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A HealthBeat 2014 Report: To Make Sense of the Sensors

A HealthBeat 2014 Report: To Make Sense of the Sensors

What do you do when you know you’ve slept for five hours? What do you do with that data? Matt Marshall, founder and CEO of technology innovation news site VentureBeat, started off HealthBeat 2014 with the question that the participants spend two days eagerly trying answer. How do we make sense of all sensors? The...
The UK wants Digital Health Now! The King’s Fund International Digital Health and Care Congress

The UK wants Digital Health Now! The King’s Fund International Digital Health and Care Congress

On September 10-12, The King’s Fund invites international stakeholders to UK’s healthcare industry table for the “International Digital Health and Care Congress”, in order to teach how big the opportunity for digital health really is. The event’s focus on innovations in digital health, mobile health, telehealth and telecare comes at a time when large tech corporates decide...
Doctors 2.0 & You - 2014: “Getting Technology Out of the Way.”

Doctors 2.0 & You – 2014: “Getting Technology Out of the Way.”

400 people, 91 speakers, 11 580 (+55%) tweets, 1 million steps. Over two sun-filled days at Paris’ Cité Internationale Universitaire, Doctors 2.0 2014 provided a state-of-the-digital health nation by some of the world’s leading voices in healthcare social media.  A choice of more than 20 parallel sessions called for tough decisions, while Day 2’s plenary left...
3 Prominent Evangelists give their Insights into Quantified Self

3 Prominent Evangelists give their Insights into Quantified Self

  The following is an interview with Uwe Diegel, Beate Bartes and Homero Rivas who will be present at the 2014 Doctors 2.0 & You Conference.  Conference founder, Denise Silber told Medcrunch that she was very excited that we would blog about connected health which for her “pulls  together social media and community, apps and gamification...
11 Insights of 2 E-patients

11 Insights of 2 E-patients

MedCrunch had the pleasure to speak to Kerri Sparling  and Marie Ennis both empowered and vocal epatients and active members of the Doctors 2.0 & You community. MC: Please give us three sentences about yourself in the context of health. Kerri: My name is Kerri Sparling, and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the...
Getting Rid Of Silos And What Medical Conferences Can Learn From It - A DLD 2014 Recap

Getting Rid Of Silos And What Medical Conferences Can Learn From It – A DLD 2014 Recap

Usually, when you go to business conferences you meet people who work in an area that aligns with the event’s purpose. In healthcare, for example, you typically attend a large congress, like the ASCO. There you  meet physicians discussing the newest research and mingling with pharma and other industry partners. DLD, however, is different. In...
Interview with Berci Mesko on the Future of Medicine and the Doctors 2.0 & You Event!

Interview with Berci Mesko on the Future of Medicine and the Doctors 2.0 & You Event!

Berci Mesko is a medical futurist, interested in bringing disruptive technologies to medicine & the wider spectrum healthcare. He is the managing director of Webicina.com which curates medical social media resources for patients and medical professionals. MC: You are a speaker and advisor at Doctors 2.0 event. You obviously like the event. Why? Berci: This is one...
Injecting Design into Global Challenges

Injecting Design into Global Challenges

The World Design Impact Prize takes place every year to recognize industrial designs focused on building solutions to improve quality of life.  Among the 2013 finalists was the ABC Syringe, a syringe built to reduce spread of disease caused by contaminated needles. Issues Injections are one of the most common health care procedures in the...
MedCrunch At DLD 2014 - The Conference Of Intersections

MedCrunch At DLD 2014 – The Conference Of Intersections

Just a quick announcement that we’ll be reporting from this years DLD Conference. A rather unique event in Munich, organized by german media mogul Hubert Burda. It’s hard to describe what this event is all about, but apart from a bunch of Internet celebrities, authors and thinkers, it’s really a blend of Digital-Life-Design. It’s similar to TED....
Health Hackathons: Can Digital Health Innovation be Hacked?

Health Hackathons: Can Digital Health Innovation be Hacked?

Since OpenBSD and Sun coined the term “hackathon” back in 1999, dozens of these competitions have been held all over the world. The concept is simple: programmers come together to innovate and develop new tech applications. Teams usually compete for a prize (Medium.com offers a good summary). Here we ask whether healthcare can use the...
Four Things We Learned at EHI Live

Four Things We Learned at EHI Live

EHI Live is UK’s national event for healthcare technology, in particular the infrastructure and hospital technologies. On Tuesday, November 5th, we went along to scout out the action. Thanks to what is occasionally a parochial environment in the UK -along with the sudden influx of developers in the apps-and-solutions segment of the market- EHI Live...
'I Never Thought Health 2.0 Was Going to Change the World in Three Years' - Interview with Three Key Health 2.0 Organizers

‘I Never Thought Health 2.0 Was Going to Change the World in Three Years’ – Interview with Three Key Health 2.0 Organizers

Matthew Holt: Matthew has been working in health care & IT for more than 20 years. He is the Co-chairman of Health 2.0. MedCrunch: Please tell us bit about yourself and the history of Health 2.0 and how you built up the company? Matthew: My Interest in Health began in the early 90s when I found...