization created by MeMD highlights 8 new innovative technology transforming digital health to reduce costs and improve consumer healthcare. Read More »

IT Entrepreneurs Rush Into Healthcare, But Will Human Touch Be Missing?

Darius Tahir | Modern Healthcare | September 6, 2014

A new health IT firm called Omada Health, which recently secured $23 million in startup financing, is working with people at risk of developing diabetes to help them head off the full-blown condition...

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Microsoft May Be Planning Its Own Platform Play With HealthVault + Smartwatch Combo

Mark Sullivan | MedCity News | June 22, 2014

Rumors of a new health-focused wristwatch from Microsoft have been swirling for some time now, and a digital health industry source told VentureBeat that those rumors are true...

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Mount Sinai Researchers Publish Results of First-of-Its-Kind iPhone Asthma Study

Press Release | Mount Sinai Health System | March 13, 2017

Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today published results from a pioneering study of asthma patients in the U.S. conducted entirely via iPhone using the Apple ResearchKit framework and the Asthma Health app developed at Mount Sinai with collaborating organizations. The results demonstrated that this approach was successful for large-scale participant enrollment across the country, secure bi-directional data exchange between study investigators and app users, and collection of other useful information such as geolocation, air quality, and device data. The publication appears today in Nature Biotechnology...

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myWanda Mobile App Launches to Help Women Manage Heart Health With Personalized Guidance

Press Release | Wanda | August 18, 2016

Wanda, a leading digital health platform dedicated to advancing the effectiveness and efficiency of chronic health condition management, today announced the launch of myWanda, the first and only mobile application specifically aimed at empowering women to improve the health of their hearts. Wanda is expanding its analytics ecosystem with mobile applications to engage individuals earlier in their lives, onboarding them onto the Wanda platform...

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NHS & VHA: Transatlantic Exchange of Ideas and 'Lessons Learned' on Adoption of Health IT Solutions

Britain's 2020Health.Org has just released a major report outlining how the United Kingdom can transform its healthcare system by enhancing its existing collaboration effort with the U.S. Veteran's Health Administration (VHA) and by sharing technology, knowledge and lessons learned on the effective use of Telehealth, PHR, and EHR systems. Entitled "Making connections - A transatlantic exchange to support the adoption of digital health between the US VHA and England’s NHS", the report lays out step by step how Britain's National Health Service (NHS) can create a digital revolution that can significantly enhance its ability to provide health care. Read More »