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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...
All the Things Working

All the Things Working

“Everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy.” – Louis CK We speak so often about all the things that need to be “disrupted” in the healthcare system in order for it to work more efficiently. It’s true, there are vast and critical areas that need improvement. EMRs, insurance, billing, communication, design, transparency, research methodologies, patient-clinician collaboration, pharmaceuticals,...
Medicaid As A Catalyst For Community Change

Medicaid As A Catalyst For Community Change

In California, it’s a tale almost worthy of Hollywood.In 2008, Alex Briscoe, the Director of Alameda County’s Health Care Services Agency, stood watching a demonstration against the police after the shooting of a young black man, Oscar Grant III, by a white police officer.  He was there with the Medical Director of the Emergency Medical...
A Real Solution for Medication Non-Compliance

A Real Solution for Medication Non-Compliance

The management of a relatively straightforward disease like hypertension requires multiple parties to work together to achieve a common goal of reducing a patient’s cardiovascular risk. The physician requires the necessary medical acumen to accurately diagnose hypertension and any underlying causes. But most importantly, it requires significant understanding and effort on the side of the...
Health 2.0 Seattle: Strategic Partnerships

Health 2.0 Seattle: Strategic Partnerships

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Health 2.0 Seattle Recap: Health 2.0 Seattle is hosted by digital product studio Substantial. Its mission is to establish Seattle as a leader in healthcare innovation by facilitating dialogue among professionals from the local technology, life sciences, and global health industries. February This month’s panel discussion focused on...
Changing Cancer Diagnostics in South Africa

Changing Cancer Diagnostics in South Africa

Technology In March 2013 I was working in Steve Biko Academic Hospital (SBAH) in Pretoria. One of my patients had just been diagnosed with Lung Cancer and the professor who is the head of our unit asked me to book a PET-CT scan. I had no idea what that was but assumed that if I...
How Can Google Glass Transform Medicine?: An Interview with Accenture Connected Health Services

How Can Google Glass Transform Medicine?: An Interview with Accenture Connected Health Services

Accenture’s recent Digital Consumer Tech Survey 2014 revealed a growing interest in wearable technology. That’s endorsed by the plethora of new wearable devices on show at this year’s CES. Typical are smart watches and also wearable smart glasses – the pioneer here, of course, being Google Glass. Glasses are particularly interesting to us here at...
Mindfulness and Communication; Wearable Technology and Data Visualization

Mindfulness and Communication; Wearable Technology and Data Visualization

Vandrico is an unbiased 3rd party verifier and specialized R&D firm that investigates new technology to help businesses identify the true players on the map. It recently released a database composed of over 118 wearable devices. The site is interactive, enabling researchers to see how many devices have been designed for the chest versus the...
MySugr Secures Major Funding from Berlin's XLHealth Accelerator

MySugr Secures Major Funding from Berlin’s XLHealth Accelerator

MySugr, a start up from Austria, has just announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount from Berlin-based accelerator XLHealth. XLHealth is the venture vehicle of the CEO of CompuGroup Medical, the European market leader in physician IT software. The startup currently offers two apps, Companion and Junior, that aim to help diabetics track their...
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...
Figure1 - Tinder Meets Instagram, Almost

Figure1 – Tinder Meets Instagram, Almost

The smartphone has quickly become the ideal tool for physicians. It enables companies’ long-touted tagline: At the point of care. But hardly ever has a medical app made such a close interpretation of that slogan. Meet Figure1. We gave it a try to see whether it was true. Figure1 is in its very essence a very...
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...